Just a short distance from where I live, a young woman gave birth to a baby in the bathroom of an Applebee’s restaurant. She then threw it in the garbage and left. According to a published report, the newborn’s lifeless body was found by employees who were cleaning the bathroom about 30 minutes after the mother left the restaurant.
How could someone be so calloused and inhumane about a new-born life? I do not know her situation, but perhaps she had heard of the Democrats in the New York state legislature breaking into cheers after passing a bill that allowed a woman to abort her baby right up to the time of birth.
Perhaps she had also heard of Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia promoting his pro-abortion bill and saying that if a baby happens to survive an abortion, the infant will be made comfortable while the mother and her doctor decide if the newborn baby should live or die.
Not a single Democrat party leader has spoken out against these “death bills” that affirm infanticide (the killing of infants) and inculcate in the younger generation a callousness toward life. And make no mistake! It is their rejection of Christian truth that has opened the way for the Democrat party to adopt such radical positions on abortion.
The Democrat Party can embrace infanticide because it has rejected God and any transcendent moral authority. In 2019, for example, the Democrat National Committee (DNC) unanimously passed a resolution affirming atheism and declaring that neither Christianity nor any religion is necessary for morality and patriotism.
Untethered from any transcendent moral guide, they are free to make up their own. In their postmodern worldview, truth is whatever they decide it to be. They have swallowed the lie of the serpent to our first parents, You shall be as gods knowing [determining] good and evil (Genesis 3:5).
On the other hand, those who hold a Christian worldview know that the baby in the womb is a life from God—a real person. Erica, who was about to have an abortion, came to this realization in a very stunning way. Having second thoughts about her abortion, she begged the nurse to let her see her baby. She wrote,
As soon as I saw my child on the ultrasound, I knew I couldn't do it. I saw the heart beating, and he moved his little hands (almost like a wave). I think God intervened and sent me a message that I was about to make the biggest mistake of my life.
Erica’s intuitive, common sense response is confirmed by both the Bible and science. For example, Luke, the physician, and author of the Third Gospel, records the very personal response of John the Baptist, while still in the womb, to the voice of Mary, the mother of Jesus, greeting his mother. He must have kicked for his mother, Elizabeth, said to Mary, For indeed as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy (Luke 1:44).
According to recent scientific research, babies can experience pain after 20 weeks in the womb, and that capability for pain increases with each passing day. That is why babies in the womb will seek to avoid the abortionist's tools and will emit a “silent scream” as their tiny bodies are ripped apart.
It should not be surprising that such a detestable practice in the modern world has roots in racism. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, was a racist and an advocate of "eugenics," a practice of selective breeding to produce a superior race. She saw abortion as the means to "weed out" those "inferior" elements of human society.
I heard a black pastor say that Planned Parenthood kills more black people every two weeks than the KKK did in all the years of its existence. Only Heaven knows how many Condoleeza Rices, Clarence Thomases, Ben Carsons, Aretha Franklins, Barak Obamas, and Thomas Sowells have had their lives snuffed out by the abortionist!
What a horrible thing is the abortion industry! When I think of the 60 million babies whose lives have been ended in the womb, most often with great suffering, I cannot help but think that Almighty God is grieved and angered by this atrocity.
Those who claim to be prolife evangelicals for Biden remind me of those in 1860 who claimed to be Christians but supported slavery. The famed revivalist, Charles G. Finney (1792-1875), saw through their facade and declared, “It is impossible to be on the right side of God and the wrong side of the slavery issue.”
I am convinced that the same is true of the abortion issue today.
This article was derived from Dr. Eddie Hyatt's latest book, 5 Reasons I Changed My Mind About Donald Trump. He is also the author of 1726: The Year that Defined America, which documents how the Great Awakening gave birth to America and unleashed the spiritual and moral forces that ended slavery on this continent. These books and more are available from Amazon and his website at www.eddiehyatt.com.