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abortion sproul

I appreciated Sproul weighing in on this topic. Those who have read other works on pro-life works (see my review of Scott Klusendorf’s work) will not find anything dramatically new here. Yet it’s good to read and review the pro-life’s argument. One thing that stood out as unique in this book was actually George Grant’s preface. Grant summarized the current landscape in our society, political sphere and culture as the result of the abortion debate since Roe vs. Wade. This fascinating essay filled with footnotes by Grant puts into perspective for the Christian the extent of how much the abortion controversy has seeped into so many spheres of our lives today. The book is worth reading for the preface alone. Getting into Sproul’s actual work I do appreciate how the author does deal with various objections given against the prolife position. I was reminded that more women have been known to have been killed by abortion after Roe vs. Wade than before it which makes the back alley abortion argument for legalizing abortion kind of ironic. Concerning the argument that the fetus is part of the woman’s body, Sproul bring modern study of cells to bear, noting that babies have a different genetic fingerprint than the mother. The more interesting part of the book is the appendix that ended up being a rather lengthy testimony of a medical expert on the status of the embryo. Perhaps a little too lengthy. Sproul could have had his arguments tighter and I say this because I’ve seen other works that have made it air tight in their presentation. For those who might want to read an introductory work or to remind and refresh their prolife apologetics I can recommend this work.

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abortion-and-racism

In light of the 40th year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we thought it would be appropriate to share some thoughts on abortion/murdering of human life.

1) After I watched this heart-rending documentary, I was not surprised at the spiritual condition of the United States.  As I said many times to others, this country can be described as a culture of death.  Although abortion is practiced by many people from many races, this video points out that abortion is the number one killer of African Americans.  The abortion takes place in a Women’s Medical Society center at 3801 Lancaster, Philadelphia, PA.  Disclaimer: This video reveals some graphic images.  Here is the video: 3801 Lancaster

2) In this article from Desiring God, David Mathis talks about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the night of Black genocide.  Just as a footnote, I am not wholly aware about everything concerning Martin Luther King’s view of life, ethics, and the Bible, but my understanding is that he has been labeled as a heretic because of his very dangerous views against the Bible.  Please see this link concerning Martin Luther King’s views on the Bible: The Troubling Aspects of the Manhattan Declaration.  I would also encourage the readers, if time permits, to read some of his theological works.  As a result, I cannot give my full endorsement to him, but I can endorse what he stood up against such as racism.

It should also be noted that Martin Luther King Jr. was not the only man who fought against racism and segregation, but there were many godly men and woman of God who strongly voiced their repudiation against racism and segregation.  At any rate, in this article,  Mathis links abortion to racism.  This is a interesting read.  Here is the link: MLK’s Dream and the Nightmare of Black Genocide.  Since Margaret Sanger is mentioned in this article from Desiring God, I would also encourage readers to read into Margaret Sanger’s racist views towards African Americans and other races and groups.  Abortionists will tell you that she was not a racist, but do your research and you will find out her true colors.

3) Randy Alcorn contributes an article on abortion and covers the doctor accused of murdering many lives at Women’s Medical Society center at 3801 Lancaster, Philadelphia.  Please see this link: It’s Time to Stop Pretending Abortion Is Anything Other Than the Ruthless Killing of an Innocent Human Being

4) For a book documenting Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist; and the founder of Planned Parenthood (started around the 1930s), get your hands on this free PDF book: Killer Angel.  Here are some excerpts from the book,

As her organization grew in power and prestige, she began to target several other ‘ill-favored’ and ‘dysgenic races,’ including ‘Blacks, Hispanics, Amerinds, Fundamentalists, and Catholics'” (73).

I ‘wonder if Southern Darkies can ever be entrusted with … a clinic. Our experience causes us to doubt their ability to work except under White supervision” (74).

5) For Margaret Sanger’s book, please see this link: Pivot of Civilization.  Here is one excerpt from her book that reveals her view on other races as being inferior,

The emergency problem of segregation and sterilization must be faced immediately.  Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive period.  Otherwise, she is almost certain to bear imbecile children, who in turn are just as certain to breed other defectives.  The male defectives are no less dangerous.  Segregation carried out for one or two generations would give us only partial control of the problem” (101).

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Pro-life Pastor Walter Hoye of Berkeley, California, was ordered to serve 30 days in county jail by Judge Stuart Hing of the Alameda Superior Court.

wh1Hoye had been found guilty on January 15, 2009, of unlawfully approaching two persons entering an abortion clinic in Oakland. Judge Hing had also ordered him to stay one hundred yards away from the abortion clinic for three years. However, Walter Hoye refused this term of probation and would not agree to a stay-away order. Therefore, the judge denied the defense motion to stay the sentence pending appeal. Hoye was taken into custody from the courtroom.

At a hearing on February 19, Judge Hing stated that he had not intended to impose any fine or jail time on Hoye if he would agree to stay away from the abortion clinic. After Hoye refused to agree not to offer alternatives to abortion-minded women, Judge Hing imposed a 30-day sentence and $1130 fine.

Dozens in the African-American and pro-life communities from around the nation who came out in support of Pastor Hoye were outraged by the sentence. The consensus of these leaders is that it was a travesty that Pastor Hoye was found guilty in the first place for standing in the gap for black children targeted by the abortion industry.

“It is absolutely incredible that in America an individual can be sentenced to jail for engaging in peaceful free speech activity on a public sidewalk,” remarked Allison Aranda, Staff Counsel for Life Legal Defense Foundation. Aranda further stated, “Rev. Hoye is being singled out for particularly harsh punishment because he refused to agree not to offer help to women considering abortion. Where is the justice in that?”

Hoye is an African-American pastor who feels a special calling to work for the end of the genocide-by-abortion taking place in the African-American community. As part of his efforts, he stands in front of an abortion clinic in Oakland with leaflets offering abortion alternatives and a sign reading, “Jesus loves you and your baby. Let us help.” In response, the Oakland City Council passed an ordinance making it a crime to approach persons entering abortion clinics to offer alternatives to abortion. Approaching women to encourage them to enter the clinic is permitted, according to City policy.

According to 2004 statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics, about 37 percent of pregnancies of black women end in abortion, compared with 12 percent for non-Hispanic white women and 19 percent for Hispanic women.

LLDF Legal Director Catherine Short and attorney Mike Millen, who also represented Rev. Hoye at trial, are currently challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance on Hoye’s behalf in federal court. They are hopeful the ordinance will be struck down and Pastor Walter Hoye vindicated [article from here].

More from,

World Magazine (reports on his time in jail with others)

Free Republic

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t4a

I have been thinking about attending this conference (T4A) but knowing that with technology the audios will be provided. I was hoping to hear from Russell Moore but due to voice problem he could not make it.

Here are the audios,

HT: Jason Kovacs/ABBA fund

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Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He was educated at Swarthmore College (BA), Harvard Law School (JD), Harvard Divinity School (MTS), and New College, Oxford (DPhil). At Oxford he studied under John Finnis and Joseph Raz. Formerly, he served on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and as a fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court. He currently serves on the U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

These were the Norton Lectures given at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  1. Embryo Ethics: Justice and Nascent Human Life
  2. Marriage and the Illusion of Moral Neutrality
  3. Democracy, Morality and Judicial Usurpation

Dr. George is a Catholic and a prominent conservative who is always speaking up for the unborn.

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Al Mohler wrote today that America has chosen a new President.

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This is a great site for the Born Alive Act.

BornAliveTruth.org

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