Yesterday I preached from Exodus 1:15-2:10 where, in ancient history, a Pharaoh rose to power who believed it was permissible, not only to kill babies, but to force others to kill babies.
In his pursuit of this end, he enlisted the help of the medical profession, and then of the population at large.
Today, it seems that Pharaoh has risen again, this time in the guise of “health care” that not only finds it permissible to kill babies, but also to force others to participate in this killing.
The mandate for contraception coverage in healthcare plans does exactly that—it forces employers to pay for the killing of babies if the mother so chooses.Companies who refuse face fines of one million dollars a day.
This is an egregious act, a subjugation of basic human rights and human decency that should be immediately rejected by all humanity. It should provoke a national outcry.
But it doesn’t.
Now multiple cases are wending their way through the legal system of the United States, in hopes of overturning this mandate.
Already circuit courts have given conflicting rulings, setting the stage for a Supreme Court showdown which probably wouldn’t take place until at least the 2013-14 court docket.
Whatever the outcome of these court cases, let us make no mistake about what has occurred: Pharaoh has risen again.
Let us be midwives who fear God more than the king.