The killing of innocent children happened when the midwives were ordered by Pharaoh to throw babies into the waters of the Nile because the Israelites were populating too rapidly to his liking. Infants were part of the sacrifice offered to Baal and to other false gods. They were targeted by the wicked King Herod in order to stop the King of the Jews and it’s been advanced by wicked, dictatorial governments throughout history.
In the U.S. we try to whitewash the practice with terms like “reproductive health” or “choice,” but just because the methods and terminology have changed, the bottom line is that what’s happening to the pre-born today is no different from that of pagan civilizations of the past. It’s still barbarism.
The reversal of Roe v. Wade by the Dobbs decision has drawn the lines clearer than ever in this battle between life and death. Though the highest office in our land continues to fight for and advance this culture of death, we must remember that it’s God that hates the hands that shed innocent blood.
To bring analysis on related issues that have been unfolding, Jim welcomed Pastor Jim Harden back to Crosstalk. He’s president and CEO of CompassCare Pregnancy Services in New York. Pastor Harden pioneered the first measurable and repeatable medical model in the pregnancy center movement, helping hundreds of centers nationwide become more effective at reaching more women and saving more babies from abortion. He’s written extensively on medical ethics, executive leadership, and pro-life strategy.
During the first Republican debate in Milwaukee, the moderators seemed to describe pro-life protections as politically harmful and a losing issue since the Dobbs decision. Is upholding life really a losing issue right now?
According to Pastor Harden, the Democrats love to make that claim so that Republicans will run their campaigns based upon how the Democrats want them to be run. He explained how Republicans swallowed that bait during the 2020 mid-terms. He predicted the “red wave” would “die on the beach” as Republicans backed away from the abortion issue and scrubbed their websites of their pro-life stance.
Why? It’s because people want to talk about this issue and as a recent Gallup Poll showed, the majority of Americans want 98% of all abortions restricted. This means Republicans need to talk about the true, Democrat position on this issue. That’s unfettered, unrestricted abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy.
He also noted how it’s still the responsibility of the federal government to protect all people equally and not disqualify one category of individuals from equal protection under the law. That’s a slippery slope and at that point one must ask, who’s next?
So what are we to make of the comments of candidates like Mike Pence and Nikki Haley at the Milwaukee debate? Such comments appear to be based on Democrat ideology and terms, one of them being the idea of gestational age restrictions. Pastor Harden believes they need to move away from that and start being pro-life statesmen because it’s the job of government to protect all people equally.
Pastor Harden pointed to the fact that he’s not aware of any Republican candidate or legislature that’s looking to put women in jail for being abused by an abortionist or to ban contraception. This is the propaganda that’s being promoted by the extremists in the Democrat party.
This is just a small part of the conversation from the early part of the program. Jim and Pastor Harden had much more to share on this critical issue on Crosstalk.