Lubbock: A Potential Sanctuary City For The Unborn

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” -Psalm 139:13-14

Abortion is murder. Plain and simple. From the moment of conception, life begins. God begins a creative work within the womb. Babies cry in the womb. Babies laugh in the womb. Babies smile in the womb. Babies hiccup in the womb. Babies bond with the mother in the womb. Babies are alive in the womb. Wombs should never be tombs.

In our country, it is illegal to destroy an eagle egg. Our federal government has laws that protect the unborn lives of eagles. In the ‘Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act’ it states this,

“Prohibits the take, possession, sale, purchase, barter, offer to sell, transport, export or import, of any bald or golden eagle, alive or dead, including any part, nest, or egg. Take includes pursue, shoot, shoot at, poison, wound, kill, capture, trap, collect, molest, or disturb. The 1972 amendments increased civil penalties for violating provisions of the Act to a maximum fine of $5,000 or one year imprisonment with $10,000 or not more than two years in prison for a second conviction. Felony convictions carry a maximum fine of $250,000 or two years imprisonment.”

Let that sink in for a moment. You can be imprisoned in our country for even picking up an eagle egg, and the average abortion doctor is paid $105,000 per year to end the lives of children. Something has gone terribly wrong in our country when you can be imprisoned for disturbing an eagle egg, and you can prosper performing abortions.

I recently spoke at a press conference in Lubbock in regards to Lubbock passing the ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ ordinance. This would, in essence, outlaw abortion within the city limits, and prevent Planned Parenthood from opening. There would be significant fines for abortions performed. On top of that, anyone related to an aborted child, other than the mother, would be able to sue the one who performs the abortion. Since the primary reason abortions are performed is money-motivated, this would hit them where it hurts.

I was encouraged that many pastors stood in defense of these children. This is not a partisan issue. This is a life issue. This is standing up for those who can’t. This is defending the defenseless. This is being a voice for the voiceless. This is fighting the good fight, and oh what a fight it is. One pastor said, “From the womb to the tomb, all life is precious.”

Anytime I think of children, I think of my Wrenley. When we lost her at 39 weeks, we were devastated. The doctors encouraged us to spend the day with her after she was born. It was very difficult. The most vivid memory I have is of the silence in the room. It was deafening. She didn’t make a sound. The silence pierced my mind, and I will never forget it. My wife and I would’ve given anything to hear her cry. We would’ve given our lives to hear just one sound from her body. And it dawned on me. I would give anything to hear her cry, and there are people paid to snuff out the cries of children. There are people who profit off of silencing the God-given vibrations from the mouths of children. This is evil beyond comprehension.

Lubbock has a wonderful God-given opportunity. By passing this ordinance, it would ensure that no child’s blood is spilled in this city. As our country is in pitch black darkness, Lubbock has an opportunity to be a light. Lubbock would be asking God’s blessing upon it’s land, and we should pray earnestly that this ordinance passes.

When Cain killed Abel in Genesis chapter 4, God has an interesting response to the spilling of his brothers blood,

“And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.”

This is not poetry. God is expressing to Cain that the offense of murder, and the blood of his brother is crying out for justice to be served. In the United States alone there are almost 1,000,000 abortions performed annually. Can you imagine the cries of almost 1,000,000 children? Can you imagine the wrath that is kindled as he hears millions of little children cry out in his presence? The blood of these little ones cry out to God, and the extent of His anger toward abortion is incomprehensible. This is a terrifying reality.

Lubbock has an opportunity to express to the Lord that they value life. That they do not want to stand in opposition to the God of the Bible. That they do not want to support the ending of a life that He is forming in the womb. If this ordinance is not passed, Lubbock will stand in direct opposition to the God who loves these little children. I pray they feel the weight of that truth.

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