Recently, two Ottawa city councillors were up in arms over an advertisement on the back of an OC bus. The message in the ad refereed to the millions of abortions that have taken place along with a phone number should you wish to get help with your pregnancy. These leaders of our fair city are claiming false advertising. The ad informs the general public that four million abortions were performed in Canada from 1969 – 2019. Having checked stats from an objective source the numbers are accurate as reported; some organizations are not required by law to report any abortions in their institutions. While unborn babies are being slaughtered in huge numbers, voices of opposition are supposedly concerned about the health of women and point out that they may be in jeopardy. As well in this case that the Canadian advertising standards are being compromised. The concern for the well being of women is largely inflated. Advances in medical science insure that today a woman`s health during child birth is less at risk then ever before. A recent study from the Institute Healthcare Policy and Innovation showed that only 1.6 percent of women actually faced a life threatening situation either during child birth or immediately afterwards. Whenever advocacy groups for abortions speak out the way our councillors have, that to prop up health issues as the deciding factor abortions only side tracts the argument: the sad fact is that the vast majority of abortions are really done for socioeconomic reasons. Any who wish to pursue this line of thinking — that women’s lives are at risk — are misinformed and mislead the public. As for advertising standards, concern would be better spent paying attention to the value of human life instead of finding ways to extinguish it.
At one time most people and institutions knew the importance of maintaining a Christian/Judeo standards in our major institutions. During Moses’ day, an ethical code was established and remains to this day, even though less respect is given it. Murder was listed as the fifth commandment. Most every abortion is elective and kills an innocent life. God forbids the taking of another human being, and by labeling a living human in the womb a fetus, does not alter the facts. Life in the womb is a baby not fully formed but all its parts are in place for development. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. (Ps.139:13) Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. (139:16) “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.(Luke1:31)
Today, we should recognize the value of a human life, not to mention the emotional and spiritual toll that abortion is taking on women’s lives in our cities and across our nation, and the awful state of the nation before God that the blood of these children is on us.
All this talk about being in violation of women rights cannot justify the slaughtering of untold millions not only here in Canada but across the globe. Planned Parenthood is a large and powerfully funded organization involved in the growing death toll of the innocent. Those bankrolling this “holocaust of the unborn” is noteworthy. The “billionaires club” meeting, according to the Times, included such notables as Bill Gates, David Rockefeller, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, George Soros and Michael Bloomberg. Headed by Bill Gates, some of them meet to discuss reducing the world`s population, using their vast fortunes to sponsor groups like Planned Parenthood, which makes profits from the largest abortion business in existence.
Recently, the movie “Unplanned”, a deeply disturbing film that unmasks the devastation abortion brings to both the children it kills and the women it abuses, and the money Plan Parenthood takes in from profits, was prevented from being shown in Canadian movie theaters. They were unsuccessful. At the start of the movie a horrid scene of an abortion takes place: it was enough for a former planned parenthood employee, who had personally witnessed it, to quit her job. I would think that most who see this film would reconsider their current views about abortion. The message in the film is that of redemption for those who have gone through an abortion and that it is possible through forgiveness.
The following is a short extract from David Cooke, a pro-life supporter, who weighs in on what he thought of the film.
Abby Johnson was a Planned Parenthood clinic director who changed her mind about abortion when she saw the gruesome truth of what she was supporting. A powerful and disturbing film came from her experience with a redemptive message that every man and woman needs to see.
The Scriptures below offer both a word of warning and of redemption. God speaks for protection of life both in and outside of of it. God defines life in the womb and speaks of dire consequences for those who threaten it or take that life.
You shall not murder'” (Exodus 20:13,).
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19, ).
“If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise” (Exodus 21:22-25.).
Any sin we commit is forgivable. Christ gave his life to rescue us from our own sins and their consequences. When Jesus spoke about the many offensives we commit, none were worse than the sin of unbelief. This sin will not be forgiven if we die in an unregenerate state and come before His judgment. We have a living hope in Christ now. We can have our past wiped clean and start over. Are you willing to believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and seek His forgiveness and turn from your sins? There is hope for all of us for the many sins we have committed in our lifetime.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Co. 6:9-11)
It is never too late. God has known you from before the womb and even before that since He has created, formed and cared for you and had you in the planning stages from eternity. There is redemption for those who wish to find it in Jesus Christ, for He forgives and gives life eternal for all those who ask for it.