Last week a new Texas law went into effect that Yahoo sports writer Shalise Manza Young, called, “barbaric.” “Inhumane.” “Nauseating.”
Furthermore, she urges the NCAA to deny Texas cities of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio the right to host all men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and championship games for 2022 and all future years.
Failure to do so, Young argues, would show the NCAA and their leadership to be spineless and complicit in supporting this “odious new law.”
If you’re following the news, you know what the outrage is about. If not, you’re wondering what terrible law the Texas legislature has enacted?
Dubbed the “heartbeat bill,” last Wednesday a new law went into effect banning abortion “once cardiac activity can be detected in the embryo.” Typically, this occurs around the sixth week of pregnancy.
This has caused a backlash of anger and indignation in the pro-abortion community. That’s what prompted Shalise Manza Young to lash out against the NCAA for their silence about this new law.
What you speak up about — or don’t — says volumes.
This week, a barbaric, inhumane law went into effect in Texas that effectively bans all abortion and even worse, deputizes others with nothing better to do to turn people in they even suspect may take agency over their own health and well-being and receive a bounty for doing so.
It’s nauseating even writing that sentence.
Indeed, Young’s article speaks volumes about her. Heeding her characterization of silence prompts ThePreachersWord to also speak up.
It’s an incredibly ironic and perverted sense of twisted logic to call any legislation barbaric, inhuman, and nauseating that restricts murdering, innocent, unborn children.
90% of abortions are performed using the suction aspiration method where “a powerful suction/vacuum tube “called a cannula is inserted into the womb through the dilated cervix. The cannula dismembers the body of the developing baby and tears the placenta from the uterus, sucking them into a container.” This is explained in more nauseating detail on this web page. Following the procedure, abortionists will often examine the cannula for body parts to be sure everything was removed.
That’s not barbaric? Inhumane? Nauseating?
Young’s indignation like others of her ilk is a stark reminder of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah’s commentary on the self-deception, perversion of justice, and confusion of moral distinctions in his day.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!
This passage and Young’s acrimonious article remind me of the question supposedly asked by Abraham Lincoln, ‘If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does it have?’
He then answered his own query. ‘Four. Because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one.”
Likewise, calling evil good doesn’t make it so. Nor does calling abortion “a woman’s right to choose” change God’s moral principles, or alter Biblical teaching on the sanctity of life.
Job refers to the unborn child as an infant (Job. 3:16).
David, in Psalm 139, identifies himself as a person known by God in his mother’s womb.
Luke, the physician, records that Elisabeth, the mother of John, the Immerser, conceived a son (Lk. 1:35). In verse 41 the doctor wrote, “the baby leaped in her womb.”
The Bible uses the expression “with child” 26 times to refer to pregnant women.
Since 1973, 62 million children have been slaughtered on the altars of individualism, selfishness, and humanism. That’s barbaric. Inhumane. Nauseating.
Ironically, Young claims the NCAA by its silence on the “heartbeat bill” “devalues women” who would travel to Texas and play basketball and “does not respect them as human beings.”
What about the untold numbers of females brutally sucked from their mother’s womb who never have the opportunity to grow up and play basketball? They’re human beings too. What about the barbaric way they’re devalued, debased, and discarded like yesterday’s garbage?
While even some pro-life advocates have concerns about various legal aspects of the Texas law, and for whatever “flaws” it may possess, I rejoice and praise God for every child’s life that is spared.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman