We have a new president in one of the most divisive inaugurations, though nothing compares to the inauguration of President Lincoln. Southern states declared their secession before his inauguration. And so the United States fought a Civil War. But, the United States of America was meant to be united and when we stand united, we are stronger.
Of course, we cannot unite with lies. Lies are the source of division. We must unite behind truths and disagree with lies in an honest and loving manner worthy of a follower of Christ. Earlier this month, we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a great unifier and disagreed with lies as a Christian should. He led a civil rights fight that was largely helped by President Lincoln about a century earlier.
And this leads us to the civil rights fight of our time. Abraham Lincoln recognized the personhood of colored people, and we fight for the personhood of children in the womb. The fight is real. Every year, hundreds of thousands march in Washington D.C. to recognize the personhood of these most innocent of us. Without this recognition, they are subject to termination in abortion if they are chosen to die.
Slavery was the last time country allowed a person to be killed if their “owner” so decided. Indeed, abortion is no different. The human being in the womb has infinite worth. A newborn is protected and viewed as someone beautiful, but hours before birth is still subject to possible abortion, though not in every state. The newborn has the same infinite worth that we all share with the child in the womb.
So, what is the difference between the newborn and the child just hours from birth? What about the child newly conceived? Time and development. Humans do not stop developing until sometime in their mid-20’s. Should we be legal to kill until we are fully developed? So, how can we allow the most innocent among us to be killed?
I will not stand for this civil rights injustice. Jesus, please give us the strength to right the civil rights injustice of abortion.