Nana Yaw Aidoo
If you are an ardent or avid reader of The Gospel Preceptor, you would have noticed that of all the staff writers, I am the only one who isn’t American. However, I particularly have an interest in America. First, for the fact that the men who, out of love, brought the gospel of Christ, and thus Christianity, to Ghana were Americans. Denominationalism preceded Christianity in Ghana but denominationalism is not Christianity. Second, because of my brethren—America has the largest number of Christians in the whole world—and third, due to the fact that when “America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold.”
Due to my interest in the “land of the free,” I also have developed an interest in her politics. I watched quite a number of the speakers at the recently held Republican National Convention 2020, and was impressed by each and every speaker I listened to. However, the speech that caught my attention the most was that which was made by Abby Johnson, former Planned-Parenthood director, turned pro-life activist. I cannot put into words how I felt when she spoke these words:
…but the tipping point came a month later, when a physician asked me to assist with an ultra-sound guided abortion. Nothing prepared me for what I saw on the screen – an unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move away from the suction. And I’ll never forget what the doctor said next; “beam me up Scotty (??)” The last thing I saw was a spine twirling around in the mother’s womb before succumbing to the force of the suction.
Please consider this for a moment. Here was a baby, a living soul, helpless, scared and terrified, hoping that he would not be made a victim of the violence of abortion. To a man, I sincerely wonder how abortion “doctors” are able to sleep at night. And to those who earnestly contend that the pre-born are not living beings, pray tell how a non-living thing can fight back, be desperate to move away from the suction and possess a spine? If the words of Abby Johnson do not perfectly describe a human being, created in the image of the Almighty God, then I must confess that I have no comprehension ability.
Most importantly, there is One whose Word is the only one that matters. The Great I Am reckons life at conception (cf. Jer.1:5; Luke 1:31-44) and thus abortion is the murder of the most vulnerable members of our communities. The wise man wrote that the Lord hates “…hands that shed innocent blood.” (Prov. 6:16). How more innocent does it get than the pre-born? There is a day coming when the Judge of all the earth shall make everything right (Acts 17:31) and God help all who are involved in or support the heartless, barbaric, satanic, and monstrous practice of abortion.
Every abortion stops a beating heart. Every abortion ends a life. Every abortion robs the world of someone who could have made a real difference to others. And every abortion robs a person of the opportunity to live life. Everyone reading this was not aborted (Physicians for Life).