A recent CNN report, (dated 4–9–2020), was entitled “Abortion access thrown into jeopardy by coronavirus pandemic.” The report said:
“Abortion provider Marie Stopes International, which operates across 37 countries, has warned of far-reaching impacts worldwide if women's reproductive rights are not protected as governments limit citizens' activities.”
The question needs to be asked here – What would be the far-reaching impact of women not being able to get abortions and abortion services being curtailed? Obviously, babies would be born alive and well.
The report was clearly interested in protecting women’s reproductive rights. Well, what about the need to protect the rights of the children from being murdered in their mother’s womb?
The report further stated "Our initial projections warn that unless governments act now, up to 9.5 million vulnerable women and girls risk losing access to our contraception and safe abortion services in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The consequences would be devastating."
Some additional questions that should be asked include:
- In view of the fact that this report speaks of safe abortion services, what is safe about a procedure that, when carried out, a human being is always deliberately killed?
- What is so “devastating” about giving children the opportunity to be born and live productive lives?
The tragedies, the ironic truths, the lies, the deception of news media in cooperation with the wicked abortion industry, and its agenda are all sad realities.
Some governmental leaders have taken steps to order many non–essential businesses and activities to close for a time during the present pandemic and understandably so. Yet some of those same leaders have allowed abortion clinics to continue to operate, saying the services that they provide are “essential.”
Think about that. Leaders have taken great steps to close down much of our society in order to preserve human lives. Yet what does abortion do? It takes human lives.
How can anyone think that killing children in the womb is “essential?”
A recent article in the Washington Examiner states that the coronavirus exposes Planned Parenthood’s biggest lie. A notice from a Pennsylvania branch of Planned Parenthood stated:
"To ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community, Planned Parenthood Keystone has temporarily closed all of its health centers for family planning visits effective March 23, 2020."
The notice went on to say,
"At this time, Planned Parenthood Keystone is serving patients in Allentown, Wilkes-Barre, Warminster, Reading, York, and Harrisburg for abortion services only."
If Planned Parenthood is committed to women’s health as it tries to claim that it is, why close the health care centers at this time and keep the abortion clinics open?
Another Planned Parenthood clinic in Pennsylvania said: "Effective March 25, 2020, we have temporarily closed our Health Centers to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community." Yet, above that same notice, a sign said "COVID-19 UPDATE: Our Abortion Centers are open!"
It is so tragic that people who are pro-abortion are both aggressive and dedicated to their sad cause. They believe that helping women avoid the “perceived” inconvenience of a nine month pregnancy is much more important than the life of a precious baby girl or boy.
Pregnancy should never be seen as an “inconvenience.” It is a divine gift from God our heavenly Father.
Many other women long to receive and experience the gift of pregnancy. Yet, for whatever reason, they may never receive it. Without question, the experience of bearing and carrying children in the womb is a great and precious gift. What a tragedy abortion is in view of the fact that it devastates pregnancy. And sadly, many women who choose to abort may never be able to have children again.
Attorney and minister Allan Parker, the president of the Justice Foundation, recently stated: “The coronavirus is a judgment of God for the shedding of innocent blood.”
Also, recently I heard a sermon on a radio broadcast, in which a Methodist pastor stated that the Lord had told her that the coronavirus has come upon us because of abortion. Well, the Word of God clearly tells us that we reap what we sow.
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life (Galatians 6:7).
Abortion is the deliberate taking of innocent human life. Tragically, more than sixty million babies have died in the U.S. since 1973. We as a nation have sown many seeds of death through promoting and carrying out abortions. It appears that the coronavirus may very well be our nation reaping the harvest from the seeds of abortion down through the years.
Individuals, families, communities, states, and nations are all taking steps to be careful and wise to preserve health and life. Many of us are wearing masks, washing our hands, being careful to disinfect things, etc. Why? Because we want to preserve life and health. Babies in the womb cannot take steps on their own behalf to preserve their lives. They have neither the understanding nor ability in their situation to do so. They are totally dependent upon their mothers to take steps to protect them. Abortion is a conscious and intentional decision to kill them.
Our sovereign heavenly Father sees and knows what’s going on. Look at Jeremiah 19:4-5:
[T]hey have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and…they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My mind…
Look also at Ezekiel 16:20-21:
Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter? You slaughtered my children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire.
Now, we need to always be mindful of this great truth. We serve a merciful and forgiving heavenly Father. In 1 John 1:9, we are told,
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Without question, if we confess and repent of our sin, including the sin of abortion, and ask for his forgiveness, He will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. God is full of mercy and lovingkindness. If we simply come to Him and bring this matter, He will receive us, forgive us, and heal us.
Yet how important it is that we come to recognize that killing our children should never be our choice. We must repent of this sin and stop aborting God’s precious children.
Great is the need for us as individual believers and as the church to repent of our apathy, or negligence of adequately and faithfully taking a bold stand for life against abortion. Lord, forgive us and help us as your people now stand up boldly and speak up and speak out for life.
Abortion activists are unrelenting in furthering their agenda. We, the church, should be even more aggressive than the kingdom of darkness. Let us, through our prayers, our words, our witness, our actions, and our bold stance, seek to end the tragedy of legalized abortion - today.