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Life

Desiring God Senior Director Queries President Obama

Here is a great open letter to President Obama by John Knight, Senior Director for Development at Desiring God.  Knight asks Obama some very legitimate questions about abortion.  Here are his three main questions:

  • When do we get to talk about how the behavior of men on virtually every measurable level has gotten worse since abortion was made legal across the United States? Men are more likely to leave women today, more likely to be abusive, less likely to care for the children they father, and less likely to consider the consequences of their sexual behavior. Up to 75% of marriages that have a disabled child end in divorce, and most of the time it is the man who walks away from his family. When do we get to talk about men being encouraged to act like men rather than petulant, irresponsible, selfish little boys?
  • When do we get to talk about the cultural expectation that a mother is expected to abort her baby with an identified disability in the womb? Doctors, nurses, social workers assume a diagnosis of downs syndrome or spina bifida means a woman should terminate the pregnancy. What do you call a 90% abortion rate, Mr. President? If it were babies of any ethnicity, you would rightly call it genocide. What do you believe about families in this situation, Mr. President?
  • Finally, Mr. President, you said yourself that “the strong too often dominate the weak.” Please explain to me, Mr. President, who is more weak and thus more worthy of your protection as the leader of the free world than a baby in his or her mother’s womb?
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Life

John Piper Addresses President Obama on Abortion

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Life

How the Swine Flu and Abortion are Related

Mike Huckabee writes why he’s not afraid of the swine flu.  Here’s a good chunk of his article:

I’ve watched the Obama administration tell us how much they care about protecting lives from the flu. If they really want to help make children safer, let me make a suggestion: Start doing all you can to move this country to being pro-life.

Almost a million unborn children will die in their mother’s womb because of elective abortion this year. These are not sick or unhealthy babies, they’re just inconvenient.

And by ending their lives because they represent an economic disruption or a social interference to the mother, we’ve created a culture in which a human life is expendable because it represents an inconvenience.

It happens a million times a year in the United States. Where’s the press conference by the president, or the warnings of the vice president, or the outline of steps to be taken issued by Homeland Security or the secretary of Health and Human Services?

There isn’t one, because they all support the notion that it’s OK to end the lives of perfectly healthy unborn babies because they are in someone’s way.

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Theology

John Calvin on Abortion

From his Commentary on the Last Four Books of Moses:

For the fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and it is almost a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.

Speaking of Calvin, I’m going to post a bit on his life sometime next week (hopefully).  Most people know a lot about what Calvin taught, but few actually know about his life.  I’m one of those people so I’m excited to learn a bit more with you.  A lot of people mistakenly have called Calvin a cold, mean-spirited man who hated non-Christians.  The exact opposite is actually true.  He intensely loved the world and wanted everyone to know about the saving grace Jesus offers.  Hopefully the coming post will dispel some of those false stories.

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Life

Fifteen Pro-Life Truths

John Piper offers 15 wonderful truths about pro-life in order to persuade pro-choice people.  The best part about these truths is that they are not “Christian” or from the Bible.  They are truths that no one, in their right mind, should be able to argue with.

I’m getting married in less than a year and someday, Lord willing, I’ll be a daddy.  For me, as that becomes more and more of a reality, I cannot help but become more and more firm on this issue of protecting unborn children.  Pray for redemption and reconciliation and change with this issue.  God is working, even if it doesn’t seem like it.

It may be hard to see, but Jesus will have supremacy in everything, and abortion is not outside of everything.