Abortion, a word that is heard quite often, especially in the political world. Abortion is the termination of an unborn child. However, does that now mean something else? Has abortion gotten even more brutal and inhumane?
A bill recently presented in the state of Maryland, shook the nation. The bill is called the Pregnant Persons Freedom Act of 2022 which proposes something people deem unimaginable – it would allow the death of a baby up to 28 days old after delivery to be legalized. The bill states “no authorization of any form of investigation or penalty for a person: terminating or tempting to terminate the person’s pregnancy or experiencing a miscarriage, prenatal death related to a failure to act or still birth”. Notice this bill includes the term, “prenatal”. According to the World Health Department, “prenatal” describes a baby 22 weeks to 27 days after birth. This means there would be no penalties if a 27–28-day old baby was left to die without care. Ultimately this is murder without consequences.
The new Maryland bill was a tragic awakening for many. While the bill has not been passed, the fight is not over. Bills like this continue to be created and presented. And as tragic as the Maryland bill seemed, we must ask a very important question - “How is the murder of a 27-to-28-day old baby different from that of a baby still in the womb?”
Authors Final Remarks –
If an immense amount of our nation was willing to rise and fight for prenatal babies, shouldn’t that extend to the babies in the womb? As I stated before, “prenatal” is defined as 22 weeks to 27 days after birth. Every life is worth fighting for, and every Child deserves to live because every child is a miracle as stated in the bible (Psalm 139:13-16, Jeremiah 1:5).
How can we fight to preserve the lives of all children? We need to continue to speak against these brutal bills trying to be passed. We need to discuss with people the reality of what their words mean. Instead of keeping our fight for life to ourselves, we need to make it known. It’s time we fight for those that can’t fight for themselves. Be a voice for the voiceless, and a hope for the hopeless (Proverbs 31:8).
Let’s fight for every life, whether that means the day a child is conceived or 28 days after the child is born.