His demeanor and tone is very welcoming. His logic and counsel is very timely.
Ben Carson recently sat before Chuck Todd with NBC. Once again, Todd, like many other reporters, was right on script with questions about abortion. Carson wasn’t on script. He seemed to be speaking from a genuine heart and a clear mind.
Without hesitation he said he believes life begins at conception. Todd then wanted to know who has more rights, a mother or her unborn child. His answer was tempered with wisdom.
“In the ideal situation, the mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy, and should not be looking to terminate the baby… Mothers’ protective instincts for their babies are stronger than anyone else’s, expectant mothers are being told that that baby is their enemy and that they have the right to kill it. Can you see how perverted that line of thinking is?”
Carson also calmly declared that a woman does not have a right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.
“During slavery — and I know that’s one of those words you’re not supposed to say, but I’m saying it — during slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought that they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave. Anything that they chose to do. And, you know, what if the abolitionist had said, you know, ‘I don’t believe in slavery. I think it’s wrong. But you guys do whatever you want to do’? Where would we be? I’m a reasonable person, and if people can come up with a reasonable explanation of why they would like to kill a baby, I’ll listen.”
I believe Carson has a message for modern-day pharaohs. Would it be too much to ask for Americans to read and contemplate Exodus 1? Why did the pharaoh at that time seek to kill all the male babies of the Hebrew women? It was political. It was a mandate stemming from fear. It was government decision to control people by declaring some children an enemy. Pharaoh wanted Hebrew midwives to do the evil deed. They refused. He didn’t. He ordered the children to be thrown into the river. This careless respect for life didn’t bode well for Egypt. It led to their downfall.
In our day women are told they have a right to kill their baby, and sadly, the government in some measure is there to help with the exploit.
The Egyptians, according to Exodus 1, were “grieved because of the children of Israel.” The word grieve in this context lends to our contemporary meaning of apprehensive. Which means “anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.” Many young women (and men) have been tainted with the false assumption that having a child (or children) stops their potential, hinders their personal goals. They are grieved, or apprehensive about letting go of a self-centered life. They see children as a burden instead of a blessing. They disparage marriage by living an unchaste life. After treating lightly the greatest power they have been given—the power to create life—they refuse to accept the consequences and responsibilities.
There are modern-day pharaohs among us. But gratefully there are modern-day midwives, like the ones described in Exodus 1, who seek to revere God by choosing to follow His commands rather than the thoughtless laws of man which destroy life.
Protecting life both in the womb and from evil tyrants is a serious matter. Let’s hope Americans elect a president next time who understands the seriousness.