Moment of Truth
Paul Blair, Pastor of Fairview Baptist Edmond
Is Being “Pro-Life” Enough? 

Pastor Paul Blair, Reclaiming America for Christ

We often think of what we would have done in history to right injustice, rather than stopping to consider what we are willing to do today.   We will never know if we would have had the courage to sign the Declaration of Independence, stand with William Wilberforce to abolish the slave trade or refuse to bow down to Nebuchadnezzar’s golden idol, but we do have the opportunity end the holocaust of our generation – abortion.

I have always considered myself “pro-life”, but recently realized that we are fighting against ourselves.  While we work towards restricting abortion to 20 weeks of pregnancy or even the detection of a heartbeat, we are willing to accept the murder of innocent lives up to that point.

Prior to the modern holocaust of abortion, the greatest darkness in the soul of our country was the sin of slavery.  For nearly two centuries, the morality of this great sin and what to do about was debated between three groups of people.  One group supported slavery, justified it and profited by it.  The second group was morally opposed to slavery, but weren’t willing to rock the boat and take a stand against it.  The third group demanded that slavery must be abolished.   With which group would you have been identified?

Consider these words from the Reverend Martin Luther King in 1963 in his now famous letter from a Birmingham Jail:

I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

Now, reread the above paragraph and instead of racial discrimination, consider the subject of abortion.

Can you imagine being alive in 1860 and saying, “I oppose slavery, but am willing to compromise and agree for you to keep slaves up to the age of 20?”   Of course not.

Can you imagine being alive in Germany in 1944 and saying, “I oppose the holocaust, but will compromise and let you kill everyone over the age of 40?”  Of course not.

Abortion is murder.  Abortion is always wrong.  It always has been and always will be.    I no longer simply want to be pro-life.  It’s time to END abortion, not manage it!

Fact 1:  The Federal Government does not have unlimited power.  The Constitution creates, defines and limits what all three branches can and cannot do.

Fact 2:  There is no place in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution that gives the Supreme Court the authority to force the legalization of abortion on the 50 united states.  In fact, life is the first unalienable right guaranteed by both documents

If liberal states can tell the Federal government to buzz off while they legalize marijuana, why don’t we do the same thing for life?