Answered Prayer

 By Jesse Johnson - Posted at The Cripplegate:

Published June 24, 2022

I don’t know how people on the pro-choice side of the abortion debate will respond to today’s ruling overturning Roe—I can only guess that there will be rage, protests, and perhaps even rioting. One thing I am sure of though is this: Molech will not speak, and he will not hear the prayers of his worshipers (1 Kings 18:26).

What a contrast with Yahweh.

This morning the Supreme Court reversed Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 case that established a woman’s right to abortion. It was a ruling that was transparently flimsy and politically motivated. There is a reason that news stories don’t quote the original case. It is embarrassing for the pro-choice movement. Written in a world without ultra-sounds or neo-natal surgery, it reads like something from the flat-earth society. It created a legal precedent that both sides of the abortion debate grant was unworkable and too superficial to pass the test of time.

When President Obama was in office, he had a Martin Luther King Jr. quote woven into a rug and displayed in the Oval Office. The quote: “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Ironically, MLK got that quote from an abolitionist preacher (Theodore Parker) who used it in an 1853 sermon against slavery. His point was that no matter what happens in America, slavery had to end. It was simply too immoral so be allowed to continue forever. This was hardly a novel or controversial point for Christians.

In an ironic twist, it is Parker’s sentiment, reiterated by MLK and popularized by President Obama, which precisely explains today’s court ruling. As kids grow up around ultra-sound pictures of their cousins, and as the racial disparities in abortion continue to grow, the great gulf fixed between the pro-life and pro-choice movements was simply not sustainable. You see it even in their names—“pro-life” vs. “pro-choice.”


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