The modern institutionalized practices of human abortion, though shrouded with many euphemisms and lies, are murderous practices of child sacrifice. They are high crimes against humanity and blasphemous attacks upon the image of God.
Therefore, we believe and affirm that:
Abortion is not just a social, political, or intellectual debate to be carried out by philosophers, pastors, and politicians.
We believe and affirm that abortion is sin – always and everywhere sin.
It is the end result of living a life centered on self, in worship of sex, and in slavery to death.
Abortion is murder.
Any person who knowingly procures or performs an abortion is guilty of murder in the eyes of God and ought to be tried and found guilty of murder in a court of law;
Any person who knowingly aids or abets a person in the procurement or performance of an abortion is guilty of being an accessory to murder in the eyes of God and ought to be tried and found guilty of being an accessory to murder in a court of law;
“For whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in His own image” (Gen. 9:6). So reads the Word of God, and by it, everyone complicit in the shedding of innocent blood is convicted of a capital crime and ought to be found guilty and punished as such by the governing authorities. As for us, we endeavor to expose their guilt, beseech them to repent and to “go and sin no more” (John 8:11; John 5:14).
For there is eternal forgiveness for the sin of abortion to all those who confess their sin, turn from it, and follow Christ as Lord and obey His Gospel (Matt. 26:28; Acts. 2:38, 10:43, 13:38; Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:13-14).
While many men and women have murdered their children in this culture of death, Christ demonstrates His love for them in that while they were yet sinners, He loved them and gave His own life as a ransom for them (Matt 20:28, Rom. 5:8, 1 Tim. 2:5-6).
Abortion is sin. And the only answer for sin is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Furthermore, we maintain that:
Abortion is a National Sin.
As abolitionists living in the United States of America, we declare all laws which are now in force, admitting the right to murder pre-born human beings, to be null and void before the eyes of Almighty God.
As a nation that claims to be “under God” and “blessed by God,” we must cease to practice child sacrifice, work to establish justice for the fatherless within our land, and repent of our abominations before the One who is both perfect justice and love.
Our governing magistrates, both of greater and lesser authority, must wield the sword of justice and interpose themselves between the innocent pre-born and those that seek their destruction (Rom. 13:4).
On pain of falling under the devastating judgment of Almighty God, our government has the responsibility to outlaw these practices of human abortion within its jurisdiction, and to punish any person who participates in the commission of these crimes in any way.
The legal, institutionalized practice of human abortion is every bit as unjust, dehumanizing, and destructive as the legal, institutionalized practice of human slavery, and every bit as vicious and atrocious as the legal, institutionalized genocide of humans deemed undesirable in Nazi Germany.
We are no less guilty than antebellum Americans; no less culpable than mid-20th century Germans. In fact, we are more guilty because we all know that children are being murdered in our midst.
Many of us have seen the imagery and understand the science that proves it, and most of us just go about our business as usual, paying more heed to our entertainment and diversions while obsessing over our favorite athletes, celebrity authors, and American Idols.
The abortion holocaust exceeds all previous atrocities practiced by the Western World in its mass cultural acceptance, participation, and celebration.
Nearly all born individuals living in this country regard their own personal peace and affluence as more important than that of their pre-born neighbors.
We are a sinful nation. A people laden with iniquity. We have forsaken the Lord. The whole head is sick. The whole heart is faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it. Only wounds, bruises, and putrefying sores (Is. 1:5-6).
We are a nation of murderers (Rev. 21:8, 22:15).
A nation of bad neighbors (Luke 10:25-37).
A nation of hypocrites and cowards (Rev. 21:8).
God will not turn his wrath away from our holocaust forever (Is. 1:19-28).
We must repent.
Excerpted from the International Coalition of Abolitionist Societies “Declaration of Sentiments”, which can be read in its entirety here.