“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth,so that it might devour her child the moment he was born… This ancient serpent, the Devil and Satan; the one who deceives the whole world.” // Revelations 12:1-4,9
What’s the motivation behind abortion? It’s hard to come away from this passage without seeing who is behind our culture’s rush toward killing unborn children. Certainly, abortion is more than a political issue, it’s a highly personal situation involving crisis and tragedy on all sides. But death is Satan’s currency throughout history, his stock-in-trade. He loves to “kill and destroy,” unlike Jesus, who came that we might, “have life abundantly” ( John 10:10).