Life Should Not be a Divisive Issue
Updated: Mar 6, 2020
In the Bible, the prophet Jeremiah protested the role God was calling him to, complaining “I do not know how to speak, because I am a youth” (Jeremiah 1:6).
But God explained to Jeremiah that his value and worth was in the fact he was created by God, not in what he could do:
Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,
And before you were born, I consecrated you” (Jeremiah 1:4-5 NASB).
Each year, numerous events across America celebrate the fact that God is the Author of all human life and that it should therefore be protected and respected. Perhaps the most notable of these events is the March for Life in Washington DC. This year’s march was historic in that for the first time since Roe v. Wade “legalized” abortion on demand 47 years ago, the gathering was addressed in person by the President of the United States. Trump told the tens of thousands:
We’re here for a very simple reason: to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential.
Such a statement should not have been controversial, for the Declaration of Independence promises that the protection of life is one of the inalienable rights to be solemnly guarded by government. Yet social media and news outlets found the President’s simple statement to be so appalling that they felt it needed to be censored. So among broadcast media not only did CNN and MSNBC refuse to air the event but CNN’s national correspondent snidely observed:
Trump, by speaking here today, has really become the face of the anti-abortion movement...There is a reason that no other president in the last 47 years has come here.
But that was kind compared to what Twitter did. It flagged a video showing children calling on Americans “to build a culture that cherishes innocent life” as unacceptable, labeling it “sensitive material”—a designation usually reserved for particularly graphic images or hate-filled content. 
By these standards, even Psalm 139 and its declaration that unborn life is from God would be censored.
Being pro-life isn’t just a political position, it is the Biblical one. But to stand for unborn life today is now considered as launching an “assault on women,” which, of course, ignores the thousands of women in the group who marched with signs such as:
“Conceived in rape. I love my life.”
“By choosing his life, I chose mine too.”
“I regret my abortion. Ask me why.”
While opponents falsely claim that protecting unborn life is to “hate women” and “care about controlling women’s bodies,” it is our God-given responsibility as Christians to “defend the weak and the fatherless, and uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed” (Psalm 82:3).
Even if the world forgets that “children are a gift from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3), God will not, saying:
“Can a woman forget her nursing child
And have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget, but I will not forget you
Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16).
May our endeavors every day for the remainder of this year be part of a March for Life.
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