It’s like the states are having a contest to see whose abortion laws can be the most outrageous. And the laws seem designed to protect—not the mother–certainly not the child–but the one performing the abortion–which no longer must be a physician in New York–a provision which may soon pass in other states as well.
Some significant changes in New York: “New York’s RHA also repealed a section of the public health law that required the following: that abortions after 12 weeks be performed in a hospital; that an additional physician be present for abortions after 20 weeks to care for ‘any live birth that is the result of the abortion’; and that such babies be provided ‘immediate legal protection under the laws of the state of New York.”
As outrageous as that is, Illinois and Vermont are in the running to outdo New York by including a provision in their laws (not yet passed, but Vermont’s bill is on its way to the Senate which has a Democrat supermajority). The Illinois provision says that the “fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the law.” The Vermont provision uses similar wording.
The laws will have the same effect as New York’s–abortion until birth. New York jumped through the hoop of making a provision for
Vermont and Illinois cut to the chase. Their proposed laws contain provisions that declassify the unborn as humans with rights, which has the effect of not outlawing fetal experimentation and organ harvesting (even for profit).
Planned Parenthood employees will be able to go to lunch, in at least those two states, and negotiate the prices for the livers, brains, and hearts of the unborn without fear of legal retribution.
Further, the Illinois law would require all insurers to cover the costs of abortions–even those of religious organizations. And it “repeals laws that allow husbands to block their wives from aborting their child, eliminates requirements to investigate fetal or maternal deaths resulting from abortion, and allows minors to receive abortions without ever having to notify their parents.”
It’s a dream come true for anyone with a kitchen table and a butcher knife to prey on the unsuspecting and desperate.
Legalizing abortion was supposed to prevent just that kind of back alley scenario.
Alexandra DeSanctis comments: “To the left, abortion is no longer a last resort, an option to be prevented, a difficult and sad choice that some women feel forced to make. Abortion is now a fundamental right, a social good so worth preserving that it is necessary to explicitly dehumanize living human beings to justify it.” (DeSanctis’s emphasis).
We stand at a crossroad in America today. Will we continue down the trail New York has blazed? Or will we choose a different path?
Because of the new abortion law, some New York Christians proclaimed last Saturday as a day of mourning and repentance. And repent is what we must do.
“[I]f then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.” (II Chron 7:14 NABRE)
Let us humble ourselves and pray and seek God’s face and turn away from this evil. Please, Lord, hear us. Pardon us. Heal our land.
40 Replies to “Trying to Outdo New York”
Nancy, I echo your prayer: “Let us humble ourselves and pray and seek God’s face and turn away from this evil. Please, Lord, hear us.” Amen.
Amen, Jessica. What I caught of the Day of Mourning Program from New York was quite powerful. May it echo and reverberate across this land. Thanks and God bless!
Wow! Every day brings more news showing us we truly need to pray. Too many people are turning away from God. I pray today that my words and actions will bring people closer to God.
And that’s what it will take, Melissa–one person making a difference–one person at a time. Thanks and God bless!
So. Very. Sad.
Sad, indeed, but not beyond the reach of God. Thanks, Michelle, and God bless!
Amen. NY citizens need our prayer support to turn from the sinful choices of their leaders.
Yes, David. We need to put those who favor abortion–and those who carry it out–in our prayers. Thanks and God bless!
Lord- bring us back to you and your directives! Shake this nation and cause all people to turn back to you! Everyone is precious in your sight! Amen!
Amen, Julie. God bless you and that prayer. Thanks.
This is so grieving. All those precious tortured babies. I’m joining you in prayer.
Thank you, Anneliese. God bless you and your prayers.
I have never – ever – been so disgusted in my life. I don’t understand how adoption fees are so tremendously high and these babies are murdered. My heart cries every time I run into another thing like this. Return, O Lord, how long?
In reality, wickedness will only increase worse and worse.
May God help us endure.
Adoption fees are so high BECAUSE these babies are killed. We can still pray for awakening. Times have been bad before. Thanks and God bless, Jessica!
The saddest statement — “To the left, abortion is no longer a last resort, an option to be prevented, a difficult and sad choice that some women feel forced to make. Abortion is now a fundamental right, a social good so worth preserving that it is necessary to explicitly dehumanize living human beings to justify it.” Killing is never a fundamental right. My heart breaks. Thank you for your words, Nancy!
Thank you, Lisa, and welcome to our community! God bless!
This is horrific! Our nation is quickly becoming barbaric and totally self obsessed. Lord, have mercy! Thank you for sharing all of this boldly and truthfully, Nancy.
Thanks for commenting, Melinda! God bless! Thanks for your caring heart too!
Repentance is key and thank you for highlighting this terrible act in our nation and the world. God Bless!
Thank you, Stephen. Repentance is the key indeed. God bless!
I spent over four amazing years ministering at a crisis pregnancy center. During that time, I was privileged to meet some of the babies the Lord has used me to save. One thing God has been challenging me to do in many areas, not just abortion, is to turn my outrage into action. Legislation is failing; we must seek the hearts and minds of these scared women and show them there’s another choice.
Yes, Candice. Thank you! We can speak truth into the lives of women. We can seek out the desperate and offer them help and hope. The abortion numbers are going down because people are realizing the babies are real babies. The politicians who don’t get that are really a step behind. God bless!
Another friend, whose opinion I strongly respect, recently said to a group, “People, statistics, the science of numbers, reveal Christians continue to overwhelmingly refuse to speak into the political realm, is staggering. Therefore, the church is silent. This must change.” Personally, Nancy, I thank God for your sensitive and informed posts.
Thank you, grAnnie. The issue relates to politics as we see from the vote in the US Senate yesterday. But life is not a political football or hot potato. It’s life. It’s beyond politics. It’s a human rights issue and a Christian issue. How can we help but speak up? God bless!
That’ll preach, whether people listen or not. Be blessed and keep praying it forward.
Thanks, grAnnie! God bless!
This makes me so deeply sad, it is beyond words. I would never have believed it would all come to this. Lord have mercy! Come, Lord Jesus!
Amen, Melissa! We live in a dark world, but we have the light! God bless!
Just sickening. It all makes me so sad for the state we find ourselves in these days. I pray the Lord forgives us for these sins.
Amen, Yvonne. God bless!
Thank you for tackling this issue! The Church has been complicit in our silence – politically and in our own spheres of influence. I teach a Sunday School class for women where we discussed abortion in our nation under teaching on “Thou shall not murder.” There was a visitor from another evangelical church who was stunned. She said they would never discuss abortion in her church for fear of offending someone! I was flabbergasted. If the Church will not speak – who will defend these babies? And, how will Christians grow in understanding of what God says about it?
For fear of offending someone? We do need to be sensitive. But sensitive isn’t silent. And if we are willing to talk about abortion–maybe someone who’s had an abortion–and is suffering from it–can feel comfortable enough to speak up to find healing. Thanks for a thoughtful comment, Beth. God bless!
It’s all so troubling, Nancy. This is worth reflecting on for all of us, “We stand at a crossroad in America today. Will we continue down the trail New York has blazed? Or will we choose a different path?”
My husband and I heard on Fox News this morning about a Doctor who has been performing abortions for years, walking away from it. Why? After his own daughter died in his arms. I don’t know the full story if she was an infant or an older child.
Many are exiting the abortion industry. There is always hope. Thanks and God bless!
Certainly prayer is our response as this is a spiritual battle in a greater war. This is sad news. God formed each fetus and our nation is more interested in bloodshed. Still praying on my end, Nancy. Thank you for keeping us informed.
Amen, Stephen. Thanks for praying and commenting. God bless!
It is a sad fact that many Democrats don’t believe the unborn has any value unless the mother decides the unborn has value.
The more radical Democrats become, the more likely Trump will win in 2020.
Some of them do seem to have fallen off a cliff. Thanks for commenting, Christopher. God bless!
Nothing short of tragic. And we’ve had the gall to call the Romans barbaric for the games and for leaving unwanted babies on the rocks to die.
“To us, O LORD, belongs open shame, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.”
Thank you, Heather! An apt scripture–with a word to call us to repentance. God bless!