Abortion Will Be Viewed with Embarrassment by Our Descendants
Question: Do you look back with embarrassment on our nation’s endorsement of chattel slavery in previous times? Of course, we all do! Yet, chattel slavery was supported and made legal by European governments and monarchs, and eventually became legal in the American colonies.
We often look back in embarrassment on our ancestors and wonder how they could have justified such evil. How could they have been so blind? How could they have tolerated such blatant inequality? How could they have allowed human beings to be treated so ruthlessly? Did they not think that they would have to give an account to God? How could they have been so foolish? So selfish? So heartless? So…immoral?
Want more examples? A mere one-hundred years ago, Americans, en masse, supported eugenics, forced sterilization, and anti-immigration statutes. How many people even know about this? I certainly didn’t learn about this in the public school system! How could our ancestors have been so naïve, hard-hearted, myopic, and merciless?
The past has a way of being…well, embarrassing. Viewpoints and opinions that seemed so obvious and true in one time period, are often viewed as utterly embarrassing to subsequent generations. Yet somehow, we think that we will be the “enlightened” exceptions to our descendants—we won’t be!
A classic case of this may very well be abortion. With the enhanced technology we have today, it is increasingly obvious that a baby in the womb is just that—a baby—a human being who is created in the image of God! Yet, our nation allows and justifies the killing of unborn human babies for virtually any and every reason. Illinois has some of the most radical abortion laws in our nation. Our governor supports and endorses some of the most extreme abortion laws in America. Unborn children are allowed to be killed in the womb right up to the time of birth. God will judge us for this, and so will our descendants.
Here’s my prediction: One day our descendants will look back on this barbaric practice for what it truly is—namely state-sanctioned, and now state-sponsored, genocide. Our great-grandchildren will look back (just like we do on eugenics, slavery and sterilization laws) and wonder how we could have been so blind, hard-hearted, myopic, and merciless? How could we have been so inhuman? How could we have tolerated such blatant inequality? How could we have allowed human beings to be treated so ruthlessly—especially the least of these? Did we not think that we would have to give an account to God? How could we have been so foolish? So selfish? So heartless? So…immoral? What will be our answer?