At present the U.S. Supreme Court is in the throes of debate over Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, involving the Parental Notification Act. This act prohibits abortions for minors unless the parents have been notified. This heated contest, as it is being fueled by Planned Parenthood, is exposing at least two things: 1. This fallen world’s hatred for the institution of marriage/family and 2. the truth of Romans 3:15-18:
Romans 3:15-18: 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood, 16 Destruction and misery are in their paths, 17 And the path of peace have they not known.” 18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
The eagerness that this generation has to reach into the womb and destroy human life is distubing – but it is nothing new; but now this issue is being used to mutilate the privacy and independence of the institution of the family, and the liberal media seems to be enjoying the contest. Consider the following excerpt from CNN today:
“Justice David Souter, a New Hampshire native, wasted little time before firing questions at Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire’s attorney general, about how the state’s law deals with situations where a minor’s health — but not life — is in danger and she needs an immediate abortion … Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer zeroed in on how doctors would avoid being prosecuted or sued if they performed an abortion if the minor did not want to notify a parent and a judge was unavailable to provide the necessary approval.”
You’ve heard the expression: “there’s no such thing as a foolish question.” Actually, there is such a thing as a foolish question, as is evidenced by the queries offered by Mr. Souter, Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Breyer. Instead of worrying about whether a doctor can get away with murder, the real question should be: “Can any murderer successfully avoid the prosecution and eternal judgment of God (Revelation 21:8)?” But instead of being concerned about the glory and good pleasure of God, men continue to construe laws which seek to undermine His laws; and not being content with the act of murder alone (or as the modern redactors call it “pregnancy termination”), their feet are now swift to separate children from their parents in order to shed more blood. Let us not be deceived – this world is not our home, and the inhabitants of this fallen world march in lock-step with Satan (Eph. 2:1-2) who was a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44, Gen. 3). But neither should we forget that we too marched with them (Eph. 2:3) before the grace of God turned us into the soldiers of Christ. Let us therefore pray for mercy and the awakening of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men. Until God works in this manner, the feet of fallen men will only continue to run towards their own perdition.