(Today is the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Warning: Graphic content)
(Lev 18:21) And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
The pagan god Molech was worshipped by heating a metal statue representing the god until it was red hot. The living infant was then placed on the outstretched hands of the statue. Drums were beaten to drown out the screams of the child until it burned to death. Molech worship was a method of infanticide to eliminate illegitimate children, minimizing the fruit of the immoral sexual conduct God had commanded against. Molech worship can be seen as an ancient version of birth control as even today many people practice birth control by abortion. Sounds horrible what these pagans did long ago. We who are so civilized today would never think of doing such a thing . . . or would we? Here are some of the modern methods of abortion. Space limits mentioning other forms of terminating a pregnancy (killing a baby).
SUCTION ASPIRATION: This is the most common method of abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. General or local anesthesia is given to the mother and her cervix is quickly dilated. A suction curette (hollow tube with a knife-edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner, tears the fetus and placenta into small pieces, which are sucked through the tube into a bottle and discarded.
SALT POISONING (SALINE INJECTION): Used after 16 weeks (four months) when enough fluid has accumulated. A long needle injects a strong salt solution through the mother's abdomen into the baby's sac. The baby swallows this fluid and is poisoned by it. It also acts as a corrosive, burning off the outer layer of skin. It normally takes somewhat over an hour for the baby to die from this. Within 24 hours, labor will usually set in and the mother will give birth to a dead or dying baby. (There have been many cases of these babies being born alive. They are usually left unattended to die. However, a few have survived and later been adopted.)
PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION: Five steps to a partial birth abortion: 1) Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's legs with forceps. 2) The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal. 3) The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head. 4) The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull. 5) The scissors are removed, and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.
(Gen 9:6-7) “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man. 7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply in it.”