Every year, this week in January is one of the hardest. In just two days, we will yet again have the anniversary of Roe vs Wade, when on January 22, 1973 the killing of children in the womb was made legal in our country.
An estimated 54,559,615 have been killed between 1973-2008 (http://www.nrlc.org), with another 1,212,400 between 2009 and 2011.
That's a total of 55,772,015. Nearly fifty-six million souls that never saw the light of day. That's an entire country's worth of people who never had a chance to even know what citizenship here on earth means.
According to Planned Parenthood's website, This country's biggest abortion business, there are two main procedures that are used to kill our children: one involves vacuuming (aspiration), the other involves scalpels and then vacuuming, ('Dilation & Extraction'). Along with the descriptions of these procedures, there are images that show in heartbreaking detail the results of abortion.
Why is abortion still legal in our country? Why do we hedge our votes, promoting politicians who dubiously support life - or advocate abortion out right? Why do we stand for judges who re-define the very meaning of life, excluding children in the womb from the very right to birth?
We have been pressured to be silent about abortion. The false claim of 'personal' choices are touted as being more important than the protection of the life. And so we are uncomfortable even saying the word 'abortion', we fear offending others and we certainly don't want to get into a debate.
Thus thousands of children continue to be killed every day by legal abortion.
Tolstoy wrote that "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing". We have been given the source of Goodness Himself: Jesus Christ! We not only have nothing to fear, but all that we need to succeed. Let us confidently proclaim the Gospel of Life, in our prayers, words, votes and actions - so that this anniversary might one day be overshadowed by the celebration of new life.
Your brother in Christ,