As abolitionists, we hear all kinds of foolish claims from those who promote and defend the right to murder children – absurd rhetoric designed to frame the discussion in terms that will somehow make child sacrifice seem justifiable or reasonable. None of these mantras stand up to any amount of scrutiny, but some of the most laughable are the claims that those who oppose the wanton slaughter of the preborn are primarily “rich white men” who want to control and oppress women, deny them their basic human rights, deny them access to health care, etc. etc. Silly slogans such as “trust women!” paint the entire female population of the United States as victims, staggering under the oppressive weight of a patriarchal society who sees them as little more than brood mares.
This is a ridiculous lie. The women who demand the “right” to do violence to their offspring do not speak for all women and ought not to claim that they do. Many, many women understand the gift that motherhood is, the incredible beauty of having the ability to give life to another human being, and that only in a wicked self-centered, evil culture where there is very little salt and light do mothers turn against their own children to do them harm.
The women of the abolitionist movement are mothers, wives, employees, artists, teachers, and homemakers. They come from a hundred different backgrounds. Some have experienced the guilt of having killed their own children, have found forgiveness and healing in Jesus Christ, and now labor to hold other women back from committing the same sin. Some have experienced the grief of miscarriage, the pain and violation of rape, the inability to bear children, the joy of motherhood, and the honor of adopting and rescuing image-bearers abandoned by their own mothers and fathers. They are united in their love for God and for their neighbors, and are compelled to act and speak for the orphan, expose evil, and stand against injustice.
Make no mistake, though. A very real war on women has been being waged, since the Garden of Eden.
In Genesis Chapter 3, wherein the fall of man – the most tragic event in history – is recorded, we see where it began. Adam and Eve had rebelled against their maker and in doing so, brought upon themselves and all mankind after them the curse of sin under which the earth now groans and from which Jesus Christ descended to the earth and died a sinner’s death to release His beloved. In this chapter, God’s words to the serpent are recorded:
“Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
And from that moment, Satan has been very much at war with women and with their offspring. Throughout the wicked, bloodstained, sin-soaked history of mankind on earth, the recurring theme of oppression and subjugation of women appears again and again, along with the constant reality that the sins of fathers and mothers roll down on the most innocent among us – our children. The abortion holocaust is most certainly a battle in the war on women, but not in the way pro-choicers and the liberal media have made it out to be. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Satan has turned women against their own children, claiming the lives of millions and millions of precious Image-bearers of God, while simultaneously turning mothers into murderers, staining their souls with the blood of their own offspring offered up in sacrifice to the false gods of convenience, money, fear, ambition, sex, and more. The war on women is real. Don’t think for a second that it is not. As women of God, bought by the blood of Jesus Christ and redeemed from our former lives of sin and self, we see it as our responsibility to no longer be passive participants in this war, but to take action on behalf of our sisters, our brothers and our children. Satan does not rest and neither will we.