Even before I was a Christian, I wasn’t dense enough to think of the object in this photo to be anything other then a unborn human baby. It’s not a parasite or a potential human. It’s an actual living, capable of pain, human. And it’s perfectly legal to destroy its life.
These last two weeks have really energized the pro-life crowd. Between the three videos showing planned parenthood haggling over prices of harvested baby parts and the moral outrage shown against someone who killed a lion in africa, it’s made talking about the sanctity of life that much more common. I’ve gotten in to it a few times on my facebook with pro-abortionists, including one who seemed to make the argument that I couldn’t be against baby slaughtering because I have my own flaws? Someone else called him out on how illogical his argument was, and he stopped posting. And that makes sense, because it’s completely illogical to support the mass murder of babies. In retrospect though, it is also completely illogical to standby as your country commits genocide against the jewish population or enslaves those of a different skin color. All things that we have let happen in the last 150 years. The arguments used for abortion is eerily similar to the arguments for the holocaust and slavery. “They aren’t human”, “It’s my life or theirs”, “The government says it’s okay”.
Maybe it’s because I’m only 4 weeks away from being a dad to a beautiful baby girl that is reignited my love for the pro-life movement. I know nothing magical happens in these next 4 weeks to magically transform Lily from a fetus into a baby. Yet, if Lisa wanted, she could go kill our child and it would legally be okay and it would just be her exercising her right as a woman. What about Lillian’s right to grow into a woman? I’m so thankful and blessed that I married a wonderful woman who respects life from its earliest moments. Lisa and I have talked about how baffling it is that a woman can carry her baby for 9 months, give birth, hold her crying baby in her arms and still reaffirm how it’s alright to kill the pre-born if that’s your choice.
Cecil the Lion gives us an opportunity to really sit back and see how messed up our culture is. A dentist illegally kills a lion and it’s a national story and is forced to close his business and take his family into hiding. Arguments against how immoral it is to kill a innocent life that was living in a habitat made to keep the lion safe. Meanwhile Planned Parenthood alone is slaughtering over 1,000 babies every single day. And when you argue against that, you are a misogynistic extremist.