I believe that abortion is the most important social issue of our day. There are few issues that tell us more about our society. Abortion is important because allowing the murder of 1.2 million innocents a year reveals some things about us, as a people, that goes to the very heart of who we are. Allow me to share six things that abortion reveals about us.
Abortion reveals what we think about humanity—man is not special. It is from the Bible that we learn that mankind is a unique and special creation. Man has something that other creatures lack. We have a conscience and a sense of moral right and wrong. It is our morality that tells us something is wrong with abortion. Yet, it is our selfishness and sin that overrides our morality and allows abortion to persist.
Abortion reveals our chief value in life—pleasure. Let's state it plainly. Abortion is about sex. From birth control to abortion, we want unrestricted sex without any consequence other than pleasure. Think for a moment how vile this is. We are willing to kill children so that we may continue to have sex without consequences.
Abortion reveals what we think about evil—we want no consequences for our actions. I stated this a moment ago, but it bears repeating. No one likes the thought that he or she might be evil. So, when we remove the consequences of our actions, we wipe away shame, which is the necessary emotional component of our guilt. We then continue in the belief that we are moral, or at least, okay. Thus, we deceive ourselves into the belief that we are not evil. Yet, the millions of dead babies we have killed testify against us. Abortion is the ultimate evidence that we, in fact, are evil.