By David Kubal

This week, a panel of judges decided the fate of an undocumented teenager and her unborn child. This undocumented, unaccompanied minor is a citizen of a country in Central America where abortion is illegal. Representing her in court, the ACLU argued that this undocumented minor has the right, under the United States Constitution, to access to abortion. After winding its way through several courts, on Tuesday an appeals court in Washington, D.C. upheld a lower court ruling and overturned another circuit court ruling. As a result, the teen had the abortion yesterday.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton clearly described the legal error in this case: “The ruling that paved the way for the abortion violated longstanding Supreme Court precedent on the rights of an unlawfully present person. Even the Obama administration’s Department of Justice acknowledged that unlawfully present aliens without substantial connections to the country lack the same constitutional rights as citizens. This ruling not only cost a life, it could pave the way for anyone outside the United States to unlawfully enter and obtain an abortion. Life and the Constitution are sacred. We lost some of both . . .”

Judicial activism that empowers the shedding of innocent blood empowers the demonic. This is why we must pray to uphold the Constitution. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE RESOURCE.

There is power in the blood. Hebrews 9:22 reminds us, “In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” This verse refers to bloodshed through sacrifices in the Old Testament and the shedding of Jesus’ blood at the cross. The blood of Jesus saves, making forgiveness and regeneration possible; the shedding of blood for demonic reasons leads to condemnation. The blood of Jesus releases and frees; the shedding of innocent blood for evil purposes destroys and enslaves.

The Trump Administration’s actions in the case have supported life in various critical ways, including their policy of not facilitating abortions for undocumented minors in federal custody. Although the legal battle relating to this particular pregnancy is over, the issue of whether an undocumented minor has rights under the U.S. Constitution has not been settled. This is a matter that requires serious intercession. The “right” to abortion created by Roe v. Wade continues to cause destruction today. Our judiciary is a battleground both in the natural and the spiritual realms.

The demonic forces who receive power from the shedding of innocent blood will protect those (judges, in this case) who empower systems (our judicial system) to commit more destruction. This demonic protection could lead to increasing levels of darkness in our judiciary.

Time to pray:

We must repent of our national sin of abortion. “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that he will forgive your sins.” (Acts 3:19)
Pray that the courts will protect life and rule against extending abortion to undocumented women: “You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13)
Pray for the salvation of this young teen who has just had an abortion. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

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Dave Kubal is the President of Intercessors for America. He has been in ministry for over 25 years. For the vast majority of that time he served Christ through Fellowship of Christian Athletes where he last held the position of Vice President of Training and Leadership Development. As the President, his vision is to mobilize a multi-generational army of intercessors. He has a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business from Wright State University in Ohio. David earned his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary and is ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He is married to his high school sweet heart, Kris. They have three children and reside in Purcellville, Virginia.