(A very serious one about abortion)
Oh little baby, you’ll never cry, nor will you hear a sweet lullabye.
Oh unborn child, if you only knew just what your momma was plannin’ to do.
You’re still a-clingin’ to the tree of life, but soon you’ll be cut off before you get ripe.
When I was a senior at Norman High School, in 1974, I remember happily buying the new Seals & Crofts album, then getting really angry at the lyrics to the cover song.
It was the year after the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, five years after Woodstock’s “sex, drugs and rock’n’roll”, and six years after Pope Paul VI released his encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life).
I was a heathen and a virgin.
The LAST thing I wanted was some “anti-abortion” musicians moralizing their way into my bedroom.
Turns out, nobody else did either.
We were Baby Boomers, and it was all about us, not some unborn child.
Sadly, that sweet song could do precious little to hold back the abortion tsunami.
So now, 42 years after Roe v Wade, these are the *facts:
- more than 77 million babies have been aborted in America
- so far this year, 646,283 babies have been aborted in the land of free and the home of the brave
- 193,941 of these babies were aborted by Planned Parenthood, America’s biggest abortionist
- Recently, Planned Parenthood managers were caught sipping wine and talking about “crushing above and below” so organs from aborted babies could be harvested and sold
- Planned Parenthood apologized for a manager’s “tone”
- The Senate fell three votes short of defunding Planned Parenthood
Lord Have Mercy
All of this has made me ask, Dear Lord, how did we get to this point?
So I started researching and came to some unpleasant conclusions.
First, Scripture tells us that Satan is the Father of Lies.
My, didn’t he tell some whoppers?
And, my oh my, didn’t we believe them?
- If it feels good, do it!
- Condoms will prevent unwanted pregnancy and disease!
- The pill will prevent unwanted pregnancies!
- Well, OK, condoms and the pill are not 100% safe, but close!
- Clinical abortions will save countless lives by preventing back-street abortions!
- It’s a woman’s body; it’s her choice!
- It’s just a clump of cells!
- It doesn’t have a beating heart!
- It doesn’t feel pain!
- It was NOT moving away from the needle in that movie!
- Reproductive rights are human rights!
We Baby Boomers, the Woodstock Generation, bought into all these lies because it was so easy.
We changed all the rules about sex and babies, which was pretty easy.
Because, by then, we’d all stopped going to the old church.
Our cool new church was MTV. And we liked that a lot.
We put cute bunny ears on women and made casual sex the norm, not a sin.
We made contraception the rule. And abortion was the fallback.
It was all about CHOICE!
It was all about ME!
But at some point, science discovered some inconvenient truths.
We had to look other way. Again.
But that was easy enough to do, because media and society and government were all complicit in propagating Satan’s lies.
We all agreed that there was to be no judgment and no lifestyle changes!
Even when science proved that unborn babies do indeed feel pain, hear music, respond to touch.
Even when we learned that women who have had an abortion are:
— more likely to get breast cancer
— more likely to be infertile
— more prone to depression
— more likely to commit suicide
More Inconvenient Truths
Even when we learned that:
— up to 70 percent of couples who abort an unplanned pregnancy break up
— half of women who have had one abortion will have another
— men whose partners have an abortion frequently suffer depression
— 95% of women who considered abortion but chose to keep their baby were glad they did
Even then, we stayed on the abortion train, looking the other way.
We just did.
Because, by then, ALL OF US had had an abortion or had friends or loved ones who had.
We do not want to be judged, or have our loved ones judged, so we looked the other way.
Passing the Sin
And we passed our sin to our children, who passed it to their children.
Think about that.
Baby Boomers aborted millions of babies. Our children, the ones that we allowed to be born, aborted millions of their babies.
And their children, who survived in the womb, are now sexually active, contracepting and aborting.
Satan has told them the same lies.
It’s about you! Whatever you want!
To Our Children’s Children’s Children
And now it’s 2015.
In one more generation – unless we do something — our children’s children’s children will be aborting their babies; our great, great, great grand-children.
This just has to stop.
It’s time to face what we have done.
In fact, it is so very beyond time to do that.
How do we know this? Finally?
Because Social Media has put the horror of abortion and organ harvesting right in our faces.
Right there, on our laptops, we’ve seen the people at Planned Parenthood sipping wine as they laugh, as they talk pricing for the pieces of unborn babies that they have killed.
Even as hard as our hearts have become, as broken and stiff-necked as we are, we know that we have to stop aborting our babies.
Even when Satan tells his lies, works the media, plays his games.
It just cannot be allowed to go on anymore.
As they say in 12-step programs, we need to “name it and claim it.”
Admit the sin. Make amends. Seek forgiveness. Forgive ourselves. Move on.
This is not about judging anyone.
This is not about choice. This is not about women’s rights.
It’s about our sin of killing babies in the womb.
It’s about our Baby Boomer generation uncaging Satan.
It’s about him devouring hundreds of millions of unborn babies around the world.
In China, people are now even eating aborted babies.
We cannot sink any lower.
We. Have. To. Stop. Abortion. Now.
Dear Lord, as we listen to this song, please change our hearts.
* According to http://www.numberofabortions.com/