Our excuses for not speaking sound sensible. But to any future generation which has the courage to finally eradicate abortion, these sensible excuses will sound farcical. They will rightly look back in astonishment at ages such as ours, finding us guilty on what we knew, what we didn’t know, and on what we pretended we didn’t know and did nothing about. Some things are easy to speak up about. British people are not traditionally the protesting type. But hundreds of thousands of British people marched the streets of London at a day’s notice recently to protest the state visit of Donald Trump. They have high morals indeed. They are highly motivated indeed. But I wonder how many would do so for the hundreds of thousands of unborn children who are silently slaughtered each year. Even those who would rather things were different do not want to speak. In many cases they have been made to feel that they cannot speak, should not speak, must not speak.
Indeed, perhaps the most troubling thing about abortion is its normalisation. We just get on with it. This happens in a society because those who disagree with ‘it’ fear being exposed and/or categorised; they fear saying something stupid or insensitive; they fear simply not knowing quite enough and being out-argued on medical ethics. And our effective normalising of it actually does something to us – to all of us. But however much or little we think or say about it, we ought to fear God about it. He loves all his children dearly, including the aborted, including the aborters, and including the bystanders. His grand plan is not merely to change medical legislation in one particular nation at one particular time but to transform humans from all nations for all eternity. We know this is His plan, and we hope and pray for its fulfilment. But we must not be duped into thinking we cannot denounce such shatteringly obvious evil merely because we fail the etiquette test. We speak imperfectly, we speak inconsistently, but we must speak.
God hates abortion. He hates what abortion does. He hates what abortion does to the aborted, to the aborter, and to the bystander.
This is Part  of Aaron's three-part 'Silence' series about abortion.
For Part  - "On Silence And Disgust" - see here.
For Part  - "On Silence And Etceteras" - see here.