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The Lie of Abortion!

Abortion is not compatible with being a Christian. It is child sacrifice and it is murder. Abortion is a uniquely heinous sin, so says Scripture. It possibly exceeds all previous atrocities with its 60+ million lives taken. We are to cherish and protect. We are commanded to protect the innocent and rescue those being led away to slaughter.

by Barbara Buzzard

Would you  believe  that  well  over  one half -- some say 75% -- of women having abortions consider themselves Christian? I am reminded of the Baltimore riots and a mother screaming after her son who was looting, “That’s not who we are. We don’t do that!” Well, in the case of Christians choosing abortions, it seems that they didn’t get the memo: that’s not who we are. That is not what we do and that is not what we stand for. And that is why we must be involved in this conversation. Please do not dismiss this information as not applicable to you or yours.

Tragically it is the older generation (especially men) under whom this savage law became a reality and who enabled it to become a part of our culture. We have been a huge part of the problem. Our silence has made us thoroughly guilty. Our system of morality has become monstrous and has “metastasized throughout our society... contaminated every social institution touching upon our lives.” [1] The generation who really get this are the very young children who have not yet been corrupted. Just try to explain to them that it is OK to kill an unborn baby.

The problem is in both pulpit and pew. I was heartened by the honesty of a pastor who recently said that he had been wary and tepid about speaking or acting on the abortion question. He says that many pastors who are intellectually and philosophically and theologically against abortion are also very quiet about it. He is now on the frontlines. What changed him? And what will, I hope and pray, motivate all of us to stand and be counted? He didn’t know enough! It was information that changed him. It is only when you look into the eyes of this beast and stare it down that it becomes real.

As another pastor says, evangelical pastors have several reasons for not preaching on abortion,  and  one is fear of man. Some are honest enough to admit  that it is also fear of diminished offerings. One director of a pro-life group said that his greatest frustration was the silence of evangelical pastors. My source calls them the “still silent shepherds.” This is not a diatribe  against pastors but an inquiry into how things have gone so terribly wrong in this supposedly Christian country. Only one in ten pastors has spoken out against abortion recently with the exception of Right to Life Sunday. Some call this Christian squishiness.

Those in the pews are not getting it because the pastors are either not getting it or are not courageous enough to speak up. One advocate said that the most shocking thing he experienced was the lack of response from evangelicals who pretend to be pro-life but will not explore the issue or speak about it. Congregations rarely rise above their pastors, and so they are being denied what they need in order to become passionate against evil.

Walsh: “To all pastors afraid of condemning abortion: Find a new job. You aren’t qualified. [2]

We have for years been moved by the profound and surprising words of Proverbs 17:15 which tells us that God despises those who acquit the guilty and condemn the innocent (repeated in Proverbs 24:24; Isaiah 5:20). As I  see it, these two awful factors -- ignorance and wickedness -- when merged created the horror of abortion on demand.

To put this in perspective, we are one out of only four nations (of 195) which allow abortion for any reason. We are one out of only seven that allow abortion after twenty weeks. By day 21 the first beats of the heart begin and the unborn baby has his own fingerprints at 12 weeks. And at 20 weeks a baby can hear your voice and distinguish it from another. He/she has eyelashes, fingernails and a heartbeat of 140 beats per minute. Abortion stops that beating heart!

Point #1: Unless you understand how we were lied to about Roe v. Wade, you might tend to think it a necessary or acceptable law. But Dr. Nathanson, who performed over 75,000 abortions and who ran the largest abortion clinic in the United States, after repentance has told the truth of how he and others made up and told and sold the lies to the American public. Lying is essential for approval of abortion.

Nathanson says that the edifice of abortion is built on a foundation of lies. His is a fascinating account. He says that their first key tactic (no surprise here) was to capture the media. They simply fabricated fictional polls; they announced that 60% of Americans were in favor of permissive abortion. This is the tactic of the self-fulfilling lie. They fabricated the number of illegal abortions done, and these false figures took root in the consciousness of Americans, convincing many that we needed to amend the abortion law.

He says that it was a schizophrenic assault on Truth, that it was fraudulent thinking. When war comes  the first casualty is Truth. When we began to believe that it was a personal decision between a woman and her doctor instead of the killing that it is -- an intentional distortion of the Truth -- we gave in to perverted thinking. We were conned, fed myths. The war against the unborn was lost. We were deceived by semantic gymnastics that allowed us to believe the unthinkable. What would it take to allow you to do or support the unthinkable? You would have to be deceived in some way.

What happened to us as a society? I know passionate Christians who admit that they were taken in by the lies about clumps of cells, back-street abortions and the necessity of having this law in order to save women’s lives. They even tell me that they believed the propaganda that without abortions thousands of women would die! They settled for what they were told was the lesser of two evils, without recognizing that they were being deceived. (And the lesser of two evils in any case is still evil.)

We would naturally be against the extermination  of a segment of the population, so this had to be whitewashed. What happened to us is that for the most part the majority (including the church) has been silent about this blasphemy. This wholesale killing is a low point for humanity. What is the difference between this and the sacrificing of children to Moloch?

Grotesque Immorality

Former abortionist doctor Bernard Nathanson, author of the documentary Silent Scream, regards abortion as an impermissible act of deadly violence:

“As I look back across the 25 years separating me from that revolting extravaganza playing itself  out on the bodies of pregnant women and their slaughtered babies, I an struck by the...moral and spiritual vacuum at the core of this...And yet, the thing was so obviously sordid. Why couldn’t we make the link between the ethical and the moral, between the shoddy practices and shabby practitioners, the evident greed and callous motives, between the crassness of the enterprise and those involved in it, between all these ethical indicators and the grotesque immorality of the act itself.”

The Justices simply had not done their homework in Roe v. Wade. Many were out in the afternoons looking for work as they had just lost an election that would put them out of a job. The Scriptures could easily have informed them and so could the biology textbooks of the time. The story is that it was a kind of old  boys’ network. The lawyer was attractive and  persistent, and as one Justice said after the fact, “we just gave her what she wanted.” There is currently a movie in the making: Roe v. Wade: The Untold Story. I hope it will open many eyes. To sum up: the Roe v. Wade decision deformed us as a nation and corrupted our thinking.

One has only to look at the video by Dr. Levatino, the former abortionist doctor who repented and testified before Congress about his former barbaric deeds. If one only dares to look at the instruments and how the “procedure” is carried out, it can have a profound effect on one’s attitude and desire to stop the barbarity. He sums it up by saying, “Like hell I would ever do another one,” and he pleads for the pro-life cause.

“We shake our heads in disgust at the German church’s tolerance of one holocaust while ignoring our own tolerance of another” (Randy Alcorn).

The facts are that the baby in the womb is alive, and after the abortion it is dead. That is why the abortion  was performed -- to kill it. But Roe v. Wade made us legally blind, forgetting that no law can give you the right to do what is wrong.

Murder in the Land

Just one last point about Roe v. Wade: There is a Life at Conception Act which would declare that unborn children are persons and therefore entitled to legal protection under the law. The Supreme Court  admitted in Roe v. Wade that if it could be shown that unborn babies were persons, this would cause the case to collapse. The Supreme Court never declared abortion to be a constitutional right. The 14th amendment reads in part: “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property.” This leads one to wonder why abortion is even legal? If the Constitution were upheld, the solution is built right into it.

The crux of the matter is that this abhorrent ruling could never have survived this long if enough good people opposed it and worked against it. How is it that we have thousands and thousands of churches, and yet as Isaiah 1:21 says, “There is murder in the land”? In our case it is baby murder!

“Abortions and school shootings are symptoms of the same spiritual disease in our culture. They are born from a complete disregard for the sacredness of human life. A school shooter and an abortionist may have different motives, but they possess the same internal emptiness, the same deadened conscience, the same contempt for humanity. [3]

I have compiled some 37 quotations from historical authorities regarding abortion, going back as early  as 400 B.C. For example, from the Didache (circa 80 A.D.) under the heading “The teaching of the Lord to the nations”: “Do not slay a child by abortion, nor what is begotten shall you destroy.” It is not as though we have not been instructed on this subject!

Myths Bedevil the Conversation

Point #2: the exception clause for the life of the mother. The truth on this point is shocking but it is good news and very liberating, a wonderful example of the truth making you free, a black cloud of hesitancy gone.

A choice for one means no choice/no life for the other. (And we know which one gets to do  the choosing!) But is it true that we might have to choose one life over the other?

We have been forced into (again lied to) thinking that we must have an exception clause. This colors and distorts much of our thinking. Myths like these bedevil the conversation. We have been hoodwinked into believing that this is a necessary evil! In truth, the necessity for an exception clause is a myth to justify murder of healthy children (and as Christians one of our major responsibilities is not to be deceived.) We have, both church and state, embraced abortion as a necessary evil, which is to say that we have been deceived.

And what about the life of the mother? A fair question. Dr. C. Everett Koop who was Surgeon General of the U.S. says, “Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for abortion is a smoke screen. In my 36 years in pediatric surgery I have never known of one  instance where the child had to  be aborted  to save the mother’s life.”

Dr. Levatino says that NONE of the thousands of abortions he performed which were categorized as saving the life of the mother were actually necessary. He explains that cutting the child to pieces only incurs more risk for the mother. He says that it wasn’t a necessary step, and never is.

“As the over 1,000 obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, and midwives who signed the Dublin Declaration...have testified, there is never any medical justification for abortion. Now, it may be necessary in some rare circumstances to deliver a baby early, in order to save the mother. But the additional step of killing the child is not necessary.”

Matt Walsh of The Blaze: “Abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life... Abortion has never saved a life. It is designed instead to preserve the lifestyle of the mother. A baby’s life and her mother’s are NEVER in competition. We are never required to choose between the two.”

Knowing this truth is liberating and empowering, compelling/allowing one to take a stand.

Abortion Does not Preserve a Life; It Preserves a Lifestyle

Call me a fanatic, but I just think that siding with the baby over the mother’s lifestyle is the right thing to do. To decide that a child must die so that you can do as you wish -- that is horrendous and surely one of the greatest moral evils ever to be perpetrated on our culture.

More myths surround the issues of pregnancy due to rape and incest and their numbers are multiplied to look larger than in reality. Consider please, the logic of killing a child who is the product of rape or incest. We already have one victim. Does killing the other one help? Abortion does not bring comfort or healing to a victim of these crimes. What it does is to leave us with one damaged, and one dead.

Also very telling is the slogan of a rape victim: “I got over the rape. I never got over the abortion.”

Believing a lie can be deadly.  And if one falls prey to the false logic about an exception clause, it opens the door to yet more exceptions -- disabled children, imperfect specimens. Information is power. It  is powerful to be 100% pro-life, without exception and without compromise and without apology.

Consider this devastating logic: “I’m personally against abortion but I’m still pro-choice.” Brilliant author Randy Alcorn says that this is like saying, “I am personally against child abuse, but I would defend my neighbor’s right to abuse his child if that is his choice.”

Your Silence Speaks Volumes

Point #3: Is it necessary to engage? It is! Our moral sense was put in us by our Creator and is not to be ignored. That is where activism is born. What is your duty to your unborn neighbor? What responsibility do we have in this?

What does Christianity look like in a world that practices child sacrifice?

Here’s the thing: You have to JOIN the side you are on! There is a luminous power to Truth, but it must be engaged in. Consider this from the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.: “Most Germans neither aided nor opposed the actions of the Nazis, thereby permitting the Holocaust to occur.” We are called to witness. All it takes for evil to win is for good men to remain silent.

A civilized society does not demand the right to kill its most vulnerable citizens. Who gave us the right to decide who may live and who must die?

Abortion is not compatible with being a Christian. It is child sacrifice and it is murder. By contrast, we are to hate bloodshed. Silent consent to the legalization of murder is not acceptable. Abortion is a uniquely heinous sin so says Scripture. It possibly exceeds all previous atrocities with its 60+ million lives taken. We are to cherish and protect. We are commanded to protect the innocent and rescue those being led away to slaughter.

As Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Our lives begin to end the day we are silent about things that matter.” And he also warned that: “to ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it. Not to speak is to speak.”

“Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes...reach the light of day?” (Hans Scholl, written during that other Holocaust).

Is it possible that we have met the enemy and that it is us?


[1] Dr. Bernard Nathanson, The Hand of God.

[2] Dailywire.com, 11/8/17

[3] Matt Walsh, dailywire.com, 2/19/18


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