Forty-one years; 55-57 million lives lost.

Yet, last week, the President of these United States praised that infamous day on January 22, 1973 when the Supreme Court declared (Roe v Wade) that a woman’s rights were important than those of the unborn.

Speaking on the 41st anniversary of the enactment of that law, President Obama said, "Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.

"We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams."

"Everyone," Mr. President?

Not quite. Just ask the millions of defenseless babies who were murdered in their mother’s wombs (if we could). I don’t think they’d agree with you.

Then again, in your estimation — and now in that of at least around 55 percent of Americans polled — those aren’t babies in there. They’re embryos … or zygotes … or fetuses … or any other scientific name "enlightened" individuals like you choose to call them.

But, that still doesn’t change the fact that they’re human beings, Mr. President, created in Almighty God’s image (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13-18). Like us, they deserve the utmost care and protection we can give them. Otherwise, we’re no different than any other pagan society that’s ever existed and believed in child sacrifices.

Sadly, it also makes us no different than Hitler’s Nazi Germany that did all sorts of unthinkable, inhuman experiments on their Jewish captives during World War II. The only difference is that they only exterminated six million during the Holocaust.

We’ve murdered almost 10 times that many since 1973.

And, sadly, the majority has turned a deaf ear to the silent cries of the unborn. Pastors, priests, rabbis, churches, synagogues, etc., have sat by doing nothing. Then, we wonder why our nation is falling apart at the seams and is nearing destruction from within like the Roman Empire did.

Dear Reader, abortion is wrong. It’s immoral. It’s unethical. It’s unscriptural. And, it should be illegal.

But, it’s not and will continue to be the law of the land until there are enough folks who rise up and say "Enough already!" We’ve seen what a groundswell movement can do to change a television network’s decision (e.g., Phil Robertson and "Duck Dynasty").

Why can’t the same thing happen with Roe v Wade?

It can — but it’ll take an intentional, concerted effort on all of our parts to make it happen. That’s why I’m writing this column, asking you to get involved. Awaken from your lethargy. Stand up and be counted. Contact your congressmen and tell them to not rest until a law protecting the life of the unborn has been enacted.

Only then can we avert God’s coming Judgment on this land. Only then.

May God have mercy on us — especially before it’s too late.

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