Should women be held accountable when breaking the law? Should a mother face consequences when she kills her child?
Speed limit laws have consequences, as does picking up an eagle's feather. Aren't our children more valuable than that? "Thou shalt not kill," is a non-negotiable command by God. Women are not exempt.
“But pro-death lobbyists will say that it prosecutes women,” is morphing into prolife activists repeating that they “cannot support anything that prosecutes women.”
That means they cannot support speed limit signs, or any laws against murder, because they prosecute women. There are currently no laws that exempt women from following them.
This is a pro-abortion argument to keep abortion legal, just packaged differently. Not having consequences is another way of saying not having a law against it. And prolife people are being duped by it. And repeating it.
We cannot change what we say or do based on how others will react to it. We must obey God rather than man. We must speak the truth in love. We must follow “whatsoever I have commanded you,” because we love our Creator, and theirs.
Regardless of gender, it is never alright to take away the life of a child. Regardless of the child’s age or the adult’s relationship to the child, it is never alright to kill a child.
If we want others to equally value the lives of preborn children, then we must value their lives. It is hypocritical to preach the value of every human life on one hand and then turn around and deny them the same protections on the other.
Law deters unlawful action. It warns people. It protects people. Just law means that it is fair and equal. It applies to everyone. Everyone has to obey it. And everyone is protected by it.
When we protect children, we are also protecting their mothers. When we don’t protect children, we are exposing mothers to the myths, lies, and deception of those raping them of their children for money. We leave women in the hands of traffickers and abusers because no one is asking the woman for her story.
"What does the Lord require of you but to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8) Mercy is what happens after someone is found guilty. Justice is applying the law equally and not excluding women as somehow lesser moral beings who don't know what we're doing when we break the law.
Regardless of gender or relationship, it's not alright to kill a child. We have a chance to save tens of thousands of children with faces, futures, and fingerprints. Let’s not blow it because we heard someone say we shouldn’t hold mothers accountable for our God-given privilege and responsibility to hold sacred the lives of our children.
No one is talking about all the women who have already chosen abortion, who were deceived while it was legal. We're talking about creating a better world where abortion clinics are closed and it is against the law for doctors to refer for abortions. Where doctors who break the law are held accountable for every child they kill. Let’s stop repeating the lies of the abortion death industry and start repeating the truths of our life-giving God.
Woe to those who enact unjust statutes
and issue oppressive decrees,
to deprive the poor of fair treatment
and withhold justice from the oppressed of My people,
to make widows their prey
and orphans their plunder.
I pray for the souls of women and lives of children. And that we'll recognize the lies of the enemy.
Faye Barnhart applies Biblical truths to everyday decisions. A mother and wife, Faye has been a follower of Jesus Christ since a small child. She is a Life Affirming Specialist and Women's Advocate with more than twenty-six years in ministry.