Blog Posts on Abortion

The Subtle Art of Destroying Humans

John Knight
The Subtle Art of Destroying Humans

My dearest Grubnat,

I am glad to see you are finally learning to be subtler in manipulating your human. As I had warned you, I was concerned that your boisterous assault on the unborn vermin with the rare chromosomal makeup (the “disabled,” as the other vermin call them) was going to expose all our plans to destroy them.

So I congratulate you on the recent article in The New York Times, “Breakthroughs in Prenatal Screening.” I can see your skills developing. We must... Continue Reading

Protect the Children from Chemical Weapons

John Knight
Protect the Children from Chemical Weapons

Dear Mr. President,

I am joining the unknown numbers around the world who are praying for wisdom for you as you confront this present evil of chemical weapons in Syria. God has promised to provide wisdom to those who trust in him (James 1:5). I do not offer this cynically. I want God to help you and hope you would welcome his help.

As the pictures of children who died stream across our screens, you are right to declare it unacceptable in our world. Earlier,... Continue Reading

New “Strict” Abortion Laws — Really?

John Knight
New “Strict” Abortion Laws — Really?

For some children, the new “strict” abortion law in Texas is no protection at all.

Last month Texas Governor Perry signed a bill that banned aborting a child after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The headlines about the law suggested significant changes had happened: “Perry Signs Strict Abortion Regulations into Law;” “Perry Signs Sweeping Abortion Restrictions;” “Texas governor signs sweeping abortion regulations that threaten existence of most clinics

I was happy they made this... Continue Reading

For Adoption or Against Abortion?

Michael Spielman
For Adoption or Against Abortion?

If you’ve been in the church for any length of time, you’ve almost certainly heard some variant of the following sentiment:

Christians should be known for what they’re for, not for what they’re against.

If you’re like me, you’ve heard this maxim more times than you can count, and while it holds some helpful truth, I wonder if it doesn’t also set up a false dichotomy — giving aid and comfort to some thoroughly unchristlike behavior.

In theory, this simple pronouncement... Continue Reading

When So Much Is Against Us

John Knight
When So Much Is Against Us

Do you ever forget how dark and cruel and lost you really were before the light of Jesus broke through? Is your first reaction to the sin in others anger? Or is it broken-hearted grief at the stench of death around them?

When I read Judy Nicastro’s opinion piece in The New York Times, “My Abortion, at 23 Weeks,” my first reaction, to be honest, was anger and bitterness. In one of the most influential newspapers in the world, yet another person, this time a mother, was making the... Continue Reading

Beyond the Rhetoric: Gosnell and the Late-Term Reality

John Knight
Beyond the Rhetoric: Gosnell and the Late-Term Reality

“It is a highly needed and valuable procedure.”

That statement above is referring to late-term abortion. In other words, says LateTermAbortion.net, it is highly needed and valuable that deadly poison be injected into the heart of an unborn child if the mother so chooses.

This reveals a cruel irony of late term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the man convicted of murdering viable children after they were born alive during his abortion procedures. He claimed... Continue Reading

The Fight for Life: Why We Keep Standing

John Piper
The Fight for Life: Why We Keep Standing

At Desiring God, we are happy and unapologetic advocates of the sanctity of human life, beginning at conception. We love waving the banner for life, not just around the Roe anniversary in January, but throughout the year. Earlier this year, John Piper answered questions for a student in Asia related to abortion and the cause of life during his 33-year pastorate at Bethlehem Baptist. In an effort to keep the sanctity of human life regularly before our readers, here... Continue Reading

The Real Life of the Pro-Life Home

Rachel Jankovic
The Real Life of the Pro-Life Home

I know myself, and I know that I couldn’t be any more angered by abortion. So when I first started seeing things about the Gosnell trial, I skipped right over it. I am sure that many of you feel the same way now. What can we possibly do about it, and how can reading about the horror of what happened in that “clinic” help us be any more faithful in our own lives?

But when I finally did read a bit about it, I found myself surprisingly challenged and encouraged, and here is... Continue Reading

A Child Is Not Chattel

John Knight

One of the common hopes and repeated phrases around the pro-life movement is that “abortion will become as unthinkable as slavery.” I long for such a day.

The only problem is that the elements that made slavery possible are still thinkable now. We see it in how people behave toward children, particularly unborn children.

Consider the legal issues around Baby S., the little girl who God miraculously placed into a loving Christian family after her disabilities were discovered during a... Continue Reading

The Light Does Shine in the Darkness

John Knight

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)

Sometimes the darkness is overwhelming: The Chinese health ministry reported that more than 336 million children have been eliminated through abortion since 1971. Joe Carter recently put that number into its gruesome context. Then there’s the horrific practices of Kermit Gosnell being exposed — seven babies, born alive, that he brutally killed. Late-term abortions still make Americans... Continue Reading