Deuteronomy 30:19 says, ” I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” Abortion Clinics have killed more than the top 10 worst communist dictators of all time, combined. Hitler and Stalin’s death counts have nothing on the abortion industry. They’ve passed the communist death count years ago. This year, world wide, they have already exceeded 10 million babies killed in the womb. In the United States alone there is an abortion procedure performed every 37 seconds. Yes you read that right, and some of us still wonder why the world is in the shape it’s in.
In Jeremiah 3, we read throughout the chapter that Israel is backsliding. In fact, this very phrase appears seven times in this chapter. Israel is turning their backs on God yet again. The backsliding is something, I believe, the United States has been doing drastically, beginning in 1963. During this year, the USA abandoned the Bible and prayer in schools across America. Without the reminder of God and sin, it didn’t take us long to start backsliding down a very slippery slope. Only 10 years after the removal of God and prayer, we passed Roe vs. Wade. Since then, abortions have grown immensely. Although in 2017, abortion fell to it’s lowest point since the 70’s, in 2018 the charts show abortion came back on track for increase.
Some Christians say abortion is okay because it’s not in the Bible to tell you not to. People also say that it’s not actually a baby until a certain amount of weeks, maybe until it starts looking like a baby, or even all the way until that baby breathes its first breath. The Bible might not say the word “abortion,” but in Jeremiah 1:5 God says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.” He says He knows us, because we are human. We are made in His image. It’s also important to remember that the numbers I gave you in the beginning of this devotional of how many surgical abortions have been performed this year, that this number doesn’t include the number of chemical abortions that the US has actually taken part of. Abortion is a problem, and we need to know how to talk about it to those who do not understand.
“Life is a gift created by God, and is not to be taken away by abortion. God is “pro-choice,” But He tells us clearly the only acceptable choice to make.” Lynn Copeland