Conclusion – Hurtling forward into the past
Last December I had a dream I still vividly recall. In it, I went down the road to a major drug store chain to buy things like toothpaste and shampoo, but there was a side room. It wasn’t until I heard the sucking sound and saw the secretive clerk that I realized they were doing abortions with the same ease someone bought nail polish, and the clerk was disposing of the remains.
Writing this series has brought that dream to the surface. After my research, the bulk of which was academic and scientific, I imagine that my dream could be a reality in the near future. Why couldn’t it? Drug stores have “convenience clinics.” Abortion is legal. And we have learned that even Congress wouldn’t stop body parts selling. Just this past week we found a late-term abortion clinic in FL offering a special $50 off a late term abortion if the customer comes on Sunday.
In her thesis, cited in this series, Vicki Evans makes a comparison to slavery and abortion:
Introduced into the United States in the 1630s, slavery had become entrenched in the southern states by 1860, where slaves? productivity brought prosperity to plantation owners. Its abolition was possible only by means of a civil war that nearly destroyed America. Two hundred thirty years of slavery had long illuminated its poisonous effects as a social institution, but profit proved an intractable and powerful adversary. The slave trade was a strong commercial enterprise and benefited from government protection. The rules, laws and social norms that were adopted during this historical era made slavery possible. (Evans 57)
Can abortion end? Absolutely. But it might take a war. For real. The abortion industry is literally an industry of death. After exploring the aspects covered in these articles, it’s impossible to see this as only an issue with abortion clinics. It’s not just about their livelihood but also about universities, businesses, government, and the very undercurrent of some of our economy. Abortion clinics are actually the low man (and mammon) on the abortion totem pole. The spirit of mammon, which is the calling card of the antichrist, has remarkable roots in this industry, many of which are government-endorsed.
Technological advances have made slavery a new reality, made Hitler’s dream of a superior race a possibility, all while dangling itself under our noses as scientific progress.
After doing this research, I am only left with one question? Why has God not judged us severely yet? Truly, I am struck by His longsuffering nature because after reading all these things, I alternate between numbness and horror. And God Himself knows every crevice of this industry that we can only examine in part. If what we know is this horrifying, what don’t we know?
Like the Holocaust in World War II, so much is happening that is covered by propaganda and buy outs, by government coercion and political ploys, that average people in this nation have no clue what is happening under their noses. As a matter of fact, the medication they put in their noses for a sinus problem or the cream they rub on themselves to heal their skin or make it look younger may be from the very cells of an aborted fetus that they stood outside a clinic and prayed for the year before.
America, we are in a Holocaust. The victims can’t speak out, but if they could, almost 52 million of them would tell you it was true. Until we make it a priority to battle this holocaust, we will be victimized by it. In the last blog we looked at how the very medical research that creates some of this holocaust is perpetuated by lessons supposedly learned from the Nuremberg trials where medical experiments were done on victims considered weak. That has not changed. The only thing that has it that these victims never got to utter their first breaths. No, America, little has changed since World War II, only the packaging has altered.
The day is coming. Our God is a God who clearly is showing us great and unfathomable mercy but who also promises that one day there will be justice for this. But He also gives us answers. In Joel 2, he calls us to sound the trumpet, to call a sacred assembly, to fast and weep and mourn, that if we do, “Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him (Joel 2:14), and in II Chronicles, He says:
When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (7:13-14)
However, the implication of these scriptures is clear: If we don’t, he won’t.
There is a holocaust in our midst. We are killing babies, selling their parts for organs and cells, farming fetuses as we do crops and cows. We are giving our unborn to universities to create patented medicines which make a fortune, sometimes off of government money sent through the right legal loopholes. We are making our skin look younger and zapping cellulite with the cells of the aborted. And we are doing it with research happening in our state-funded university hospitals. In fact, it makes me wonder why we’re so upset about abortion in health care. It’s been for years, but now it’s all coming into the light.
A decade ago, Dr. Laurence White, Senior pastor, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston, addressed this topic to the church, noting the words of a preacher who had been in Germany when the Nazis invaded:
“There were many of us who were Christians then but we did nothing. We looked the other way and we did nothing. That was the beginning of the Holocaust because the Jew haters knew then that no one would stop them, no one would stand in their way… Never again," he pleaded, "Christian young people we must never let it happen again."
What strikes me about this comment is a reaction I’ve heard when say with passion that we need to take action. Often people tell me that they know people fighting abortion, so it’s not fair for me to say the church is not really involved. The fact is, I can. As many people as fill our churches weekly, as claim to be pro-life, I can say it because it’s true. If the church rose up nationwide we could stop this holocaust.
At what point do we leave our complacency and say enough is enough? How entrenched must we become before we realize our American comfort is a farce and we finally dare to face the truth?
The death camps aren’t in specific locations this time. They aren’t tattooing the victims. And they don’t care what religion or race they are anymore. These soldiers have learned from the Holocaust. Now the death camps are scattered from hospitals to clinics, from sea to shining sea. Tattoos have become surgical scars from completely legal procedures. And they will take anyone. If they are the right race or type, they will clone or farm them for science. If they are somehow deemed defective, they will dispose of them in other ways.
Yes, America, the abortion industry has learned from the Holocaust? Have we?