Though I think celebrating is a rank misnomer when it comes to this subject, the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that changed America forever, known as Roe v. Wade, has just gone by.
In those 40 years, some fifty five million innocent unborn babies have been sacrificed on the alter of "a woman's right to choose".
Before we go any further, let me put a note to you people who always write me when I do an article on abortion and tell me how out of touch with the times I am and that a fetus is not a baby and that a woman should be able to decide if she wants to keep or destroy her unborn child.
Your problem is not with me, your problem is with Almighty God, and if you don't believe in Him, you may as well stop reading right here, because none of the rest of this is going to make any sense and my humble opinion will mean nothing to you.
Now how do I know that He cares about unborn babies? Because it says so in His word.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” - Jeremiah 1:5
If you notice it says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”, which means to me that there was a soul involved that existed even before the forming of the baby, life created by God.
Besides defying the Creator, look at the practical side; a very large portion of the world is aborting itself out of existence. Don't take my word for that, the statistics are at your fingertips, check it out. Most nations and peoples, with Muslims being a notable exception, are not maintaining a birth rate that will replenish their populations.
The common term for a precious human life has deteriorated to "a blob of flesh” and abortion has become a multi billion-dollar business and many people are under the impression that taxpayers should foot the bill.
Sandra Fluke got a spot on national television at the Democratic National Convention to tell the world why the government or employers - even if it means a Catholic university violates their religious principles - should pay for contraception, which evidently must not be working too well or there'd be no need for abortions.
The argument over when a baby becomes a baby is basically moot when it comes to the abortion issue because who could deny that a third term fully formed fetus is not a baby, and yet they are ripped from the womb and destroyed in the most cruel fashion.
The Supreme Court that approved Roe v. Wade usurped a decision that is reserved for God alone and gave mortal man legal approval to commit murder, leaving behind a legacy of slaughter without conscience.
The mainstream media does not report the fact that many of the women who have abortions suffer merciless remorse when it finally dawns on them what they have actually done and spend the rest of their lives in regret knowing they have allowed the murder of an innocent human being.
The stories are numerous and heartbreaking but, as in the case of so many other subjects that don't fit their agenda, the media pays no attention.
If life doesn't begin at conception when does it begin and why would there be any need for artificial insemination if it doesn't induce life?
How can a court that upholds abortion consider the slaying of a pregnant woman to be a double murder? It makes absolutely no sense.
It is not possible, but I am firmly convinced that if you could go beyond the grave and speak with a deceased abortionist or the justices who passed Roe v. Wade they would tell you that they were wrong and they wish they had not gone in to eternity with the blood of innocent babies on their hands.
I know that my deeply held convictions fly in the face of conventional and so called "enlightened" thinking but that's nothing new for me and when I stand before God, as we all must, and account for the many sins I committed in my life at least not defending the innocent unborn will not be among them.
Man cannot serve two masters.
I choose God.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem
(Charlie Daniels is a two-time Grammy Award winner and Grand Ole Opry member. He resides in Wilson County.)