January 22nd marks the darkest and most damning anniversary in U.S. History; that day in 2014 marks the 41st year since the American Government legalized the genocide of the most innocent.
Abortion is a frustrating subject to write on.
What can we say that has not been said? What arguments can we make that have not been argued?
We are left quoting statistics of dead children; reciting numbers rather than remembering the names they were never given.
We stare frustrated by graphs showing the public’s opinion on whether it’s ok to violently end a child’s life… provided they are still in the womb.
It’s frustrating because so many tears have been spent and so many hours given to protect the unrealized lives of the future of America and still the body count ticks up.
That is the National Right to Life’s estimated number of babies killed in the womb since 1973 as of last week. The number is higher now.
But that’s not the whole story.
Yes, there are tens of millions of holes in the fabric of America, but there are also many who can say, “I chose to carry my child, because of someone praying for me as I walked into an abortion clinic” or “I knew it would be hard, but I decided to give my baby up to be adopted, because I spoke to someone at an Alpha Women’s Center.” There are many who can say, “my mom gave me life and sacrificed so that I could keep it.”
Abortion is a depressing topic with many horror stories that bring tears to our eyes, but there are also many stories of hope that bring tears of joy to our eyes.
While it’s easy to get bogged down in the slow progress of this, the human rights issue of our day, there are bright spots.
It does seem as if public opinion is swinging our way, as more and more young people are siding against abortion.
Not only that, but every success story is a story of saving a life and that is always a cause for joy.
On the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, let us pray fervently that God would put an end to the unspeakable horror of abortion and that it would not have a 42nd anniversary. Let us also pray for guidance on how we can be used in this fight against the greatest of evils.
In looking at one of the “bright spots” in the wake of this devastation, we’d encourage you to watch the movie “I was wrong.”.
“I was wrong.”is a 30 minute documentary which shows the effort that Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe” of Roe v Wade) has put into getting the Supreme Court decision, which bears her “name,” overturned. This movie shows the ugliness of abortion; but, it also shows the beauty of redemption and the peace of forgiveness that Jesus brings to those who will turn to Him.
We are offering the DVD “I was wrong.” for $10.00 (+ S.H). You can order it online by clicking here.