A few days ago, we witnessed the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Those of us who believe in the right to life from conception to natural death are very concerned about his pro-abortion agenda. Yesterday, on the sad occasion of the 36th anniversary of legalized abortion in the United States, President Obama issued the following statement ; “Roe v. Wade not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters.”
In the First Reading from today’s Mass (Heb 8:6-13), the New Covenant is discussed. The New Covenant, sealed by the blood of Jesus Christ, made it possible for President Obama and all Christians to become adopted children of God. In speaking of this New Covenant in the Letter to the Hebrews, the author quotes the book of Jeremiah (Jer 31:31-34):
Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord,
when I will conclude a new covenant with the house of
Israel and the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers
the day I took them by the hand to lead
them forth from the land of Egypt;
for they did not stand by my covenant
and I ignored them, says the Lord.
But this is the covenant I will establish with the house of Israel
after those days, says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their minds
and I will write them upon their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
My question for Mr. Obama and all other pro-abortion Christians is this; is murdering children really the law of God? If not, doesn’t the law of God (which according to this Bible passage is written on the hearts of Christians) conflict with laws that support killing the unborn? Yet somehow the same “compassionate” people who are so concerned about women’s health don’t have a problem with murdering unborn women (or men).
The cold, hard fact is that many people don’t think abortion is murder. Those of us who know otherwise need to convince them that they are wrong. As evidenced by the tens of thousands of pro-life supporters who marched in Washington yesterday, we will not give up. As long as God’s law is written upon our hearts we must continue to speak out for life.