The above title sounds very extreme, but we believe that it is a logical consequence of the abortion movement in the U.S.. Recently the Oklahoma Legislature passed new legislation designed to better educated pregnant women on their decision as to whether or not to abort a baby. It required physicians to run an "ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure can be done" to women (Muskogee Phoenix, 4/29/2010). Also quoting the same article it was stated, "It's been difficult for some of the patients."
 And, "We've had patients leave the ultrasound room in tears because of what they had to hear." It also stated, "All of the women chose to look away from the monitor."
Every preacher this writer has personally spoked with in recent years has had to talk with, and counsel women who are Christians for the great trauma and sorrow they experience after they have aborted one or more babies. This is one of the consequences that have not been addressed by the politically correct as a whole. The whole purpose of the law as we understand it was to cause women to reconsider the consequences of their actions! 

What does the Bible say about unborn babies? First of all, the Bible does not make any distinction in babies born or unborn. The prophet Jeremiah was told, "Before I formed thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nation" (Jeremiah 1:5). The baby John the Baptist, while still in the womb of his mother Elisabeth, leaped in the womb when Mary came to see her, after the conception of Jesus (Luke 1:41). One of the most expressive and detailed accounts is that which David wrote about himself. Note: "I will give thanks unto thee: for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works: and that my soul knoweth right well. My frame was not hidden from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; and in the book they were all written, even the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was none of them" (Psalms 139:14-16).

Because of medical science, we know today that by eight to ten weeks after conception, the baby's organs are all present, and that they feel stimulus, including pain. Ultra-sounds are available that show the baby in the womb shrinking away for the doctor's instruments as they cut them up to cause the miscarrying or abortion. Many today would not object to killing the baby at the time of birth (partial birth abortion). President Obama, while in Illinois state legislature voted FOR a law that would permit that monstrous dead? Many will argue for those women who are victims of incest, rape, and women with fetal abnormalities or whose pregnancy threatens their own life. What proportion of abortions is performed with those things in mind? We would guess that it is a very small number. Besides who is to determine abnormalities? Babies with a certain color: (Babies from black women are aborted today at about three times the rate of white babies.) Should a baby with a low I.Q.? If it was possible to diagnose these things in the womb would it be proper to abort a baby because it would be hyperactive, Downs Syndrome, have autism, ADD or ADHD? What about the adoption solution? Many childless couples are adopting from other nations. We could no doubt place most of these babies with these? Why not examine all the possible solutions rather that simply killing an unwanted baby? What must God think?

Edward L. Rodgers, Muskogee, OK   

"And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:"