Several weeks ago, a major shift took place in American life and culture. Amid the cancel culture, the woke culture, the name-your-gender culture, the Supreme Court made a ruling which sent a legal tsunami that hit a fifty-year-old ruling and toppled it. And mere executive orders will not stop it.
In Dobbs et al vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the majority justices ruled that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives (moving the law back to the individual state authorities).
Whatever you think of this, it puts the individual states' rules and legislation in charge of how reproduction is viewed. Telling in the language are words we may not have expected from a legal body of such immense power: unborn human beings.
When was the last time anyone talked about reproduction in such basic terms? When was the last time someone referred to what was in a womb and used the term unborn human beings and not instead fetus?
Fetus covers all mammals, not specifically unborn human beings. But words carry meaning and now the language of those who claim we are against choices being made should realize that a pro-life human being makes choices as much as the pro-abortion human being does, especially in regards the unborn human beings.
Words mean something and the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, assumed human flesh into His Divine Nature, so as to be the One Who fulfilled all things in our place. If He took on the flesh of a human being to save human beings, why would mere human beings discard unborn human beings, made by Him, as though they were refuse--even taking their body parts and selling them.
I usually stay out of such fray, but the pro-choice people, in typical bullying and intimidation, want people like me to be silent. Say nice things and keep your religion out of culture. Or. We. Will. Burn. Your. Church. Deface. Your. Property. Spray-paint the buildings. Maybe even accuse you of hate speech. I pray for these people who are so very upset and scared. I pray that they find the peace that passes understanding in Christ Jesus. I pray that they find other human beings--born and unborn--as precious and loved. Because ultimately, God loves us all and calls us to love one another.
And to those of you who are pro-life and feel the heat of a world that does not honor, respect or love as we are called to, do not retaliate and remember what Peter said:
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word, for there we find truth, peace and forgiveness. To those who oppose your Word, bring peace and healing to their broken hearts and cause them to repent and receive the forgiveness of their sins, which we all have available to us through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.