If this post were a picture of my newborn son, I believe it would receive about 150 likes from many of the Christians with whom I am dear friends. Because it is about abortion, I expect it to receive about 10.
I don’t think this is because I am friends with duplicitous, shallow, or uncaring believers. I think it is because most of us lack the courage it takes to look evil in the face.
The word abortion, as a noun, means virtually nothing. It is politi-speak in our culture, and we have learned to ignore it. I am talking about abortion as a verb. The action of abortion is pure evil. It is horrific. And because of this great horror, we usually choose to look away rather than engage.
Christian, you must show courage! Look upon the evil we have allowed in our cities. Look upon the killing field strewn with the bodies of the most defenseless non-combatants the world knows. Find the indignation you feel when you see an abused puppy from a puppy mill, and use that to push you towards the killing machine of Planned Parenthood, killing 900 babies every day. Look at how they harvest organs, LEGALLY! Children are being sacrificed on the altar of lifestyle. Human bodies are being crushed and literally torn apart so that we may lay those parts on the altar of scientific research, giving our children to the medical gods we hope will give back to us health.
This is the reality of what is happening. Look at it. Be repulsed. Be sickened. Have the images of our evil burned into your conscience. Be courageous, and face evil. Because we may have the chance to affect real change.
I think we stand on the precipice of change. For the first time in forty years, abortion is being brought to the front of our cultural consideration. Please do not back down in considering it. I want to provide a list of resources which will track important points of this issue. And I want to give some pointers for keeping the discussion focused.
When King David wanted to enact momentous change, the Bible tells us he recruited a group of men known for their wisdom – the men of Issachar. They “had understanding of the times, and knew what Israel should do.” There many voices crying out right now, so I want to point you to the ones who cry out with wisdom. These people understand the times in which we live. And they are telling us what we should do.
Pay attention. Don’t look away. Share the truth. Pray for change. May God end the reign of child murder in our land.
For a concise explanation of the reality of abortion, read the transcript from John Piper’s sermon, paying specific attention to his 10 bullet points at the end: Father, Forgive, For We Know What We Are Doing
On Planned Parenthood, and the current controversies:
Russell Moore penned one of the best responses to date when this controversy first broke.
Albert Mohler explains the moral reality of what is going on in our collective cultural heart here.
Denny Burk has been tracking this controversy from the beginning, and his posts include the videos at the center of the controversy here (What Planned Parenthood Is And Why Its Work Is Evil), here (Why The President of Planned Parenthood’s Apology Doesn’t Work), and here (More Smoking Gun Evidence of The Evil of Planned Parenthood).
For some commentary on how this story is being handled in the media, and why it is imperative that you share these posts in your social media circles:
Molly Hemingway shows how pathetic the coverage of this issue has been here. And she also provides the rest of us with a TON of questions that reporters should be asking, but just don’t.
Denny Burk helpfully breaks down what Planned Parenthood is saying in their apologies and press releases. Please do not be fooled – this issue is not about whether the sale of fetal body parts is legal! It is about whether this is moral, and if it should be illegal. Denny also asks an important question of our President, who has spoken out about people waving Confederate flags (which is an embarrassment to those people and our country), but remained silent about the trafficking of human body parts.
Justin Taylor has a great video clip of one anchor discussing the moral reality of abortion in the history of our nation.
I also want to point out Trevin Wax’s simple question which I, for one, would love to hear Planned Parenthood champions answer.
“Ms. Clinton, how do YOU recommend we dispose of the body after an abortion?” – question a reporter will never ask. #PlannedParenthood
— Trevin Wax ن (@TrevinWax) July 15, 2015
Now, oddly enough, one of the only aspects of this whole controversy being covered at length is whether or not the sting videos, the ones that catch the “doctors” discussing how they get baby organs without crushing them like the rest of the baby, is illegal or immoral. Doug Wilson handles that from a Christian perspective when he answers the question, “Is deceiving the abortion doctors morally wrong?”
What can we do?
Doug Wilson gives 7 suggestions for what you can do with all of this information. I want to reiterate one of them very plainly: utilize social media to bring the dark deed of abortion into the light. Social media, at its best, gives a voice to those too small to be heard. Let the voiceless be heard through you.
And finally, the most important response any believer can give: pray and fast for the rescue of children.