by Jon E. Dougherty, ©2014, from The Wake-Up Herald, Pastor Robert McCurry, Editor

(Jan. 22, 2014) — At this point in the “debate” over abortion, it is patently obvious that any justification given by pro-abortion advocates to continue our society’s practice of butchering its young is neither valid nor sensible.

Worse, our nation has all but lost any claims we could have ever made on “compassion” because we have allowed lies, innuendo and insanity to circumscribe the parameters of this so-called debate. Such tactics have cheapened life so much that now we’re to the point where millions of us are no longer capable of seeing the truth for the blood on our hands.

Perhaps the most egregious and common hypocrisy is the justification that abortion is okay because life doesn’t “begin” until a human being is actually born — yet no self-respecting abortion advocate who spews this robotically-rehearsed and overused phrase can explain the miracle of life that scientists, doctors and parents have known for eons: Life begins at conception, not birth. Birth is simply one stage of ongoing human development.

“Ho, ho,” you laugh. “That Dougherty is clueless. ‘Life’ isn’t ‘life’ until it’s viable life; which means, when you’re born, fully developed.” To suppose this is true would be akin to the claim that death isn’t death until we say it’s death.

Life is as real and as tangible as death; consequently, we humans are “viable” the moment we are created in the womb. Barring death by natural causes, everyone has the potential to eventually become a senior citizen someday — as long as they aren’t butchered before birth. In fact, some have said we begin to die the moment we are conceived because our lives always reach that inevitable conclusion.

The “not viable life” excuse doesn’t hold up because, if all life is not “viable” life, then what is the purpose of having an abortion? If these human beings weren’t viable and would not — if left unmolested — mature into “born” children and adults, then the abortion would be unnecessary to begin with.

Also — and this is key — we humans are never “fully-developed.” We’re not born “complete”; we grow, change, mature and age constantly, which means we’re always “developing,” and we develop though the first nine months of our lives attached to a “host” — our mothers.

So, the fact that the first nine months of our developmental life is in utero is of no consequence to our overall lifespan; it is just the first stage. There are many developmental stages — early, middle and late.

But life has to begin somewhere. We don’t go from “nothing” to adulthood.

Denying the fact that life begins the moment a female egg is fertilized is sheer lunacy — or, worse, intentionally misleading. It is simply a matter of choice that millions of Americans have decided to believe that life only begins when they say it does — at the moment of birth, or in the second trimester of pregnancy, or some other arbitrary guideline.

It begins when it begins — at the moment a human being is biologically “under construction.”

Passing laws or writing constitutional mandates from the bench of the Supreme Court cannot change this fact. Indeed, it has not changed this fact; only our perception of the fact has changed, largely for reasons of personal convenience.

It is patently arrogant that we, as adults, get to decide for the most vulnerable of our society — our unborn children, who cannot speak for themselves — who lives and who dies. Or, if you prefer, who gets to experience further “development” and who doesn’t.

If we intentionally end any stage of a human life in development, we are committing an act of murder, as it has been defined by our society from its humble beginnings.

Any attempt to convince ourselves otherwise is little more than a mental joust with reality and an injustice to our unborn that we can never excuse away, try as we may.


Psalm 139

King James Version (KJV)

13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Psalm 127:3

King James Version (KJV)

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Proverbs 6

King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 24

King James Version (KJV)

11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Proverbs 28:4

King James Version (KJV)

They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Pastors and Americans at large, with a few exceptions, are indifferent and passive on the abortion subject. The masses are dumbed down and numbed to the fact that 4000+ babies are murdered every day in America by abortion-on-demand. If we are to halt this carnage and prevent the next waves of destruction—infanticide and euthanasia—this veil of apathy and silence must be stripped away. This must begin with repentance of our past sins.

We can never again see God’s blessing on America until there is repentance and until the slaughter of children is stopped. To ignore the blood of the innocent’s cries will be ignored at our own peril.

Hosea 4:6

King James Version (KJV)

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!

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  1. I have to wonder why Genesis ch 2 vs. 7 is left out of the pastors remarks were-in we learn the body was fully formed but had not become a living soul yet, until the breath of life was breathed in which is the spirit?

    And understanding that a false accusation of murder is accusing your brothers falsely.

    Holding life sacred I certainly have no problem with, but embryo, fetus, and child are quite different stages as is a complete separation from the mother needed to qualify a person as an individual or soul.

    Left to discern is if the Pastor believes a women having an abortion should be held in prison for life, or sentenced to death as is the custom in America for murder of innocent blood?

    Is she not entitled to a defense as a child of God also? Our Constitution prohibits slavery, involuntary servitude, with U.S.C. Amendment 13.

    If choice is taken away from a women when it comes to her body in favor of the State’s choice for her, a certain involuntary servitude is understood towards a the mother, who has come a lot further along in intelligence the an embryo or fetus.

    Are we really going to call her deservedly a ‘murderer’?

    I think what’s “patently arrogant” is the idea that God wouldn’t grant a body to each one of his spirit-children if one assumes that abortion is wiping out the body of a childs forever?

    It would seem cruel of God and unfair from the beginning, and arrogant of the pastor to assume there was no mercy from God to that child. Is there some biblical reasoning that God’s mercy couldn’t extend to offering another body which was developed fully with a willing mother to that spirit?

    In reading this the answer is ‘no’ and certainly clips Gods love with scissors leading one to assume God has no power over man, but man has power over God in which case the pastor is serving himself and not God at all.

    I am a Christian, am fully awake, and must consider slavery from the Exodus was a concern in Gods mind with freedom and liberty given in our USC 13 Amendment against slavery; something everyone needs to consider as the Supreme Law of the Land.

    Of course w an ineligible President usurping the office perhaps everyone has forgot about the Constitution, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t bring the facts to the table.

    See: FIGHTING FOR THE SOUL OF EACH CHILD – United We Stand- Divided We Fall Part III.