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We Are Cursed, But Not Our Kids

Updated: Feb 3

September 25, 2022- In the United States, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court known as Roe vs Wade was originally issued on January 22, 1973. This decision established a woman’s right to choose without excessive governmental restrictions. In another landmark decision, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade on June 24, 2022. While this sparked controversy in the United States, most people do not know who Roe was.

Roe was a pseudo name for Norma McCorvey. At the time, McCorvey (21 years old) was pregnant with her third child and returned to Dallas, Texas. At the time, abortions in Texas were illegal “except on medical advice for the purpose of saving the mother’s life.” While the decision is known as “Roe vs. Wade” it really is Roe et al. vs. Wade. There were two other parties involved:

  1. A licensed physician (Hallford) with “two state abortion prosecutions pending against him”

  2. A childless married couple (the “Does”) “the wife not being pregnant, separately attacked the laws, alleged injury on the future possibilities of contraceptive failure, pregnancy, unpreparedness for parenthood, and impairment of the wife’s health.”

At the time of Roe’s pregnancy in 1969, Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington were attorneys in Texas, and they were looking for pregnant women that were seeking abortions. Having heard their names from other people McCorvey went to the attorneys. These attorneys then filed a lawsuit against the district attorney, Henry Wade. The lawsuit stating that Texas’s laws on abortions were unconstitutional citing due process under the Fourteenth Amendment. The Northern District of Texas ruled in the plaintiffs’ (Roe et al.) favor but Wade appealed it:

A three-judge District Court which consolidated the actions, held that Roe and Hallford, and members of their classes, had standing to sue and presented justiciable controversies. Ruling that declaratory, though not injunctive, relief was warranted, the court declared the abortion statues void as vague and overbroadly infringing those plaintiffs’ Ninth and Fourteenth Amendment rights… Appellants directly appealed to this Court on the injunctive rulings, and appellee cross-appealed from the District Court’s grant of declaratory relieve to Roe and Hallford.

(Roe et. Al. v. Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County,113 U.S. No. 70-18 (1973))

According to the Supreme Court’s decision in 1973, the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment was violated. The outcomes of this decision established a timetable for what states could do based on trimester. No government could regulate abortions within the first trimester, but they could establish regulations on abortions in the second trimester. With the overturning of Roe et. Al. v. Wade, many Americans were left arguing on either side of the fence.

Pro-life supporters were celebrating the decision, while Pro-Choice supporters were protesting. Regardless of where you stand on this issue, I want you to understand something. However, it has nothing to do about women’s rights, but the establishment of families and the blessing of a baby.

Families are Established

You may not be aware of this but let me inform you. God “created man in His own image; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27). God first created a man known as Adam, and God allowed Adam to name the animals on the land that God had created. However, there was not a comparable helper for Adam (Genesis 2:21). So, God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, and then He created a woman known as Eve. The Holy Bible says that a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24). In the next verse, Eve is no longer referred to as woman, but as wife.

When my husband and I got married in 2016, I had prayed to God seeking advice for us as newlyweds. God brought me to a passage in Ezekiel that gave me the repeated “becoming one”:

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.’ Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand.

(Ezekiel 15-17)

As Adam and Eve became one flesh, God blessed them stating, “be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28). Now, Adam and Eve were in the garden that God established. God told Adam not to eat fruit from a specific tree. However, Satan told Eve that if she eats from the tree, “your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5). Eve ate from the tree and gave the fruit to Adam and indeed their eyes were opened.

This was when sin was first established in humanity, and God cursed Eve saying, “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband,and he shall rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16).

God also cursed Adam and the ground:

Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.

So, God cursed the woman, the man, and even the ground itself, but His mercy and grace still blessed the couple to be fruitful and multiply.

A family with two children.
Photo Credit: Wix Media.

Babies Are a Blessing

Before a woman conceives, God already knows the baby and how he or she will turn out before their birth. The Holy Bible says that “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5). In addition, Psalm 139 says, “For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb” (verse 13). This Psalm also says, “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed” (verse 16). However, God’s knowledge of a baby does not establish His blessing for you. For the blessing is from God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Why Should I Accept Jesus?

Look at what Jesus Christ said when He was among His disciples, “Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me” (Matthew 18:5). You may be asking yourself, “Why would I want to receive a child in Jesus’s name?” When God cursed Adam saying, “For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” God gave mankind the death sentence for their sin. The Holy Bible says that “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). In John 3:16 we see that whoever believes in Jesus Christ will have everlasting life. This was out of the love of God for the world. For He sent His Son into the world that through Jesus Christ we might be saved (John 3:17).

God does not call us to continue a life in sin. He calls us to holiness (1 Thessalonians 3:7). For those that stay accept Jesus, we are welcomed into His Kingdom. For those that continue in the faith and continue a life of righteousness we are promised salvation. Finally, the Holy Bible promises that you and your household will be saved if you believe in Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).

With these things said, why would you not want to accept Jesus or receive a child in Jesus’s name?

Accepting Jesus

Are you ready to accept Jesus Christ as your savior? Will you receive your child in His name? If you are ready, say this prayer:

God, I confess that Jesus came in the flesh and blood, paid the price for my sins, died on the cross, rose on the third day, ascended to the heavens, and sent the Holy Spirit to help me understand Your ways. For that, I accept Jesus Christ as my savior and Lord, and I welcome the Holy Spirit in my life. In Jesus’s name I pray, amen!

May God bless you in the name of Jesus, and may I welcome you to the Christian family. Amen.

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