On my last post regarding the topic of Abortion, I received the following comment:
It’s a matter of priority. Even among many younger Pro-Lifers who may question the actions of our military, the question of legitimacy may take precedent. The idea is that while we may be committing atrocities abroad, do we even have the right to address holes in our foreign policy when we are committing a sort of selective genocide within our own borders that is both endorsed and funded by the government? In the Old Testament, the sacrifice of babies and children to idols within one’s own borders is strongly connected to a certain national depravity for which God has a particular hatred. When this insidious brand of evil is able to blind a country into killing it’s own, it seems to permeate the country’s very identity. We may not worship the same idols, but abortion still gives us the means to sacrifice our children on the altars of hopelessness, convenience, fear, and social pressure. Perhaps if we could take off our blinders and not let our nation endorse and fund this act, we would see more clearly in order to address issues abroad.
The following is my response:
I find your last point extremely interesting, and I wonder how many other pro-lifers hold to it. There’s an interesting conclusion when you look at a map about abortion laws throughout the world, and follow your point:
“In the Old Testament, the sacrifice of babies and children to idols within one’s own borders is strongly connected to a certain national depravity for which God has a particular hatred.”
Take a look at the map and notice who outlaws abortion and who doesn’t:
It’s the USA and our allies who are the nationally depraved and our enemies, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and the rest of the “Middle East” who have stood against abortion. Maybe it is they who “see more clearly in order to address issues abroad.”
What are your thoughts on the National Depravity of our country or the moral superiority of those countries we often point to as our enemies? Have we missed something in the translation here?