The recent movie LINCOLN was highly acclaimed, in this year’s Oscar – considerations. Lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis’ method-acting seemed to actually make him to BE President Abraham Lincoln. This, undoubtedly, helped him win the “Best Actor” Oscar award.
Part of the movie’s popularity was due to this being the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Signed January 1, 1863, this “Executive Order” declared slaves in all American states, including those in rebellion against the Union, to be valuable human beings of equal worth with all other citizens, and thus “forever free.” The 13th Amendment, in 1865, solidified this presidential proclamation of the moral value and equality of human life.
Yet, 150 years later, some argue for the right to reject the moral value and equality of selected human life. Abortion unjustly kills a human being, because it is unwanted, despised, or regretted. While most can not morally argue for killing a toddler, some advocate taking the life of a human embryo or fetus, gestating in a womb. What would Lincoln think?
What does God think?