By Tom Quiner
Emotions were high in Iowa.
Three years ago, the Iowa Board of Medicine (BOM) put their stamp of approval on webcam abortions, which allows chemical abortions without a doctor being present.
That board was appointed by a governor who advocated for human abortion.
The current BOM, appointed by a pro-life governor, revisited the procedure.
The side advocating for Life called for prayer vigils. They gathered in churches while the BOM heard testimony from Planned Parenthood and other human abortion advocates.
Interestingly, Iowa Democrats, who usually scream loudly for “separation of church and state,” staged their own prayer vigil beseeching the Almighty to defend the right of women to end the lives of their preborn children.
On the one hand, God was receiving prayers like this:
“Our Father, who art in heaven, you have made us in your image. You knew us before we were even born. You are our creator. You created our children, each of whom is a gift from you. You have entrusted these precious gifts to us. We ask, O Lord, for you to shine your light on the Iowa Board of Medicine in prayerful hope that they ban webcam abortions, a procedure that ends the life of your creation. We pray to you.”
On the other hand, he was receiving prayers like this:
“Our Creator, who art in heaven, you have made us in your image, so we’ve heard. Yes, yes, all life flows from you, but you have given human beings free will and intelligence. This is huge, God. We thank-you for this right to make our own choices, which includes control over the timing on when to accept children, if ever, into our lives. We fervently pray to you, the bestower of choice, the Mother of mankind, the protectoress of women’s reproductive health, to intercede and protect our access to webcam abortions. Amen.”
What happened? The Board of Medicine voted 8 to 2 to ban webcam abortions.
Is this an answered prayer? It depends on who you ask.