Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo is pushing to pass legislation to allow late-term abortions in the state of New York. The current law restricting them makes it inconvenient for women as they have to leave the state to secure the procedure. Governor Cuomo desires to make access more convenient. The usual tag of “only if the life of the mother is in danger or the fetus is not viable.”
History has proven that definitions become the interpretation of the policy. “Danger” has a very broad definition in this arena as does “viable”. Both words are defined to appease the conscience of those with the worldview that the sanctity of life is not as important as individual happiness. Down the road it goes and the barbaric practice of late-term abortions is infused into the thinking of the culture. The cry that these procedures are a last resort practice then allows cover for earlier procedures to seem less cruel. It allows “choice” to be the perceived mainstream consensus and the society is desensitized to the truth of the sanctity of life. I wonder if Governor Cuomo would agree to allowing a video be released through his office to play on You-Tube of a late-term abortion to help gain support for his conviction on this issue and his ultimate worldview.
Jesus is not confused on this issue. Every single human being conceived from the beginning of time is an image bearer of the Creator. Age, viability, health of the mother, rape, disability…none of these or any other exception is ever considered in the mind of Christ. Each creation is His. I feel so helpless that I could not save the millions that have been killed in my lifetime. I feel so angry that there seems to be nothing we can do to stop this evil. We can pray. Pray for forgiveness. Pray for mercy. Pray for a heart of repentance. Just keep praying.
Jesus Let Us Come to Know You
Let us see you face to face
Touch us hold us use us mold us
Freely let us live in you
Jesus draw us ever nearer
Hold us in your loving arms
Wrap us in Your gentle presence
When the end comes bring us home