I don’t normally blog politics, but I’m not the first religious blogger to pick up on this story, either. As far as I know, Randy Alcorn (author of Eternal Perspectives) may have been the first blogger to post on a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. On June 5th, the Journal carried a story about Gianna Jessen, a woman who survived an abortion attempt.
After 18 hours in the womb with a concentrated solution of saline, design to terminate her life, she was born alive. Apparently had the abortion doctor been present, he could have legally suffocated the child. Even though the abortion attempt failed, Barack Obama does not believe just because she emerged from the mother’s womb could she be considered a “person.” Obama spoke on this on the floor of the Illinois State Senate. He opposes partial-birth abortion bans, as well as limitations on abortion late term.
I do not tell people how to vote. I wrestle with how much Christians ought to be involved in the culture war, and my readers know that. But part of “God honoring, Christ-centered blogging” is having a respect for all human life. All people are created in God’s image, including those who have just emerged from their mother’s womb in the last 30 seconds.
By the way, Gianna Jessen is today a Christian, and you can link to her website here to read her biography and more.