Covid-19 Is Saving Lives

It is sad to hear of somebody’s loved one’s life being cut short during this Covid-19 pandemic. Whereas most of the loss of life are the elderly and especially those with pre-existing conditions, the crisis has been saving the lives of the youngest citizens of this country. Several state governors and attorney generals have used this crisis as an opportunity to save further lives. States like Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Ohio, and Oklahoma have placed restrictions on abortion during this time. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said he hopes the state’s health department “will recognize that elective abortions are not essential procedures” and should therefore be banned during the COVID-19 crisis. Abortions are considered “elective” or “nonessential.” More liberal state politicians strongly disagree.

In the state of Texas, abortions were stopped for about thirty days. An average of 4,620 abortions take place in Texas every month. Although, some of these murdering mothers will only have their abortions delayed. But others, will carry their babies to full term and deliver them. Those saved are a silver lining to consider during this pandemic.

All lives matter. According to the Washington Examiner, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently made the case that saving life, all life, comes above all else: “My mother is not expendable, and your mother is not expendable. And our brothers and sisters, they’re not expendable. And we’re not going to accept a premise that human life is disposable, and we’re not going to put a figure on human life. The first order of business is save lives, period. Whatever it costs.” If his mother is not expendable, why tell other mothers that their unborn babies are expendable. Babies in the womb are human life too, so why are they disposable. Why are the state governors and attorney generals of some states ridiculed when “the first order of business is save lives, period. Whatever it costs” while governor Cuomo is applauded for his gross hypocrisy? All lives matter, elderly mothers, young pregnant mothers, and their unborn babies are of equal value.

God does not think that the unborn children are expendable or disposable. He knew Jeremiah before the future prophet was born. God said of him, “before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). Was the Psalmist expendable who wrote, “for You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16).

Still the war against the unborn continues even during this crisis. While some use the time of costly and inconvenient changes to our lives to protect others from the coronavirus and abortion, others are hard at work exploiting this pandemic to expand abortion. Pro-abortion politicians and activist have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to increase the use and availability of abortion pills, so women can still end their pregnancies during this shutdown.

How about you? You are willing to stop going to work, the movies, restaurants, walks in the park, worshiping God as a congregation, canceling trips and vacations to save lives. What are you willing to give up or suffer to help save the lives of the most innocent humans on earth?

— Daniel R. Vess

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