jtrhart

Abortion in the News

In abortion, news on January 23, 2008 at 10:33 pm

These past two weeks there has been a lot of news on abortion. I was most excited to read John Ensor’s commentary on the Desiring God blog. He says:

The end of abortion as a business is in sight when the prolife movement is not only joined by, but led by, the African-American and Latino Christian Community. I call it the Third Wave.

So you can see why I was excited at his posting. The article gives a brief summary of how he defines these three waves so have a read to understand more about this.

Here were some more articles in the news:

  • Justin Taylor interviews Scott Klusendorf on his upcoming book Pro-Life Christians in the Brave New World. Here is a quick excerpt:

    JT: You’ve stated before that many abortion-choice arguments are flawed because they ignores the central philosophical question in the abortion debate: What is the unborn? Can you give us an example of what you mean?

    SK: Certainly. Many well-intentioned people cite rape as a justification for abortion. Aside from the fact that few actual pregnancies result from rape, this argument is a case of using worst-case scenarios and emotion to avoid clear thinking on the matter. That is to say, while the rape objection has rhetorical force, it misses the key moral question: How should we treat innocent human beings that remind us of a painful event? Is it okay to kill them so that we can feel better? True, pro-life advocates must do all they can to lovingly care for victims of sexual assault, but if the unborn are human, hardship does not justify homicide.

  • Another interview from Justin Taylor. This time he speaks with Robert P. George on the Roe v. Wade decision.
  • This video has been on YouTube for a long time. It very graphically shows the results of aborted children at various stages of pregnancy. I hesitate to even post it due to its very graphic nature, but this is reality and it happens to more than 0 children a year so it must stop.
  • Denny Burk posts on Sanctity of Life Sunday.
  • The Washington Post has an article on the recent pro-life rally in DC and how encouraged protesters were that abortion rates fell to the lowest they have ever been in the past thirty years.
  • Here is a post from the Evangelical Outpost on comparing slavery with abortion.

Please join me in praying for those who are considering abortion as an option and those struggling from regret from their past decisions, please join me in praying for changed hearts.

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