Everyone Deserves the Same Freedom, Including the Unborn

ChooseLifeYesterday The White House released a statement from President Obama, which in part read…

“Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health….. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”

Contrast the President’s statement with this one:

“I don’t think there is a good reason for an abortion….“It’s not your body, it’s not your choice, because you got that from God. He gave it to you.”

Guess who said that?

It was Norma McCorvey. Don’t know her? She was a Texas woman who at age 21 was pregnant for the third time. She worked at a low paying job. And Norma didn’t need another child.

She lived at a time before abortions were legal. So she lied and said she was raped, since Texas laws allowed abortions in such situations. However, her scheme failed. She tried to get an illegal abortion. But was unsuccessful. She gave birth to the child, who was eventually adopted. However, her situation led to a law suit.

Yes, you guessed it,  Norma McCorvey is Jane Roe, the plaintiff in Roe v Wade.

Since  the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion 56 million babies have been murdered. 56 million human beings who did not receive “the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”  And many women scarred for life. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. And spiritually.

Ironically, Norma McCorvey has left the pro-choice movement and has become active in pro-life. She has written two books. And even asked for Roe v Wade to be overturned, but the appeal was denied.

Norma said her change occurred in 1995 while she was working in a clinic in Dallas. Operation Rescue opened an office next door and she became friends with Philip “Flip” Benham whose stance against abortion was based on the Bible. One day a chart showing a baby’s development caught Norma’s eye, and she became convinced abortion was wrong.

McCorvey would later admit that she had been used by liberal lawyers to advance their cause. And has charged the Doctors in clinics to be more concerned about their profits, than people who are hurt. She now looks at that which is in the womb as a child, not a mere fetus.  Advocates of abortion like to speak of a woman’s fetus, as if it’s some inanimate clump of tissue.

The Bible uses the expression “with child” 26 times to refer to pregnant women. The term fetus is never used. Luke, the physician, records that Elisabeth, the mother of John the Immerser, conceived a son (1:35). In verse 41 the doctor wrote “the baby leaped in her womb.” The baby! Not the fetus! It is the same Greek word that Luke uses to describe Jesus after he was born (2:12, 16). God views the unborn baby and the newborn baby in the same way. Both are living human beings.

In the midst of his suffering Job cries out, “Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, Like infants who never saw light?” (3:16). The unborn child is called an infant!

In describing the greatness of Jehovah’s power and majesty, the Psalmist, David, describes himself as a person, unborn in his mother’s womb.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Ps 139:13-16) 

Cal Thomas was right when he wrote, “The problem is less in Washington than in the human heart.  We have forgotten God and the value He places on human life.  When that changes, laws will change.

On this ignominious anniversary these words from Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, should be both illuminating and disturbing: “The holocaust against the unborn is the greatest sin they could ever do or even ever participate in.”

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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12 responses to “Everyone Deserves the Same Freedom, Including the Unborn

  1. Craig Thomas

    Ken,

    Great article! I sincerely fear for our nation since the shedding of “innocent blood” was a sin “which the LORD would not pardon” (2 Kgs. 24:4). With an ocean of innocent blood from ~55 million abortions since Roe v. Wade our nation may have doomed itself!

  2. Galen Garrison

    From a secular standpoint, “pro-choice” arguments are specious. The “pro-choice” crowd is typically inconsistent with their mantra “every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body” in the following areas: drugs, prostitution, sale of organ(s), suicide, and labor laws. Many pro-choicers want to impose via laws their own definitions of morality on other women in these areas but oddly not when it comes to abortion. The last item – labor laws – are usually the easiest to demonstrate. If two consenting adults agree to an employer/employee relationship, e.g. Jane will do Jim’s ironing for $5 per hour, Federal minimum wage laws prevent these two consenting adults from executing the relationship even though both willingly agree to it. In this example, a woman is not “able to make her own choices about her body” as it applies to the exchange of time and energy in the form of labor for a stated output; the morals of others – minimum wage laws – supercede the rights of the individual to exercise “choices about her body.”

    Debating the theological merits of pro-life is noble to be sure; however, the discussion may fall on deaf ears with someone who is of another faith, no faith, or chooses from the Bible what they like and dislike. But we can use reason to demonstrate that even from a secular standpoint their argument is inconsistent at best and fraudulent at worst.

  3. Really I did not have any opinion about this. No pro no against. You have truly gave me food for thought. My initial reaction would be the woman, nowadays has the choice of contraceptive so until I think some more I am going to go for abortion for medical reasons and in case of rape. I have really to think about this more. Great post, it made me think .

  4. Thank you for posting this most important story about Jane Roe realizing that she was was used by liberal lawyers to advance their cause. People need to know this.
    Lord bless you.

  5. Stephen Segrest

    I believe that abortion should be legal AND extremely rare. This is my brief story why I feel this way. I have a life-long friend that I’ve known since a kid. She and her husband wanted children but she could not conceive. They turned to a fertility clinic, where she became pregnant with sextuplets. As her pregnancy progressed, complications developed, and her doctors (2nd and 3rd opinions) told her that if she did not abort 4 of the babies, that all would die. My friend (a devout Christian) and her family agonized over this horrible choice as we all prayed for her and the unborn babies. She chose a partial abortion and had healthy twins.

    Ken — what would you have told her if you had been her pastor and she turned to you for spiritual guidance during this horrible time? Please be consistent between what you would have told her and what you would tell a legislator on abortion laws.

    Stephen

    • Stephen

      The problem today is that abortion today is not rare. i.e. partial birth abortion.

      It’s difficult, if not impossible, to give an answer without all the facts. There are other stories of people who were told they would die, or the baby would, if not an abortion, but they refused all worked out well.

      We have always believed, and theOldTestamentteaches theright of self-defense–to take a life to save a life. So, there may some rare instances where an abortion would be permissible. However, I’m not looking so much at a few exceptions, but the 56 million babies that have been offered on the altar of selfishness, sinfulness and immorality

      Ken Weliever 400 NW Highcliffe Dr Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 Home Phone: 816-600-5001 Cell Phone: 813-507-1726 Church Office: 816-761-2659 preacherman@weliever.net web site: http://www.weliever.net/ blog: http://www.thepreachersword.com/ Church web site: http://hickmanchurch.com/

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  6. Stephen Segrest

    Ken — thanks for your Biblical reply on self defense (Mother’s and other babies’ life). What would Scripture be guiding us over the other primary exceptions talked about with rape and incest?

  7. Ruth

    Sent from my iPad

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  8. Stephen Segrest

    From the Sojourners Christian website — Abortion in U.S. hits the lowest level since 1973 as a result of better availability of contraception for women: http://sojo.net/blogs/2014/02/03/abortion-rate-hits-lowest-level-1973

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