If abortion is murder than it must follow those who willfully participate in elective abortions are murderers and accomplices to murder.
This is the fundamental argument necessary to advocate for an end to abortion. Abortion must not just be regulated, though we are thankful for the babies saved in this manner, but also criminalized. To argue abortion is murder then turn around and say those who have elective abortions are not murderers is inconsistent with our claims. Inconsistency is the sign of a failed argument.
We seek justice for babies from a real crime committed against them. Abortion is not a minor victimless crime. It is a heinous and brutal act of infanticide.
Right & Wrong, Murder is Not Preference
If we petition our lawmakers for mere personal preference, we can not expect results. The government has, and should have, no interest in regulating personal preference. However, if we present the case to our legislators abortion is a matter of justice with dire moral implications, we are no longer advocating for a choice, but for the necessary and justified protection of children. This is only possible if we make the case abortion is the premeditated killing of children with malice and forethought.
To quote Thomas Jefferson,
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”
Therefore, the states have a moral imperative to interpose themselves between the federal government, abortion mills, mothers who wish to kill their children, and the defenseless babies who have been abandoned to death.
Many will argue that the government should not legislate morality. To that we ask, what then should the government legislate? If “Right” and “Wrong” are not considered by our government when it makes our laws, then what business have they to be ruling over us? The question isn’t whether the government should legislate morality — the question is what morality will be legislated. Make no mistake: there is no neutral position. We demand a morality which doesn’t allow for the slaughter of children.
Forward, Not Backward
We don’t believe the criminalization of abortion should be applied ex post facto; that is, we don’t believe women who’ve had abortions before criminalization should be penalized. Only abortions going forward.
It should go without saying: we believe Jesus Christ offers forgiveness for all who come to Him in humble repentance. It is our desire all who have been involved in the murder of their children — mothers, fathers, and abortion workers — find forgiveness and renewal in God.
We believe those who repent — i.e., turn away completely with abhorrence at their past actions — and submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ are made new. Their past sins are swallowed up in the death of Christ on the cross. We want all people to find forgiveness in Christ.
That being said, our desire to see people come to repentance doesn’t negate our desire of justice for preborn children. When we witness someone being murdered, yes, we do care for the murderer, but our first and foremost concern is for the victim.
In future articles, we will:
- Expand upon how the criminalization of abortion is good for women
- Hinder the exploitation of women and girls
- Underline how fathership is a necessary component to ending abortion
- Show how men must take responsibility for their children and the mothers of their children — responsibility which doesn’t involve the execution of their children
- Demonstrate the superiority of voluntary private-sector (individuals, nonprofits, religious organizations, etc.) in caring for the needs of underprivileged women and their families
We will Nullify Abortion and its destructive effects on our society by:
- Effective legislation that saves babies
- Holding politicians accountable
- Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Promoting the health and safety of families in our communities
- Opposing the overreach and unconstitutional acts of government
God & The Gospel
A necessary component to making this moral argument is having a consistent worldview which provides us with a foundation for why abortion is murder and why the government must act. We recognize God is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and that His Laws are foundational for all morality.
Do not interpret this to mean you must be a Christian to believe abortion murder — that’s certainly not true! We welcome the support and aid of all who wish to end abortion. But we do believe the Christian worldview is essential for a consistent, moral objective standard by which we can say emphatically, “Abortion is murder. This is a great injustice. It must be stopped.”
It was the New England pulpit which deeply influenced the culture and worldview of early Americans. This Christian worldview influenced and gave shape to our constitution and the liberty it recognized. The Founders of our nation wrote often of their reverence for the Christian faith and of Jesus Christ. We believe that this is a necessary component we have tried too hard to avoid and to our detriment.
…I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?
We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move — that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations…
Benjamin Franklin at the Constitution Convention; July 28, 1787