Did you know God is pro-choice & pro-life?
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)
God has given every person the opportunity to choose between life and death. But He also provides us with a major clue to ensure we make the right choice…
“Oh, that you would choose life so that you and your descendants might live!”(Deuteronomy 30:19)
Imagine an entire nation being completely wiped out over 43 years…
It’s hard to comprehend this staggering figure… My home country, South Africa, has a population of about the same number of people. Imagine an entire nation being completely wiped out over 43 years and you have the horrific realisation of the vast amount of lives America has lost since Roe v. Wade.
Pro-choice and Black History Month have a deep history
How many Nelson Mandelas, Martin Luther Kings, Michelle Obamas and Maya Angelous have been lost to the world due to this tragic waste of human life? Consider the unused potential, the talents that have gone uncelebrated and inventions that may never happen.
Yes, I deliberately chose to name men and women of colour as examples of extraordinary people who’ve impacted the world. This seems fitting, seeing it’s Black History Month, to honour such household names and yet the dreadful truth is that the majority of abortions carried out in the USA are amongst African Americans.
According to statistics, “Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the USA, but they account for approximately 36% of the abortions.” These figures are shocking, and it’s no wonder they talk of a “Black Genocide.”
Minority women would far be less of a minority if their offspring were given the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential instead of being cut off before they can even start. This “countdown to extinction” has to end.
It’s disheartening to consider that this vast loss of life is self-inflicted by parents who shouldn’t have to make such drastic choices in the modern world with its social welfare programmes. One understands the reluctance to bring up a child in poverty, but adoption can be the answer in such cases, not abortion.
A turning tide
It’s sad that America’s first black President was “Pro-Choice”. Imagine what he could have achieved for the African American community if he had introduced widespread adoption initiatives. It’s also sad that the first woman to stand for President has even more radical views, supporting late term abortion. Perhaps that is one of the major reasons Hillary Clinton did not win the election.
Fortunately, the tide is turning. The USA now has its first pro-life President in years as well as a pro-life Vice President. After years of Christians crying out to God for the unborn, things look set to change with the latest developments coming out of Washington, D.C. (See my separate blog post on President Trump’s steps towards reducing abortion.)
God respects our choices, He doesn’t want us to be robots, but He expects us to make the right decisions, to serve Him and to protect the life He has given us. He is compassionate on those who’ve made mistakes and forgives sin, including that of abortion, but His highest hope for each of us is that we would always choose LIFE!
For those who would like to consider the question of Pro-Life or Pro-Choice further, Dr. Freddie Pimm shares a Biblical Perspective on Abortion (in the UK) on GOD TV’s Soul Survivor Nights series. Watch now on demand.