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Albert Mohler: Abortion May Well Be Before the Supreme Court Soon

The intensity of the abortion debate in the United States has reached a new level as Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, has signed a bill banning virtually all abortion in the state.

The overwhelming national response indicates that we have now reached a new moment in America’s conflict between the powerful forces for abortion and powerful forces against abortion.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the map of America when you look at the question of abortion reflects an intensity and a polarization hauntingly like the map of the United States before the Civil War.

In recent decades, the pro-life movement has sought to chip away the logic of Roe v. Wade. There’s no “chipping away” here: Alabama’s move is a direct challenge to Roe.

Stay tuned.

One way or another, the issue of abortion may well be before the Supreme Court, and very soon.

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Albert Mohler: A Clear Picture of the Pro-Abortion Worldview

The fetal heartbeat bills recently adopted in several states are strategic efforts intended to provoke the attention of the United States Supreme Court to confront the logic of the Roe v. Wade decision.

The passage of these bills has also provoked a very revealing public conversation. Notably, Christine Quinn—active in New York city politics over the years, said on CNN, “When a woman is pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her.”

Whatever the inhabitant of the womb is, according to Christine Quinn, “it’s not a human being.”

Because, if it were, pro-abortion advocates would then have to recognize the personhood of that being and recognize his or her rights.

The only significant moral agent when it comes to those who are representing the pro-choice position is the woman. The baby simply doesn’t exist.

Christine Quinn’s horrifying comment has at least achieved one thing, moral clarity, and we should at least note that.

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Albert Mohler: The Kansas High Court and the Meaning of Words

The culture of death has gained new ground as the state Supreme Court in Kansas has now blocked a law that would have protected unborn human life.

In a decisive 6-1 decision, the majority said that, according to the Kansas state constitution, a woman there has a right to an abortion, to the procedure known as D&E—dilation and evacuation. Note: that is the dismemberment and the removal of the unborn child from the woman’s body.

The decision was breathtaking, catching both sides of the abortion argument in Kansas by surprise.

The constitution of Kansas was adopted in 1859. Abortion was not mentioned. Abortion wasn’t intended.

Once again: We’re looking at invented law and invented rights made by courts.

If we are not restrained by the meaning of words—in this case the words of the state constitution—then we are fundamentally unrestrained. And that means our government is unrestrained, and there are few more deadly dangers than a government unrestrained.

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Albert Mohler: The Social Media Revolution

A new study reveals a correlation between the social media engagement of teens and loneliness.

The headline in USA Today: “Teens aren’t socializing in the real world. And that’s making them super lonely.”

The story tells us that research into 8.2 million adolescents found that the percentage of high school seniors who said they often feel lonely has increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 39 percent in 2017.

So: In just five years we’ve seen more than a double-digit increase in high school seniors who often feel lonely in the digital age.

If this is true of seniors in high school, what must it say about their younger siblings, their cousins and their friends? There must be an even greater vulnerability as this report makes clear.

Perhaps the term “social media” has been misleading all along … and maybe the social media revolution was never merely a technological revolution, but also a moral revolution. That’s a fact we dare not miss.

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Albert Mohler: Sex Education and the Problem of Parents

The state of Colorado is moving to pass a new sex education bill that would bar abstinence-only education. The legislation itself is troubling, but—when concerns are raised—proponents are pointing out that parents have an opt-out provision.

Patrick Neville, writing in the Denver Post, took a closer look. This claim—that parents can genuinely opt-out their kids—“is not only bizarre, it’s also deeply misleading,” he says.

They do this by identifying four different categories of instruction, then saying that human sexuality teaching occurs only when two or more of these categories are discussed.

This is not anything close to genuine parental information or consent.

It’s a massive, intentional loophole.

What we are watching is a sexual revolution in progress. They are focused on the children, adolescents, and young people. Don’t miss the reason why. It’s because the sexual revolutionaries know that they will win if they can get to our kids by going around their parents.

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Albert Mohler: A Revealing Week in the U.S. Senate

On Tuesday this week, the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation that would protect the lives of children born alive, that would have prevented and made illegal infanticide after a botched abortion. It should be inconceivable that such an event would happen in the United States Senate, but it did happen.

It was both tragic and telling.

A bare majority—53 senators—voted in favor of the legislation, but 44 opposed it. Given the filibuster rules in the Senate, 60 votes were needed for the measure to proceed to the Senate floor for a full vote.

From time to time legislation—by virtue of the fact that it passes or fails to pass—offers something of a diagnostic test of the moral condition of the United States, of its people and its culture. Something like a moral MRI or CAT scan. What the scan revealed this week is chilling: What you see is the culture of death staring back at us ominously.

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Albert Mohler: A Dizzying and Deadly Revolution

The horrors of abortion appear daily as states across the country pledge their support for late-term abortion laws. And, with the recent change in New York’s law legalizing abortion right up to the point of birth, we see virtually immediate real-world impact.

The ink was barely dry on New York’s “Reproductive Health Act” when the New York Times reported that, after Governor Cuomo’s signing of the bill, “anti-abortion campaigners predicted it would eliminate criminal penalties for violence that ends women’s pregnancies. The debate resurfaced over the weekend after the Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown, cited the new law … as the reason for dropping an abortion charge against a man who the police say fatally stabbed his former girlfriend when she was 14 weeks pregnant.”

The speed of the moral revolution is dizzying: Just days after the passage of this abortion law, the criminal justice system dropped its case to protect the life of the unborn.

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