Blog Posts on Abortion

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…

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Help Save the Ones Around You

John Knight

Recently a healthy young woman went to see her doctor for a prenatal checkup on her baby girl. She had named her Madison.

Then she went to an abortion clinic to end her daughter’s life.

Four days later, this mom died from complications related to that abortion.

That child went from being wanted — a beloved girl named Madison — to being terminated — one more slaughtered baby in our…

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The Truth (About Abortion) Will Set You Free

John Piper

Facts help us grasp abortion in our communities. With the internet no one is innocently ignorant. Here are some facts from the Twin Cities to San Antonio. There are no grizzly pictures here. But there are some miracles. I won't show you what the babies look like after they are killed, but before.

Start with the on-the-ground facts. There are five places to get elective abortions in the Twin Cities,…

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We Know They Are Killing Children—All of Us Know

John Piper

One biblical principle of justice is that the more knowledge we have that our action is wrong, the more guilty we are, and the more deserving of punishment (Luke 12:47–48). The point of this blog post is that we know what we are doing — all America knows. We are killing children. Pro-choice and Pro-life people both know this.

But before I show that, let’s clarify what the Supreme Court…

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Raise Your Hand If You Agree

Jonathan Parnell

I have no good memories of third-grade math.

To be honest, I don’t remember most of my elementary school days, but math in Mrs. Smith’s classroom is strangely familiar. Maybe it is because that’s where a school subject first became hard for me, or because the homework was such a drag. Or, actually, it may be because third-grade math was the first time I realized I was a crock.

It…

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You Are Valuable and I Love You

John Knight

I was recently looking over The New York Times when I stumbled onto an article they recommended: British Conservatives Play the Abortion Card.  

And there it was.

A health secretary wanted to reduce the time frame of abortion to the first 12-weeks of gestation. This didn't go over well with many "because a 12-week limit would prevent testing for many fetal anomalies like Down syndrome, which cannot be…

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“Just As Long As It's Healthy...”

John Knight

Every couple experiencing pregnancy gets this question: do you want a boy or a girl?  Many will respond this way, “we don’t care, just as long as it's healthy.”

But "healthy" exists on a spectrum of possibilities just like disability.  And that spectrum is becoming narrower with every year that passes.

Last week, The New York Times reported that University of Washington genome scientists were able identify the DNA sequence…

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The Battle Is Not Cordial: Four Ways to Fight

John Knight

The United States House of Representatives took a closer look at sex-selection abortion this week. 

It’s about time this abhorrent practice was dragged into the light. The United States has seen a rise in the number of children being aborted because they are the "wrong" gender. 

Lord willing, as our elected leaders look closer at abortions based on the sex of the child, they will also see the genocide happening…

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