On Monday, the United States Senate voted down a bill (Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act) that would have enacted a federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks. The 60-vote procedural hurdle failed by a tally of 51-46. Currently, the U.S. is one of only seven countries - joining China, North Korea, Vietnam, Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore - in allowing this murderous procedure to take place after 20 weeks. For those who argue scientifically that at this point in a pregnancy term a baby is simply a clump of cells as a fetus, take a look at this Tweet below. It is a cover of Life Magazine prior to Roe vs. Wade. The baby in the photo is at 18 weeks.
If this was all not bad enough, certain "faith leaders" gathered Monday at various U.S. abortion clinics to pray not for this genocide to stop, but to instead pray for blessings on these clinics that perform late-term abortions.
According to this morning's Washington Post, "when clergy gather at an abortion clinic, it’s usually in protest, outside the building. Rarely are they huddled inside the clinic, not to condemn but to bless the procedures that happen there.
Yet that was the Rev. Carlton Veazey’s task as he led a prayer in Bethesda on Monday. “God of grace and God of glory, in whom we move and live,” he said, as he opened a prayer for the well-being of the doctor and nurses who facilitate abortions at a clinic here and for their patients. “Keep them safe and keep them strong. And may they always know that all that they do is for Thy glory.”
Thy glory, really? When did murdering babies by the millions glorify God? Last I checked, our heavenly Father, whom all children are created in his image, is clear on when life begins. I guess Rev. Veazey must have skipped over Jeremiah 1:5 where the Lord states, "before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you."
If Rev. Veazey's brainless prayer was not enough, he continued.
“The Supreme Court affirmed a woman’s right to choose an abortion. But before the Supreme Court did it, God had already done it, because it affirms a woman’s moral agency."
Wow, apparently Veazey knows a different God than I do. Maybe Veazy also missed Psalms 139:13-16. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
Not to be outdone, Rev. Cari Jackson also prayed. “We give honor to all of these women who choose to come to this space,” said Jackson, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ who has served in United Methodist and Presbyterian Church USA congregations. “We sanctify this space, and we honor this as holy.”
Abortion clinics are now holy? Jackson, Veazey, and the other clergy that were at these abortion clinics may believe this, but Christ does not. In living out our lives, we can follow worldly wisdom that is false or Godly wisdom that is true. We must examine every thought and deed by the truth of the Word and no other standard.
As Russell Moore puts it, “children torn apart in abortion facilities have no names, but God knows their names. They have no resting places but Jesus grants them rest. I am reminded that we have to say things to one another that human beings shouldn’t have to say. Mothers shouldn’t kill their children. Fathers shouldn’t abandon their babies. No human life is worthless, regardless of skin color, age, disability, economic status. The very fact that these things must be proclaimed is a reminder of the horrors of this present darkness. Human life bears inherent dignity because human life reflects the life of God himself.
It is my prayer that those women who have been lied to by these demonic schemes know that no sin has more power than the cross of Jesus Christ. That they know that no one is unforgivable or unlovable through Jesus. Also, I pray that the bondage and culture of death pushed by these "faith leaders," members of Congress, Planned Parenthood, and others in the abortion business will end.