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If you have not heard you should. There is a man on trial in Pennsylvania named Kermit Gosnell. His charged crime is the murder of newly born infants and a woman. Yet, people who worked under him would say that the number of infants killed by his hand or under his direction could be in the hundreds.
And many people are trying to ignore this. Because Gosnell was an abortion provider who made millions of dollars by his actions.
Such actions by Gosnell are so exceedingly wicked we, for the best, cannot grasp them!
I wanted to bring this atrocity to attention and provide some helpful links.
The Gospel Coalition gives you a run down on the situation and what you need to know about it.
For a full documentary on the atrocity by Gosnell here is a video:
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right! (Isaiah 5:20,23)
This coming Sunday we take time to mourn and speak out against the evil that happens in our cities: abortion. The depriving of the innocent of their rights which is under legal protection. Evil is called good. Darkness is presented as light and the bitter for sweet.
As we live in this as God’s people it is good to see what Isaiah saw. Even with these woes being leveled against the people Israel Isaiah,
saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:1-3)
Even though the world we see is full of wickedness the reign of our Holy, Sovereign God is the reality. Even though Isaiah was surrounded by a people who rejected justice and loved sin it did not infringe upon God’s reign.
We, ourselves, are the most thankful that God is patient with sinners. For by His patience, we were lead to repentance and faith in Christ. We seek to over turn the evil. We mourn that the evil is allowed to continue. But we also know to be patient about the promises,
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. (2 Peter 3:8-10)
Evil will be done away with. God will fulfill His promises. Until that time we proclaim Christ and seek to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with our God. Which in this case it is to proclaim the evils of abortion and to seek the over turning of the laws which allow it.
Come, Jesus, come. Amen.
Sunday is the anniversary of the infamous Roe vs. Wade case which legalized abortions in this nation. We should not let the years gone by numb us to the reality that has happened and is presently happening because of this. We should always stand firm and openly state the facts about the atrocity known as abortion.
“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (Rom 1:21).
This is a list of the various means of abortion used today:
- Dilation and Curettage: During the first trimester the mother’s cervix is dilated, and the surgeon inserts an instrument to scrape the wall of the uterus, cutting the baby’s body to pieces and removing the placenta from its place in the uterine wall.
- Suction: during the first trimester the cervix is dilated and a suction tube is inserted into the womb. The suction tears both the baby and his or her placenta from the uterus, sucking them into a jar. With both methods mentioned so far, it is possible to identify human arms, hands, and legs.
- Saline Injection: During the second trimester A long needle is inserted through the mother’s abdomen into the sac surrounding the baby, and some of the fluid is removed and replaced with a solution of concentrated salt. The baby breathes in and swallows the salt and is poisoned by it. Often the outer layer of skin is burned off. With saline injection there are osmotic pressure changes in the fetus, causing brain hemorrhages. It takes about an hour for the solution to slowly kill the baby. About a day later the mother goes into labor and delivers a dead, shriveled baby.
- Hysterotomy: During the final trimester is a technique which is exactly like a C-section. The alive fetus is then either allowed to die of neglect or by deliberate action.
- Prostaglandin: during any stage of pregnancy the drug prostaglandin is taken in some form, and it induces labor. The result may be the delivery of a live infant who is allowed to die, or prostaglandin may be used in conjunction with a saline solution to assure the birth of a dead fetus.
From, Ethics For a Brave New World by John S. and Paul D. Feinberg, p. 51-52.
“For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:3-7)
“Suppose, in the encounter between doctor and child [in an abortion], the child won half of the time, and killed the doctor in self-defense—something he would have every right to do. Very few doctors would perform abortions. They perform them now only because of their absolute power over a small, fragile, helpless victim.”
—Stephen D. Schwarz, The Moral Question of Abortion (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1990), 143.