Tuesday marked 46 years since the Roe v. Wade decision. New York celebrated this dark anniversary by passing a ghastly new abortion law. The law severed every remaining tie between abortion and the criminal code, instead completely recasting abortion as a private medical decision about a woman’s “reproductive health.”
Today, no baby in New York can ever rest easily in the warmth of the maternal womb, even up to the moment of birth. Every little unborn baby’s life teeters precariously on the whim of the mother. If mom feels like her “health”—psychological? emotional? financial? or physical?—is affected, there’s apparently now no need to worry. A nurse practitioner is waiting down the street to dismember and annihilate the baby for little or no charge. This law turns “health” into a twisted euphemism.
People celebrating this believe in one and only one god—themselves. Only they can decide who lives and who dies, who exists and who doesn’t. In 2016 alone, 87,325 unborn babies were sacrificed to the god of Self in New York. How many more will they take before they are satisfied?
God, we ask that you would act quickly to bring about changes in the laws of our country to outlaw the barbaric and murderous practice of abortion. By your Spirit, open the eyes of our culture to see the goodness and beauty of Christ, rather than idolizing the autonomy and whims of their own selfish desires. Protect the innocent, the little babies inside their mother’s womb who cannot defend or speak for themselves. Give us energy and wisdom to work towards justice, for our country’s good and your greater glory.
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.
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