The day I read the half-page Chicago Tribune ad supporting abortion you see below, I was studying Isaiah.
The day’s study guide by Sandra Richter was entitled, “The Idol.”
The Bible, of course, has God declaring that He is the only God and that Israel
“shall have no other gods before me.”
His people are repeatedly told to destroy idols.
Kings of Isreal did not obey.
King Azah and Manasseh burned their sons as sacrifices to idols.
Other kings allowed their subjects to do the same.
But, nowhere in the Bible does God condone the sacrifice of children.
Repeatedly condemned is the burning of one’s children.
So, what does that have to do with abortion?
In Isaiah the prophet talks several times about His forming us in the womb.
So, what are people who have abortions sacrificing to?
Fear of acceptance of a child without a married father?
Maybe once, but not so much anymore.
Fear of encumbrances that a child brings to one’s life?
That seems selfish to me, but more likely.
“Children are too much trouble,” I’ve heard young people say.
Can’t wait for the debate on this post.