In the wake of Friday’s historic reversal of Roe at the Supreme Court, it didn’t take long for abortion activists to begin peddling their propaganda. On social media, at concerts and at rallies and protests, versions of the following warnings and charges began trending:
“So many women and girls are going to die.”
“Women will be beaten and abused.”
“Children are going to be neglected and ignored.”
“Democracy as we know it is over.”
“The Supreme Court is now illegitimate.”
One wonders if those who says these types of things know they’re trading in lies – or are they simply ignorant of the truth, blinded and bolstered by decades of misinformation?
It’s likely a bit of both.
“For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues,” wrote the Psalmist. “They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer” (109:2-4).
The prophet Jeremiah likened the tongue to a deadly arrow that can speak deceitfully (9:8), and the apostle Paul warned against “wicked deception” (2 Thessalonians 2:10).
Misinformation has long been a tool of leftists. There’s a reason the late Dr. Adrian Rogers referred to Satan as the “sinister minister” of deception. He demeans, and then he tries to divide.
Not only will women not die with the outlawing of abortion – but babies will live.
In fact, a recent study out of Texas found that when a woman has to travel more than 50 miles to find an abortion clinic, 16% of those women will instead choose to carry their baby to term. In states that can now protect pre-born life, that would mean for the first year post-Roe, tens of thousands of children will be saved from abortion.
Abortion activists believe it’s in their best interest to paint a dark and foreboding picture of a future without abortion. The opposite is true. They somehow think the loss of 60 million plus lives since 1973 has been a net positive for culture. They’re wrong.
The “culture of death” created and championed by activists has had a deleterious effect on our world and nation. If it’s okay to slaughter an innocent baby in the womb, it’s no wonder violence is glorified outside of it.
But brace yourself. Activists and entertainers will warn that protecting innocent life is inexplicably going to harm everyone else’s. It’s a lie. But for years, they’ve been operating under a system that holds a lie repeated enough times somehow becomes true.
It’s true that unplanned pregnancies present new challenges and unique needs. But anyone who thinks killing a baby to either avoid or solve a challenge needs to seriously reconsider their priorities and convictions.
Throughout history, anti-life propaganda campaigns have devastated cultures and decimated civilizations. Have we not learned? It’s time for Christians, especially, to stand up to those who are lying about the risks of a pro-life America. What God creates, Christians should celebrate.