The older I get and the more I follow the Pro-Life movement and learn about these cases, the more I polarize myself against the abhorrent practice of killing the unborn.
So I write articles such as this one to educate the visitors of Delight in Truth about what the forces of evil are doing with abortion, and how a spiritual war has real and physical consequences.
The case of 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna-Morbelli, a teacher from New Rochelle, N.Y., who recently died after suffering massive complications following an abortion is truly striking.
There are two crazy events in this story. First, a healthy young woman died as a result of massive hemorrhage stemming from abortion. Second, the abortion involved a nearly FULL-TERM baby who could have survived without life support if he/she would have just been delivered by induction of labor.
The tragedy is grounded in the fact that a mother and child are dead, when both could have been alive by a delivery instead of an abortion.
That is the main story. While the act of killing a nearly full term baby is an abomination, the details of the case are troubling as well. New York is a liberal hot spot for abortion activists, but even New York will not allow the abortion of a late-term baby unless the life of the mother is in imminent danger. As a result, the young mother and wife traveled to Maryland where abortion laws are even more lax, and where a very late-term abortion can be performed if the baby develops an “abnormality.”
Medical points are beyond the scope of this article, but a fetal abnormality (usually genetic) does not develop in the third trimester. It develops from early in the pregnancy, and while I do not know the fetal ultrasound details of the case, it is unlikely that all of sudden, one finds a new fetal abnormality at 33 weeks gestation.
The fact that Maryland allows for such late-term abortion is detestable.
LeRoy Carhart, the abortion doctor who performed this particular abortion has had other such instances where young mothers have died as a result of his abortions, and he is currently being investigated and hopefully suspended soon. A late-term abortion is risky procedure to begin with, and incompetent physicians who may be performing these procedures only compound the risk.
I continue to hold that abortion medicine is a creepy field to be practicing in, and the vast majority of Ob-Gyn doctors do not want participate in it. As a result we are have very old doctors (from the Roe v Wade) era still doing these procedures with added risk to patients.
I feel sorry for the family who lost two lives instead of none, and I will not invoke divine punishment in this case for the choices made because that is up to God.
But the Word of God is clear when it states that the shedding of innocent blood (abortion) of a nearly full term infant is an abomination in his sight. One of the seven things that the LORD hates is listed in Proverbs 6:
16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 …hands that shed innocent blood…”
But the good news is that even the sin of abortion can be atoned for in the sacrifice of Christ. If you were involved in an abortion and shed innocent blood, Jesus Christ can take that sin upon Himself and you can be made righteous before God, if you repent and believe in Him! The cross is the only hope for any sinner. That is the ultimate place where the grace and love of God meet the justice of God, and the sinner becomes a child of God.