Most of us squirm a bit at this stark phrase – after all homicide is bad news in the daily paper, which involves police and courts and punishment, likely. Yet, there are degrees and types of homicide.
Homocide can be accidental or deliberate. It can be unjustified or justifiable. It can be committed by an agent of the state or an individual or even a group of individuals. It can be the result of a sentence by a court or “murder for hire”. When I was young, homocide was extremely rare in comparison to todays’ rate.
Homicide [from the Latin words homo and caedere] is the act of one human being killing another. A justifiable homicide usually includes killing sanctioned by the state such as capital punishment, killing in war, or in self-defense. Accidental homicides include mass numbers of deaths on our highways and biways every day.
Where does abortion belong within the meaning of homocide? While there are a few abortions that result as a consequence of killing the mother – accidental or deliberate – the vast number of abortions are deliberately planned and executed. These deaths in our nation alone now exceed 50 million since the state declared it legal to commit homicide on infants in the womb. There is virtually no science today pretending that a pre-born infant is not a human being. The smallest cells of each infant are human cells. No scientist demonstrates that human life suddenly “happens” at a certain age. Thus abortion is clearly the act of one human being killing another – and the other is – with rare exception – the parent of the person killed.
This leaves us with one prime consideration: Is the homicide justifiable? Certainly it has been sanctioned by the state – namely the judiciary. Should this not end the argument once and for all? It would if the abortion was a constitutional right but we know that the state is not and cannot usurp rights which it cannot even grant; and, our constitution demands that the right to life is not granted by the state but by the One who gives life which is God.
History reveals a number of circumstances in which the state tried to usurp God-given rights as our Supreme Court did in 1973 – a purely political decision demanded by people who claim themselves as the authors of life.
This political [economic] decision mirrors the infamous Dred Scott Decision of another Supreme Court long ago  which decided to circumvent God-given rights of life and freedom by declaring that one race of human beings were no longer people but property.
So we are all – more or less – guilty of mass homocide for we have yet to rise up and demand justice for all infants. Instead we blindly ignore the truth that our grandparents once hung their heads in shame and demanded that black people should not even be allowed to exist in proximity to white people. Today we hang our heads in shame as infants are butchered in the abortion mills just as blacks were beaten and wantonly killed by our grandparents.
My prayer: “Please Lord, end the monstrosity of abortion in our land! If we must all suffer for You to end abortion, so be it! We deserve to suffer as we have caused so much suffering! Some of us are truly innocent, yet we know that suffering will reach all of us as did the civil war which ended the legality of slavery! Have mercy upon us Lord and end our nation’s shame.”