Wednesday, February 22, 2012

When Abortion Becomes Racism

We can't really have a fully beautiful life as long as there are other human beings without the opportunity to enjoy the same. No segment of humanity has been denied this opportunity--the very RIGHT to LIFE--more than the unborn.

The link attached to the title of this post is a powerful and important message from Pastor John Piper, one of the leading men behind the Sovereign Grace Ministries of Churches (one of which I attend here in Xenia, Ohio).

It's not a two-minute YouTube, but a full sermon. Be patient and let Mr. Piper build his message--it gets riveting. If you'd rather read than listen, here's a link to the full text.

Piper says, "I would like you to link abortion and race the same way you link lynching and race." I agree.

To whet your appetite, here's a short excerpt:

My aim is that just as once even though the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case of 1857 held that Black slaves were property without rights as free persons, yet today we view that as unthinkable; so also even though the Supreme Court in the Roe v. Wade case of 1973 did not give the unborn the rights of free persons, nevertheless the day may come when that too is viewed as unthinkable. Racism might—and often did—result in the killing of innocent humans; in our history, it often did. But abortion always results in the killing of innocent humans. Between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 Black people were lynched in America. Today more Black babies are killed by white abortionists every three days than all who were lynched in those years (Life Education and Resource Network).
John Piper, from, When Abortion is Racism

Piper's message includes the truth of forgiveness for abortionists, those who have had abortions or forced them upon others. GOD is a forgiving God. But it doesn't make our responsibility to end the slaughter any less needful.

Sit back and listen to the sermon when you get a chance.
Rethink abortion in terms of racism.

Warmest Blessings,


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Loraine Ertelt said...

Thanks so much for speaking out for the unborn. My son is CEO/Editor of the largest pro-life internet news agency in the world.

For their lives,
Loraine Ertelt

Linore Rose Burkard said...

Hi Loraine,
I'd love to post about
I'll keep that in mind for a future Beautiful Life Wednesday post here.
Thanks for the information.
Warmest blessings,