I was thinking on an issue that came to my mind while my wife and I were reading the scripture. Does everyone know that abortion is wrong, even if they are advocating the activity? The Bible would say yes.
12 For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
I just want to be brief because if you read through those verses, they are very self explanatory. Whether in belief or unbelief in God all people know and by nature do what the law requires. Even if you are a Gentile, anyone other than a Jew, and you do not have the law, you still seek to obey the law because God has written the law on every person’s heart. Everyone is accountable to follow it. Our conscience bears witness to this fact. People, no matter their sin, know when they are breaking God’s law. Of course, some people have more understanding of what sin is and what God hates depending on their involvement in the scripture. There is a second way people ignore the guilt, they hate God and choose to ignore their conscience. That is why we see women walking into the clinic and sometimes laughing (of course sometimes do to escorts but I digress), listening to headphones, talking on the phone at 7am, screaming at us counselors, hiding their face, etc. Of course these women feel shamed, angry, feel like they need to lighten the gravity of the situation, but not because of the counselors. Because their conscience is bearing witness to them they are breaking God’s law. Their response in this moment either makes them feel guilt, or they harden their hearts to make what their doing seem okay.
So, does everyone know that abortion is wrong, even if they are advocating it? God’s word says yes. Feeling guilty or sorrowful over sin you commit does not make you forgiven. There is a Godly sorrow that leads to repentance. Please trust Jesus, if you disobey Him and His law you can be forgiven. If your conscience accuses you, check with the word of God. If it is sin, repent! You don’t have to walk in guilt or shame, you can trust Jesus and be forgiven and be made new and learn how to walk rightly before him.