King David was restless that early spring night as he walked out onto the palace’s roof. He looked over the waist high wall at the roof’s edge, taking in the sights and sounds of Jerusalem. His eyes stopped scanning about when he glanced down into his neighbor’s courtyard.
There below him was a beautiful woman bathing herself. He noticed every luscious curve on her body. Even when she finished her bath and he returned to his bedroom, he couldn’t think about anything else but that woman.
“Oh, I think her name is Bathsheba,” the man replied. “She’s the daughter of one of your mightiest men of valor – Eliam, the granddaughter of your wisest chief counselor – Ahithophel and married to a captain in your army – Uriah.”
Each of these men were important to David, but he ignored them, thinking only of his sexual desire for Bathsheba. Sadly, he acted on the one thought crossing his mind at the time: Bathsheba was home alone because Uriah was away fighting against the Ammonites.
He sent messengers to her with a special dinner invitation at his palace.
Bathsheba showed up at the appointed hour. They ended up committing adultery and she returned to her house.
A few weeks later, Bathsheba sent a short note to King David, saying, “I am with child.”
King David was a student of the Torah. So, he knew the Law required the death penalty for the sin of adultery for both participants. Then King David set in place a scheme to hide their sin, but it didn’t work. Finally, he ended up having her husband, Uriah, murdered in a battle with the Ammonites.
But what if?
What if there had been a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Jerusalem at the time? Would this have been an option for King David?
There’s no doubt in my mind that King David would have quickly used abortion as an answer to his dilemma. After all, he ended up murdering a just man he knew to hide his sin. So, most certainly, he would have been willing to murder a baby he did not know instead.
Today, abortion is the answer to one of society’s oldest problems: unwanted pregnancies.
“Abortion teaches a woman to kill in order to handle her problem.” (Mother Teresa)
(Continued in Part 8…but if you want to read all of the parts to date, you can go here.)