Abortion- the Legacy of Roe vs Wade.
The American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.) hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe vs Wade as “an important step in the right direction.” Everyone has an opinion about abortion. It is God’s opinion that will be the final authority concerning this subject. In the writings of Job, chapter 31, verses 14 and 15 it states, “what then shall I do when God riseth up? And when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? Did not he that made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?”
The following contrasting of hundred (100) years is visible in the change of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Policy Statements on Abortion. This was the general opinion of the AMA just before Roe vs Wade of 1973:
The American Medical Association on Abortion: An anatomy of Contrasting Policy Statements:
When Does Human Life Begin?
1871 -“No other doctrine appears to be consonant with reason or physiology but that which admits the embryo to possess vitality from the very moment of conception”
The AMA abortion policy statements of 1967 and 1970 include no references to the scientific fact that human life begins at conception.
What is Abortion?
1859 - “The slaughter of countless children; such unwarrantable destruction of human life”
1871 - “The work of destruction; the wholesale destruction of unborn infants”
1967 - “The interruption of pregnancy; the induced termination of pregnancy.”
1970 - “A medical procedure”
What Should the Ethics of Abortion Be?
1871- “Thou shalt not kill. This commandment is given to all without exception...it matters not at what stage of development his victim may have arrived.”
1967 - “This is a personal and moral consideration which in all cases must be faced according to the dictates of the conscience of the patient and her physician.”
Who Should Perform Abortions?
1871 - “It will be unlawful and unprofessional for any physician to induce abortion.”
1970 - “Abortion should be performed only by a duly licensed physician.”
Who Are Physician Abortionists?
1871 - “men who cling to a noble profession only to dishonor it; false brethren; educated assassins; modern Herods; the executioners.”
1967 - “Conscientious practioners; conscientious physicians”
What Should Be done to Physician Abortionists?
1871- “These men should be marked as Cain was marked; they should be made the outcasts of society.”
1970 - “They should be permitted to perform as long as they take place “in an accredited hospital.”
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Rev. Harold Holifield has been in the ministry for fifty-nine (59) years. He is presently pastor of First Baptist, Calhoun at Laurel, MS. He is married to Ann and they have two children, Charles and Pat. It is a joy to serve with this Godly man.
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