It is difficult to imagine a man like Herod. He was probably one of the cruelest men who ever lived. Because of a pervasive fear someone would take his throne and he would be killed, he was vicious toward any threat, real or imagined. When he heard wise men had come to worship a new Jewish king he called them to his palace to find and destroy the baby Jesus. (Matthew 2:13-23) His plot was foiled when God directed the wise men to go home by another route, but Herod devised another plan so vile we can hardly imagine it. He attempted to destroy Jesus by taking the lives of every baby boy born in that part of the world who was under two years of age!
As we think about the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, now more than 55 million children have had their lives callously snuffed out in hospitals designed to be institutions of healing. In hospital maternity wards and nurseries throughout the world, doctors struggle to save babies younger and smaller than those being destroyed in legalized abortions!
Abortion by choice is a self-inflicted death-blow to the home. If we can so easily destroy our unborn children, our living ones come next. When “pro-choice” groups first advocated legalized abortion as a means of birth control one reason in its favor was that it would diminish the incidence of child abuse since unwanted children would no longer be born. We don't hear this much anymore because we all know that since the legalization of abortion the incidences of child pornography, child abuse and child molestation have literally skyrocketed upward. When we devalue any person or people, we devalue us all.