Everybody has thoughts about different things. If you are like me, thoughts come often. However, when thoughts pop into my brain, I have a hard time not being overbearing with those thoughts. This can be a good or bad thing. It all depends on the uniqueness of the thought in combination with the opinion of the person with the thought. With that said, I had an interesting thought this morning that I cannot seem to shake. So, I decided to write about it.
The thought that has been lingering in my head all morning is this; what is the difference between Hitler and an abortion clinic? The answer I came up with was this. There was always a slight possibility of escape from concentration camps that Hitler had set up to exterminate the Jewish people. However the same is not true for the unborn. When a person enters an abortion clinic, the unborn baby has no chance of escape. There have been a few accounts of botched abortions where the baby survived but still the attempt of extermination was engaged.
That brought me to another thought; Hitler murdered for the purpose of eliminating a race. His motives were supremacy of one race. However, the majority of abortions are performed for the purpose of inconvenience to the mother. So, what’s the difference between genocide and abortion? How about this: 6 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. 54,559,615 babies have been murdered since Roe vs. Wade. Do you see the difference? One is genocide and the other is infanticide and both eliminated human life in a very cruel and painful way.
I believe the reason for abortion is rooted in selfishness. Now, I know a lot of people are going to say that I’m just a guy and do not understand all situations. You’re right; I don’t understand situations as rape and incest. By the grace of God, I have never been in a situation that this has happened to me. But the fact is the baby didn’t do anything. In essence, you are having a baby exterminated because a person violated you. Is that right? Should a person return evil with evil?
Ray Comfort, in the documentary 180, asked this to people on the streets: “Finish this sentence: It’s okay to kill a baby in the womb when ________. He also asks what justifies killing a baby in the womb. This is a question we all must ask. It’s a question that tests our selfishness when it comes to life. It’s a question that defines who we are and what is important to us.
I have heard many people say “I would never get an abortion but I think a woman has a right to choose.” Is that truly a right? Can it even be found in the constitution? How would the killing of an unborn baby be constitutional? Can a person ever justify abortion? Wouldn’t this be a violation of the unborn baby’s civil rights?
As a Christian I have to share what the Bible says about life. In Genesis 1:27, God created man in His image. Job 33:4 comments that God made Job and God’s breath gave him life. In Psalm 119:73, God’s hand formed us. Acts 17:24-25 explains that God made everything and that He is not served by human hands. One of the biggest and most descriptive verses in the Bible about creation is found in Psalms 139:13-16:
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 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.—NLT
Jeremiah 1:5 furthers this notion by writing:
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”—NLT
There are many more passages that I could include. A great resource of passages that specifically speaks about life and creation can be downloaded in a PDF format at: http://www.christianliferesources.com/pdf/lifesunday/other/1997scripturepassages.pdf
I do believe that we have an awesome responsibility to protect all life (human and animals). However, I believe that human life is greater than any other life because we are created in the image of God. I want to end with this question; if the life of the unborn is important to you, what are you doing to protect it? God bless you!