When the Abortion Industry Self-Destructs

When the Abortion Industry Self-Destructs

One of my greatest fears is when people begin seeing abortion for what it really is, killing unborn children and don’t care.  This rhetoric already exists in articles I’ve read from abortion advocates.  They reason that the woman has a great right to her choice than the child does at their life and therefore it is okay to murder innocent children at the request of their mothers.  This is a horrifying precedence.  They are no long arguing the existence of life, but rather the choice and right of mothers to murder their children.

This article touches on that point and ultimately tries to drive home the point that seeing abortion for what it truly is, is only a matter of time.

When the Abortion Industry Self-Destructs

By Jonathan Parnell
Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Melissa, and their four children, and is the co-author of
How to Stay Christian in Seminary.

In one sense, there are really just two types of people when it comes to the topic of abortion: those who think it is okay to kill unborn babies, and those who think it is wrong. If you don’t think you’re in one of these categories, you still are; you’re just confused.

Confusion, though, isn’t the most terrible thing. It means there is still hope, and in fact, this hopeful condition likely characterizes the general public of the United States. Most people don’t have a deep conviction about unborn babies. Most people don’t even think about unborn babies unless it’s an election year or the news runs a story. Even most who support abortion could only repeat the rhetoric they’ve heard from devotees.

And therefore, if confusion is what’s really popular, the question becomes: What will it take for abortion activists to convince the general public that their position is a psychotic threat to humanity?

Toward the Tipping Point

When will the rhetoric about women’s health and women’s rights be exposed for what it truly is (since, of course, by women’s “health” and women’s “rights” they must not mean the near 28 million girls aborted since 1973)? What will it take? Where is the tipping point when the truth of their enterprise can no longer be ignored by the popular conscience?


5 Things I’m Teaching My Boys About Abortion

5 Things I'm Teaching My Boys About Abortion

I ran across this article and thought it was worth passing along.  Abortion is a big issue to me, one that I hope we see stopped.  I do not want to look back on my life and say I remained silent about this issue.  This article is something I will archive and will be one more thing I will talk to my boys about when they get a little older.

5 Things I’m Teaching My Boys About Abortion


1. The Big Cop-Out for Men: “It’s a Women’s Issue”

I want my boys to know they can’t cop-out of this issue by saying it’s a “women’s issue” and thus have no opinion.

Abortion isn’t just a women’s issue; it’s a human issue. If you’re a human, it’s an issue that impacts you. Our children need to understand this is too important of an issue to ignore.

I want my boys to learn to stand for the rights of those who can’t stand for themselves. I want them to learn to stand up for the helpless, the marginalized, those that are discarded and seen as unimportant. I want them to know that a noble man, a man of virtue, is a man who stands up for the rights of others without regard to how it impacts them personally.

I’ve known too many men in my life who have used this excuse for non-involvement—and it absolutely infuriates me. I can’t respect a man who uses this cop-out. Have an opinion, know what and why you believe it, and stand firmly for it. I don’t want my sons to pull this wishy-washy stuff and say they have no “right” to an opinion. 

2. Life Begins at Conception—any dummy can tell you that

When our children interact with the world, they’ll encounter all sorts of lies. One such lie that many spout is that a fetus is not a human life—a baby.

I have a degree in Biology, but you don’t need one to know this. It’s unequivocal. When a sperm and an egg meet (in humans as well as in any species of animal) a life is created. Things either are living or inanimate—they have a capacity for growth and development or not. Clearly, an embryo has a capacity to grow and develop.


Abortion . . . think you understand it?


Although most Americans have some sort of opinion on abortion, many don’t really understand the truth behind this horrific problem.  How does abortion impact you and your family?  Is it really a constitutional right? Why do most abortions happen?

Take this quiz and find out just how much you know about abortion in the United States.

Some of the answers will surprise you.

The Sanctity of Human Life


There are times in history when today we look back and ask, “What were they thinking?”  The Civil Rights Movement is one of those times.  It is easy to look back today and wonder why the church didn’t take a stronger stand or why they didn’t take a stand at all against racial injustice.  It simply boggles the mind that followers of Christ didn’t see the sin of considering someone less valuable because of the color of their skin.  When confronted with this fact, many from that time simply do not have a good answer.  They feel remorse for their lack of action, but it simply didn’t even occur to them that it might be wrong.  Racial segregation was such an integral part of their culture they were blinded to the fact that it was wrong.

I believe that we are in a similar time of crisis in our culture today as we are faced with the issue of the sanctity of human life or more clearly stated legalized abortions.  I personally feel that there is not a greater cause in the United States of America that our generation faces than the issue of legalized abortions.  Below are a few statistics I gathered to give perspective on the amount of death that is caused from legal abortions.  It is my belief that we will one day look back at this issue and wish we would have taken a stand, much like the generation before us, against the legalization of murdering babies.

As followers of Christ we do not have the option to remain neutral about this issue.

Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church, shares an incredible message on the Sanctity of Human Life.  As he expresses, the sanctity of human life based on the Bible as the ultimate authority should compel Christians to do something about this incredibly important issue that is literally killing millions of babies each year. Sermon linked below.

The Village Church

The Sanctity of Human Life – Matt Chandler

There have been approximately 60 million legally induced abortions in the U.S. since 1973—nearly the current population of California and Texas combined.

How does this compare with other tragedies in human history?

World War I – 15 million soldiers and civilians killed

World War II – 71 million soldiers and civilians killed

Holocaust  – 11 million Jews killed

Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 250, 000 killed

All US soldiers since American Revolution – 1.3 Million American soldiers killed

Legal U.S. Abortions since 1973 – 60 million babies killed


Will you do something?

Will you remain silent?

Will you regret your silence?

Will you regret your disobedience?

While these questions are relevant to the discussion, our regret is not the reason for action.  While our children or our children’s children might ask us these questions, that is not the reason for action.

The reason for action is because babies are being killed and it is wrong.  It does not please God and our indifference is allowing it.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” – Psalm 139:13 – 16

“You shall not murder.” – Exodus 20:13