Over one and a half million abortions are performed in the United States every year. This number remains a contributing factor to the mounting total of over 49,500,000 since the historic Roe v. Wade (1973). That number is exceeded by only one other country. Russia. Russia, whose communist authority forbad Christian values, commits over 2.5 million abortions annually.
Abortion has developed into the Nation's greatest collaborative crime since the institiution of Slavery. It is collaborative because we keep perpetuating the activity, and not address the reasons that lead to abortion services. It is not enough to close down every abortion clinic and crucify participating medical personnel. The issues of violence against women and children, manipulative gender control, and sexual irresponsibility must be addressed.
Great emphasis is placed on the free spirited ambitions of youth. Their ebbs and flows are legendary, as is their willingness to rebel against the mores of their parent's generation.
Parents and grandparents, who fought diligently for free sexual expression, and against the social crimes of their day, have neglected to teach their children how to manage their rights and priviledges.
Unfortunately, these same parents are leading their teenagers, and in many cases forcing them, into abortion clinics so their irresponsible parenting will not be noticed. These parents engage in slaughtering their familial innocents and blame their restless teenagers for the crimes. These are crimes the teenager cannot share with their parents, especially when the parent(s) adamently refuse any and all alternatives.
The most common excuse the parent(s) gives relates to the age of the teenagers. This is a valid concern but seems unfounded because until recently (approximately fifty years) the world functioned on teenage pregnancies. Most pregnancies happened on graduation night, which leads to the next excuse of being trapped in a bad marriage.
Teenage pregnancy does not guarantee a bad marriage. Poor relationships and expectations create bad marriages. God did not intend for women to be cruelly pinned down under the thumbs of men. Neither gender is expected to rule absolute, regardless of how you interpret the apostle Paul. Jesus mentioned that in the beginning, man and woman were to cling to one another, as a single unit (Matt 19:4-5).
"Their lives will be ruined!" Children do not ruin lives. They enhance lives. Yes, they seem to never stop growing, eating, or bring home the bizarre, but that is part of the joy of raising children. They are opportunities to rely on God for all necessities, as well as bountiful gifts. Their presence can heal like salve given by The Almighty, even if you acquired your pregnancy by baneful circumstances.
"Social values are different!" The difference of values in society is a direct reflection of the previous generation. Children don't teach themselves. Joy breeds joy. Disrespect breeds disrespect. Blaming young people for crimes adults lead them into is a sin and unacceptable. Remember the scripture in Matt. 12:33 - ...a tree is known by its fruit.
Many modern-day parents conduct their duties of parenthood with contempt. They act as if they don't want to be parents, and begrudgingly offer their children the bare necessities of clothing, food, room and board. This environment produces children who know (and fully), they are not wanted. These children grow up and accept this as a heritage to pass on to the next generation.
In order to change people's minds about abortion, you have to change their minds about children, family, and parenting. There must be value in having children, raising them to contribute positively to society, and the honor of family ties. A strong positive sense of community must accompany these values, too, because individuals bonded together give the community its culture and identity.
To voluntarily participate in creating a human being is divine. The orgasmic nature of the sexual act is part of the process. This does not include rape, manipulation, or a business exchange. It takes three beings to accomplish the act of human creation: man, woman, and God. Stop fooling yourselves! God is there. He is also there when the wrong motives influence this divine act. God, the Creator of everything in Heaven, on Earth, in the oceans, and below in Sheol, is not a dummy.
When a child arrives, it is our spiritual and Christian duty to lead our children to God. It is through our unconditional love that guides and reflects God's unconditional love toward humanity. That is poisoned before it is sprouted, when the parent is hostile and vindictive toward their own child.
This has become the primary technique of the devil to compromise the family structure on earth and, toward God. The family unit has been under demonic attack for a very long time. If we don't honor parenthood in its physical manifestation in this world, how can we honor the parenthood of our Father in Heaven? If we can't trust the families in our homes and in our communities, how will we trust the families in our churches, and in Heavenly places?
One of the best biblical examples of family is found in the patriarch Jacob (Genesis 29 - 46). Jacob had twelve sons and one daughter by two wives, and two slave/concubines. They weren't perfect children. The sons murdered a man and his kinsmen, because the man fell in love and deflowered (raped) their sister in a ploy to marry her (Genesis 34). The same sons sold their younger brother into slavery. That youth forgave and helped them survive a famine through the prosperity of the Egyptian court (Genesis 37). Jacob didn't disown or forsake any of his children. He held on to his children as tightly as he held his angelic opponent. Not many families today have that kind of tenacity.
The willfull practice of abortions creates several and many layered problems for individuals and for the collective unit. All parties concerned must seek the will and approval of God in all things. The use of abortion as a first and only alternative is criminal. Parenting is for a lifetime, and families are meant to be impeneratable fortresses.
If you are a parent who is faced with a teenage pregnancy, do not turn your back on your child! Teach them to be a good parent. Help them to accept their responsibility and meet the challenges of their actions, and if that proves to be impossible, pick up your grandchild and teach them to be a better parent.
Never leave your child to the elements of the devil. The enemies of God are on a mission to forsake life and liberty. They enjoy and seek methods to keep others in figurative and literal chains. Their purpose is to entrapped and enslave by inspiring poor choices and demand that you live in that poor choice without the possibility of parole. They want humanity to accept the concept of reedemption as an act of futility.
God accepts a repentant heart. He expects us to do the same. When Jesus gave Peter the number of times to forgive as seventy times seven, he didn't mention the priviledge of taking an actual count (Matt.18:22). Besides, only a foolish person would do that.
The point is to forgive and assist as often as you can. If you are having trouble forgiving someone of their actions, you are the one with the problem. Nail your concerns to His cross as you've been invited to, and have faith in His abilities. Forgiveness starts at home. Life can't be lived without regularly forgiving others, because people regularly make mistakes, especially concerning relationships.
The ministry of Jesus focused on restoration. Restoration from all that seperates us from God into all that embraces God. It is the beginning of a perpetual cycle that encourages good living in and with Him, as an example to others to restore and value their relationships with family, friends, and neighbors. The restoration of God's law written in our hearts.
God's love endures forever, and He wants us to pass that unending love to our children and families. Our children must be convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, shall be able to separate them from our love (Romans 8:38-39, NIV).
When a teenager encounters a pregnancy, it is not the end of the world, but an announcement of a new soul, who with God's grace, will contribute to this world, somehow. Embrace and welcome that child into your world. Make your world a better place.