In 2 Timothy 4 we read: “The time is sure to come when people will not accept sound teaching … and they will collect themselves a whole series of teachers according to their own tastes; and then they will shut their ears to the truth and will turn to myths.”
Surely those times have been with us awhile but they took on new vigour last month when the state of New York in the USA introduced additional legislation to shore up against President Trump’s vow to overturn the January 22, 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal throughout the nation.
There was a standing ovation in the House when the law was passed. And Governor Andrew Cuomo, calling the bill an “historic victory for New Yorkers and our progressive values”, ordered that the spire on One World Trade Center as well as a number of other venues be lit pink overnight to “celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow” on the anniversary of Roe v Wade. New York was the first state to legalise abortion in 1970.