Friday, January 23, 2009

What rights do babies have?

The Mexico City Policy prohibits U.S. funds to be received by non-governmental agencies outside the U.S. unless they agree to "neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning." In other words, our country is not going to pay for abortions of people in other countries or for our own citizens who may seek an abortion in another country. President Obama is planning on lifting this ban today.

Thursday was the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legalization of abortion in America. Since January 22, 1973 nearly 50 million babies have been killed before birth. These children need to be mourned and need to be fought for. Truth must be spread. Even if our nation refuses to recognize the moral issues present we must ask the legal question of when babies have rights. That question has been asked and answered regarding race and gender so it should be answered as it concerns the unborn. Follow the links below to read how John Piper explains that Abraham Lincoln’s reasoning against slavery should apply to the rights of the unborn. There is also a link to a post by Justin Taylor regarding the issue of abortion in the early church. Then view the video of Norma McCorvey (aka Jane Roe) for a candid confession.

HT: Justin Taylor

1 comment:

John Denby said...

Good and enlightening post!