I am appalled…
I have seen a lot of shocking things since I joined this fight, but the barbaric nature of abortion still slugs me in the gut.
That’s how I felt when I first saw the story about the five late-term baby bodies recently discovered in our nation’s capital.
What irony that abortions are being perpetrated in broad daylight in a city that is home to both the U.S. Constitution, which requires the equal protection of the laws for all people … and the holocaust museum, which warns us “Never Again!”.
But there it is.
I don’t know if you saw the story, but an anti-abortion activist exposed immense evil to public view when she recovered a box of “medical waste” that contained 115 dead children, five of which were late-term killings and several show evidence of potential violations of federal law.
115 precious image bearers of God ruthlessly slaughtered and boxed up for disposal.
Let that sink in.
Like I said … gut punch.
The images are haunting. Baby Girl #1 staring back at me with her open eye gazing from her brutally crushed skull, as if to say, “Why didn’t YOU protect me?”
It is too hideous to process.
But we need to process it. We need to look at it. We need to look at THEM.
As long as the slaughter keeps happening we need to look at the victims. Thousands of babies are boxed up every day. They are incinerated or flushed and no one blinks because we never have to look them in the face.
Sure, our laws have cleaned up how all this looks. Abortion facilities are run by licensed professionals and offer clean, clinical environments. They mostly kill babies before mom even looks pregnant. The killing feels less back-alley and more modern healthcare. But no matter how sanitary it may look on the outside, the barbarism is still right there under the surface.
When I first saw the story I didn’t want to look, but I knew I needed to.
We must not turn our faces away.
We must look the consequences of evil full in the face and let the tears roll down our own.
I encourage you to watch this interview with one of the activists involved in documenting the atrocities committed on these precious children, and take it in. It isn’t easy to watch, but we cannot shut our eyes to this.
The biblical command to rescue those who are being taken away to death is followed by a warning:
“If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man according to his work?”
That’s a sobering warning.
The blood of these innocent victims cries out to God for justice.
Weep for these children and the millions more like them.
Remember that there were more than just five. The stories all say five, but the 110 other human beings in that box died just as brutally. Their deaths are hardly mentioned because we are all trained to believe that the older they are the more valuable they are and the more horrified we should be.
We must repent of this mindset.
Pro-Life strategies have surrendered the youngest babies without a fight for so long that compassion for them has grown cold. Many people actually believe there is a moral difference between crushing a five-week baby and dismembering a twenty-week baby.
But there is no difference—not in God’s eyes. Every person is created in His image. The difference is in us, not them. The difference is in the partiality of our perceptions and hardness of our hearts as we are horrified for one and apathetic toward the other.
No human being is made more valuable because they can feel pain or have a detectable heartbeat. Their deaths aren’t made more worthy of justice the more they look like us born people.
My goal today is not to depress you, but to stir up godly sadness and righteous hatred for evil. May our grief turn into love for our neighbors. May it drive us to do good works by the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of our God.
When Proverbs 24:11 says, “Rescue those being taken away to death!” it’s not a hypothetical suggestion.
A genocide is going on right now in our time.
What are we going to do about it?
What are YOU going to do about it?
I know the evil seems overwhelming, and many of us don’t feel like the best equipped people for the job, but this isn’t about us. Our preborn neighbors need more than just our prayers, they need our help.
Are you ready to get involved?
If you don’t know how to get started: PRAY.
Don’t just pray generally about God ending abortion. Pray that God would show you how to personally get involved. Pray that you would see opportunities and have the courage to take them.
Fervently pray that you would see practical ways to get involved. YOU are needed and God knows where. Plead with Him to show you.
If you are a pastor or a church leader, then it is your duty to lead your flock and equip the saints for the work of ministry. Your congregation needs to know how to be the Church in the midst of an ongoing genocide.
As a leader in the church, your role is a CRITICAL one.
That’s why AATX is hosting a church leaders conference on August 19 in the Houston area.
This training event is an important one because the role of the Church in abolishing abortion in our state and country has much to do with pastors and church leaders teaching and equipping their congregations. So if you’re a church leader, please save the date, August 19, 2022, for our church leaders conference, and keep an eye out for more information on that soon.
Jesus said that whatever we do for the least of these, we do for Him. Those words should ring in our ears as we look at these images and watch the videos of the broken bodies of our preborn neighbors.
Let these ones that we can see spur us on to love and good works toward all those we can’t see.
Rise up Christians, it is time to put this evil to flight!
For life, for justice, and for the glory of God,
Abolish Abortion Texas