Answers in Genesis Dead Wrong on Abortion Justification
By Dr. Patrick Johnston
A large, well-respected Christian ministry - Answers in Genesis - recently posted an article justifying abortion in some medical cases. The author, Dr. Tommy Mitchell, gave the example of a pregnant woman who required urgent chemotherapy for an aggressive leukemia. The chemotherapy may likely kill the child, they argued, and the mother required immediate chemotherapy for survival. Aborting the child, the author argued, is a valid, ethical choice.
The author is dead wrong. An abortion in this situation would not even be done to save the life of the mother. The mother's life could be saved just as readily through chemotherapy whether she was pregnant or not. Aborting her baby does not increase her chances of survival at all.
This author's example more aptly fits the profile for another common justification for child-killing, which is aborting a handicapped child, or a dying child. The author is proposing a "mercy killing" - killing someone who may be harmed or might die.
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Prosperity through Obedience
The following article was written from my 14-year-old daughter Charity, about a novel she read Uncle Tom's Cabin.
When Americans owned slaves, a popular fallacy was, without slavery, our nation will fail. In Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, we see a complete failure of Americans to protect life and liberty, and a lack of trust in God to care for them when they submit to Him. History and scripture have deemed it obvious that only when nations follow God's law and obey Him, will He bless them.
God will not allow a nation to prosper when they reject Him. God clearly states in his word, "If ye turn away, and forsake My statutes and My commandments, which I have set before you and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; Then will I pluck them out by the roots out of My land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for My name, will I cast out of My sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations." George Washington said, "The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained."