Life and Evidence of It

by GfG on January 20, 2013 · 5 comments

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I haven’t always been Pro-Life.  I’m grateful God opened my eyes to the Truth and to the logical conclusions of that.   Today, I pray that if anyone you know does not see that life begins in the womb and not the delivery room, that they see truth and grace in your face and hear it in your words.

When I saw this image, I wondered how so many people can not believe.  And then I remembered where I used to stand on the whole issue.  Sigh.

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While it is completely frustrating, horribly heartbreaking, and even angering at times, I pray our words be seasoned with salt and that our conviction remain to defend life in loving ways.

I’m grateful that Full Time Girl created this little image because it is a wonderful point.  Her post is shockingly good because she shares some horrid truths about Planned Parenthood’s founder and the original goals.  They are not going unmet (stats vary, but about 36% of abortions are of African-American babies).

If bacteria would be life, why not a heartbeat?

Hearing a heartbeat on Mars would be stunning news and would be shouted as evidence of life.  If anyone stopped it intentionally, there would be outcry.  Yet, here on Earth, heartbeats are not considered evidence of life.

If you are reading this and are not convinced that abortion should be illegal, I hear ya.  I really do.  I’ve been there.

I humbly suggest that you are either deceived of some truths or you believe contradicting legal rights.

John Piper’s short article, 15 Truths to Speak about Abortion is fabulous.

“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus Christ

1. Existing fetal homicide laws make a man guilty of manslaughter if he kills the baby in a mother’s womb (except in the case of abortion).

2. Fetal surgery is performed on babies in the womb to save them while another child the same age is being legally destroyed.

3. Babies can sometimes survive on their own at 23 or 24 weeks, but abortion is legal beyond this limit.

4. Living on its own is not the criterion of human personhood, as we know from the use of respirators and dialysis.

5. Size is irrelevant to human personhood, as we know from the difference between a one-week-old and a six-year-old.

6. Developed reasoning powers are not the criterion of personhood, as we know from the capacities of three-month-old babies.

7. Infants in the womb are human beings scientifically by virtue of their genetic make up.

8. Ultrasound has given a stunning window on the womb that shows the unborn at eight weeks sucking his thumb, recoiling from pricking, responding to sound. All the organs are present, the brain is functioning, the heart is pumping, the liver is making blood cells, the kidneys are cleaning fluids, and there is a fingerprint. Virtually all abortions happen later than this date.

9. Justice dictates that when two legitimate rights conflict, the limitation of rights that does the least harm is the most just. Bearing a child for adoption does less harm than killing him.

10. Justice dictates that when either of two people must be inconvenienced or hurt to alleviate their united predicament, the one who bore the greater responsibility for the predicament should bear more of the inconvenience or hurt to alleviate it.

11. Justice dictates that a person may not coerce harm on another person by threatening voluntary harm on themselves.

12. The outcast and the disadvantaged and exploited are to be cared for in a special way, especially those with no voice of their own.

13. What is happening in the womb is the unique person-nurturing work of God, who alone has the right to give and take life.

14. There are countless clinics that offer life and hope to both mother and child (and father and parents), with care of every kind lovingly provided by people who will meet every need they can.

15.Jesus Christ can forgive all sins, and will give all who trusts him the help they need to do everything that life requires.

I pray that today hearts are turned toward truth so that lives are spared.  Millions of lives.

February 16th, I will be sharing a right to life story straight from the trenches.  Be sure to come back

Are you Pro-Life?  Why or why not? 

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