An abortion advocate’s macabre choice of jewelry inadvertently highlighted the dark history of infanticide, a form of killing that was recorded in the earliest books of the Bible.
Appearing to be custom work, the earrings portray a crocodile with a small baby in its jaws. It’s unclear what message this protester was trying to send.... it could have simply been an attempt to further dehumanize the unborn.
In Exodus, one of the earliest books of the Bible, the oppressive Pharaoh sends infants to a similar fate as the Hebrews multiplied to great numbers. The infanticide account begins in Exodus 1:15-17, as Pharaoh orders Hebrew midwives to begin culling young boys belonging to the slaves.
The story follows in the article cited, including some history of the beasts that lived in the River Nile during Pharoah's time.
While the abortion advocate’s jewelry may have been intended to shock conservatives, those who know the Old Testament realize this 21st century political statement is not unique.
It's as Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun."