Tuesday, May 1, 2007

China's Forced Abortions

NPR Morning Edition came out with a story on April 23 reporting on accounts of forced abortions that have been surfacing in China. I could barely stomach the article as I read of mothers being taken to hospitals against their will, and father’s signatures being forged on documents after refusal to sign off on their child’s murder. It really is horrific. I had refrained from writing about the Virginia Tech massacre partly because I was numb, but in the wake of the Supreme Court ban on partial birth abortion and all of the language surrounding that ruling, and now this finding in China, we must label the darkness for what it is—evil.

We can repackage the stories all we want, but the truth will always remain that lives have been lost. And in a few days, I will forget that these poor women were dragged to a hospital to await the imminent slaughter of their unborn baby, just like I have forgotten about the bones of the little girls in India. But God does not forget. He sees all, knows all, and is in control of all. In college I was told that I could not write that Christ was the answer to all of these awful events. It was too simplistic. But now, more than ever, I am convinced that the only hope for anyone amidst the rampant wickedness that lives in us and around us is Jesus Christ. The Chinese government can seek to “manage” their population through the destruction of the innocent, but there is a judgment coming. Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. Our hope is built on the slaughter of a Jewish man 2,000 years ago who rose from the dead and conquered sin and will one day come back and judge those who refuse to repent. He will make all things right. Until then we say, Maranatha, Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

Here is a link to the article:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9766870

4 comments:

katie & andrea said...

Courtney, we were googling Tom Steller to try to find his blog and found a TBI blog with some funny pictures and then found the following blog that you will no doubt be interested in reading. We didn't read what he said, but the name "Dr. Mohler" popped out at us. We immediately thought of you and knew that you would like to know about this. You will have to scroll down a little bit to find Dr. Mohler's name.

http://epangelia.blogspot.com/

love you!!

katie, andrea & steph johnson said...

oh, oh, oh. check out his links to other blogs. wink. wink.

"intense? i think yes!" ks

stephanie JOHNSON said...

We are a family! Go Team Johnson!

2520 said...

Courtney,

I just read your post on the forced abortions. So sad. We need to pray for China. Our sinful world is telling us that it's normal to kill babies. And I am sometimes numb to the fact that millions are killed in America. I don't want to be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2

Andrea