Recently I participated in a Twitter conversation, an abortion debate with a rabid pro-abortionist. (I know pro-abortionists prefer the term pro-choice, but that’s only to temper the realization that they support a woman’s right to kill her unborn child.) This debate stemmed from a blog I posted recently about pro-life issues. This conversation, impeded by a mere 140 characters per argument, revealed much about this individual’s disregard for life and when it begins.
He first argued, “If cons were so concerned about human life they wouldn’t kill people in churches or find some twisted way to justify it.” Initially, I scratched my head, wondering to what he referred. Then he followed up with a tweet detailing the instance when an individual murdered an abortion doctor attending a church service. Because of this isolated incidence, he considered conservatives hypocritical in regards to life issues. Once I explained that God hated murder of all types he broached the topic of life’s sanctity, questioning my views on the sacred nature of other life forms.
He tweeted the following: “As is your choice you want to give non-existing entities rights at the expense of existing ones. Let people make there own choices as god intended . Life exists under your fingernail but that doesn’t stop u from washing your hands.”
That’s definitely a stunning statement from the mouth of a pro-choice advocate. The Bible teaches that God created man in His own image, the only life form garnering that designation. Of course years of evolutionary indoctrination diminishes man’s existence to millions of years of accidental processes. Only by the grace of…..circumstance did man’s tree fork into humanity, dodging the lonely existence of cactus by mere molecules. If people swallow that lie, no wonder pro-choice people treat a baby’s miniscule beginnings the same as microscopic pathogens.
“Even Science confirms life in the womb starts at conception,as a complete set of DNA exists,designating the microscopic baby, human”
“If you think that a germ deserves as much protection as a human life, that pretty well sums up the prob with liberalism today.”
A few evenings ago, a fellow Twitterer posted Psalm 51 as a pro-life passage. I often reference Psalm 139 and though quite familiar with the fifty-first, one verse in particular failed to register, substantiating my pro-life ideology. Take time to read Psalm 51, particularly noting the highlighted verse.
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
The Psalmist David rightly recognizes, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that life begins at conception. Though pro-choice advocates may label the growing life a fetus, clump of cells, or compare the “growth” to crud crammed under the fingernails, God clearly calls the “conceived,” human life.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13
As November looms, vote for a champion of life.
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