In just a few decades, abortion has become the biggest, busiest football on the American political scene, punted back and forth between the abortion proponents and the right to life proponents in an all out, bruising, multimillion dollar game of who's right and who's wrong.
On one side, the loud and vehement defenders of abortion argue that a woman has the right to choose what she does with her body, up to and including having a living fetus forcefully removed from her womb and destroyed.
They say that a fetus is only a blob of flesh and is therefore not a baby or a human being and it's perfectly moral and ethical to remove it and dispose of it like so much garbage.
The other side says that where there is conception, there is life, and that destroying a fetus at any stage of development is tantamount to murder, and that a fetus should be protected by a law precluding abortion, except when the mother's life is in danger.
Other proponents go so far as advocating the destruction of a fetus at any time before it exits the womb, a grisly undertaking, involving penetrating the baby's head, and sometimes even removing the brain, destroying a fully formed baby that only lacks passing through the birth canal to take it's first breath and obtain a birth certificate.
There are still others who would make it legal to kill a perfectly healthy, fully-formed baby that has actually been removed from the womb, which in the eyes of any person with an ounce of humanity knows is nothing more than cold blooded murder.
It is my belief that all human life is sacred, whether a weathered old senior citizen like myself, or a freshly conceived fetus in a young mother's body. I believe, as the Bible says, that the God - who created all life - knew us in our mother's womb, knitted the pieces together and lovingly scheduled the days of our lives before we ever saw the light of day.
To deny that a fetus is a potential human being with a heart, soul and body is denying the word of God. There are all kinds of scriptures that tell us that God knew us in our mother's womb.
Abraham, the father of the Jewish race, was childless and he and his wife Sarah were approaching 100 years of age when God caused Sarah to become pregnant, in answer to a promise He had made to Abraham many years before.
Before Samson was born, God decreed that he should never eat any unclean food or cut his hair and that he would have incredible strength.
God has designated prophets in the womb, men who were to be set aside to serve Him.
John the Baptist's father was told that a son would be born to him and that he was to be given the name of John and Jesus' earthly father Joseph was told that Mary, his betrothed was carrying a child conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Yes God knows us in every stage of our lives from conception to death and only He has the right to decide when His creations leave this life.
In essence many modern day, legally sanctioned abortion clinics serve the same purpose as Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Dachhau and Hitler's other slaughterhouses, which exterminated an unwanted segment of the population.
God gave us the right to make decisions, to think for ourselves, up to and including doing things that are against His will and in these modern times as the world becomes a more secular place we drift farther and farther from God and His will and the arguments for abortion at any time, for any reason begin to sound more reasonable and more practical and soon euthanasia will start to make sense to those whose consciences have tuned out the still small voice of righteous reasoning.
There are a lot of people who will tell you it's immoral to end the life of a murderous monster, guilty of the most heinous crimes who society has sentenced to death who see absolutely nothing wrong with killing a totally innocent unborn baby.
But as to who is right and who is wrong, I am content to have that decision rendered by a higher court, where the decisions are eternal and there I no appeal.
What do you think?
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— Charlie Daniels
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