Once again our nation is thinking about abortion. This is a very good thing because, if abortion is the willful terminating of an innocent human life, then it is a ghastly evil that we should not tolerate as a modern civil society. The current national conversation was ignited by the release of several sting videos revealing that Planned Parenthood systematically trafficks in the illegal sale of unborn baby body parts. To date (8/25/2015) the Center for Medical Progress has released eight videos (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) that have shocked the public, emboldened the pro-life movement, and punched the pro-abortion establishment in the gut.
This is just the latest fight in a battle that began with the infamous Roe v. Wade decision by the 1973 SCOTUS. To understand the background of our current abortion culture war, you might consider reading/listening to Roger Resler’s book Compelling Interest: The Real Story Behind Roe v. Wade. ChristianAudio is offering the audiobook as a free download through August 31, 2015. Whether you consider yourself pro-life, pro-choice, or just not sure, do yourself a favor and look carefully at this vitally important topic. Lives are at stake. To do nothing and merrily go about your business is to side with indifference during this strategic cultural moment.