By Neisha Potter
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
Society was outraged about the heartless killings across America such as the Aurora shooting in Colorado and the Kindergarten massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut, but we vindicate women who carelessly murder their own children in utero. People have assimilated senseless rational about prenatal development in an attempt to justify abortion.
Just because the medical field characterizes various stages of development with a different name does not change the substance of that which you are referring – a person. Science has taken us as close as six weeks to inaugurate the existence of a heartbeat which is near the time women find out they are pregnant. We refuse to tolerate the massive slaying of children who can be identified by name and through our senses: those which we can hear, hold, observe, smell and speak to, but if we cannot use our five senses to ascribe meaning to something, then eradication is acceptable because if you cannot see it then it does not exist.
Our approach is based on an out of sight out of mind philosophy; the same methodology we incorporate to deny the existence of our Creator.
After conception the growing entity is referred to as a blastocyst which develops into an embryo and finally a fetus – is it not all relative? Women have the right to her own body, but the baby is a separate entity. The growing baby is undoubtedly concomitant to the mother in order to survive during gestation, but if a mother omits an abortion the probability of delivering what society defines as an infant is almost inevitable.
I give thanks and praise to the Lord for knowing these children before the foundation of the earth, for in Him these innocent lives are found. Psalms 139:16, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
I am mystified by the number of women who schedule an all-so-routine abortion whom are devoid of compassion for the precious life developing within. The good Lord has something to say about people like this: “Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They 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, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy” (Romans 1:28-31, NIV).
A little parallelism for you: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Americans have terminated 55 million pregnancies since 1973. Imagine if we removed 55 million animals from the wild, sedated the animal and then remove the growing fetus from the belly of the animal; society would be in an outrage. Society would label this brutality, abuse, animal cruelty, and asinine, but if a human being is sedated and we vacuum out another growing person- we deem this acceptable. Want to argue that the animal did not have a choice? Well, that innocent growing baby was not given a choice either. We have completely destroyed the hierarchy established by God and placed the value on humanity in the shadows; we are removed from the Word which is a lamp to thy feet and a light to thy path (Psalm 119:105).
Neisha Potter is a married mom of three. Potter graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a BAS in Christian Ministry and Psychology.