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Without Natural Affection
January 24, 2019

By: Johnny O. Trail

The state of New York passed a bill allowing abortions through the third trimester of pregnancy.  This bill was passed on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that allows a mother to abort a child as late as the third trimester of gestation.  Considering recent changes to the United States Supreme Court, the state of New York believed that this law was vital in protecting a woman’s “reproductive rights.”  The passage of this legislation was immediately bemoaned by those against abortion and embraced gleefully by those who are “pro-choice.”[1]

            The flood of opinions on social media immediately appeared on the screens of those who keep up with such things.  The stark contrasts between those on each side of the debate became immediately apparent.  One post showed the supporters of the pro-choice legislation signing the bill into law.  They all had big smiles on their faces as if they had done some magnificent thing for all of humanity.  When the bill was passed in the legislative chambers, a great cheer went up from just about all those who were present.[2]

            As this writer watched the video of these proceedings, one phrase from the book of Romans immediately came to mind.  Romans 1:28-32 says, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, [emp. J.O.T.] implacable, unmerciful:  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”  This same word is translated as “heartless” by other versions of the Bible. 

            When one considers the sacrifices that some women endure to see their children born healthy, it becomes clear that those in jubilant support of abortion on demand are “without natural affection” and “heartless” regarding the unborn.  Those who stand as champions regarding the lives of the unborn stand decidedly against the heartless.  Certain mothers have refused life saving treatments for various diseases because they wanted to give their unborn children a chance at life.[3]  Many women, my wife included, were forced to be on restrictive bed rest to ensure that their children were carried full term and born healthy.  Women who have had miscarriages and still births mourn their losses.

            Individuals who have felt the pain of losing a child or the desperation of wanting a child of one’s own would express anything but celebration over laws that allow the slaughter of unborn, innocent children.  Instead of celebration, there should be weeping and mourning over such an atrocious piece of legislation.  Jeremiah 31:15 says, “Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.” 

Some political commentators disagree, but it seems the new law would allow a mother to terminate her child up until the point of birth if the child was born with certain “disabilities.”  One wonders what constitutes a “disability?”  Also, who gets to make that determination?

            The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, described the legislation as an important step in a “woman’s right to control her own body.”  He is incorrect regarding the second life living within its mother’s womb.  It has a body and genetic code all its own.  It is a distinct human being with its own traits and personality.

            In celebration of the new legislation, Governor Cuomo order the needle portion of the World Trade Center to be lite pink.  Some people on social media ironically observed that the top portion of the World Trade Center resembled a large needle that is sometimes employed in various abortion procedures.  How horrific!

            Our country has fallen in lock step with other world leaders.  Hitler killed six million Jews during WWII and various other nationalities of people.[4]  It is hard to determine exactly, but Joseph Stalin killed somewhere over 20 million people during his tyrannical reign.[5]   Pol Pot killed about two million during his blood thirsty reign over Cambodia.[6]  Mao Zedong killed around forty-five million people in his communist revolution.[7]  Each of these world leaders are viewed with disgust ad nauseum for the manner in which they slaughtered human beings to accomplish their political and social agendas. 

According to one web site 60,069,971 babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade![8] Over sixty million innocent, defenseless human beings have been put to death.  We are critical of the atrocities of former world leaders, but we as a nation cannot see or do not care about the atrocities being performed in our own country.    

Most of these unborn children are aborted in the name of “reproductive freedom.”  Laws like the one just passed in New York would provide a longer amount of time for one to seek an abortion and make it possible for people other than doctors to provide abortions.  This will widely open the door for incompetent, unscrupulous medical professionals and ensure injury to mothers seeking to abort their unborn children.

The Bible speaks of the unborn as having attributes of the fully grown prior to birth.  Jeremiah 1.5 says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”   Evidently, God knew Jeremiah before he was ever born and knew that he would be ordained a prophet for God’s purposes. 

By the same token, God knew over sixty million babies before they were ever born.  If the blood of Abel cried out, what of the blood of sixty million aborted children?  Genesis 4.10 says, “And he said, ‘What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.’”

The Bible speaks of a day in which God will judge all human beings that have ever lived.  Revelation 20:12-13 says, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the bookof life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.”  I, for one, would hate to be number among those who had a part or role in aborting over sixty million unborn children. 


[1] https://www.yahoo.com/news/andrew-cuomo-signs-abortion-bill-084216083.html?ncid=facebook_yahoonewsf_akfmevaatca

[2] https://www.yahoo.com/news/andrew-cuomo-signs-abortion-bill-084216083.html?ncid=facebook_yahoonewsf_akfmevaatca

[3] https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/09/11/mom-who-refused-cancer-treatment-due-to-pregnancy-dies-just-three-days-after-giving-birth/23204874/?fbclid=IwAR2l9voOvtwIr3kCOT104TrzlxQxJloqlzjG5K7sliM1PxxcnqXFgoL3KMs

[4] https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/documenting-numbers-of-victims-of-the-holocaust-and-nazi-persecution

[5] https://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/04/world/major-soviet-paper-says-20-million-died-as-victims-of-stalin.html

[6] https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/pol-pot

[7] https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/maos-great-leap-forward-killed-45-million-in-four-years-2081630.html

[8][8] https://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/18/60069971-abortions-in-america-since-roe-v-wade-in-1973/

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