America is fond of trends. I’m fairly certain we create more world trends than any other country. Either that or we take trends from other countries and “American-ify” them and somehow make them even trendier. When I was a kid we popularized slap bracelets, rolling your jeans, and hairdo’s the world still marvels at. Later came boy bands and pagers. Today we’ve managed to deep-fry everything imaginable, tattoo all parts of our bodies, and given the world some great dub-step artists.
Ok, so not every trend is all that great. We could add abortion to that list. In 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled in the Roe V. Wade case a new trend began here in America that has been making its way around the world: abortion on demand.
The culture of death has since touched nearly every person in the world, in some way or another. America is not as extreme as China, forcing women to undergo abortions as part of their one-child policy. But when a society gets to the point where nearly every day news is heard of another baby found in a trash can, dumpster, or toilet, it’s evident that we’ve reached a particular low reserved for the most savage of societies.
How it is possible to rationalize that women who kill their own child and dump the bodies in trash cans are “evil,” “cruel,” and “heartless,” while others who go to Planned Parenthood so they can kill their baby and dump the body in a trash can is beyond reason. I suppose the government is protecting its investment in Planned Parenthood and looking out for “the bottom line.”
Since that fateful decision in 1973 when abortion on demand became the law of the land and saw broad bi-partisan support, even among Southern Baptists, a new trend has emerged. This new trend is one I hope continues to sky-rocket in popularity until it is embraced the world over. The new trend is life. [Read more...]
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.