Pro life and anti abortion groups around the world have never been shy to criticise lawmakers for legalising abortion; and abortionists for carrying out the procedure at an industrial rate. All of these critiques are commendable and ought to be continued. But hitherto, ‘pro lifers’ have been more than reticent in their criticism of the mothers and families who abort their unborn infants.
Their usual take towards the would-be mothers who have just committed murder in fact, echoes often that of “pro-choicers”; that the woman ought to be respected and supported in her time of great need. Where they break with pro choice advocates is the reason for providing such support. They claim to do so in order for the woman to know that abortion isn’t the only option, and ought not to be an option at all.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against proselytising pro-choicers; especially those who have had their unborn murdered. But the reason I am anti abortion, and why everyone ought to be anti abortion, is because it is a grave offense against God’s commandment.
“Thou shalt not kill”, is the fifth of God’s commandments and we ought to pay a heavy price for transgressing that law. Yes, that includes women who have murdered their unborn babies.
Along with contrition and proselytization, ought to come penance and punishments due to sin. But pro life groups are more concerned with how the modern world will perceive such verbiage and action. They are terrified of being perceived as archaic and reverting to the so-called “dark ages”, rather than being preoccupied with pleasing the one who alone is God. [John 5:44]
This is probably why we never hear them talking about punishments for the women who commit abortion, even though they claim (rightly) that abortion is murder. They never speak about laws addressing that issue either; that women who commit murder ought to be punished for that offense.
And that was exactly what happened when Norma McCorvey, also known as “Jane Roe” of the infamous Roe v Wade case; which saw abortion legalised in the U.S., suddenly became pro life.
Yes, Roe famously switched sides and became a huge “pro life” advocate. Again, on its face, I don’t have a problem with this. But Roe was one of the main reasons murder was legalised in the form of the abortion of the unborn. There has to be a price for that beyond a “mea culpa”.
But so-called pro lifers and pro life groups, were more interested it seemed; in bragging about Roe’s change of mind, and trotting her out there to promote “the cause”. They were more interested in trying to outdo pro-choice groups in providing ‘Roe’ with untold amounts of support; rather than telling her that what she did was wrong. Rather than telling her that in order to prove true contrition, she ought to do penance and be punished for contributing to the legalised murder of millions of unborn babies.
The whole “she lost her baby and that’s punishment enough”; is more of an example of the modernist thinking that has infected many nominal Christians for decades.
Well as it turns out, in an upcoming FX documentary called AKA Jane Roe, “Roe”, confessed before her death in 2017, that she wasn’t sincere in her change of heart on the abortion issue, and that pro life groups, paid her to publicly perpetuate the lie.
As Reuters reports: “In a new documentary, made before her death in 2017 and due to be broadcast on Friday, McCorvey makes what she calls a “deathbed confession.””
“I took their money and they took me out in front of the cameras and told me what to say,” says Roe in the documentary. “I did it well too. I am a good actress. Of course, I’m not acting now.” (Ha. A self-professed actress claiming she’s “not acting now”. Oh what do I believe?
Roe continues: “If a young woman wants to have an abortion, that’s no skin off my ass. That’s why they call it choice”.
Reuters reports that ““AKA Jane Roe,” will be broadcast on the FX cable channel on Friday but was made available to television journalists in advance.”
Whether Roe was lying or telling the truth about getting paid to be pro life, when she really was not, is secondary to the crux of the problems with so called pro lifers; many of whom claim to be Christian, but balk at defending God’s law against the millions of women who break it.