Read this unsettling quote from Patrick Fagan of the Heritage Foundation:
“America today is one of the most dangerous societies into which a child could ever have been born. One-third of the children conceived never make it outside their mother’s womb. One-third of those then who are born, who make it outside the womb, are born to a single parent family. Mother and father don’t love each other enough to be married. They’ve rejected each other. Of those who are then born to loving, married fathers and mothers, 40 percent are going to see their parents divorced before they reach adulthood. As a result, only about 30 percent of children conceived are going to reach adulthood in an intact, married family where mom and dad are still together. We have created for our children a culture of massive rejection…. This is not progress.”
And this is why crisis pregnancy centers exist in our communities. There are over 850 Care Net centers in the United States. For these we praise God. These centers are evangelistic. When we offer Christ’s saving power to clients, we not only save their babies, Christ can save their souls. But the task is not finished.
I’ve been asked why I’ve volunteered at CPC or Life Center. Most usual motives are not in my experience. As long as I can remember I’ve attended church and I can testify to a saving relationship with Christ Jesus. As a virgin I married young and had four trouble-free pregnancies and births. I’ve always had a support system and no need for government’s social services. What led me into the pro-life movement is the truth. Life begins at conception. Life matters. And I want everyone to know the truth – that abortion is a serious moral wrong.
How can you and I get/stay involved in telling the truth? The ways are numerous. Besides being a trained volunteer at a pro-life center, we can support such efforts with our gifts and prayers. We need your prayer support. Find out what hours a center is open in your area. How about taking a portion of that time and pray for this ministry of helps and healing?
Little by Little
I point out one Scripture passage that gives us hope. It concerns the Conquest of the Promised Land. The Lord said,
“I will not drive them out before you in a single year, so that the land may not become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land” (Exodus 23:29-30).
God has enabled the pro-life cause to be fruitful only because He is in charge of the conquest. It has been 45 years since the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion. It’s been one conquest after another, little by little, but we are going to possess the land because God is the sovereign Author of Life.