The Abortion Holocaust

by Family Policy Institute

1 February 2009 marked the 12th anniversary of the legalization of abortion on demand in South Africa.  Since former President Nelson Mandela signed the ‘Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act’ into law on 1 February 1997, more than 800 000 unborn babies were murdered in the womb. 

In the US, just two days after the most pro-abortion president took office, hundreds of thousands of Americans marked the 36th anniversary of the legalization of abortion, mourning the loss of over 50 million babies sacrificed on the altar of “choice”. On Friday 23 January US President, Barack Obama unbanned the Mexico City Policy releasing hundreds of millions of US taxpayer Dollars to fund international groups that promote and perform abortions in foreign nations.  With the stroke of a pen the media created ‘messiah’, became the Angel of Death to millions of unborn babies across the globe.

The policy of targeting poorer communities with abortion clinics is part of the philosophy of Planned Parenthood - the largest baby killing organization in the US.  Their founder, Margret Sanger adopted the Nazi policy of Eugenics that believes inferior people groups like blacks, Hispanics, Asians & Orientals must be targeted by abortion facilities to, as she put it, “remove the weeds of society”.   Sanger’s grim legacy is tragically apparent today as African Americans, despite representing just 12% of the US population, account for more than 34% of all abortions in the US.  Despite the fact that abortion is the number one killer of African Americans, the first African American president of the US fully supports Planned Parenthoods agenda.

Every Christian must prostrate themselves before God in repentance and humility on behalf of our nation as we mourn the needless slaughter of the most innocent of God’s creation.  Every baby murdered in the womb in South Africa and the world today is a direct assault on the sovereignty and authority of God - the author and giver of life.   

Acts 17:24-25  “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of Heaven and Earth.He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.”


In our brave new democracy the murder of the most innocent and defenseless is euphemistically called “choice”.  Tragically, the baby in the womb is not given a choice whether it lives or dies.  The womb has become the tomb for millions of unborn babies.  Before a life is conceived in a woman’s womb she has a choice – whether to have a baby or not.  But once the baby is conceived, she no longer has a choice – she has a baby. The lies of corrupt politicians and godless medical practitioners who contend the life in the womb is a mere blob of tissue are exposed by the Word of God.

Psalm 139:13-16 “For You created my most innermost being; You knit me together in my mothers womb.I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place.When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body.All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.”


Every life granted by the author and giver of life – Jesus Christ – has intrinsic value, meaning and purpose.  No life is an accident, regardless of the circumstances, because God does not make accidents.  How many lawyers, civil engineers, doctors, scientists, teachers, professors, technicians and pastors were aborted in South Africa over the past 12 years?  We will never know. The future of this nation is being dumped in medical waste bins across the country every day without a second thought being given to their God-given potential and destiny.  But we must never forget that earth’s trash is often heavens treasure.  

Jeremiah 1:5  “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

This means before you entered this world God had already ordained all your days.  How then do we arrive at a situation where hundreds of thousands of pre-born babies are murdered every year in a country where the right to life is enshrined in its constitution?  The answer is; human rights.  South Africa has moved from a nation with very little human rights to one that has elevated human rights to the most sacred virtue.  Today under the guise of ‘human rights’ we kill the unborn without remorse while we protect the lives of rapists and murderers, we provide legal protection and special rights to sexual deviants and perverts while we mock and ridicule the Word of God.  We protect the rights of smut merchants to demean and dehumanize our women and children while we ban prayer and scripture reading in our schools.

Isaiah 5:20 issues this warning, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.”


Today in our brave new democracy, when a criminal murders an innocent person he immediately demands his human rights including his right to life.  Tragically, more and more evil is becoming permissible under the guise of human rights.  But what are the origins of human rights and who gives it to us?   Do we get our human rights from government and if so, can they take it away?  Are the human rights people so easily and so often demand in contemporary South Africa from God?  To find the answers to these and other questions we must go to the book of origins, Genesis.

In Genesis 1:27 - 28 when God creates the first man He makes a covenant with him and gives him certain responsibilities and duties to keep and uphold that covenant.  When the man and his wife relinquish their God-given responsibilities and disobey God’s law they suffer the consequences of their actions and are banished from God’s presence.  Because of man’s disobedience, sin entered the world and the rulership of the earth shifted from Adam to Satan.  In other words when Adam relinquished his responsibility to rule the earth by disobeying God’s command - he legally handed that responsibility to Satan.  With Satan in charge of the earth, the consequence of sin eventually ravages the earth to the extent that murder and sexual perversion corrupts all flesh - motivating God to destroy the earth with a flood.  But God found one righteous man and his family to start over again.  In Genesis 9 God re-institutes His covenant with Noah.  And again, God gives Him a list of responsibilities to uphold the covenant.  However, this time because of the increase of murder in the earth, God institutes civil-government - to be enforced by capital punishment. 

Genesis 9:6 “Whoever sheds mans blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man”.


Moving further on, in Genesis 12 we see God call Abram out of Ur of the Chaldeans and makes a covenant with Him.  The purpose of this particular covenant was to establish the bloodline from which the Son of God will eventually come.  Again, God calls Abram and gives him a list of responsibilities to fulfill the covenant.  Nowhere during the creation of the earth, the birth of mankind, or the establishment of God’s covenant people Israel, are human rights established.  The covenant is always upheld by responsibility and obedience to God’s commands.  What then does this teach us?  That human responsibility is a much more critical factor in our relationship with God and others than demanding our human rights.  Significantly, therefore, the first time we see God establish human rights in the Bible is in Exodus 20 when He gives Moses His law - the Ten Commandments.   And yes, our human rights come from God but very importantly - it is given within the context of God’s law. 

What God’s word establishes therefore, is that it is impossible to ensure or guarantee human rights without first acknowledging and obeying God’s law.  Our human rights was given by God but is encased in His unbreakable law.  When we ignore God’s law we diminish God’s authority, the sanctity of human life and human relationships and as a result - undermine the very foundations on which society is built.  Maintaining our covenant with God requires two things, first and foremost responsibility to God and secondly, responsibility to our fellow man and our environment.

In Matthew 22:36 – 40 in reply to the question; “Which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus answers; “(37) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (39) “And the second is like it; you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (40) “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” 

How then do we ensure, maintain and guarantee our human rights?  There is only one way!  And that is upholding and obeying God’s law as revealed in the Ten Commandments. 

Psalm 19:7-8  “The Law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precept of the Lord is right, giving joy to the heart. The Commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.”

The Ten Commandments are the foundation of all law. Consequently, any law not established upon the Ten Commandments is unlawful. Every law passed in our nation that violates God’s law like abortion, homosexual rights, freedom to promote pornography etc, systematically destroys the legal foundations upon which our moral and social order is established.

Psalm 11:3 poses this thought provoking question; “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

To understand how anything is supposed to function, we have to study its design or its creative purpose.  The design and creative purpose of mankind tells us a lot about God’s intention for us.  The spirit of mankind was created first indicating God’s desire that we should seek Him first.  When we do that and our spirits are re-connected to the Spirit of God, His virtue, life, and knowledge floods into our spirits and seeps into our souls.  When that happens our hearts are turned towards God and our minds are renewed by His Word, enabling us to live in harmony with our fellow man and our environment.

A born again Red Indian Chief explaining the war between the spirit and the flesh said, “It’s like two dogs fighting in me”.  When asked, who wins - the Chief replied, the one I feed the most.  When we feed our carnal nature through the pride of life, the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh, we overcome the spirit and become slaves to sin.  However, when we feed the spirit by daily communing with God in prayer and Bible study, we overcome our sinful nature and walk in the victory God intended for us.

Focusing our lives on our responsibilities to God and walking in His ways not only guarantees our human rights but also the rights of others because we have our priorities straight.  Despite our human rights commission, several human rights organizations, the United Nations Human Rights Tribunal and other global agencies defending human rights, there are more conflicts in the world today, more people dying and more human rights abuses than any other time in history.  This is the tragic consequence of replacing God’s law with man-made “human rights”.  Human rights have obliterated human responsibility.  Our man-made “human rights” are simply an excuse - a license to commit all manner of evil and to deny the authority of God over our lives.  The murder of the unborn is the most despicable evil of our time.  The blood of every innocent baby cries out to God for justice. And justice will be executed on those responsible.  As we ponder the Sanctity of Life let us renew our commitment to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, renew our responsibility to God to know and obey His law and confront and defeat evil wherever we find it in Jesus name.

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