Pastor Dewey: Americas greatest offense to God is the killing of His Babies, how foolish it is of America to think that we are not facing the wrath of God. America is imploding.
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Senate Committee Advances Pro-Abortion Bill,
Republican Senators Respond
SANTA FE – After a two-hour long delay and a hearing marred by technical difficulties and limited public participation, the “virtual” Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee today voted along party lines to repeal New Mexico’s abortion law. Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Democratic Senator Linda Lopez (District 11-Bernalillo) and others, would strike an entire section of law that among other things protects medical professionals from being forced to participate in abortions and requires that abortions be performed by licensed physicians.
“Though some of the existing law is unenforceable because of Roe v. Wade, this statute contains important provisions that protect our doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals,” said Senator Gregg Schmedes (District 19-Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance).” As a medical doctor, I have heard from many of my colleagues that if they lose these vital conscience protections, they will consider leaving the state which would threaten healthcare access for many New Mexicans.”
The current law includes protections from recriminatory action when a hospital or their staff decline to perform abortions based on “moral or religious grounds.” In 1973, the New Mexico Court of Appeals declared this section of the law to be constitutional and a 1990 New Mexico Attorney General Opinion further reiterated its constitutionality.
“A total repeal of New Mexico’s abortion law is not the solution,” added Senator Crystal Diamond (District 35-Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra). “In addition to keeping the conscience clause intact, we should be working to strengthen, not weaken standards of care for women. The thought that a non-physician would be allowed to perform a dangerous, late-term abortion on a minor child without any parental knowledge is unconscionable. That is the type of scenario we are exposing women to if this bill passes.”
Senate Bill 10 advanced from the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee on a 5-3 vote with all three Republican Senators, Gregg Schmedes, David Gallegos, and Stuart Ingle, voting in opposition. The bill will now be referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it could be heard as early as next week.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee spoke out last week after Vice President Kamala Harris issued a statement to mark the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.Read in Fox News: https://apple.news/A6Aii4z6NS6asuLmeLju7Vw
A “speech for the ages”
Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 second inaugural address is widely considered a “speech for the ages.” In it, he described the issue that had split the nation: “One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war.”
He then stated, “To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union even by war.” The president’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, by contrast, declared that all slaves held in any part of a state in rebellion against the US “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”
In closing his second inaugural address, the president sought to “finish the work we are in” by winning the Civil War, then to “ then to “bind up the nation’s wounds”” and “do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
Yesterday, we began addressing the issue of abortion in the Biden administration. Today, I would like to consider this topic in the context of Mr. Lincoln’s timeless speech and the issues it confronted.
Three “rights” and the right to life
To summarize a very complex subject, the South went to war primarily to preserve the institution of slavery and in defense of states’ rights to abolish federal laws they didn’t support, especially those interfering with their right to keep slaves and take them wherever they wanted. The North sought to preserve the Union and eventually to free these slaves.
How is this conflict relevant to the conflict over abortion today?
One: The rights of slaves and the preborn
Part of the reason for the battle over slavery was that US law had not clearly defined the personhood of slaves. Not until the Thirteenth Amendment was slavery finally abolished in America.
In the same way, the Supreme Court stated in Roe v. Wade, “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”
My biblical response to both is the same: all people are made in God’s image and are sacred from the moment of their conception (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13–16).
In fact, scientific advances have enabled embryologists to state clearly, “Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization (conception)” (his italics). From that instant, whatever their race or social status, all are humans and are loved by their Maker (John 3:16; Galatians 3:28).
Two: The right to personal morality
It is estimated that 32 percent of White families in the South owned slaves. However, many more fought to protect states’ rights to own slaves and otherwise exercise their sovereignty. They would have said that the North had no right to legislate their personal morality.
In the same way, many agree with a caller to a radio program on which I was interviewed Sunday night. She stated her belief that life begins at conception and that abortion is therefore wrong. However, she also believes that it should be up to the woman rather than the government to make this decision.
My biblical response to both is the same: we “legislate personal morality” to protect life across the spectrum of society.
From the moment a child is born, its parents are not permitted to kill it, whatever their “personal morality” might dictate. Murder and abuse are wrong (Exodus 20:13; Psalm 11:5). Since we know both enslaved people and preborn babies are human beings, we know that they deserve the same protections as the rest of us.
Three: The rights of the slaveholder and the mother
A third argument for slavery was that the sudden end of the slave economy would adversely affect the Southern economy, which relied so heavily on slave labor. Slavery advocates also claimed that freeing the slaves would create widespread unemployment and chaos leading to uprisings, bloodshed, and anarchy.
Similarly, the most common reasons cited by women who choose abortion are: “having a baby would dramatically change my life” (74 percent), “can’t afford a baby now” (73 percent), and “don’t want to be a single mother or having relationship problems” (48 percent).
My biblical response to both is the same: life comes first.
God knew us before he formed us (Jeremiah 1:5). All life is sacred from conception to natural death (cf. Exodus 23:7; Psalm 127:3). The slaves should have been freed, whatever the economic consequences to the South. Preborn babies have the right to life, whatever the burden to the biological mother. (We will say more about this difficult subject tomorrow.)
Our Declaration of Independence was right: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
From the moment we are “created,” we possess these “unalienable rights.”
How will you advance them for the preborn today?
Dr. Jim Denison is the CVO of Denison Forum
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