The final and fifth tenet of Abolition is Immediatism.
As abolitionists, we believe that allowing abortion in some cases along the way to its total abolition is neither strategically sound nor consistently Christian. You cannot abolish any evil by justifying or allowing it to continue in some cases.
Any strategy for ending abortion in this country which allows for the continued occurrence of some abortions for the sake of eventually outlawing the rest, though seemingly pragmatic, is compromise and its promises of effectiveness are false. It dehumanizes the babies that are not protected and undermines the truth that these innocents are people and that abortion is murder.
Abolition is a call not only to stop/end/forsake/abolish abortion itself, but also the practice that has largely become characteristic of the Prolife Movement, namely,
Treating abortion as undesirable healthcare, rather than the actual murder of the innocent.
Cloaking, neglecting, or the outright rejection of using God’s Creation, Law, and the Gospel to contend with abortion rather than consistently wielding these truths as the REAL weapon to turn the heart.
Regulating the mass murder of the most vulnerable, telling WHO can murder, WHEN they can murder, WHY they can murder, WHERE they can murder, and HOW they can murder under color of “law”, rather than actually engaging for the abolition of that murder under law.
As abolitionists, we reject incremental steps and the gradual regulation of evil. This is not an issue of what seems practical, achievable, or reasonable. It is an issue of obedience to God.
Many have rejoiced over the closing of the great number of Abortion Clinics throughout our Country within the last few years. In many cases, it has been prolife legislation that has shut these places of death down. Prolife regulatory laws such as requiring cleanliness, licenses, wider halls, closer vicinity to a hospital where the abortionist has residency privileges, stipulating “safer” procedures (for the mother of course, NOT the child), etc., has closed the doors of those who cannot meet them.
But these laws are treating treating abortion as “healthcare”, not as what we know it really is—homicide of the most defenseless of human beings. These laws are not establishing justice for the fatherless who we are commanded to protect, but are only insuring the safety and comfort of those who are hiring to have them killed.
Although these little dirty mills are no more, the killing continues. Where prolife laws have secured the destruction of some businesses they have also secured the success of many more. Bigger, cleaner, and respectable looking abortuaries are being built (in mind to keep any client from having any contact with Christians who would counsel them to flee or offer them help). These businesses are now even more efficient killing centers, giving the bloody deeds done within their walls a sanitized cover, mollifying the conscience. They remain open due to prolife laws.
Also in relation to the mills shutting down, we must recognize that for years now, one can go buy an abortion at any Walmart, CVS, or Walgreens. It is available over the counter. The babies are still being MURDERED, only at a younger age. Yet that doesn't seem to bother us so much because of how ageist we have become.
We must make no compromise with sin or with the means of fighting sin.
Abortion is the abominable sin of child sacrifice and as such we call for its immediate and total abolition. (Jeremiah 25:25, John 8:11, Acts 17:30, Proverbs 9:6).
We see this in God’s dealing with Judah: “They said, Turn ye again NOW every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever:” (Jeremiah 25:25). God never accepts a gradual repentance of sin (individually or nationally) but rather demands a radical cutting off and turning towards Christ alone in total faith. Jesus declared to sinners, “Go, and sin no more” (John 8:11). Repentance is not an evolutionary transition from darkness to light over time. Repentance is a complete reversal of belief, thought, and action. We are to call people NOW to repent (Acts 17:30; II Corinthians 6:2). “Forsake the foolish and live” (Proverbs 9:6).
The time for justice is always now!
Abortion must be abolished.