Dreams Unfulfilled

Yesterday morning I wrote a post about the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Yesterday afternoon President Obama released this statement marking the anniversary and pledging his support to protect abortion rights:

Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.

I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.

And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.

—President Barack Obama

I am certain that his statement was met with nods of approval and appreciation by millions of abortion rights advocates across this country. Normally I would laugh at a statement filled with such absurdly obvious contradictions but I cannot in this instance, since the consequences are so deadly – and I use that word intentionally – serious. When I read the President’s statement I was immediately reminded of the words of Gimli the dwarf from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings:

It was Gimli the dwarf who broke in suddenly. ‘The words of this wizard stand on their heads,’ he growled, gripping the handle of his axe. ‘In the language of Orthanc help means ruin, and saving means slaying, that is plain.’

—J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers

I am struck by the lengths that abortion rights advocates go to de-humanize the object of abortion in order to appeal to the distinctly human emotions, ideals, and desires of the voters. It’s not a mistake – it’s a miracle of life. It’s not an unintended or unwanted pregnancy – it’s a baby. It’s not a choice – it’s a child. How can anyone consider it reasonable or noble when reproductive freedom for one human being comes at the expense of the life of another human being?

The Supreme Court decision handed down in Roe v. Wade, and supported by our President and millions who share his beliefs, has done, and will continue to do a great deal to ensure, in part, that Mr. Obama’s “hopes” are fulfilled. Abortion on demand creates and ensures the equality that he seeks to the extent that more than 500,000 daughters each year receive “the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities” as over 500,000 sons – the equality of death.

A short time ago I read the following Twitter post from Pastor David Platt that contained a quote from Pastor John Piper. I thought it would be a good way to bring an end this post:

Christ died that we might live. This is the opposite of abortion. Abortion kills that someone might live differently.

—John Piper

It is estimated that over 50 million abortions have been performed in the 38 years since the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. So many lives lost, so many potential dreams unfulfilled…