This is the generation that will abolish abortion

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Violent Fugitives and the Murder of Innocent Children: Do You Really Believe The Child in The Womb is a Child?

I originally wrote this as a Facebook status but it kept eating at me; I had to write further on this subject.

“If the body of Christ actually believed a child in the womb was the same as any child running around their church building, we probably would have brought an end to abortion by now. The Christian response to natural disasters in comparison to our response to the destruction of over 52,000,000 pre-born babies in the womb is evidence to this. Enough is enough; be a voice.”

The first part of this status comes from several experiences, some of which are very personal to me.  On March 1st I buried my son, Benjamin Davis. I expected to see many families from my church at the funeral, supporting us and mourning with us over the loss of our son.  To my shock I only saw two families and our church intern at the funeral; one of those families being our pastor who conducted the funeral service.

I honestly thought that more members of our church would have been there; I really stood there waiting for more vehicles pull in. I thought that if any of my other six children who run around the church every Sunday had died the funeral service would have been packed.  The problem is that Benjamin Davis was only 12 weeks old in-utero when he died.

I have always said that if the church actually believed that abortion is the killing of a human person then we would have won this battle long ago.  The problem is that even in the church we cannot see the full humanity of children in the womb. There is still a margin of doubt in so many, even in those who call themselves Pro-life Christians.

The world obviously cannot see the truth and we should not be surprised that they don’t.  They cannot see the truth if we are not willing to stand up and declare the truth, show the truth and actually stand behind the truth.  The truth I am talking about is that the act of abortion is an act of homicide against a human person.

This seems to be one truth that so many Christians want to stay away from or water down so as to not offend anyone who may have been involved in abortion. We are more worried about the feelings of those who have committed this gruesome act then the victims of the act itself.

Don’t take me wrong, I believe whole-heartedly in the forgiveness of Christ and the message of forgiveness to those who have been involved with abortion. I know that Christ’s forgiveness is absolute, and that those involved must repent and seek that forgiveness.

I know that many women and men who hear the message that abortion is the killing of a human person will feel guilty if they realize what they have been involved with.  I know that we must minister to them and help them understand the forgiveness of Christ so they will repent of their sins.  I also know that just because the very message that abortion kills a human person will upset people is no reason to refrain from boldly proclaiming this message.

Recently there was a news story about a man who committed several acts of homicide here in Ohio, including killing two elderly people.  The news stations had no problem talking about what this man had done and no one cared if his feelings were hurt when we referred to his killing as murder.

The thing is, we all wanted to see this man brought to justice; we were horrified that these two elderly people were missing and probably dead.  We saw the faces and heard stories about the elderly couple and instantly recognized their humanity.

A child in the womb does not get the same recognition because we have not put that face of humanity on them; we have not shown the awful truth about what is happening to them.  If the world actually saw what abortion did to a human child, I don’t think we would still be killing thousands a day.

There are a lot of different arguments for and against the use of graphic photos in the fight against abortion.  I have struggled with this subject for many years, and have tried to find a balance.

I have thought a lot about this subject while watching the death and destruction in Japan over the last few days.  The scenes in Japan are so heartbreaking and even rather intense.  I have, several times, changed the channel when the kids are in the room when they start to talk about body counts and other statistics, but I have talked the kids myself about what happened.

While I may not want them to hear about what happened the way the news is showing and talking about it, I want them to understand what happened.  In the same I may not show my children all the graphic photos of abortion; I do explain it in a way for them to still understand the gravity of the situation.

For a child it is easy to explain the truth about abortion; they understand that a child in the womb is a full human child and do not separate those children into a different category.  When you tell a child that these are babies and they are being killed they get it and immediately know how wrong it is.

Last week my daughter and I pulled up behind the Planned Parenthood bus that was crashing a pro-life rally.  Abigayle asked me, “Daddy, how can they support killing babies if when their own mom did not kill them?”  She knows this truth; she understands the humanity of the child in the womb.

Unfortunately, so many adults do not understand this basic truth; they need to see the humanity in order to understand it.  If you had just heard there was an earthquake and tsunami in Japan you would probably think that was horrible.  But when you see the reality of the destruction that we see in the videos and photos you truly understand severity if the situation.

The fact is we must put a face to abortion; we must show the truth about what is happening to thousands of innocent human babies every day in our country.  We are too comfortable claiming to be pro-life and settling with the fact that we vote republican and go to a CPC banquet once a year.  We can easily fool ourselves into thinking we have done enough by slapping that “Choose Life” bumper sticker on our car or going to the March for Life once a year.

While all of these actions are great and I am grateful for those who come to the March for Life, have pro-life bumper stickers or support CPCs, if we do these things and think it’s enough, we will be doing these things for another 38 years.

We must be just as horrified and upset about thousands of babies that are dying everyday in the tsunami of abortion that is flooding our streets with the blood of innocent children.  We must understand that when a woman loses a child by miscarriage that this can be and is often just as devastating as losing a five-year-old child.

When those who call themselves followers of Christ actually start to act like abortion is the killing of real human persons, I believe we will see the beginning to the end of abortion.  When we are willing to put a face to abortion and show the humanity of these children and the truth about their death, the world we be forced to react in the way they do in the face of an earthquake, tsunami or any other disaster. The death and destruction of over 52 million baby boys and girls constitutes a disaster, and should be seen as such.

If you have not seen the truth of what abortion does to a human person then I challenge you to watch the following video.

Warning this video shows graphic images of children murdered by abortion, also police violence against peaceful pro-life activists.

If you are going to tell me that it is in bad taste to compare abortion victims to the victims of the earthquakes and tsunami; don’t bother.  When we stop pulling children apart limb from limb, I will stop using comparisons that can help show us the truth.

 

12 Comments

  1. Amber Currie
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    That video is purely disgusting.

    I agree, Bryan. I had a conversation with my best friend just yesterday wondering why more who are supposedly pro-life do not stand up for what is right!

    I love your last night – “If you are going to tell me that it is in bad taste to compare abortion victims to the victims of the earthquakes and tsunami; don’t bother. When we stop pulling children apart limb from limb, I will stop using comparisons that can help show us the truth.”

    What could be worse than the torture of an innocent?

    Love your blog and look forward to hearing from you every day. Keeping fighting the good fight!

  2. Lindsey
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for your loss Bryan. Thank you for putting the hard truths out there, reminding us and giving us the courage to stand up for what is right. God’s heart is breaking for these innocent children and people just want to look away instead face the reality and deal with their own issues with abortion. Thanks for the work you do for the “least of these”.
    Lindsey

  3. Posted March 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t agree more. Even though I have been “personally pro-life” for years, I have struggled with the questions of my pro-abortion upbringing. When, if ever, does a person become a Person? At fertilization? At “viability”? At “wantedness”? At birth? At “sentience”? Does a person ever stop being a Person? At brain injury? At physical handicap? At any point where they become a “burden to society”? If a person is not a Person until he/she is “wanted” by parent(s), can that same Person become a disposable nonentity if they later become “unwanted” by parent(s)?

    The only conclusion I was able to come to that was logically consistent was that “a person’s a person, no matter how small”. Which meant taking on the “radical” position of pro-life from fertilization to natural death, no exceptions. Perhaps it was only because I realized this, that God granted me the experiences of raising two autistic boys, caring for a brain-injured spouse, and complete rejection by both of my parents for not following the life plans they had envisioned for me. My joy is in my Savior who can never be taken from me; and in the family He has made for me, with its own unique pleasures and sorrows. I am still never sure how to count the number of my children when I am asked, so your recent grief over your unborn son is very familiar to me. Nobody except my husband grieved with me when I lost multiple children younger than him; nobody even grieved when we lost a daughter at 7 months gestation. Since I used hormonal contraception throughout my teen years, and donated 17 eggs at an infertility clinic in a misguided attempt to atone for abortion, I will never be sure how many children I truly have until I (God willing) meet them face to face in Heaven. The knowledge that I have at least three aborted siblings, and possibly five or more, is also a source of grief that many people are still unwilling to acknowledge. I sometimes begin my speeches with “I come from a large family… of dead people.” It may seem, as you said some might consider it, in “poor taste”, but it is the only accurate way of expressing how I, and so many others of the post-Roe generations, feel.

    • Amber Currie
      Posted March 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

      Abigail, thank you for being brave enough to share your stories with others. I hope that you can continue to learn from the past to make the future a better place. <3

  4. Julie
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Amen, Bryan.

    It’s sickening.

    And I’m just waiting to get a call from one of my kids’ schools because they’re talking about how we don’t eat at Sonic because “they give money to people who kill babies” or something along those lines. You’re right, THEY get it. They get that their tiny 20-week-old (gestation) baby brother who’s in heaven now is still their baby brother, and they get that abortion is wrong. What they don’t understand is why the police and the president don’t stop it.

    And what *I* don’t understand is why no one from my home church community has so much as taken me up on the invitation to come pray with me at our 40 Days for Life vigil site. I feel like I’m in the minority where I’m at, and that the majority of people even at church are too so busy “not judging” and “not offending” that they won’t say or do anything. Which is why I’m grateful for the powerful online presence between you, 40 Days for Life, Live Action, Pro-Life Action League, SBA List and so many others. Thank you for all you do.

    • Amber Currie
      Posted March 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

      I think that’s just it – no one wants to offend anyone.
      But are the pro-abortion people worried about offending us? No way! That’s all they do!

      • Julie
        Posted March 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

        Tell me about it! I got into a “discussion” on youtube, of all places. I know I’m learning & growing, because (1) I had an answer for every argument and (2) I felt at peace throughout — even when being called offensive names, being told how ignorant I was, and having to read through the f-bomb over and over again. But they’re the tolerant ones, right?

  5. Tonya Berry
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Amen Bryan. Thank you for defending my potential adoptive children. You know I’m still biological-child-less after almost 20 years of marriage.

  6. Ruth
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Well writen Bryan.The video is hard to watch but needed. We become soft hearted as prolifers. We need to remind ourselves why we MUST keep fighting. The story of your loss is very sad. The church doesn’t do it part to fight this evil. Your son is a person and his presents will be missed. God bless you and your family for all that you do for the unseen people.

  7. pauline
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Thankyou, yes there is fear of the truth, & sometimes a real hatred for these innocent victims-it strikes too close to home, many of us want the freedom to exercise the right to “choose”-without really understanding all that it means. The unborn have become our ultimate “scapegoat”-protect every creature & species- animal or plant, champion every cause, just don’t take away our abortions. Whether we have been involved in them or not-this sin poisons everything, & the fallout affects us all. It causes us to devalue everything & everyone, even a sweet little boy named “Benjamin” becomes an afterthought, a “might have been”, not quite “human” by our standards-may Our Father in heaven forgive us. Godbless.

  8. Cara Rutledge
    Posted March 19, 2011 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I will proposition that there are times when the church falters in support, not b/c they are making excuses or not wanting to offend, but more b/c of the nature of the loss. In our culture, we put so much more stock in what is seen and touched. I do believe the ppl need to be refocused at times to remember that abortion is not just a sadness, but a horrid practice that must be eradicated. And that the loss of a child before they are born, just as equally in the early stages when the mother doesn’t appear pregnant as well as in the later stages, is not ”just” a miscarriage but an actual death. I believe the church is full of ppl who really do care about this issue, and yet get out of focus as to the severity of it when considering other issues, say feeding the homeless for example, which offers a more visually expressed need. And it is ministries like yours, Bryan, that have the power to regroup & refocus the ppl – I know your work has done that many times for me personally.

    I am most sorry for the death of your son, Benjamin, and pray that God will continue to sustain you, your wife, and children, comforting you all through this loss.

  9. Rebecca
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this great article. You speak the truth.

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