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CLARITY – 5-16-19 60,000,000 Muted Voices

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A Biblical Response to Current Events -5-16-19

60,000,000 Muted Voices

What’s Happening: “Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey, signed into law yesterday a bill previously passed by the Republican-led legislature,  one of the strictest anti-abortion laws on record since Roe v. Wade in 1973 (which cited a privacy clause in the 14th Amendment). Although the Alabama law now makes it a felony for anyone to provide a woman with an abortion, even in the case of rape or incest, it does not charge the woman who receives such a procedure. It is surely to be tested in the courts. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have filed in a similar Ohio issue (https://www.yahoo.com/news/alabama-senate-bans-nearly-abortions-including-rape-cases-022719213.html). In all, 16 states have taken up bills limiting abortion recently, with 4 of them beginning restrictions at the baby’s heartbeat.”  

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What’s a mother to do? What about a woman’s right to choose? Really, if you live in Alabama, and you want an abortion, where can you go? ”

Biblical Response:  “Setting aside the child’s choice for a moment (60 Million babies have involuntarily had their voices silenced since Roe v. Wade), it’s a cinch, not in Alabama! Or to any of the 16 states mentioned above! And, until the Supreme Court rules (which it’s not likely to do until Missouri’s law gets tested – but that’s another, more technical, legal issue), there’s liable not to be any clarity on the matter .Roe v. Wade was not good law when it was decided, and the country has gotten a whole lot more polarized since then. There’s sure to be a political fight.”

“Christians? Oh, we’re not one to shy from a fight, It’s hard to be a student of the Word and be pro-abortion. There are many passages pro-life people will cite (Job. 31:18; Ps. 139:13 Jer. 1:5…to name  few), but it goes against the very nature of God (Ex. 20:13).

Finally, let’s deal with the issue of choice. Sure, I understand the inconvenience of an unwanted child…and no one wants to be raped (or be reminded of it)…or be accosted by a relative…but what about the child’s choice?”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we need wisdom in dealing with this sensitive topic, but help us to see with Your eyes…to listen with Your ears…to hear voices that would cry to us from the womb; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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