The greatest failure among the American pro-life movement is the squeamish attitude toward criminalizing abortion. When so-called “pro-life” Christians call for a restriction on some abortions, what they are really saying is that they want the federal government to regulate child killing much in the way that the FDA regulates the selling of meat and vegetables. There would be no penalties beyond the loss of a license and a stiff fine perhaps.
Nicaragua, a country that was recently communist, has passed into law a six-year prison term for performing illegal abortions with stiffer sentences of up to 30 years for women who had abortions and for those who aided them. The Christians in Nicaragua understand that murdering one’s own child is a far more unnatural crime than killing for money. President-elect and former communist president Daniel Ortega, who once favored abortion rights, changed his stance and supported the law after strongly embracing Roman Catholicism and winning over voters in a country with a conservative religious tradition. Nicaragua is about 85 percent Catholic, with many of the remainder belonging to conservative evangelical churches.
We Christians know full well that murder is murder, and that murder of the innocent, unthinking foetus is the most heinous of all crimes. My own country (London in England, Britain, the so-called United Kingdom) is rife with death clinics which celebrate the giving of fertilised embryos - INNOCENT CHILDREN - to their infernal machines of murderous destruction. It is commonplace - and I genuinely weep as I type this statement - for children as young as ten years old to be provided with an "abortion" - or "genocide", as we can more accurately term it - without so much as notification to the girl's parents!
It is an evil, Satanic threat which stalks the length and breadth of our God-gifted world. We must all fight this menace at every turn, and praise the name of Jesus that He has, in His infinite benevolence, bestowed upon the President of Nicaragua the strength to oppose this so-called "women's rights". Mr Ortega is truly a humbling example to us all, and I hope to some day prove as worthy.
The Nicaraguan law won't deny a woman emergency medical treatment in a life threatening situation, such as an ectopic (or tubal) pregnancy or another situation where it is impossible to operate to save the life of both the baby and the mother. The law is written in this way because in most Latin American countries abortion is illegal, but the exceptions are extended in such a way as to make abortion on demand prevalent. In other words, many abortions occur because the doctor decides that these child-murders are legal even though by law they are not.
We cannot stop people from murdering each other in every instance and God does not hold the society responsible for murder as long as it is criminalized and the courts prosecute as many cases as they can show evidence.
But if we legalize abortion, God then holds the society as a whole -- including every individual who does nothing to reverse this horrific policy -- guilty of murder.