Abortion Must Be Secret
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3).
Abortion trades in secrecy.
You may or may not know that another undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood practices was released a couple of weeks ago, then immediately ordered by a judge to be taken off the Internet. It is one example of the commitment to secrecy upon which the enterprise of abortion relies. But it is hardly the only one. Generally speaking, abortion advocates don’t want to see abortion clinics subject to the kind of mandatory inspection that is routine for hospitals. They don’t want laws that require parents to be notified when their 14-year-old daughters are pregnant and considering abortion. They don’t want the fathers of unborn children to have any say in whether or not their children live.
Those within the pro-choice movement object to a woman being presented an ultrasound of her baby before determining whether or not to abort. They largely deny the physical and spiritual fallout that many experience in the aftermath of an abortion. They sometimes even pretend they have nothing to do with abortion, as when Planned Parenthood, nervous about losing federal funding, makes its appeal for money based on cancer screenings instead of pregnancy terminations. The common thread in all of this? Abortion must be secret. In the end, only the abortion clinic and the credit-card company need to know.
Even the language of abortion is meant to conceal. When was the last time you heard anyone from Planned Parenthood refer to aborting a baby? It is much easier to speak clinically—“disarticulating a calvarium” doesn’t sound so horrible, that is, if you don’t know that “disarticulate” means to separate, and “calvarium” means head. In other words, “disarticulating the calvarium” is a clinical way of (not) saying “beheading.” No wonder these undercover videos of Planned Parenthood are ordered removed from public platforms. The association between abortion and terrorism does not serve well the cause of abortion on demand.
We may fool others, even ourselves. But the Lord is not blind, nor is He fooled by our attempts to hide what we do. The eyes of the Lord are in every place—including the abortion clinic. And He keeps watch.