Forty-one years ago today, our country suffered one of it's gravest travesties with the decision on Roe v. Wade. On January 22, 1973, a law was put into effect giving women the legal right to murder their precious babies within their most helpless and what should be their most protected state: the womb. This unnaturally heinous "freedom" to women, has cost the lives of more than 55 million babies thus far.

Today, I watched a pro-life documentary entitled "Babies Are Murdered Here" produced by Marcus Pittman of Crown Rights Media and Jon Speed of Christ Is King Baptist Church (located in Syracuse, New York).

I was not only moved by the film and its simple yet profound message, but was also very encouraged to do something more than just give money, vote pro-life and other activities I do from the comfort of my own home. Not to belittle any of these activities that help promote the truth about unborn babies, or help support crisis pregnancy centers, but after watching the movie, I feel like there's more that I can and should be doing.

One of the many great points made in this film was by R.C. Sproul, Jr. who said, "One of the worst decisions in my judgement, in the early years of the pro-life movement, was to draw some sort of sharp line between the guilt of those performing the abortions and the guilt of those securing the abortions.

"For as long as anyone can remember, legal systems have rightly recognized that someone who commits a murder is equally guilty with the person who hires that someone to do the murder. Whether I pull the trigger or not, if I hire someone to pull the trigger, I stay guilty of first degree murder. That's not a bizarre, technical, legal perspective. That's what justice is."

Our country is in a crisis. We have legalized the mass murdering of the innocent and have insidiously called it good. But what does our Creator God say, the one who alone has the right to define something as good or evil?

"They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds. Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against His people, and He abhorred His heritage; He gave them into the hand of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power...We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day...Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry...what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?"
~Psalm 106:37-42; 1 Cor 10:8, 14, 20-22
God says He alone is good. Not that He merely exhibits good or that good is a part of who He is. God is good. That is His very nature, so good cannot be defined outside of God or anything He is pleased with. And He is most certainly not pleased with the killing of innocent lives for the comforts, hopes and dreams of another—and especially not the killing of precious, helpless and innocent children who can neither speak for themselves nor do anything to defend themselves.

Conclusion: Abortion isn't good. It's demonic.

Deeply convinced by the documentary's message, I contacted Pastor Jon Speed of Christ Is King Baptist Church and asked him a few questions.

 Why this movie and why now?

"Simply put, we want to gently and respectfully mobilize the local church to go out to abortion clinics with the Gospel. We want to encourage Christians to share the truth and call abortion what it is—murder. And we want them to share the truth of the Gospel because without that, there's no purpose. There are a lot of of pro-life organizations going to the clinics, but most aren't going with the Gospel.

"Why now? 41 years of abortion using failed strategies is long enough. I think we've gotten too comfortable with the pro-life label. As long as we vote pro-life every now and then, we think we've done our part. But when we take a closer look a the pro-life movement, what we discover is a lack of urgency. I believe we're too satisfied with taking it slow and safe."

I agree. Millions of babies's lives are at stake. We must take this more seriously and handle it with the measure of love God commands. This has gotten way out of control and the people of God must stand up and do more. And yes, we need to call a spade a spade. The very definition of the word abortion is to stop, that is, kill the process of something that's living. I love how Tony Miano explains it in the film, "Abortion is murder. It is the premeditated taking of another human being's life with malice and forethought." Our brother Tony hit it on the nail.

When and where was the idea for this documentary birthed?

"Back in December 2012, I invited Marcus Pittman to do a profile on our church. Unfortunately, I goofed and scheduled his return flight before our church service started, so we had to make other arrangements on what to film. I suggested a local obstetrics and gynecological/abortion clinic that proudly post signs boasting they don't have any protesters, so they're a safe place for mothers to murder their babies.

"Robert Gray wrote "Babies Are Murdered Here" on a poster board and we took those to the abortion clinic and filmed interviews with people in the church located across the street from the clinic. We also discovered the clinic performs 50 percent abortions and 50 percent births. Strange office.

"This experience was the catalyst to making the documentary. We began our project by putting out a 2-minute trailer in January 2013 in order to raise funds for the documentary. We were surprised to find people were eagerly duplicating our work (with the "Babies Are Murdered Here" signs) and were going out to the abortion clinics to try to talk to mothers who were about to murder their babies.

"For the next year, Marcus and I traveled to about nine cities filming pro-life activists. What we reveal in our documentation is that the vast majority of cases of abortion are pretty brazen...meaning that most mothers are not confused that they are carrying a blob of tissue. They admit they know they are killing their baby. Some just don't care and others surprisingly claim to be Christian and plan to ask God for forgiveness afterwards. These women are not the victims. Their babies are.

That is a strange clinic. And I'm disturbed to know that they are brash enough to have an abortion clinic right across the street from a church. We've really become a degenerate society when we we proudly post signs in front of our businesses stating it's safe to kill the innocent. Safe and kill just don't seem to be words that should be in the same sentence. It's an oxymoron.

What responses if any have you seen since you released this documentary at seven o'clock (EST) this morning?

"We're already seeing good fruit. There are many who have shared this documentary in their churches. As a matter of fact, there's a church out in Arizona who after watching the film,  repented for their apathy and are planning to take the Gospel to abortion clinics."


The only portion of this documentary that I didn't like and felt was out of place was with a couple places where Rusty Thomas spoke. Near the 30 and the 38-minute marks, Rusty takes the abortion issue down a rabbit trail and off of the altruistic path that the others in the film shared—to honor and glorify God and save unborn babies.

Rusty focuses too much on the devastation of our land (though I agree we have it). He also says that this issue is vital to him and should be to us, for the sake of his and our children and their future. I disagree. While I do care about my children and their future, I trust it all to God and do whatever I can to help the battle with abortion; not for my sake or any other personal agenda, but because I love God and hate that unborn babies are brutally murdered. Period.

"Babies Are Murdered Here" is available for for free on the website: www.BabiesAreMurderedHere.com and on YouTube. Digitally downloadable and DVD formats are coming soon.

The current distribution goal for this film is to raise enough funds in order to print at least 10,000 copies. If you'd like to help Marcus Pittman and Jon Speed (producers) meet this goal, please click the following link to make a donation: http://crownrights.org/support.

In less than 24 hours, the documentary has already received more than 5,000 views on YouTube, with more than 2,600 fans on their Facebook page and a growing fanbase on Twitter.

I'll close with another favorite quote from the film. Jon Speed said (speaking of the mothers they speak with at the abortion clinics) "They realize they're not a woman with a body, but a woman with a baby. That's beautiful." I agree. The gift that God granted women; the gift to bring forth life...that is beautiful...just like the Gospel that gives life to all who repent and trust in Jesus.

3 comments:

  1. Just watched #BAMH Thought it was good. As I have never ever done abortion ministry before, I watched 180 today (for the first time, but better late than never, lol) then followed it up with BAMH. I thought BAMH at first was kinda like a sequel to 180 ideologically, and in some ways, it is, picking up practically where Ray Comfort left off. Here are some of my thoughts:

    BAMH is a well-done, edgy documentary about the horrors of abortion and has much more of a "raw" feel than 180. Abortion is soooo evil. I think at times I forget how evil it is b/c it is dressed up in society. Sproul Jr overall I thought did a great job in breaking down what abortion is actually like (so much so that I had to stop the video at 17 mins). He also brought up a great point about working together rather than against or apart from the local church.

    I agreed with your point about disagreeing with Pastor Rusty Thomas on the point about the grandchildren. I admired his passion and love for the unborn, but I didn't quite understand how hischildren could be affected if he didn't stand up proactively (and by that, I mean what was in BAMH) against abortion or the judgment in the nation. I think faith is the key for the preservation of our offspring, the fact that we believe in Christ and we pray for the salvation of our kids, not the fact that we fail to take a stand in some way, though courage should be a part of the Christian life. If that was the case, then works, rather than faith, would preserve our children. It is not us who preserve our children from judgment, but God. Actions do have consequences, but we have to remember the grace of God in our lives as well. Abraham made mistakes, but God preserved Isaac and Jacob despite Abraham's lying and hauling Lot with him. Not participating in a certain outreach has nothing to do with the preservation of our descendants.

    I thought Patte Smith brought such an excellent balance to evangelism and pro-life work. She and John Barros are both to be admired for their work spanning twenty years in FL.

    Now here's a couple of the areas where I disagreed with BAMH:

    Towards the end, BAMH leaned strongly into covenant theology. I personally do not believe in covenant theology. But I knew watching it that Marcus Pittman believes in covenant theology, so I wasn't surprised at the ending.

    Another area is that I wholeheartedly agree (not disagree) with the proclamation of the Gospel while doing pro-life work. If we tack on the term "ministry", to pro-life work, to me, it has to. And I agree with Sproul Jr. that abortion is more than a social issue. It is such a great platform to share the Gospel, and I applaud those who stand out there to fight for the souls and lives of the mother and the unborn.

    As of yet, I'm not sure whether I would ever do pro-life ministry or not, but I think the only way to know whether I would consider getting involved in it is to...get involved.

    And one last note: It's getting close to my birthday. Every year I have to hear about Roe v. Wade around my birthday. It forces me to remember and be thankful for God's mercy on my life. You see, I was adopted. And I look back at God saving my soul and life and I am sothankful. And I pray that what Satan intended for evil, that God can use for good in my life to fully glorify himself. 

    - +Becca Jefferson on Google Plus

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  2. I fail to see how not worrying about the legacy we leave our children is not scriptural. I can cite a host of scriptures showing how important it is to make sure our children know the Lord and love to obey Him. Are the commenters here so anti-covenantal that they compartmentalize these scriptures as being invalid? And if so, how do you make a case that God's impending judgment on future generations is not something we ought to be concerned about?

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  3. I fail to see how worrying about the legacy we leave our children is
    not scriptural. I can cite a host of scriptures showing how important
    it is to make sure our children know the Lord and love to obey Him. Are
    the commenters here so anti-covenantal that they compartmentalize these
    scriptures as being invalid? And if so, how do you make a case that
    God's impending judgment on future generations is not something we ought
    to be concerned about?

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