As the Kermit Gosnell fallout conviction has taken its course, we are reminded of how powerful testimonies, photos, and the like have helped to wake America up on the abortion debate.  Just as the Germans wanted to ignore the Holocaust, so America wants to ignore abortion.  However, when Germans were forced to see what happened in those death camps, they were hit with the reality of what they had condoned: murder. Such has happened here with abortion.

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Abortion is murder, and there is no way around it. It is a violent painful death that many tiny babies face everyday, and America saw just how ugly it is with the trial of Kermit Gosnell. The mainstream media covered it very little initially, but, eventually, they had to at least acknowledge it, and some outlets did give it significant prime time coverage.  That caught the attention of many otherwise oblivious and willfully ignorant citizens. It was just too gruesome to ignore.

Terms like ‘snipping’ cemented the ‘house of horrors’ phrase day in and day out, and the testimonies of live babies being executed was heart-wrenching. One could only imagine how many children have been murdered in that clinic alone. The harsh truth is that Kermit Gosnell is the norm and not the exception. That is what has made the case so alarming. People just don’t want to admit that it is this bad, but it is, and his trial forced the citizenry to rethink its position on abortion.

The senses of our nation are heightened to the cruelties of abortion, and, as Christians, we must not let that momentum subside. To do so would be a great dishonor and injustice to the millions of babies murdered since Roe vs. Wade.  Why then should we fight so hard for the unborn?

1. They are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). God has blessed all of his creation, but man was made in the image of God. That makes him special, something even the angels were not graced with.

2. Each child is carefully knit together by God and ordained of God. There are no accidental children, no matter how ‘unwanted’ they may be. (Psalm 139: 13-16)

3. To murder a child in the act of premeditated abortion is to defy the Living God. In doing so, the blood of the perpetrator is required because the blood of another who is made in the image of God was unjustifiably taken (Genesis 9:6).

These are but a few; I’m sure you can think of many more. Think on this. Psalm 139:13-16

 

“13 For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.”

 

May God grant us grace to repent of this great evil that has plagued our land for so many decades.