US Covenant with Death: Ending?
January 20, 2017
“Your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand” (Isaiah 28:18).
As America approaches another year acknowledging the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision, headlines like these declare, “The U.S. abortion rate has hit its lowest point since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to a new study.” Jenna Jerman, a public health researcher at the Guttmacher Institute states,
“We saw declines in abortion in almost every single state.”
What is the cause of this decline according to the “experts” of this article? They assert,
“contraception played the biggest role by preventing unintended pregnancies.”
An NPR report highlights that the Guttmacher Institute supports legalized abortion. The institute puts the rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014. That’s the lowest recorded rate since the Roe decision in 1973. The abortion rate has been declining for decades.
The report also finds that in 2013, the total number of abortions nationwide fell below 1 million for the first time since the mid-1970s. In 2014 — the most recent year with data available — the number fell a bit more, to 926,200. The overall number had peaked at more than 1.6 million abortions in 1990, according to Guttmacher.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards spoke with NPR and said efforts to help women get better access to contraception are paying off. She points in particular to recent improvements in the rate of unintended pregnancies, and a historically low teen pregnancy rate.
“It shows that we’re finally doing a better job of helping women get access to birth control that’s affordable and that’s high-quality,” Richards said.
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, Richards is gearing up for a fight over federal funding for women’s health services provided by Planned Parenthood. Republican leaders in Congress have vowed to work with Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which requires contraceptive coverage for many women.
“We shouldn’t go backwards on access to birth control,” Richards said.
Some anti-abortion groups, meanwhile, argue the Guttmacher report shows new state restrictions on abortion are working. Kristi Hamrick, a spokeswoman for Americans United for Life, said she has her doubts about the Guttmacher report — since the data come from surveys of abortion providers — but accepts the overall conclusion.
“These have been game-changers, and we see the abortion rate dropping in response,” Hamrick said.
Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas of Operation Save America also shared his analysis of the report. As he wrote in a release to Christian News Wire much has to be considered when looking at the drop in aportions.
“It is important to note just because surgical abortions are down, that does not mean all abortions are down. Just like the German holocaust switched methods of mass destruction to be more efficient in their extermination programs, so it is with the American holocaust.”
“The Germans changed from gunning down their victims to chemical warfare. The gas chambers replaced the gun. Why this change? German soldiers were experiencing trauma in gunning down the innocent to fulfill Hitler’s “Final Solution” policy. As abortion mills continue to shut down, Americans are also turning more to the chemical solution to ease their consciences and yet continue the massacre.”
“Secondly, in 1991, there were 2167 free standing death camps that dotted the American landscape defiling our land. Today, there about 500 that remain. What accounts for this aspect in the battle between life and death? Simply, it has been gentle Christians living out their faith at the gates of hell, their local abortion mills. Jesus promised, “I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).”
“Thirdly, the article also neglects to report that more young people are getting involved to end Roe vs. Wade that targeted their generation for destruction. This younger generation is determined not to make the same mistakes as the “pro-life movement” of the past. They are not interested in regulating abortion; they are rising up to abolish abortion NOW!”
“Lastly, they are introducing bills at the state level that constitutes abortion as murder with the proper penalties applied. All this signals that it is not if, but when, the American holocaust ends and our nation once again honors the first and foremost right enshrined in our Declaration of Independence, which is the right to life.”
NPR & Chrisitan News Wire copy / TRUNEWS contribution.
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