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Pro-choice and Cowardly

Let’s say 1 million people in our country, unknown to them, are being led away to their death. Now let’s say a national leader knows about this, but there are other national leaders who do not believe that people are being led away to their death. So the one national leader who does believe that people are going to die determines that the right thing to do is NOT stand up and proclaim his belief, try and convince others of what he believes, and ask others to forsake their belief and join him in his belief. Instead, this national leader determines that the right thing to do is to avoid imposing his views on others because they do not hold the same belief that he does. What would you call such a national leader?

Dr. Mohler has a great article on his blog today regarding the Joe Biden interview on Sunday’s “Meet the Press”. Mohler suggested a while back that it is his practice to get the “Meet the Press” podcast and listen to it every week to make sure he is aware of the political news items for the week. So that is what I do as well, since I received the generous gift of an iPod.

Biden made these comments in an answer to Tom Brokaw’s question about what Sen. Biden would say if Sen. Obama questioned him regarding the beginning of human life:

I’d say, “Look, I know when it begins for me.” It’s a personal and private issue. For me, as a Roman Catholic, I’m prepared to accept the teachings of my church. But let me tell you. There are an awful lot of people of great confessional faiths-Protestants, Jews, Muslims and others-who have a different view. They believe in God as strongly as I do. They’re intensely as religious as I am religious. They believe in their faith and they believe in human life, and they have differing views as to when life-I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception. But that is my judgment. For me to impose that judgment on everyone else who is equally and maybe even more devout than I am seems to me is inappropriate in a pluralistic society.

So Biden says that he personally believes that life begins at conception. That is what he said. So if life begins at conception and over 45 million babies have been aborted at some point after conception then what is he going to do about it. This is serious. He is a Senator. Biden, by his own admission, believes that over 45 million babies have been killed by legalized abortion. What is he going to do about the killing of 45 million babies…He is NOT going to impose his religiously informed judgment on others because that is inappropriate in a pluralistic society. Do you believe that it is courageous for him to have such a view??? I don’t care if you are pro-choice or pro-life. Either way, you’ve got to have a problem with that. If a national leader believes that millions of lives are being ended yet they are unwilling to impose their judgments to try and stop this because we live in a pluralistic society – then they are cowardly, not courageous.

For most of the pro-choice people I know, I think it is safe to say (though to me it is totally unreasonable) that they believe that 45 million babies have been aborted for “justifiable” reasons. Whether it is justifiable in the name of personal privacy or “choice” or perhaps they say that an unborn child is not really a human life (although there are even secular science books that say otherwise and the more that science learns about the beginning of human life the more that this point of view becomes indefensible). I cannot fathom a justifiable reason to end the life of an unborn baby, but I will at least say that this is what they believe and this is how they try and excuse their position. They believe this and they stand up for it and they try and convince me otherwise and they want me to join their side. But Biden won’t even take this approach. He says he believes that abortion is the ending of a human life, but that it would be wrong for him to impose that belief on others – because that is inappropriate in a pluralistic society. So Biden’s solution is – don’t do anything to stop what he believes is wrong (unless he doesn’t have a problem with unborn babies being killed, which is a more horrifying prospect). That is cowardly, I don’t care if you are pro-life or pro-choice – that is cowardly.

Proverbs 24:10-12

If you faint in the day of adversity,
your strength is small.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man according to his work?