NELSON: HOW CAN YOU SPLIT AN UNBORN DOWN THE MIDDLE?
J. Grant Swank, Jr.
“The Nebraska Democrat is pushing to include air-tight restrictions on abortion funding in the bill, but that's not all he wants.
"’I think that there's good discussion going on between pro-choice members of the Senate, Sen. Nelson and others,’ White House senior adviser David Axelrod told Fox News. ‘I think that we will work our way through that issue.’"
I don’t get it.
If you don’t kill an unborn baby in a female womb, you keep a life.
If you do kill an unborn baby in a female womb, you murder.
Then how can a pro-life citizen “reach a compromise” concerning aborting an infant or not
aborting an infant? It’s either murder or not. It’s either honoring life or slaying. There is no half a baby to keep and another half a baby to slice and dice.
So when I read of this Harry Reid-Ben Nelson dialogue on what to do about abortion planted in the “health care” bill, I am genuinely puzzled.
I am pro-life. If I walk into a room with a pro-choice person, there is no discussion on my part, that is, unless the pro-choice individual wants to be converted to pro-life. Then I’m all talk.
But to meet for an hour or so, as Reid and Nelson did on Friday to talk about abortion and the bill, what did they talk about for an hour or so?
If they dialogued about other issues in the bill, fine. But if it was primarily, maybe even solely, about slaying babies or not slaying babies, it’s a done deal with Nelson if he is sincerely—under God—for saving babies’ lives.
Then media reports that Nelson met with pro-killing womb babies Congresspersons along with Reid. I know that for me that will have filled the room with demons overactive. There are demons surrounding pro-choice conversations for the devil is in charge of eliminating the unborn children.
“Nelson already rejected a compromise on the abortion issue but said Thursday he would keep talking with Reid, who needs 60 votes to push through Republican opposition and avoid a potential filibuster.
“The others involved in the compromise talks are pro-abortion rights Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif, and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and pro-life Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., according to a Senate Democratic aide.”
Boxer? Schumer? Reud?
God is life and love. The devil is death and hate.
It is God who sparks the life in the womb. It is God who watches over that baby in the womb, even if that little one is sick or may even die in womb due to not being strong enough to live till born.
Nevertheless, it is God who is in charge of our mishaps in a spiritually fallen world. And it is God who sees us through the disappointments as well as God who blesses with the joy of a newborn.
But mortals intervening to kill off a human being who is defenseless is murder. Nothing short. Therefore, there are countless persons dressed as decent citizens, speaking to university students, playing golf and taking cruises who all the while are killers. Yes. That’s true.
God sees the heart. If the heart is holy in obeying God’s laws, then God honors that one with His smile of approval. If that heart is self-centered so as to appear pleasant and having it all together yet supports killing unborn children, God has to fulfill His own holy nature by turning His face away from the wicked.
Will Nelson stay the course with God and His Word?
Time is running out. It will not be long before we will know if this Dem will follow the demented Dems and cast his vote for the devil’s killing chambers.
It will not be long before we know if he’s been paid off by Marxist Muslim Barack Hussein Obama and killing crew of Islamics surrounding him through his czar-charged shadow government.
Time is running out to discover if Nelson’s talk with reporters is just blah-blah to get attention or grab more gifts from DC liberals.
Time is running out to uncover the Nelson soul. Does it meet with the divine ethic or is it charred with hypocrisy?
Does Nelson the Roman Catholic join the Nancy Pelosis who give lip service to the Catholic biblical moral base and so pen his own worldly religion?
Time is running out. We will soon know.
In the meantime, I ask myself how Nelson has anything to talk about with the wicked Congresspersons who want to make the US the champion baby killing nation of the globe?
Canon Law Regarding Catholics and Abortion
"Canon Law 1398 Catholics who have obtained an abortion, or performed an abortion, have excommunicated themselves latae sententiae (automatically by their very action) from the Catholic Church. They remain outside the church until the reception of the sacrament of Penance through a good confession.
"Canon Law 1329 Catholics who are accomplices in enabling and permitting the crime of abortion to occur, who without their assistance the crime would not have been committed, incur the same penalty.
"Canon Law 915 (an exception to receiving Holy Communion) "Others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion."
FOOTNOTE: THE BIBLE AND ABORTION
It is alarming to realize the nonchalance on the part of many concerning abortion. But it is not new. A popular newsmagazine quoted one medical opinion: "Abortion is finding its place as a perfectly acceptable and valid health measure. We no longer think of it as a crime."
There are those who say that every woman has a right to control her own body. That is true. Then, having control over her own body, she should not become pregnant if she does not want children. That is control! When she becomes pregnant, then she has lost her control over that situation.
But more importantly, only God has final rights to any person's body. He brought that body into life and someday will take that body out of life. In the meantime He provides the very sustaining power for the body's life to continue.
The Bible speaks of a fetus as a person, not simply tissue that can be discarded if found to be a bother or nuisance. Since the fetus is a person from the moment of conception, then the destroying of the fetus is killing a person.
“In the past, some people have mistakenly speculated that perhaps the body might be in the process of formation for some time, and then 'God breathes a soul into it.' They had it backward. The life that is present forms matter into a body for itself'” (Joseph Breig, "Life Forms Matter," The Catholic News, Jan. 24, 1974, p. 8).
"Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again? Did you not pour me out like milk ... and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit" (Job 10:8-12 NIV).
"Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name...and now the LORD says--he who formed me in the womb to be his servant..." (Isaiah 49:1, 5).
"The word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations’" (Jeremiah 1:4-5).
In the following passages we note that personality is ascribed to the unborn.
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that fully well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be" (Psalm 139:13-16).
"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him" (Psalm 127:3).
Exodus 21:22-25 relates how Israel was to judge a circumstance relating to the death of the unborn:
"If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, wound for wound, bruise for bruise."
All of the latter deals with unintentional hurt that comes to a pregnant woman; how much more will divine penalty come upon those who intentionally discard the fetus? The Gospel of Luke ascribes personality to the fetus within Elizabeth:
"When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit... As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy" (1:41, 44).
Mere tissue does not leap for joy; only personhood leaps for joy. The Bible regards the fetus as having personality. In Galatians, Paul speaks of himself as a person while still in his mother's womb, but more a person consecrated by God for a holy mission (compare Jeremiah 1:5 for the same accent):
"But when God, who set me apart from birth, and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles..." (Gal. 1: 15-16).
Since the Bible regards the fetus as personality, then the aborting of the fetus is murdering personality.
Some verses from Scripture dealing with murder are then appropriate for study, such as Genesis 9:6: "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man." Also, read Exodus 23:7: "Have nothing to do with a false charge, and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty." Note I Peter 4:15: "If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer..."
If the Republic returned to the biblical definition of personhood, we would defend every womb child.
John Adams said the following:
"Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."
Andrew Jackson said the following:
"The BIBLE is the rock on which our Republic rests."
"If we abide by the principles taught in the BIBLE, our country will go on prospering."
"For all the talk of freedom and self-determination, the abortion movement is at its heart a movement denying rights to a silent segment of humanity and soliciting public sanction, support and subsidy to its own cause" (Donald P. Shoemaker, ABORTION, THE BIBLE AND THE CHRISTIAN, Hayes Publishing Co., 1976, p. iv).