Today is the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision which places the following parameters on abortion.

“The Court held that a woman may abort her pregnancy for any reason, up until the “point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable.”

You know, we have a tendency of throwing around our fancy words with their questionable inferences and forgetting what really matters. There is only one question that needs to be asked concerning the unborn. That question is simply: What is the unborn?

The Law of Biogenesis states that we produce after our own kind. Therefore, humans produce humans. The question then becomes can we kill a human at will as is done in the case of abortion. What is the unborn? The answer is the unborn is a human being. Once we answer that question, it changes the whole picture.

There is a wonderful acronym I use from  Scott Klussendorf, which is used to state the only differences between the unborn in the womb and a newborn outside of the womb. That acronym is S.L.E.D

S- Size= Does size determine value or humanity? The baby in the womb may be smaller in form but does that equate that it is not human?

L- Level of Development= Do diminished or lesser capabilities determine one’s humanity? What of the disabled or handicapped? Are they less human?

E- Environment= Does somehow being outside of the womb magically transform one into a human?What does location have to do with the issue?

D- Degree of Dependency= Is humanity determined by our dependency on something or someone else? What of those who are insulin dependent? What of those who have pacemakers or other life supportive equipment? Are they not still human even though they are dependent? The baby’s need of their mother for support does not make them not human.

Francis Schaeffer once said, “People are special and human life is sacred, whether or not we admit it…Every person is worth fighting for, regardless of whether he is young, or old, sick or well, child, or adult, born or unborn…”

Our world is changing at an alarming rate. If that change continues to lead us to the point of destroying our own, then how far will we have fallen as a society? Ideas and actions have consequences. That is what we must remember as a society.

8 Comments »

  1. What a sad anniversary, my friend. 37 years. All those lives snuffed out. And I’m afraid the questions you raise with “SLED” are being answered, but not in the way we’d hope. Usefulness, value, dependency…people are beginning to get very subjective with these. It’s awful, really.

    Man, what have we become?

  2. You know, Amanda and I were just talking about this. I mentioned to her the lady in VA a few weeks ago that killed her child after birth, but got off scott free thanks to the idiot law they wrote. Got me to thinking: people have been saying the quake in Haiti was judgment. Well, if it was, how do you think God looks at 50 million lives snuffed out in utero?

    • I mentioned that story to my eighth graders. They were appalled and disgusted. I love being able to make these kids aware of the issue from a logical perspective as well as a biblical one.

  3. Wow, I remember the SLED acronym from last year. Very true, while many people do think that abortion is ok, the unborn is still a human being, and has the right to be treated as such. Its embarrassing that our culture allows and even tolerates these murders, because yes, they truly are murders.

  4. Only 1% of abortions are due to rape and incest. One must ask, “What of the other 99%?”

    Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, was founded by Margaret Stanger, a professed atheist, racist and socialist. The following are some quotes from her on the real issues of abortion.

    On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
    “…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people
    On sterilization & racial purification:
    Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

    On the right of married couples to bear children:
    Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her “Plan for Peace.” Birth Control Review, April 1932

    On the purpose of birth control:
    The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds,” she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

    On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:
    “More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

    While Thomas Jefferson feared our country would be judged by God for slavery in his generation, the way we have dealt with “the least of these” through abortion, will certainly be an issue for this generation.

    Planned Parenthood is a misnomer at best.

  5. That was an amazing acronym. How can people do what they are doing? They are murdering their own ‘unborn’ kids. What is America/the world thinking?
    …..Oh, I get it….THEIR NOT! People just don’t understand that your body is a Holy Temple, with the Holy Spirit inside, and what you do to it affects everything- even the people around you.

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