Legalizing abortion after-birth: Infanticide?

Murder of live baby. Murder or abortion?

Professor Gene Veith posted on the Cranach blog about a recent abortion bill in Virginia.

Governor Northam (D-VA) expressed his opinion on whether a baby who is born (already out of the womb) would get to live or die.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” [Virginia governor Ralph] Northam said, alluding to the physician and mother discussing whether the born infant should live or die.” (video here).

This is so clearly murder and NOT abortion. Once a life is already outside of the woman’s womb, even a pro-choice advocate would consider that a life independent of the mother.

I echo Veith’s sentiment exactly: “There is no limit to what pro-abortionists would do to an unwanted child. No limit.”

Another blogger, Mary Pezzulo at the Steel Magnificat blog blogged a well thought out post of great examples that distinguish life and death situations in the context of abortion. It’s definitely worth the read.

This issue is going way too far. Liberals have been pushing further and further on abortion. They’ve gone well beyond what most people would feel comfortable with. To even consider this issue is so far away from common sense.

Those who may be pro-choice could shy away from this opinion.

Pro-abortion activists already have their way and they want more. This bill already written will likely not pass a Republican majority in the house.

Having a woman make a decision on what to do with her body is one thing, but once a baby is outside of the womb, that life is the life beyond the mother.

The baby that is living and breathing on its own clearly has a life of its own. Ending that baby’s life would be killing and murder. Period.

Is one life more valuable than the other? Is one life worth less than the other? How would the intentional ending of the life not be considered murder?

There is a case in Ontario, Canada where a nurse was tried and convicted of murder in a senior’s retirement home. She will be going to jail. Note: killing without their consent. The killing of a senior citizen is clearly murder. Seems to be no denial by liberals yet anyway.

What is the difference between a 100-year-old man or woman and a newborn baby? Additional consideration: both have deformities. Thrown in one more consideration. In both cases, the two lives are “Unviable” and would not live longer than 1-3 years.

In my humble opinion, there is no difference. Life is life–no matter one’s age.

This can be a very slippery slope. The factor comes down to timing. Yes, timing.

Consider this. To allow that same baby to live a little longer into infancy or toddlerhood, it becomes a case of murder.

In this case, moral judgment in the killing of a baby (already born / out of the womb) has become blurred in the minds of some liberals. Where is their moral compass?

How far can we let this nonsense go? I am so glad the March for Life 2019 (DC) (blogged here) was so well attended. As a society, we need to take a stand and not be afraid to take a clear stand on these moral issues.

Rev. Matthew Harrison defends rights of unborn

Before the House Committee in the U.S. Congress, Rev. Matthew Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, defends the right of the unborn–he’s calm, cool, and collected but firm in his convictions.  There are not many people these days, including pastors, who openly defend the rights of the unborn.  Thank and praise the Lord for men of God like him.  As Christians, we must pray for leaders like him who are standing up for righteousness and justice in our world. [Video quality isn’t great but it’s current and relevant: “Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Conscience?” ]

Planned Parenthood Stung by Sting Operation

Planned Parenthood are professionals at circumventing the law in order to get underaged girls abortions using public tax dollars, and all without parental consent.  Who would have thought that they also help pimps get their prostitutes abortions too. The last I heard, prostitution was illegal and so was pimping.  Where has our society come to today?  Everyone should be informed about planned parenthood and about how abortion does harm to women and young girls.  I was shocked at what I saw in the video (link is below).  This is an excerpt from the Focus blog.

Everybody knows Planned Parenthood promotes and encourages abortion. But sex trafficking?

It is a convoluted and sad story:

Amy Woodruff, the clinic manager of a New Jersey Planned Parenthood office has been fired for aiding and abetting two people who posed as sex trafficking workers.

The undercover operation was organized by Lila Rose of Live Action, a youth-led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending abortion. Ms. Rose, a student at UCLA, founded Live Action in 2006.

When the news of the sting operation broke, Planned Parenthood dismissed it as a hoax. The video of the incident had been edited, they claimed, and didn’t properly reflect the full context of the discussion.

Yet, as the news began to spread and spiral downward, Woodruff’s employment was terminated.

What did the hidden camera reveal?

On the video, Ms. Woodruff coaches the man posing as a “pimp” to underage girls to not disclose the age of his “workers” when they come into Planned Parenthood for treatment.  “If they’re minors, put down that they’re students,” she advises. “Yeah, just kind of play along that they’re students–we want to make it look as legit as possible.”

At one point, Woodruff suggests the best place in the area for minors to obtain abortions. The implication in the suggestion was that her clinic in Perth Amboy, NJ, was too regulated, although that didn’t seem to stop her from helping the “pimp” in other ways. She offered tips on the best way to utilize young prostitutes unable to have sex even as they recovered from abortions. “[Use them from the] waist up,” she advises, “or just [have them] be that extra action walking by.”

The undercover video can be seen on CitizenLink’s website by clicking here.

James 4:2 in relation to abortion

Stan McCullars, who is a new to the blogging scene at Just After Sunrise, posted a great sermon by John Piper on abortion. Occasionally, we need to hear sermons like these that explain why abortion goes against God’s will. Often we forget because sometimes it’s not preached on enough from our pulpits. Twenty million abortions have happened in America since the courts made the ruling on Roe vs Wade in 1973. Piper’s sermon applies James 4:2 to abortion “You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it” (NLT). It explains the practices of our hedonistic society and why we find it so convenient to do anything to get what we want, and even to steal the life of an unborn person. The psalmist wrote about himself in Psalm 139:

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”
(Psalm 139:13-16, New Living Translation)

This serves to reminds us of our own vulnerable and helpless state of being while we were still within our mother’s womb. Life is precious and holy.