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April 19, 2007

Yesterday afternoon the Supreme Court validated a ban on partial birth abortions. This is very good.

A partial birth abortion is one that is carried out during the second or third trimester of a pregnancy. The baby is partially removed, intact, from its mother’s womb before doctors fatally damage the skull. Accoridng to MSNBC, surveys have found that 60% of Americans favor the ban.

Pro-choice opponents, of course, are discouraged. Touting, as usual, women’s health issues as the reason any kind of abortion should be legal under any kind of circumstances. They manage to disregard every report of health problems caused by abortions in doing so.

The greater issue, and one that I don’t expect many of them to understand, is the judgement due a nation that allows the killing of children. Individuals will be judged, but nations also – take Sodom.

There’s also the responsibility of America, known as a Christian nation, to set an example for the world. We think they’re not watching, but they are. I was at a training seminar with Global Expeditions recently, and one of the speakers was talking about having just returned from a mission field in Jamaica. The local church leader they work with was discussing the weight of American politics and the statement he made was, “When America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold.” When America messes up, the whole world suffers for it.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said of the pro-choice movement, “We’ve been losing fight after fight after fight.” She further mused that people aren’t interested in protecting abortion rights because they’ve been around for so long. Voting rights have been around for a long time too, but I think if someone introduced a bill to disallow women or racial minorities from voting, it would be met with less than 60% of the people’s approval. Maybe God answers prayer.

“And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of te children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” (Malachi 4:6)

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