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On March 10, 2023, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker decreed that he was proclaiming that day, “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.” He dedicated his proclamation to Dr. David Gunn who was an abortion doctor that was killed in 1993 on the same date. Contained within the edict are these words,
“Whereas, reproductive health care, including abortion care, is essential, time sensitive health care that cannot be delayed…abortion providers and the clinic staff who support them and their patients are an essential and valued part of Illinois health care, providing quality, compassionate, and necessary health care to both community members and those who travel here for care.”
The word “care” is included in the document 12 separate times. But who exactly is being cared for by abortion providers? Certainly not the babies that are ripped apart in their mother’s wombs. That’s not health care. And neither is it health care (or any other sort of “care”) for the mothers who walk through the doors of the slaughterhouse.
But this sort of double-speak is common place in Democrat parlance. The Governor of Illinois uses words like “compassion”, and “health care” to attempt to convince the public that murdering babies is actually caring for them and their mothers, and that it is something we should celebrate. I am reminded here of the words of the prophet Isaiah who wrote 2700 years ago, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20 ESV). Isn’t that exactly what this proclamation does?
The Apostle Paul tells us that,
“…in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1-4).
The first and last descriptors that Paul gives in the above passage as a sign of the end times is that “people will be lovers of self” and “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” Can there be a more clear picture of this than the Governor’s celebration of death? Actually, to be more specific, it is a celebration of death dealers in particular. The Illinois Governor is in essence, “evangelizing” with the Anti-Gospel. In the Gospel, Christ says “I will die for you.” But abortion says to a little baby, “you will die for me, and for my pleasure.”
Oh, how many of the expressions in 2 Timothy 3:1-4 apply to the Governor’s “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day”! Pritzker couches his edict in the sheepskin of kindness, compassion, and care, but make no mistake about it, its origins are straight from the Pit. In it we see a billionaire lover of money, continually paid by abortion lobbyists. We see the unholy, heartless declaration of a day devoted to the celebration of murder. And we see brutal, reckless encouragement to destroy lives made in the Image of God.
Governor Pritzker’s proclamation is perfectly in line with Herod the Great’s decree in Matthew 2:16 that all baby boys under 2 years-old in Bethlehem be destroyed. You can bet there was celebration in Herod’s palace that night while Rachel was weeping for her children in Ramah. And there is celebration in Pritzker’s palace today while so very many women weep in the recovery rooms of every Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.
For all lovers of decency and goodness, let March 10th in Illinois stand as a day of mourning, not as a day of appreciation for murderers. Has society reached a point where it can no longer blush? When the shamefulness of wicked deeds is suppressed for long enough, those who do the suppression become shameless, and after they become shameless, they become celebratory of the very things they should be weeping about. They not only do them, but they give hearty approval to those who practice them as well. May God have mercy on the people of Illinois!
To those who are considering having an abortion, do not listen to lying wolves in sheep’s clothing who tell you that the baby in your womb is nothing but an unfeeling clump of cells. No, that is a lie. It is a baby, made in the Image of God and knit together by the Author of Life. You need to know that there are many alternatives to abortion. In fact, many godly families pray night and day for a baby to adopt because they can’t have kids of their own. It would be an answer to their prayers to adopt your child if you are unable to care for him or her. Please consider that instead of the slaughterhouse. And to those who have had an abortion, you need to know that there is hope and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. He is willing and able to forgive all of your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness if you would but repent and turn to Him in faith.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30).
TAKE ACTION: Click HERE to email Governor JB Pritzker with your thoughts on his “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day” decree. Let him know that you believe abortion take an innocent pre-born human life.
You can also call the Governor’s office in Springfield at (217) 782-6830 or his office in Chicago at (312) 814-2121.