A proposed piece of legislation called the “Heartbeat Bill” awaits action in the Ohio Statehouse. The bill would ban abortions after the detection of the first heartbeat, which occurs just a few weeks after conception. Supporters of the bill are frustrated with the amount of time it is taking to see any progress. Other pro-life activists are concerned that passing the bill would hinder the overall efforts of the pro-life movement. Meanwhile, pro-abortion forces are threatening to sue if the bill becomes law.
It is disheartening to see how jaded our society has become. Do we really have to debate whether or not it is a good thing to protect the heartbeat of a tiny, defenseless human being?
Sadly, I guess so.
The pro-life movement is only one of several fronts upon which the culture war is being fought. One person said that it should actually be called “the war on culture”. That sounds about right.
Let’s all be at our battle stations.
“Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”—Ephesians 6:10-11.