The Most Dangerous Place in America, By David Costello

 (This appeared in the POWER Journal sometime in the mid 1990’s – I do not remember the exact date.  This is an excellent article on abortion – please read it while keeping in mind God’s view on the sanctity of life! Also keep in mind the time when this article was written.  Things are much worse today – because abortion still stands as “legal” in our nation.  L.B.)

 

Kids in grade school are caught bringing guns and knives to school.  There are gangs at the Junior and Senior High. We often hear reports where men and women did not escape death from a drive-by shooting. There is fussing, feuding, and fighting everywhere. But have you ever wondered where the most dangerous place on earth is? Is it in the White House in Washington, D.C.? Is it in the inner cities in Detroit? Is it in the crime-infested streets of Los Angeles? Is it in the penal systems of New York State? It is really hard to talk about the most dangerous place on earth. Why? People are being slaughtered there everyday and it makes us feel so helpless because we can’t seem to do anything about it.

 

And where is this blood-bath occurring? Right here under our nose in the good, old United States of America. Truthfully, dear friends, the most dangerous place in America today happens to be in a mother’s womb.  Did you know that twenty-five percent of the graduating class of 1995, (young men and women 17 and 18 years of age), were not presented their diploma before the admiring glances and cheers of their family and friends. And why? Because those young people were part of the 1.5 million babies murdered after abortion upon demand was legalized in this country.

Incidentally we can use fancy talk and make-reference to things like “the fetus, ” but that which is developing inside the womb of the mother is a child (Matthew 1:18 “she [Mary] was found with child… “). In the New Testament, the Greek word {brephos} translated “babe” had reference to the unborn child as well as the child after birth (cf., Luke 1:41,44, 2:12).

 

Out politicians today are constantly talking about “How To Improve Our Way Of Life!” We can’t think of a better way than to reverse the Supreme Court decision to Roe vs. Wade – January 22, 1973! Around the first of the year, the First Lady, (Hillary Clinton), gave a speech at George Washington University in which she declared that one of the chief items on the agenda of the President of the United States this year was to preserve and protect the way of life for mothers

and their offspring. How can this be when there is a heinous, hideous, and horrible waste of human life by the slaughter of innocent babies by abortion?

 

All of life is sacred according to the Scriptures. Men can try, but they can never prove that they have the right or justification to take the life of the innocent. While the Bible never says explicitly “Do not abort children!” – it certainly does hold up the sanctity of human life and it promises to bring into account those that “shed innocent blood” (Genesis 9:6; Proverbs 6:16,17). So this year, when graduation ceremonies are held, we need to pause, ponder, and pray about what our society has been doing for the past few years. We need to recall, reverse, and

repent of killing over 30 million unborn babies by abortion! It is our sincerest hope and prayer that this nation might have a heavy heart, a guilty conscience, and that some day very soon we might repent of the shedding of the blood of the innocent and reverse the decision of Roe vs. Wade. Maybe after we weep and cry a while for those little, innocent, unborn babies that have been slaughtered we will finally try to work in order to reverse the decision and provide them with the God given right to life. May God help us to eliminate abortions in this country. If we could reverse the decision, then maybe some of those babies would get a chance to turn our country around. God in heaven knows that We have not done all that well.

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