God loved the nation of Israel so fully and so compassionately that he set before His people a clear path with clear instruction. In Deuteronomy 30:19, He says, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” (KJV)
In recent days, five undercover videos of conversations with Planned Parenthood staff have surfaced. In the videos, high-level staff members detail the organization’s barbaric, brutal practice of using partial-birth abortion—a felony—to make sure aborted babies are kept intact to the fullest extent possible so they can be sold. The practices are calmly discussed, and prices are set. We learn new phrases, such as “crunchy procedure.” Ultrasounds, typically used to celebrate the first sight of new life, are being used to guide abortionists to preserve valuable parts of the unborn.
Until now, pro-abortion advocates would couch Planned Parenthood’s activities in terms of “women’s health” or the “right to bodily integrity” (descriptions with which we fundamentally disagree). Now, Planned Parenthood is being exposed for what it really is: a retailer of aborted babies in a market where the practice makes them a great deal of money. And millions of our tax dollars go to fund this abortion giant every year. Now, even the most stringent pro-abortion advocates are cringing.
It’s ugly. We can’t unhear what we’ve heard; we can’t unsee what we’ve seen. And we must not forget.
How then should believers respond? At the National Center for Life and Liberty, we offer two suggestions:
II Chronicles 7:14 states, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (KJV)
As believers, we must ask ourselves the following: Have we lost our passion in the fight for life? Have we chosen a comfortable complacency because abortion is now “settled law”? If so, we must repent of the sin of complacency, turn from our passivity, and fervently pray. Then we must renew our commitment to “the least of these.” One of the life verses of NCLL founder Attorney David Gibbs III, is Matthew 25:40: “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (KJV)
In the end, we will be asked how we cared for the least of these. Who are they?
When the collective we (the church) and we (you and I) embrace the fight for all of life in all these arenas, we will have chosen a path worthy of the Lord’s blessing.
We choose life.
And we’re asking you to join in the fight. Support the work of the NCLL as we argue in the courts, educate and inform people through the media, and promote legislation that recognizes the sanctity of life. Donate here today; your donation is your voice in the fight to preserve life!