God is Pro-Life

Today is Life Sunday for the LC-MS, the Sunday we set aside to reflect on God’s gift of life.  Likewise, it is the Sunday we remember all those unborn children who have unjustly died due to our country’s abortion laws.  Today is also the 39th anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade.

It’s funny how supporters of Roe v. Wade love to toss the tough cases into the abortion debate, especially when talking to a Pro-Lifer.  Should abortion be allowed in cases of rape and incest?  What about when the mother’s life is endangered by the pregnancy?  The problem with these arguments is the fact that these points of contention have nothing to do with Roe v. Wade.  Many states already had such laws in place before the passing of Roe v. Wade and these instances are just a small percentage of abortions performed in the United States.  No, what Roe v. Wade fought to protect was women’s right to chose whether or not she wants to carry a child for nine months.  I’m sorry, that is not a God-given right.
You see, God makes the case of abortion quiet clear in the scriptures.  In Jeremiah 1:5, He states, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”  Psalm 139:16 reads, “Your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.”  He doesn’t view His children as lesser people before they are born; after all, He knows us before we are known by our parents.  All nuances of the abortion debate aside, God loves life and calls us to keep it sacred and my prayer for this day is for all those who have been affected by Roe v. Wade–the unborn, the unrepentant, and those in need of God’s forgiveness in the aftermath of an abortion.     
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