Posted by Gary on August 2, 2006
It appears we are moving closer to the legalization of a "morning after pill" or death in a box. The timing of the FDA’s consideration of the request of pill maker Barr Pharmaceuticals is concerning. Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach acting head of the FDA was scheduled to appear before the Senate this week for confirmation as the permanent FDA head. Amazing that the decision to speak with Barr to "discuss how to allow adults to freely buy the contraceptive" would be announced just before Eschenbach’s hearing. Sens. Patty Murray, D-Washington, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, said they plan to hold up von Eschenbach’s nomination until a decision is made. See an article on these happenings here.
We are called to battle again. The morning after pill is just another in the line of assaults on human life, life that bears the image of God. Talk about convenience, now with a 90% efficiency you can have sex and then take a pill that works "by stopping ovulation, or, if the egg has been fertilized, by decreasing the chance it will attach to the uterus." (CNN)
It is my hope that we will not grow weary in standing against murder. The devil’s attack here has been relentless and often he prevails by wearing us down. Often we tell ourselves that we have said all that we can say or that people are tired of hearing from God’s people about these things. Let me remind us of the exhortation God gives us:
Galatians 6:9 "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary."
Ephesians 5:11 "Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them…"
It is hard to imagine what the availability of this pill will mean. We are sinful and love to participate in our sin and to erase the consequences. This pill is the abortion before the abortion, no embarrassment of entering a clinic, no invasive procedure, very affordable, who knows how many will die.
I wonder if it strikes those who long for the legalization of this pill that they are only attempting to undo what has already been done? Should we not question an action that we feel compelled to undo the consequence of? If I feel I need to undo the consequence than I should not have taken part in the act that caused the consequence. Please remember, actions cannot be undone with God. We may succeed in an initial erasure (in this case murder) of a consequence, but that consequence will be waiting for us when we stand before God. We want sex plain and simple and we want it with no strings. Thank God that we can cannot untie the strings that He has forever put in place.
I often want to ask abortion advocates, "Is it right that someone should die because you can’t live without an orgasm?" Does talk like this offend you? I can’t say I’m sorry. Death is too high a cost for pleasure. It appears that abortions will take place now in front of the bathroom mirror, open the cabinet, swallow the water "viola". No one need know. One does know.
1 Timothy 5:24 "The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins follow after."
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