We have honestly had a hard time functioning since we heard the news. As difficult as it is to talk about, Chad changed our devotion tonight to talk about this case, and abortion in general. The conclusion was that as horrific as this scene was - disposed baby parts in jars and bottles, some kept in the same refrigerator as the heartless clinic staff's lunch - this would have been just as evil if it were in a pristine, clean ultra modern clinic.
Let's examine two verses from Scripture:
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.Two verses, possibly on the same page of your bible, but mere verses between them. Do you notice anything? In the native Greek, Luke used the same word, brethos, in the same form, to describe John the Baptist in Elizabeth's womb and to describe the baby Jesus lying in the manger. God clearly sees no difference in a newborn baby and an unborn baby.
Since Norma McCorvey decided that she didn't want a child and became the infamous Roe in Roe v. Wade, there have been 35 million babies murdered legally in the United States. This sicko in Philadelphia was performing illegal abortions, so there's no telling how many millions more have been killed illegally, with little or no consequence. In fact, if not for the death of a healthy 41-year old woman who sought out an illegal abortion, this guy would have probably killed a few babies today. His clinic had not been inspected since 1993.
This story follows a couple of other shocking news items in recent weeks. The announcement that 40 percent of all pregnancies in New York City are terminated by abortion is jawdropping. 40 percent! For every 3 live births, there are 2 abortions! Then in Australia, a couple is seeking an abortion because they are pregnant with twin boys, when they wanted a girl.
I don't want this post to turn into a debate on abortion. I suspect that most of my followers are Christian mommy bloggers with the same beliefs as me. For the first time in my life, I looked at the horrific results of an abortion. There is no way that you can deny that these are precious babies, made in the image of God.
(These images are linked, they are very graphic in nature)
Aborted baby 7 weeks after conception
Aborted baby 9 weeks after conception
and horrifically, 24 weeks
Abort73 also has a video that outlines what is going on with abortion in America.