Monday marked a low point in Senate history. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act failed to receive the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Democratic filibuster. The bill protects babies who survive abortion procedures, requiring them to be treated like any other baby would be. The backlash against a bill to make infanticide illegal has been truly appalling. Among the worst comments made were in a letter from several professional medical associations, who were quoted as saying the bill would be a “dangerous government intrusion into private health-care decisions.
Get real. The bill is not an “intrusion” into private health care. Arresting a man who abuses his wife is not an “intrusion” into their private marriage. Prosecuting a bank robber is not an “intrusion” into a private business. Far from being an intrusion, this bill is a clear moral response to the complete exclusion of justice from abortion clinics.
We should pray that some semblance of justice will intrude upon the murder of these innocent, fully born and fully alive children. And we should anticipate eagerly the day when Jesus Christ our King will intrude upon this brutal world and stop this madness. Come quickly, Lord.
God, we ask that you would impress upon each of us the seriousness and the horror of abortion, which is the taking of innocent life. We ask that you would bring about a change in the law, providing justice and protection for the most vulnerable. We pray that you would work by your Spirit and through your church to change the hearts and open the eyes of those who somehow support these heinous murders. May our hearts long for your kingdom to come, where Christ will reign forever in peace and justice.
Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 25 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book, Choosing the Extraordinary Life: God’s 7 Secrets for Success and Significance, is available in bookstores everywhere. He is an evangelical adviser to the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.