Reality vs Truth

Before I go into my actual post I want you to meet my little grand-daughter.  Her name is Claire and we look forward to holding her and kissing her.   And now on to the actual post.

I came across this article last night and had to shake my head yet again.  Read the article, it is interesting, but here is the gist of the story.  You are pregnant, you want to tour the White House so what do you need to do?  Well, you have to fill out a form so that they know how many will be in the tour.  No biggie right?  But that means that you have to include the baby inside the mother as a separate person.

Now how does that work? This president holds that the ‘baby’ is not a baby but only a fetus which is not a person.  Therefore this none person is subject to death if the mother decides she doesn’t what the non-person.  But if that same non-person is inside a woman and the said woman wants to tour the White House, all of the sudden the non-person becomes a person.  This is the twisted world where reality and truth don’t have to intersect.  Just like how his justice department argues that photo I.D. at the polls is wrong and racist, but if you want to enter the same justice department or the White House, you better have a I.D.

When I read this article my mind went to another blog post I had read sometime back.  It is by Darren Carlson who heads up Training Leaders International.  Here is what he wrote:

My wife is five months pregnant.  Last month we went for an ultrasound to see the baby and have the doctors check to make sure everything was progressing nicely.  We had done this three times before and were excited.  As we met with the doctor and ultrasound technician they referred to what they saw as “your child.”  They must have said it 50x during the ultrasound as they referred to “your child’s hand,” “your child’s heart,” etc.  

But then something changed.  

Another doctor was brought into the room and for 5 minutes he stared at the baby’s heart.  The room was completely silent.  He then began to tell us that there was a tumor on our child’s heart and started to run down all the scenarios we were now faced with.  Then the doctor said to us: “If the fetus is abnormal and that is management problem for you, you have the option to terminate your fetus.”  The slight change in wording tells the story.  I was in too much shock to respond.  But later it dawned on me what he had done. The child my wife was carrying was only a child if we wanted to keep it, as if it was our choice!  However, if we did not want the baby, it was only a fetus.

This issue around abortion is an battle for truth. It is a battle that is ugly because what takes place in abortion clinics is ugly. It is a non-negotiable for a Christian. We can never relent is upholding truth no matter what we are told ‘reality’ is.

About Matt Henry

Middle-aged pastor trying to figure out how to be missional in his world. Loves his wife, his children, and his dog Bear. I have a love of woodworking even though woodworking doesn't always love me. The name is xagete but is pronounced exegete.

Posted on May 9, 2012, in Parenting, Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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