King Herod Gov. Cuomo has recently signed into law legislation that makes it legal in the Empire State to put to death babies in the womb, at any time prior to birth, and for (effectively) any reason. With much fanfare, the pro-abortion state legislators advanced this assault on the life of the most vulnerable. The blood of the innocents is on those clapping hands, who have enabled this unspeakable evil.
We are reminded that America today tolerates an evil as great as any in our nation’s history. Powerful forces promote the killing of babies, most notably Planned Parenthood; as their president, Leana Wen, recently said, “our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive healthcare.” The key lie that abets this vicious crime is the idea that abortion is healthcare, rather than the destruction of an innocent and vulnerable human life. This is what Planned Parenthood has recently tried to reinforce in a billboard campaign, where one of the images features a woman with the quote “I had an abortion, & it was just healthcare.” It wasn’t. It was the murder of a baby. Other messages begin the same way, but end “and I am not ashamed” or “and I am not apologizing.” But shame is appropriate in this case, and apologizing would not be nearly enough. Repentance is necessary, before the throne of God. Only there can healing and forgiveness be found.
Worst of all, this widespread wickedness is given cover by some who claim to serve God. The
priests of Molech liberal clergy also have made news in their support for this evil. The rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, and other supposedly Christian leaders, should perhaps have sensed something was amiss with their theology when they found themselves teaming up with the minister from the First Unitarian Universal Church. All pretensions of Christianity aside, nothing is so pagan as child sacrifice.
The child in the womb is a human being, made in the image of God. Their lives are sacred, and abortion is a hideous evil.
Yet remember also that Christ died to save a world of sinners; that when we turn to Him with repentance and faith, He forgives all our sins. And God may yet give us the grace of national repentance, and have mercy on us, and turn our nation from this evil. For this we should pray.