Today, January 22, marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade ruling that resulted in the legalization of abortion in the United States. According to the National Right to Life Committee there have been 54,559,615 legal abortions in the United States since 1973. That equals 158 per minute OR 2 1/2 every second of every day.
For those of us who are Pro-Life, lets make some decisions to get involved in the movement to change our culture and offer help to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies so they will choose life. Heartbeat International has many pregnancy care center affiliates across the U.S. that minister to women with unplanned pregnancies. These centers provide free pregnancy testing, nutrition education, mentoring classes, mothering and fathering classes, birthing classes, marriage enrichment programs and financial courses. These sorts of programs and classes give women and men facing unplanned pregnancies hope and it helps them make informed and honest decisions that usually result in the decision to choose life.
Equally important are abortion recovery groups like Forgiven and Set Free, Surrendering the Secret, and Rachel's Vineyard. If Christians are to impact our nation for Life, it is vital that we offer those affected by abortion, including men, the hope and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. When those affected by abortion accept Christ's forgiveness, it enables them to share their personal experiences and realities of abortion with others. Thus, arming those facing unplanned pregnancies with truths about how an abortion choice could affect one's emotions, mental health, and relationships.
Today, won't you pray and ask the Lord where you would be most effective in the fight for Life?