I’d read about it.  I decided to read it for myself.  I’m glad I did.  I wish I hadn’t.

“It” is an article published on salon.com.  It was written by Mary Elizabeth Williams.  As labels are currently used in the discussion/debate about abortion, she is unashamedly “pro-choice.”

The title of the article and its subheading pretty much say it all when it comes to her position.


So what if abortion ends life?

I believe that life starts at conception.  And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice.


Oh how I wish those words did, in fact, “say it all.”  Sadly, they do not.  There is more — much more, but the following paragraph should give you a “taste” of what the rest of the article is like:


Here’s the complicated reality in which we live.  All life is not equal.  That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers.  Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides.  She’s the boss.  Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her.  Always.


Please consider the following words from another writer.  His words are not twenty-first century political commentary.  His are first century divinely inspired words.  They describe people with a real heart problem.


For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened (Rom. 1:21 ESV, emphasis mine).


What was one of the indications of their debased condition?


…[T]hey exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen (Rom. 1:25).


Does that sound familiar?  Does that sound like a woman who has decided that “she’s the boss?”  Does it sound like a society that has scrapped God’s word in favor of personal convenience?

The real problems we face today will never be solved by working from the outside in.  Pundits and politicians will not change hearts.  Only a clear proclamation of the gospel will do that.

Will you join me in praying for a change of heart for those who stand in opposition to God’s divine will?  Will you make an effort to take the gospel to them and encourage them to obey it?


–Jim Faughn