But there is hope. A Baptist official has started Baby Lives Matter.
Frank S. Page is president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee and is a member of Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee. (I am Methodist.)
We live in a nation of surprising contrast. We are a nation that goes to unbelievable lengths to protect the rights of individuals in every conceivable way. And we are a nation that embraces the wholesale slaughter of the weakest and most vulnerable among us. While society is obsessed with the rights of the individual, denial of fundamental rights to those not yet born is legally and culturally accepted and even encouraged.
The vast majority of the fifty-eight million babies who have been destroyed since Roe v. Wade were killed for convenience. Some try to argue the justification of abortion where the life of the mother is at stake or whether the impregnation was done through rape or incest. But statistics are clear. The top reasons women choose abortion are convenience—they want to postpone childbearing, they want no more children, they can’t afford a baby, they think having a child will disrupt their education or job, they think a child would complicate their relationship with their partner, they are too young, or their parents object to the pregnancy.
Some convince themselves that a child is not a human being until after birth. Others believe a woman’s right to destroy the life within her is a higher right than the baby’s right to life. Still others support abortion laws by saying they are necessary to protect women from unhealthy or unsafe circumstances.
The reality is that a child’s heart begins to beat at four weeks and children not yet born feel pain and experience emotion. We must not compound one wrong—an unwanted pregnancy—with a true tragedy—the murder of the unborn child.Some will point out that a disproportionate number of the babies killed are black, just as those murdered post-birth are, be it at the hands of police or at the hands of criminals.
Others will point out that since the women do not want these babies, these children were doomed anyway.
But is a woman's convenience worth the price of another person's life? I am not talking about rape or incest. Those are rare instances. I aim at the reason we have a million abortions a year: convenience.
Speaking of incest, that seems to be the next frontier for the Left. The morals that this nation were founded upon are undermined daily by the people who benefit most from this nation.
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