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“The Depravity of Abortion Comes Clear Into View”

Categories: Christian Living, Current Events, Tuesday Email Devo

In September of last year, the remains of over two thousand aborted babies were found at the home and in the car of Indiana's most prolific abortion doctor. The discovery was made after the doctor's own death, and no amount of investigation has yet to uncover anything that answers the main question on everyone's mind: why? Last week, though, the remains of those 2,411 children were laid to rest in a mass grave on a donated plot of land near South Bend, Indiana. It is one of the most baffling—and disturbing—happenings in our culture's saga with abortion, and it has proved disturbing to a great many people.

Mainstream news media outlets covering the story of the burial have struggled with how they should express anything more than dry, sterile facts about the event. In spite of the way that some have championed the pro-abortion cause, this story causes some level of moral revulsion in the consciences of all gentle people. It is just so sad. And even voices that have historically championed the freedom to kill unborn children have expressed their sadness at the gross departure from moral moors and the sheer volume of death and decay seen in this story.

I cried when I heard the story. My heart aches as I write this and I think of such a scene of death and destruction. And it made me ask a few questions: Why do our consciences hurt over this? Is it because of the numbers? Is it because there were 2,411 children who were killed and then abandoned without dignity in death? Is it because a doctor took the lives of 2,411 children? Is it because 2,411 buried were buried together and we are unaccustomed to mass graves on our own soil?

No. I don't think it's the numbers. I think it's that this event causes us to see death for what it is. It causes us to see—though we may try to deny that we have seen it—the real number that shows the depravity of willingly taking unborn life. It's not 2,411.

It's one.