Partial Birth Abortion banned…not really!

I have often wondered how much Christians have surrendered their ethics to the ethics of this world. It has been so long since God’s Word prevailed, that we have lost sight of what is right and what is wrong, being satisfied with what appears to be right when in reality it is utterly wrong. In this case, I refer to the so-called Partial Birth Abortion ban. The latest Supreme Court decision which voted 5 to 4 to uphold Parial-Birth Aboriton.

Partial-Birth Abortions account for less than 1% of all abortions in America. It is so rare for a Supreme Court Ruling to favor our side that when it “happens” evangelicals begin to act as if the war has been won, when the truth is, not even a battle was won. For all the evangelicals who have cheered this ruling, how many have actually read the ruling? 40 pages of it? Very few, and I mean very few. But why is this the case? It is because we ( I include myself) are trained to hear certain words; certain key words like “ban” or “partial-birth” and when they are both in the same sentence, we cheer as if Roe v. Wade has been overturned and as if 4,000 babies actually DO NOT die everyday. The harsh reality is they do die everyday and what appears to be a ruling in the favor of God’s law is actually a ruling in favor of those who wish to continue the murder of the innocent.

Do you want the truth? I am referring to the truth in the ruling itself, not the so-called conclusion of the ruling…but what that conclusion actually means? Here it is in three simple points and the evidence following:

a) Partial Birth was not truly banned.

b) The decision had nothing to do with the personhood of the infant, but only as a regulation on how the procedure ought to take place.

c) Killing the innocent was actually AFFIRMED, rather than BANNED.

Here is an 8-page summary of the 40-page ruling.

And here are a few quotations from the ruling itself…

* p. 17 III (A): …the Act’s definition of partial-birth abortion requires the fetus to be delivered “until… in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother.”
* p. 18 III (A): If a living fetus is delivered past the critical point by accident or inadvertence, the Act is inapplicable. …no crime has occurred.

On page 30 at Section IV (A), these men optimistically suggest that, “The medical profession, furthermore, may find different and less shocking methods to abort the fetus in the second trimester, thereby accommodating legislative demand.”

If you would like to download or stream a shocking 28-minute audio discussing the details of this ruling click here.

Or for a similar conclusion download this edition of the American View.


About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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