Abortion is rarely talked about. I'm not talking about the word "abortion." We hear this word a lot it in the public square. But we rarely hear about it. Abortion almost always refers to something else. We hear that abortion is fundamentally about a woman's right to reproductive freedom. Or abortion is a litmus test for judicial nominees. Or abortion is symptomatic of what's wrong with the social discourse in America.
But none of those things is what abortion really is. Abortion is the intentional killing of unborn children.
Death Is in the Power of the Tongue
Proverbs 18:21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue." Abortion is a clear example of this truth.
The killing of children can be tolerated and even championed as a social good so long as we don't call it what it is. Call abortion an individual’s right to privacy and you can write it into the legal code. Call abortion a compassionate choice offered to a frightened girl to save her future or to save a child from an undesirable quality of life and you can swing popular opinion. Call abortion a liberation of women from the social and economic oppression of male dominance and passionate people will march on capitols chanting demands to preserve the human right of abortion on-demand.
[Read the rest of the article at Desiring God.]