I almost lost my lunch earlier today when I ran across this article suggesting the need for an “abortion pride” movement. I don’t suppose I should have been as surprised as I was, but there it was:
He complains that women who have abortions are “rarely encouraged to take pride in their decisions.” Calling abortion a “courageous and noble moral choice,” Appel wrote, “Women who step up to the ethical plate and have the strength to say, ‘This is the wrong time,’ or ‘This is the wrong fetus,’ should hold their heads high in the streets.”
This quote tells you all you need to know about the moral vacuum that exists today. Killing a child is considered by some a “courageous and noble moral choice.” Don’t just murder your baby, be proud that you did it. I daresay that this movement wouldn’t be as successful as he might hope if I didn’t know the depths of human depravity. Who says that the Bible doesn’t speak to modern man. Paul wrote of this attitude nearly 2000 years ago:
28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:28-32) (emphasis mine)
Sounds like God might have seen this coming. Or maybe it is just the fact that there really is nothing new under the sun. Pride is a sure indicator of rebellion against God and in this case, pride is murderous.