4000 Years for Choice

The pro-abortion faction shows no fear before God


“One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.” (Proverbs 14:16)

A pro-abortion woman gave a lecture in January at the University of Michigan (supported by our tax dollars), for which the school paid $1,000. The woman’s talk was accompanied by an ongoing display of her so-called art collection, dubbed “4000 Years for Choice,” which consists of posters celebrating the fact that women may choose to have their unborn babies killed.

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Students for Life of America are seeking to have the prominently displayed collection removed. Debra Schwartz, senior public relations representative for the college’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender, naturally defended and downplayed the display. It’s not political, she said, adding, “Heather [Ault] is trying to get past the hanger and the idea of back-alley dirty abortions and celebrate the ways women, and men for that matter, can control their reproductive system through birth control and even by aborting a fetus.”

Ault—whose display includes a poster that reads, “Abortion providers are heros [sic]!”—said the posters are about “reproductive empowerment, wisdom, and self-care” and “women’s deeply ingrained desire to control pregnancies for the good of ourselves, our relationships, and our families.”

I doubt this shocks many pro-lifers. Unfortunately, we’re used to it by now. What I’ll never get used to is the blasphemy. One of Ault’s poster’s declares, “Abortion is a gift from God.” We know she isn’t referring to the God of the Bible. Still, the mockery grates on me. It’s awful enough to defend “choice,” but to invoke the Creator and call killing vulnerable and voiceless children a gift from that Creator?

It can and does get worse. The Rev. Carlton Veazey, former president and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (formerly known as the Coalition for Abortion Rights), believes black churches should be more inclusive of homosexuals. He has a point only if pastors call them to repent. But Veazey, who holds himself out as a minister of the gospel, also said that abortion is a woman’s God-given right. Where is his fear of the Lord?

Before reversing course, World Vision president Richard Stearns said his Christian humanitarian organization’s decision to hire so-called married homosexuals was a symbol of unity, not compromise. Where does the Bible teach that Christians are to unite in sin? Where does the Bible even imply that killing unborn babies is a right or a gift in the eyes of God? Of course, it teaches none of these things. I should pose the question differently. Where is the fear of offending God by embracing what He calls sin?

The words God and Lord are bandied about these days with no fear of the One whose name they utter. One could argue that Ault does so out of ignorance. What of those who claim to know God? “Praise the LORD!” the psalmist wrote. “Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments.”

Fear no man’s disapproval, but delight in what God calls good.

La Shawn Barber
La Shawn Barber

La Shawn writes about culture, faith, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, the Washington Examiner, and other publications


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