Posted by Gary on April 18, 2007
News has come that the Supreme Court has upheld President Bush’s partial birth abortion ban, you can read the story here. I am grateful to God for a glimmer of light in our battle to save the lives of unborn children who bear the image of God. We must live by faith and by God’s grace, this could be the beginning of something. As I read the story I was slapped with this dose of reality, all is not lost for those who practice infanticide, the most often played ace is still in their hand:
Abortion opponents say the law will not reduce the number of abortions performed because an alternate method — dismembering the fetus in the uterus — is available and, indeed, much more common.
While being grateful and hopeful, let us not lose our focus on reality, the procedure most widely used to perform late term abortions is still in place and out of the reach of this law according to Justice Kennedy. Babies not far from delivery will still be dismembered and put to death despite today’s ruling.
One of my favorite movies is the Magnificent Seven, in which seven macho gunfighters teach a small village of farmers to defend themselves against a murderous bully. Early on the farmers with the help of the magnificent seven fight off the bully and his gang, they ride off defeated. The celebration begins, the farmers begin to eat drink and be merry, they think they’ve won. But to their shock, their party is disrupted by gunfire, the victory early in the day was only one battle, Calvero and his men are far from defeated, the celebration was premature.
By all means let’s take a moment to rejoice, this has been a long, hard fight and God knows we need encouragement. To read the headline though can be deceiving, from it one might be led to think that late-term abortions have ended, they have not. Let’s rejoice yet remain vigilant.
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