4/1 Deuteronomy 12:31

31 You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the LORD hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.

God warned the people again and again that they were not to worship the gods of the land they were going in to possess. The reason that God was destroying those people was that their wickedness had become so great. Like Sodom before them, they had given themselves to practices that God detested. One of the most horrendous examples is given in this passage. They sacrificed their own babies in the fire to gods hoping the gods would grant them prosperity.

It is no different today. Because an unwanted pregnancy will cause financial hardship and inconvenience the parent, the baby is sacrificed on the altar of success. The LORD hates that because He gave that life as a blessing. The baby was made in His image. He loves each life, even the life of the baby and of the mothers who gave them up. However, He hates the choice they have made.

God was warning His children that if they took up these vile practices, He would deal with them in the same way. He doesn't ignore their sins just because they are His chosen people. If anything, He is more severe with them because they have His Word.

We should have the attitude of God: love the sinner but hate the sin. The woman who has made a terrible choice often does not realize the harm she is doing to herself and the blessing that child would have become. She has been told that it is the best thing for them both by those who worship selfishness. These mothers need to hear another voice, the voice of love and truth. Someone needs to come alongside them and lovingly offer an alternative.

Consider: Is there a godly pregnancy-counseling facility or Young Lives group in your area? Find out how you can assist them, even it is just helping to raise funds and making others aware of their services. You may even want to donate time or participate in their next march.