Category Archives: Abortion

Three Responses To the Reversal of Roe

I was one of those who doubted that Roe v Wade would ever be overturned. Last Friday’s Supreme Court Decision by a 6-3 majority proved me wrong. Thankfully.

In the past 10 ten years, ThePreachersWord has published  19 posts regarding the sin of abortion. While we’ve been focused on the Biblical teaching regarding the sanctity of life and the grave moral wrong of abortion, it’s worth noting some key sentences from the majority opinion written by Justice Alito. Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Isaiah 5:20-21

“Abortion is sacred. And the Supreme Court can’t take that away from us, screamed a headline in an article by Rae Guerra-Lorenzo defending the constitutional and personal right of a woman to abort her baby.

Rabbi Mara Nathan, the senior Rabbi at Temple Beth-El in San Antonio, addressed the issue in a sermon entitled “The Right to Choose is a Jewish Value.” She asserted that “Judaism has always been pro-choice” regarding the issue of abortion.

“Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred.” Tweeted John Fetterman, the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and a 2022 candidate for the United States Senate. Continue reading

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Bereavement Leave For Abortion

As reported by multiple news outlets, the Portland, Oregon, city council has recently enacted a “groundbreaking” policy that provides bereavement leave for employees who undergo an abortion.”

According to CNBC, Pittsburgh, PA was the first US city to pass legislation allowing for employees’ bereavement leave for causes like miscarriage, in vitro failure, or an abortion. Both cities extend a three-day bereavement leave. Continue reading

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Who’s Really Barbaric and Inhumane?

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? Continue reading

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My Body. My Choice. Right Or Wrong?

Simone Biles, regarded as one of the greatest gymnasts in US history, has stirred controversy and criticism following the Tokyo Olympics.

A few days ago Biles requested her Instagram followers to share “unpopular opinions.” In the beginning, most were rather benign and non-controversial. Until one person posted, “abortion is wrong.”

Biles, who won silver and bronze medals in the Olympics, responded, “ “I already know this is going to start the biggest argument & may even lose followers BUT I’m very much pro-choice.” Continue reading

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The Sanctity of Human Life

In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring Friday, January 22nd, as “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.”

This celebration of life coincides with the anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision that allows a pregnant woman to abort her unborn child. Since then over 61 million unborn lives have been snuffed out, according to the American Life League.

“Every human life is a gift to the world,” the President wrote. “Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God.” Continue reading

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Abortion Actually Is…

You see some things on Facebook that make you wince. Others cause you to shake your head in disbelief. And some elicit a chuckle. This one makes me sick.

A pro-choice organization, which means pro-abortion, recently mounted a new campaign claiming that abortion is a selfless act of love.

The National Women’s Law Center is seeking to “reframe” the abortion debate with their campaign “Abortion Actually.” According to their website they intend to “fight back against the assault on abortion rights in our country.” Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Psalm 139:13-16

In recent weeks there has been a backlash and vocal outrage over lawmakers proposing and state legislatures passing bills allowing third-trimester abortions up to the moment of birth. As a result, there are some encouraging signs.

A recent court ruling approved an Indiana law that the sale of aborted baby body parts is now illegal. According to the law, a “person who intentionally acquires, receives, sells, or transfers fetal tissue commits unlawful transfer of fetal tissue, a level 5 felony.” Continue reading

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Unique From Day One

Today, January 22nd is the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when United States Supreme Court struck down protections for babies before they were born.

For the past 45 years, Pro-Life Advocates have organized a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. Although, most major new media outlets ignored it, this year’s march numbered in the hundreds of thousands.

This year’s theme, “Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science” emphasizes the increased role of medical and technological advances that affirm the pro-life movement. Dr. David Prentice and Dr. Grazie Christie, a Radiologist, joined with Jeanne Mancini, President of “March for Life.” They discussed how this theme embodies the pro-life movement. Continue reading

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45 Years of Shame

It was on this day, January 22, 1973, that the United States Supreme Court handed down its infamous decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. The vote was 7-2. As a result, the state laws against abortion violated the Constitution and were struck down.

Since then almost 60 million babies have been slaughtered upon the altar of “a woman’s right to choose.” Fortunately, women’s pregnancy centers promoting a pro-life agenda, the advance of scientific understanding and use of sonograms has decreased the number of abortions in 2017 to its lowest number since Roe v Wade. Yet, there were still nearly 1 million babies denied the right to life last year. Continue reading

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