Friday, January 26, 2007

Giving the Unborn The Rights Of Free Persons

My aim is that those who abhor racism will abhor abortion—“Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good” (Romans 12:9). My aim is that abortion would be as culturally taboo as racism is. My aim is to hasten the day when being publicly pro-choice will be as reprehensible as being publicly racist. My aim is to hasten the day when declaring yourself pro-choice would be like declaring yourself a white supremacist.

So said Pastor John Piper of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Desiring God ministry this past Sunday in his sermon "When Is Abortion Racism?".

In his sermon, Dr. Piper quoted Dr. Alveda C. King, the daughter of Rev. A. D. King, Martin Luther King’s brother:

We have been fueled by the fire of “women’s rights,” so long that we have become deaf to the outcry of the real victims whose rights are being trampled upon, the babies and the mothers. . . . What about the rights of each baby who is artificially breached before coming to term in his or her mother’s womb, only to have her skull punctured, and feel, yes agonizingly “feel” the life run out of her before she takes her first breath of freedom. What about of the rights of these women who have been called to pioneer the new frontiers of the new millennium only to have their lives snuffed out before the calendar even turns?

Dr. Piper serves as a role model for every Christian leader because he not only is a passionate defender of the rights of the unborn, but he is also consistently engaged in exposing the evil of abortion, first and foremost to his congregation but also to America and to the world.

This must be the business of every Christian leader, equipping Christians with the truth, promoting in them convictions which, when taken to the voting booth in sufficient numbers across America and Canada, will result in full legal protection of the unborn and the beginning of a new era of justice in our land.

God speed the day.

Sources to Help You Speak Against Abortion from Desiring God website.


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