Today I want to talk with you about fourth trimester abortions. I hope you are already asking yourself what this means. The term itself makes no sense. By definition a trimester has three parts, not four. Dan Joseph, in this video, explained that his made up term of "fourth semester abortion" would allow the killing of an infant after birth. Dan visited the campus of George Mason University armed with his fictitious petition seeking signatures to support fourth trimester abortions. Within one hour Dan obtained fourteen signatures on his petition.
Dan went to George Mason armed with his petition and gave the usual pro-choice rhetoric as students passed by. Few students asked about the definition of a fourth trimester abortion and many simply signed the petition.
One student asked if this procedure would harm the baby. After learning that it would she signed anyway. Frankly, I don't know what part of the definition of abortion she didn't understand. Abortion ends a pregnancy and ends a life. Why would you even ask if this harms the baby? A second student is told not to even read the petition just to sign it and without any consideration for the content of the petition signs his name.
What are some lessons here? First, if this is the best that our higher education system can provide in terms of critical thinking skills we have a serious problem. Not all colleges and universities are created equal. Even a faculty member at George Mason was seen signing the petition. Go find a college that provides some critical thinking skills and stop wasting your money on colleges that leave you agreeing with fourth trimester abortions and unable to discern between truth and fiction. Better still; don't go to any college that leaves you supporting abortion as a viable alternative. Develop some critical thinking skills and you will soon see the fallacies in the pro-choice agenda. Former President Ronald Reagan understood the weakness in the pro-choice arguments when he said, "I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."
Second, don't put a lot of credibility in petitions. People will sign almost anything. Next time you hear about a petition with 100,000 names on it just remember these fourteen clueless folks who supported fourth trimester abortions.
Finally, don't forget the wisdom found in the Bible. The book of Proverbs warns us about our need for wisdom and says this, "Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate: How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge? Come and listen to my counsel. I'll share my heart with you and make you wise."
Wisdom is calling to each of us. It's time to start listening.