Using Dictionary.com, I looked up the word “inhuman” , here is what it says:
- lacking qualities of sympathy, pity, warmth, compassion, or the like; cruel; brutal: an inhuman master
- not suited for human beings
- not human
I have been following the inhuman investigation being done by the LiveAction group ( http://www.liveaction.org/inhuman/ ) and the more I watch and read up on the topic of abortion, the more my heart breaks. Today as I listened to the conversation between an abortion doctor and her young patient, my eyes filled with tears for several reasons.
- The lies that this doctor was telling this young girl. Lies such as “the baby probably wont feel anything” or “its not really a baby yet, its still forming”. As the doctor described the procedure, I immediately got a better understanding of the word “inhuman”.
- How anyone could so callously talk about killing a perfectly healthy baby with a lethal injection or by submerging the baby in a “solution” to stop its heart is a mystery. Last time I checked that is called murder by drowning.
As horrible as abortion is, it is just a result of the bigger problem, our sinful/selfish nature. Our hearts are selfish by default. We are more concerned with what WE want, what WE can get, and how WE feel than we are with the feelings of others. Abortion is basically someone saying to their unborn child “My life and plans are more important than your existence. I am not willing to give that up for you.” Its really a selfish decision. You hear the media constantly talking about “A woman’s right to chose” , but what about that baby’s choice to live? You wouldn’t be here today if your parents had made such a selfish decision.
I don’t want to just sit here and point the finger, but part of realizing that there is problem is being confronted first.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
God is the author of life. As it says here in Psalm 139, He “knit us together”. I have 3 children, with our 4th on the way soon, and one thing that Ive realized, is that life is no accident. When we took our pregnancy class for our first child, they explained all that goes into the formation of a baby. How each week something new forms and how nutrients from the mother are transferred to the baby. When you step back and realize all the intricate details that go into our existence, its impossible to come to the conclusion that this all happened by chance. Our bodies are highly sophisticated, intricate creations.
So back to the issue at hand, while politicians and certain groups paint the pretty picture of “planned parenthood”, its really not pretty at all. I feel for the mothers that feel they have no other choice than to abort. I hope to one day be able to provide a better option by opening up an orphanage / adoption center. But no one seems to talk about the fact that most mothers feel horrible and fall into depression after having an abortion. It can leave them feeling empty. Just read this story: http://www.abort73.com/testimony/1581/
I could write a book on this topic, and maybe I will. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and hopefully if you havent given much thought to the abortion problem in our world today, Ive just caused you to start thinking about it. Realize that there is a better way, and if you have had an abortion, that there is hope in Jesus Christ. He has already paid the price for all of our short-comings. There is no guilt or condemnation in Jesus. My problem is not with mothers who have had this done or who have felt like they had no other options. My problem is with the heartless clinics that promote this as “the only logical answer”.