Sunday, March 8, 2009

Speak Up For Those Who Can't

The Obama administration makes it very clear where they stand on abortion. This is what it says on the White House’s site: “President Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Administration. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case.” President Obama is clear on his position, and some of his recent actions back-up his support of aborting life.

God has also made His position clear on the subject of abortion. He is the Author of life and He is the One that gave us the right to life. Even a cursory view of Scripture makes it irrefutable that God is the Author of life. Take a few moments to look at Genesis 20:18; 29:31 and 30:2. In Deuteronomy 30:19 He says, “…Therefore choose life…” (ESV) (While I understand the context of this verse is not dealing with abortion, however, it does make the Lord’s position clear.)

There is no middle ground between these two positions.

I still cannot reconcile our nation’s founding documents with our government’s policy of taking life. Their can be no misunderstanding what our founding fathers meant when they wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Declaration of Independence rightly declares we have the unalienable right to life and this right comes from our Creator (God), not from our government. This also is clear in the very next sentence from the Declaration, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Putting these truths together you can say God has given man the unalienable right to life, and government has been instituted to secure this right.

Proverbs 31:8-9 says we need to speak for those that cannot speak and to defend the rights of the needy. Who is more silent than a baby in the womb? Who is more defenseless than a precious baby in the womb? Will you speak for them and defend them?

(This article is cross-posted at Back To The Constitution)

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