Personhood vs. Incremental Law; the failure of Initiative 26

Election Day has come and gone and sadly, unborn Life is still at risk. Mississippi, which has some of the strictest anti-abortion law in the United States struck down the Personhood Amendment. Fingers are getting pointed toward who dropped the ball but the reality is this: The Church failed.

I get lambasted (off-handedly, I might add) by Personhood people because I support the Heartbeat Bill, which is incremental law. I kind of get why they are holding out for Personhood; we all want to see all unborn Life protected at every stage from conception. But what this last election in Mississippi has proven is that incremental law works, going for the gold does not.

The differences are clear – the Heartbeat Bill will protect life from a detectable heartbeat until birth. I know that means that not all unborn Life is protected (yet), but if you bear with me (and some of you have, thank you very much) you’ll understand why this bill would have prevailed in Mississippi. Personhood, if INTERPRETED incorrectly, which it was, will fail every time because according to Planned Parenthood who spearheaded the attack, it will impede a woman’s right to contraception and in vitro fertilization.

What did Planned Parenthood do? They went after the Church and it worked.

First, I don’t care what you believe…unless it’s coming straight from the Bible. In other words, just because you couldn’t have children does not mean you manipulate the hand of God to get what you want with in vitro fertilization. That is not how the God of the Bible works. There is no gray area; He’s God, you’re not. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on something God hates, why not adopt children that are here and need you NOW?

Second, contraception has never been sanctified by the Church at large or God. It was accepted as a dismal fact that women in the Church will use contraception anyway and Pastors could not change it no matter how hard they preach and teach against it. Ladies, you cannot control the hand God. Life was meant to glorify Him, not get around Him.

Third, PRIDE. Planned Parenthood hit you where you are weak…your own pitiful ego.

PRIDE.

“These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19, NKJV

Christian woman were targeted by Planned Parenthood and they caved. I truly have to wonder if that woman is a Christian if they would actually consider in vitro and stand in the middle of the abortion fight not knowing where to turn.

Personhood was played well – a nice black eye for the Church. The innocent blood of unborn Life will be on the hands of Christian women that believe the lie that they can do what God does. You don’t believe in abortion? Neither does God. But you voted against it anyway.

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