New York State leads the way in advocating murder in the womb
News outlets reported on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade that the New York State Senate passed the Reproductive Health Act. It was signed into law by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. It was celebrated with Cuomo ordering state landmarks like the spire of One World Trade Center to be lit up in pink to, in his own words, “shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.”
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a major architect of this new law said, “We’re saying here in New York, women’s decisions matter.” What was absent in her celebratory statement was the fact that, in New York State today, babies lives really don’t matter at all. The new law expands abortion rights to include termination up to the time of full-term delivery. Yes, this includes the horrific practice of partial birth abortion.
Partial birth abortion was publicly unveiled in 1992. This method is used to kill babies from 20 weeks through full term. Because the baby is considerably larger and more well developed at this time, the opening of the woman’s cervix must be greatly enlarged in order to perform this abortion. The entire process requires three days. I will not share all the gory details; however, I will briefly describe that the child must be turned around to orient it to a breech position (face down feet first). The amniotic fluid is drained and all but the baby’s head is pulled out of the birth canal. The abortionist uses a sharp pair of surgical scissors to stab the base of the living baby’s skull, spreading the scissors to enlarge the hole. The scissors are removed and a suction tube is inserted into the skull opening to “evacuate” the brain. This kills the baby and collapses the head, allowing the abortionist to fully deliver the child.
Other abortion procedures, for less than full term babies, also cause extreme pain to the baby in the process of ending its life. That does not take into account the damage done to women who, regardless of their reasons, will most likely end up mourning the loss for the rest of their lives. For example, Saline Injection Abortion (or salt poisoning abortion) may be used after sixteen weeks when enough fluid has accumulated in the amniotic sac surrounding the baby. A long needle is inserted through the mother’s abdomen to remove and then replace some of the amniotic fluid with a solution of concentrated salt. The baby breathes in and swallows the solution and usually dies in one to two hours – though sometimes death takes many hours – from salt poisoning, dehydration, convulsions, hemorrhages of the brain and failure of other organs. The baby is literally burned inside and out by the strong salt solution.
I hesitated to share these procedures in this article. I understand that these descriptions may cause some to be greatly disturbed. Ever since the seminal anti-abortion movie, The Silent Scream, narrated by abortionist-turned-prolife advocate, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, we have known that abortion is a violent act of murder that is tantamount to torture within the womb. In the 21st century, we have much more accurate depictions of what happens during abortion procedures. It is interesting that, when confronted with the harsh reality of babies writhing in pain, most people change their view from pro-choice to pro-life.
Life Begins at Conception
God’s Word makes it abundantly clear that life begins at conception. The old argument that fetuses are just a clump of cells has long since been debunked. Left to grow as our Creator designed these “clumps of cells,” they will grow to become full term babies. We know that a fetus in the 8th week of development has already formed all the major structures of a human being.
The baby’s heartbeat can be detected 22 days after conception.
New York’s new law is on a collision course with other states that have fetal homicide laws on their books. These laws deem the murder of a pregnant woman and her fetus to constitute a double homicide. These unintended consequences are akin to the old viability arguments in the original Roe vs Wade ruling. I contend that, since we can fertilize an egg in vitro and then implant that embryo in vivo, this proves that a baby exists from the time of conception.
What is Really Going on these Abortuaries?
We already know that minorities have always been targeted by these merchants of death. We know that the roots of Planned Parenthood go back to Margaret Sanger and the racist ideology of eugenics. In the history of civilization, there have been many cultures that practiced child sacrifice. The Bible traces child sacrifice back to the children of Ammon who sacrificed their children to the pagan deity Moloch. This practice of human sacrifice eventually infected God’s people Israel. In Leviticus 18:21, 20:3 and Deuteronomy 12:30-31, 18:10, we read a number of laws forbidding child sacrifice and human sacrifice in general. The Tanakh goes on to denounce human sacrifices associated with the barbaric customs of these Moloch and Baal worshippers.
According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. Sin leavens. The exponential rise in abortions worldwide is evidence of the seriousness of this evil practice.
At CSI, we stand against this modern form of child sacrifice. We are acutely aware that these modern atrocities are directly related to the evolutionary philosophies of the world, the flesh and the devil. Listen to what the psalmist said to the children of Israel:
34 They did not destroy the peoples,
Concerning whom the Lord had commanded them,
35 But they mingled with the Gentiles
And learned their works;
36 They served their idols,
Which became a snare to them.
37 They even sacrificed their sons
And their daughters to demons,
38 And shed innocent blood,
The blood of their sons and daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
And the land was polluted with blood,
Ps. 106:34-38 NKJV
This biblical warning to God’s ancient chosen people must be taken seriously today. Stand with us at CSI as we focus the light of God’s holy Word on these deceitful practices of darkness. We cannot do this alone. We covet your prayers and support as we endeavor to reach the world with the truths of our Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ.
By Pastor Steve Rowitt, Ph.D.