A Win for Life; A Loss in Afghanistan
Roe v. Wade began in a courtroom in Dallas, TX. Now, abortion in America has begun to be unraveled from that very state.
May 19, 2021 was a significant day in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott signed into law legislation prohibiting abortions once a fetal heartbeat could be detected—at about 6 weeks into a pregnancy. This “heartbeat bill” would effectively end most abortions in Texas and cause the closing of many abortion clinics. It was a tremendous victory for those of us on the side of Life.(1)
The law, however, was immediately challenged by those supporting abortion, who took the case all the way to the Supreme Court. In a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the abortionists, the Court decided to let the Texas law take effect. Texas has chosen Life.
Mississippi’s statute for life is also coming up at the Supreme Court this Fall. The MS law addresses viability and bans abortion at 15 weeks. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will ask the Court to honor a baby’s ability to feel pain in the womb even though it is not possible for the baby to survive outside the womb. The SCOTUS decision on the Texas law to ban abortion at 6 weeks seems to bode well for the Mississippi case. It is considered to be the case which can reverse Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which currently allow abortion to exist nationwide. It is thought the Court may eliminate the national right to abortion and allow states to make this important life decision for themselves. [Many other states with Heartbeat Bills are watching and waiting to move forward, such as Mississippi, Arkansas, Ohio, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, and Tennessee.](2)
Here and here are a couple of very good articles to help you pray on this.
Biden and Pelosi Vow to Stop Texas’ Life Law
Two of those making a swift denouncement of the Supreme Court’s positive decision on Texas’ abortion ban were Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. No surprise there. Pelosi immediately threatened to institute a national abortion bill which would override any state rights on this matter.(3)
Joe Biden had this to say: “The Supreme Court’s ruling overnight is an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for almost fifty years….I am directing [the Gender Policy Council] and the Office of the White House Counsel to launch a whole-of-government effort to respond to this decision...”(4) [You can read the entire statement here.]
Biden, Pelosi and others promoting a death culture worship at the altars of Baal, Molech, and Mammon. The prayer movement and Life movement have worked for decades to tear those altars down, choosing Life for America. The Lord is hearing our prayers, watching our actions, and releasing us from the spiritual bondage those demonic gods have held us in for so long. The blood of 65 million babies is crying out for justice. We have joined that appeal and we will see the answer!
It has been a week since the end of the shameful American fiasco in Afghanistan. We now know that the chaos surrounding the “every contingency planned for,” and “well executed” operation resulted in criminals and some on the terrorist watchlist being evacuated to the U.S. and elsewhere. No one yet knows for sure how many of the 100,000 plus we air-lifted truly worked for and with America. It is certain, however, that the chaos resulted in tens of thousands of individuals who did work for and with the U.S. being left behind, while thousands of others were allowed to leave. Such amazing planning.
One unnamed White House official stated that little to nothing was being said in the White House about those left behind. According to Jack Posobiec, Sr. Editor of HumanEvents.com, the person said, “They’re acting like they aren’t even there.” Is anyone surprised? As Republicans try to gain hard to come by facts and information, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas called the situation “an acute human rights crisis. Every Biden-Harris official linked to this disgrace should and must be held accountable.”(5) Marc Thiessen, weekly columnist for the Washington Post and former speechwriter for George W. Bush said in a recent interview on Fox News (9/7/2021), “Joe Biden is the President that surrendered to the enemies that attacked us on 9/11/2001. He not only surrendered, he surrendered with dishonor, leaving thousands behind…”
Meanwhile, the Taliban is refusing to allow the planes of Americans and green card holders to leave. They sit at the airport. It is effectively a hostage situation. The speculation is that they are being held, trying to get more information out of the Americans and money from the U.S.
The Daily Wire says there are conflicting reports as to who is holding up the departure of these planes. “Individuals associated with an organization handling the flights said that the State Department is the only obstacle to the charter planes leaving the airport.” (6)
They continued, “A State Department official, however, told the Washington Free Beacon that the State Department’s hands are tied and that they have no resources on the ground to assist or even to provide reliable information on the passengers. ‘We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace - whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region,’ the official told the Free Beacon.”(7)
Representative Michael McCaul from Texas weighed in on the situation saying he has received classified briefings and that the Taliban do want something in exchange for allowing the people to leave. The Free Beacon stated, “McCaul has been tracking the situation and says the State Department cleared these flights to leave, but that the Taliban is responsible for stopping them. The State Department reportedly confirmed to Congress that flights from Mazar-i-Sharif are being held until the Taliban gives its approval.” One source told the Daily Wire that the Taliban wants tens of millions of dollars ransom.(8)
Oh well, “the best laid plans of mice and men…” as they say. Regardless of how well Biden and his administration planned this, it seems some things have, indeed, gone wrong. One wonders how they sleep at night.
It will be challenging for all of us to keep Afghanistan in our thinking and pray faithfully regarding it, while not obsessing over it. We must, however. We must pray and we must NEVER forget what this administration has done. Pray for the Afghans, pray for the church there, pray for the region… and pray that we continue to see the evil in our government exposed and replaced.
Pray with me:
Father, first we thank You for the ruling by our Supreme Court. Thank You for hearing our repentance and prayers regarding the shameful acts of killing babies. We know there is more ground to take and giants to take out, but we are grateful for even the small wins. Please move on the hearts of five or more Justices to uphold life in the Mississippi case.
And we pray for the people of Afghanistan. May the evil and cruelty of the Taliban cause millions to turn to Jesus. Please release supernatural revelations of Christ and the gospel. We ask for Your mercy to the Afghanistan people, especially the women and children. We pray that the church there experiences Acts 4:29-33 and is infused with power and strength, is fearless, bold, and fruitful. May they honor You even in the face of death. Use them incredibly in this season, we pray. Amen.
We decree that those responsible for the unrighteous and inhumane actions of our government will be held accountable. We decree that the coming great worldwide revival will greatly impact Afghanistan and the Muslim people around the world with the love of Christ.
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