In California, last year, we had a petition drive at our church to abolish the death penalty in the state. The people pushing this petition were those of whom I would refer as the “social justice” crowd. These people, to a large extent, are very anti-death penalty but when it comes to abortion, they don’t even blink, or totally ignore it. They are also on the very liberal side and vote for liberal or progressive politicians who are very pro-abortion. This week the state of Arkansas executed two inmates on death row; for the first time in 12 years. As a pro-life person, it is always puzzling to reconcile this situation. How can someone be against the death penalty and yet ignore abortion. Let’s look at the statistics. As of 2014 there have been over 57 million abortions since 1973 in the United States, that’s roughly 1.3 million per year average. Since 1976 there have been 1,300 executions of death row inmates in the entire United States.
Death row inmates are guilty persons who have committed crimes against humanity and have been adjudicated by a court to be guilty and have been so condemned. The unborn, on the other hand, are totally innocent and have been killed, not by a court, but by a mother who does not wish to have a baby for reasons such as “I’m not ready to be a mother,” or “it’s too inconvenient and it will interfere with my career.” The unborn are fully human, as confirmed by science. Click here for confirmation. Have you seen drawings or pictures of how unborn children are ripped apart inside the mother? Abortion doctors count all the limbs after an abortion to make sure they got the entire baby. In the famous case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, he even killed babies who came out whole in a botched abortion attempt. The book, Gosnell, details what happened in excruciating details; you must read it to believe it.
The Bible is very specific when it come to shedding innocent blood: Proverbs 6:16-19
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.