One of the justifications for abortion on demand today is due to the idea that civilization has advanced. It is taught that part of this advancement is understanding what makes a person human. Even though none of these advancement thinkers can come to an objective conclusion as to what makes a person human they still all agree that a preborn baby is not human. They have determined that the preborn baby is a fetus with human potential. There are so many things about this statement I could tear apart, but for the sake of time let’s move on! Since they are so superior and so advanced in their thinking they have concluded that it is morally justifiable to end the life of a preborn baby. In fact they call it reproductive justice.
Here is the thing though. The fact that they are justifying abortion on demand on the basis of their advancement thinking reveals one of two things about them. They are either just plain stupid or they are liars.
An Age Old Practice
The practice of murdering children in their mother's womb or just after they are born is a practice that is as old as civilization itself. The advancement thinkers conclude that they have produced a more civilized age and yet they continue this barbaric practice. I know it is confusing! The killing of innocent children does not have its roots in enlightenment thinking, but in the barbaric past. The advancement thinkers of today have yet again with this conclusion revealed the myth of advancement. The only true advancement that takes place in society and culture is through union with Jesus Christ and the adopting of His worldview as taught in Scriptures. Apart from Christ there has never been true advancement. The advancing in one area leads to the digressing in another. Steve Jobs revolutionized the world with the iPhone and yet now many of our children are addicted to it. Modern medicine has raised the average age someone lives and yet it is estimated 100,000 people die each year due to medical error. Advancement based on secular means is a myth. It is a myth that abortion is now morally justifiable due to advancements that have been made. It is a practice that has taken place throughout all of history.
A Little History
George Grant in his book Third Time Around, made such a powerful statement about the reality of baby murdering throughout history, “Since the dawning of time, men have contrived ingenious diversions to satisfy their fallen passions. And child-killing has always been chief among them.” Does that sound like a strong statement? Let’s allow history to speak for itself on this issue. George Grant highlights some of the common practices throughout history:
Unwanted infants in ancient Rome were abandoned outside the city walls to die from exposure to the elements or from the attacks of wild foraging beasts. Greeks often gave their pregnant women harsh doses of herbal or medicinal abortifacients. Persians developed highly sophisticated surgical curette procedures. Chinese women tied heavy ropes around their waists to excruciatingly tight that they either aborted or passed into unconsciousness. Ancient Hindus and Arabs concocted chemical pessaries-abortifacients that were pushed or pumped directly into the womb through the birth canal. Primitive Canaanites threw their children onto great flaming pyres as a sacrifice to their god Molech. Polynesians subjected their pregnant women to onerous tortures-their abdomens beaten with large stones or hot coals heaped upon their bodies. Japanese women straddled boiling cauldrons of parricidal brews. Egyptians disposed of their unwanted children by disemboweling and dismembering them shortly after birth-their collagen was then ritually harvested for the manufacture of cosmetic creams (even Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of murdered children is not a new practice!)
There is so much more history that could reveal the reality that baby killing has been the favorite practice of the people that hate God throughout the ages. It is not due to some advancement thinking, but due to a heart that hates God. The only advancement that the abortionists of today have made is that they have become more precise in their killing. They have figured out how to execute the children swiftly while bringing less physical harm to the mother. Does this make them more advanced or more barbaric? Rome became masters of killing people via crucifixion and does anyone today say that made them more advanced and civilized? Abortion due to advancement is a myth.
My plea for the modern day pro-death camp is for them to be honest and not ignorant as it relates to their position. Stop hiding behind false premises as a means to make murdering preborn children morally justifiable. Stop and just admit the reality. The reason you love abortion is because you love death. You hate Christ and you love death (Pr. 8:36). You kill because you love it. You have an appetite for it. You live to murder these babies and destroy the lives of the fathers and mothers. You are not advanced. You are barbaric.