Thousands of years ago, God answered the question of when life begins. For the life of the flesh is in the blood. (Leviticus 17:11). Today science confirms that upon conception the first cells of blood are formed and that blood never passes between the mother and the child. The child becomes a separate entity with its own unique DNA. Once a child’s life has been destroyed, it can never be replaced for we are each unique individuals in body, soul and spirit. There is no doubt that abortion takes the life of an innocent human being.
Naturally the unborn baby is the biggest loser when it’s life is snuffed out before it even begins its journey on earth. Besides sometimes having to endure the pain of a gruesome death by having it’s body burned to death or ripped apart limb by limb, it is denied the opportunity to experience life in all it glory – the ups and downs as well as the ability to love, learn, and to grow into whatever God had planned for him or her,
But aborted babies are not the only losers in this sad but lucerative industry. There are many others who suffer when a mother decides to end the life of her unborn child.
The Fathers Lose
When we talk about abortion rights, it’s always about the mother’s right to choose. No one speaks of the father. Sure, there are some deadbeat fathers out there who don’t have enough manhood to provide and care for the baby they created, yet will gladly fork over a few dollars to destroy it and get it out of their lives. But what about those fathers who love their unborn child and long more than anything to raise it? They have no choice but to sit idly by knowing their son or daughter will die a torturous death without any legal recourse to stop it. I can’t imagine the magnitude of the hurt they must feel.
What does society lose when an unborn baby is slaughtered? We don’t even know for sure. What would this person have become? How would they have contributed to society? What unique gifts and talents did God bestow upon them to share with the world? Would they have become the researcher who discovered the cure for cancer or the inventor of some great technology? God has a plan for each and every life and when that life is sacrificed before it’s time, their purpose goes unfulfilled.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(Jeremiah 29:11)
Abortion Providers Lose
How does abortion affect those that are actually performing the abortions? When interviewed they seem to be proud of what they do. Happy to provide this service to women. However, these people get up each morning and go to work with the goal of killing as many fellow humans as they can. In some cases, the more they abort, the bigger their paycheck. If they have any conscious at all, they could not possibly be happy people who are fulfilled in their work. They are destroying not only the lives of others but their own life and soul as well.
These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, Proverbs 6: 16-18
No amount of money can make up for the horror they must live with every day. Some become hard and calloused over time while some decide they can’t take it any longer and eventually quit the business. Both groups need our prayers. To those that are continuing in the industry that their eyes will be open to the reality of what they are actually doing and to those who have abandoned the work that they will find forgiveness and the peace that only God can bring.
Mother – The Biggest Loser of all
Besides their forever lost babies, the Mom’s are the biggest losers in abortion. Nothing brings more joy to a mother and a family than the birth of a child. It doesn’t matter if the child was conceived in love, lust or even rape, there is something about new life coming into the world that brings unspeakable joy. Their innocence, vulnerability and total dependence that causes mom’s and dads to fall in love with them instantly is unexplainable. You’ll never hear anyone say when they hold their newborn that they wish they had aborted it.
Today, mothers are given many reasons to terminate the life of their child. Perhaps the child is imperfect, or Mom doesn’t think she has enough money or time to raise them properly. Perhaps she wants to finish her education, or believes the world they are coming into is too cruel, the father isn’t involved, or they just don’t want to deal with the embarrassment of being unwed and pregnant. The list goes on and on. But what about the reasons to let it live? Who is reminding her of the incredible joy and blessings this child will bring to her family or even another family if she chooses to give it up for adoption.
Expectant mothers are given horrible advice today at a time when they are scared and vulnerable themselves when they are told their best option is to kill their child. These advisers don’t usually bother to tell them how they will forever regret that decision and grieve for that child the rest of their life.
Who wins then?
If the baby, the father, the mother, the abortionist, and society loses when a baby is aborted, who wins then? That’s easy. Satan wins. Satan hates people who are created in the image of God and is always looking for a anyway he can to destroy any and all of us both physically and spiritually. Abortion just may be his greatest tool yet.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10