In the beginning of the year 2019, the Democratic-controlled Senate and the far-left governor at the helm of New York state colluded to amend the state constitution and pass a heinous law that allows the bloodletting of the innocent unborn until birth. This abhorrent extension of already existing abortion law was likely established because of the fear that Roe v. Wade will be overturned by the Supreme Court, which means that other left-leaning states are likely to follow suit if this is not overturned.
This is certainly a demonically inspired law that causes one to question how a major political party can fall so far away from a common-sense view regarding the sanctity of life. It must be demonically inspired, which reminds me of the evil days in Israel's sordid history when the people fell into idol worship and sacrificed their children to the false god Moloch. See Psalm 106:37-38a-b, which says: "They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons; and poured out innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan."
Amazingly so, in this modern era, ex-Satanist Zachary King also testifies to the fact that abortions are still equated with child sacrifice to the devil (read article "Abortion as ritual Satanic child sacrifice"). Also, the people who carry out abortions so they can conveniently enjoy unprotected sex are guilty of nothing short of idolatry (read "Idolatry and Sexual Immorality, Part 1").
The fact that a human baby's heartbeat is detected, and a body is formed as early as the fifth week is incontrovertible due to our technological advances in ultrasound, which makes abortion an even more malevolent practice in contemporary times.
According to the Mayo Clinic, as early as the fifth week after conception, a baby's heart and a primitive circulatory system will form in the middle layer of cells, known as the mesoderm. This layer of cells will also serve as the foundation for a baby's bones, ligaments, kidneys and much of the reproductive system.
Just so the reader is aware how radical abortion until birth is, consider the implications: Abortions are now legal until the baby is in the birth canal; babies born alive from botched abortions are allowed to die on the table, and physicians are no longer legally obligated to save their life. Furthermore, pregnancies terminated from assaults on the mom are no longer considered homicides because the fetus isn't considered a person.
That being said, the political leaders responsible for expanding New York abortion law have demonstrated a callous disregard for humanity—and should not be trusted to lead in any arena of life, whether it regards economics or ethics.
Moreover, if the Roman Catholic church doesn't excommunicate Andrew Cuomo, it will demonstrate a capitulation to the culture for the sake of political gain. (Hear this, Cardinal Timothy Dolan!)
Truly the blood of millions of the innocent unborn is upon the heads of all the pro-death politicians in this nation. This should be especially sobering for all Christians who affiliate with a political party that boasts of having a national "pro-choice" platform that is really anti-life, which makes it "pro-death."
If the voices of millions of aborted babies could speak to us from heaven, they would no doubt beg this nation to reverse abortion laws and throw out all pro-choice lawmakers and judges, since this cruel practice took away their right to make choices and live their lives. The fact that said political leaders and anti-life groups like Planned Parenthood (which turn a profit harvesting the body parts of human babies) coyly use terms like "pro-choice" as a subtle play on words meant to belie the reality that this "choice" is really infanticide!
Martin Luther King Jr. was reported as saying, "Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal." Dr. King also said something that should cause all selfishly passive citizens to shudder: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ― Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
Not only are pastors and Christians who vote for "pro-choice" candidates complicit, but silent believers in this present time are also complicit!
I pray this nefarious law results in such indignation that enacting it becomes untenable; anything less than mass outrage will demonstrate how desensitized and enfeebled the average citizen has become.
Dr. Joseph Mattera is an internationally known author, interpreter of culture and activist/theologian whose mission is to influence leaders who influence nations. He is renowned for addressing current events through the lense of Scripture by applying biblical truths and offering cogent defenses to today's postmodern culture. He leads several organizations, including The United Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (uscal.us). He also has a blog on Charisma News called "The Pulse." To order one of his books or to subscribe to his weekly newsletter go to josephmattera.org.
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