January/February, 1998 Volume XII Number 10
"God hates the shedding of innocent blood" (Proverbs 6:16). Oregon was one of the first states to legalize the slaughter of the unborn. That was in 1969. We've killed 340,000 babies! Oregon was the first place in the world to legalize, by initiative ballot, suicide. That was in 1994. Tuesday Oregon repeated that grave mistake by even a wider margin! How many more must we kill?
"You shall not commit murder!" is God's commandment. Murderers will burn in the lake of fire if they do not repent of their murder.
Since when did Oregonians think they are God? We cannot create as much as a dust speck. What gives us the authority to destroy anything? Oregon's apathetic and violent legacy is judgment against us. A judgment whose reaping is well overdue! Repent!
Please cancel my subscription to the Life Advocate magazine. I have prayed for the holocaust of abortion in our country and how the land is so polluted by the blood of innocent children that I believe the only solution is the very soon RETURN of Christ. That, or JUDGMENT on America. Again please cancel my subscription.
Mary Ann V. Orton
I was immensely saddened by reading of a lovely 19 year old women's death after undergoing an abortion at a Wilmington abortion mill. I also felt anger when I read Planned Parenthood's cavalier response and low estimation of the statistics regarding abortion-related deaths and injuries. But then, that's to be expected from the country's largest purveyor and financial beneficiary of abortions. Planned Parenthood's motto, "Every child a wanted child," really means "Every unwanted child a dead child."
If you accept the premise that children who are inconvenient, present financial hardship or interfere with a lifestyle are expendable, then what's the problem with Susan Smith's drowning her two little boys in a North Carolina lake, or mothers drowning their newborns in toilets? Why are Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson on trial for murder? These parents' only mistake was a technicality of the timing of their killing of their children. If their lives had been terminated while in the womb, the parents would have simply been exercising "choice".
A nineteen year old young woman has died from a "legal" abortion performed by a Board-certified physician in a "sterile" clinic and has left an 8 month old child motherless. She has became a recent statistic in the deaths and permanent maimings of women that result from abortions far more frequently than that lucrative industry would have you believe. Check the public records. Abortion-related malpractice suits have been filed in the state of Delaware and more than one has been associated with the Delaware Women's Health Organization. Hopefully, Gracelynn's death will cause more women will listen to those that stand outside such places and beg them to choose life for themselves and their unborn children.
Moral birth control
I recently read a tract entitled "Would you gamble with the life of your child?" about the abortifacient actions of common "contraceptives": Norplant, Depo-Provera, and "the pill." I understand that the writer probably opposes all efforts to prevent conception. But since the article for the most part avoids saying directly, it seems to me that it would be helpful to include information on what contraceptive means are available which don't pose any risk of causing an abortion, for those readers who know abortion is wrong but who do not feel that it is wrong for married persons to use means to avoid conception.
Use of a condom is an obvious way, but are there other ways you could suggest also? People would be much more likely to avoid potential abortifacients if provided with alternatives, if there are any. Otherwise, thank you for the tract. I am glad that you are helping to spread this information.
The author of the tract responds: There are significant moral/ethical issues involved in contracepting. It is my view that Christians ought to look carefully at these issues before looking for a "quick fix" to prevent God's creation of a new human being. Nowhere in Scripture does God delegate creation responsibility to men and women, except to say that those who are in a husband-wife relationship are to be fruitful and multiply. In other words, He has retained for Himself the right to determine who lives, and who dies. You can see how clearly He delegates the right of government to kill for what we now call capital crimes. If He intended that men and women should be the determiners of a child's life, or not, then Scripture ought to communicate this delegated authority just as clearly. It does not. It serves no ethical purpose in the birth control debate to encourage Christians away from one immoral practice, and on to another which may represent sin as well.
Your staff has been told before about some of the graphics that most Christian parents find objectionable in your publication. I do not need, nor do I want this type of graphic coming to my home anymore.
Gold Hill, OR
Being a prison inmate, I have very little money. I work in the prison laundry for 40 cents a day, five days a week, 25% of which is taken from me for my release-aid account. I would deeply appreciate receiving Life Advocate magazine. I only wish I had $100 dollars to send. I promise you I will pray for your ministry every day. God will bless you for doing His work. I hope you can understand my predicament, why I can't possible pay the suggested donation. I have three stamps left this month. I'm using one on this letter, and I'm including the other two as my gift to you.
Thank God all my ancestors were human. Sorry about yours.
Nellie K. Bryant