Sunday I preached on abortion for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. We have done this since we planted the church. Each year we try to look from a different angle at the issue to provide Biblical truth and also cultural insight. This is always done with the perspective of the gospel in mind. The deep change that we need to recover from the wounds of abortion and be reconciled to God can come only through the message of His grace in Jesus Christ.
This year we looked at some of the great lies that abortion culture is built on.
Below is one of the stories I quoted in the message that you can listen to here. You can (and should) read more about the long list of abortion providers that gave up their work after seeing what it was really all about. This comes from the Human Life Review.
"At least one clinic worker, nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer, turned against abortion almost immediately after witnessing a partial-birth abortion. (This is also called a “D&X” abortion for “dilation and extraction.”) Shafer, who was “very pro-choice” at the time, accepted a temporary agency’s assignment to Dr. Martin Haskell’s abortion clinic in Dayton, Ohio, in 1993. On her third day at the clinic, she observed the D&X abortion of a Down Syndrome baby in the sixth month of gestation. She saw Haskell deliver most of the little boy’s body, keeping only his head inside the womb:
The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the [surgical] scissors in the back of his head, and the baby’s arms jerked out . . .
The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening, and sucked the baby’s brains out. Now the baby went completely limp. I was really completely unprepared for what I was seeing. I almost threw up as I watched Dr. Haskell doing these things. . . .
The woman wanted to see her baby, so they cleaned up the baby and put it in a blanket and handed it to her. She cried the whole time. She kept saying, “I am so sorry, please forgive me.” I was crying, too. I couldn’t take it."
After my message, one of the ladies at church came up to me and asked, with incredulity, "how could anyone who knows that this happens still support abortion?" And the answer is that most people don't know what really happens. I have done outreach on college campuses and discussed this. Most students don't understand what is going on. The evil and moral corruption of abortion can only survive when it is shrouded by deceit and darkness. Advocates of abortion cannot speak about the dignity and life of the child. The discussion is shrouded in medical and political euphemisms. And the sad thing is that these lies don't only take the lives of children, they harm women as well. Indeed a great many women go along with abortion because they are lied to. You can listen to the whole message here.