Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Sin of Inconvenience

Politics. Politics is something I can discuss with someone from an opposite perspective, and I am able to do so with a patient approach. Baseball is something else I can do that with ... even those Yankees fans. In fact, I'm pretty patient towards the vast majority of things that would fall under the umbrella of religious discussion. But last week I discovered a topic that I do not have it in me to take a patient approach. That issue is abortion.

A friend of Emily's (and a new friend of mine) posted the following picture on facebook:

I'm not a huge facebook-er, but I do try to skim it from time to time, and this managed to show up in my feed (which is quite a feat considering I only subscribe to close friends and family). I remember casually taking note of the picture thinking to myself: "good stuff," and then I saw there were multiple comments left. Curiosity got the best of me, and I was compelled to see what all the rage was about. The first few were what I expected: Christians offering their rightful agreement. Last, and awkwardly was a comment left by a pro-abortionist picking a fight with the grammar, and trying to point out inconsistencies of Christians who don't likewise mourn for the loss of skin-cells that die every day. 

My trusty HTC Incredible Android phone was where I first stumbled upon the soon-to-be warzone, so the comment I left was 140-ish characters which read: "Heh, the point that was missed is that western culture would go nuts over a single cell plant life on mars ... But has such a disregard for human life that it fails to recognize the value and dignity deserving of unborn babies."

Heidi-the-abortionist and I went back and forth a few times, and the conversation came to an abrupt halt when I pointed out the absurdity of her arguments. I was not willing to budge on the fact that human life, from the moment of conception is valuable and has inherent dignity because we are created in God's image. Quickly I pointed to Psalm 139:13, "For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.

I am offended at the fact that abortions happen at all, but I am incensed that anyone would dare presume to defend such actions. Let's be honest for a moment: abortion is nothing less than murdering the unborn, those who have not yet had the chance to take their first breath. How can abortion not make you outraged? There is no argument I will accept - and can hardly stand to listen to - because there is no excusing the murder of an unborn baby who is an inconvenience on you. I would rather spend hours listening to Latter-day Saints defending that they can become gods than the pathetic arguments defending abortion.

From the abortionist's perspective I suppose the unborn have committed one unforgivable crime: the sin of inconvenience. To the pro-abortionist I would like to ask: who do you think you are that you believe your happiness and ... life ... is more important than an innocent unborn life? True, babies are likewise guilty of the sin of Adam, but before other men they are innocent of all crimes. 

The Christian must recognize the value of all human life, even those that are helpless and cannot contribute to society. This includes much more than the unborn, such as the mentally retarded, those will serious diseases, the handicapped and otherwise disabled, and the elderly. Life is a gift from God and it is to be regarded as such. The Psalmist writes: "I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me" (Psalm 3:5, NASB). It was the Lord who created life, and it is the Lord who sustains everything that lives. Maybe it is the fact that I am a new father and still vividly remember seeing the first ultrasound of my little Molly in the womb of my beautiful wife, but I can't help but think that any argument defending abortion is a ridiculous one. 

50 million abortions, according to the Centers for Disease Control have been legally performed in the United States since 1973. Fifty. Million. Can you try to comprehend that number of people being murdered? I can't, and it breaks my heart to think that it would have been a protected right had Emily and I decided to abort Molly. Disgusting. 

All I can say to the pro-abortionist is: shame on you for defending murder of the most innocent and the most helpless in American society. American culture would do well to listen carefully to the words of Christ: "...unless you repent, you will all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3, NASB). Amen, and may the Ruler of heaven and earth grant our nation the ability to turn from our wickedness and to the true and living God.


  1. Thanks Casey. We all have to speak out since the victims (the unborn) lack the ability to cry out themselves.

  2. Great post Casey! The murder of the unborn is totally sickening on every level, and they that defend it are without excuse.