Christians traditionally celebrate the sanctity of human life in January. Pastors preach pro-life sermons, and Christians gather from across America in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life. All of this is done to celebrate the fundamental biblical truth that all unborn babies are created in the image of God.
The culture in America today is also becoming more and more pro-life. A recent poll shows a significant majority of Americans across the political spectrum are in favor of more restrictions on abortion. More than 4 out of 10 people who describe themselves as pro-choice believe abortion should be restricted to the first trimester of pregnancy.
Despite this positive, pro-life trend in America, politicians in states like New York, Virginia, and Rhode Island insist on taking the existing, godless act of abortion even further.
Democratic politicians in all branches of government in New York decided to remove restrictions on late-term abortions. The Empire State now celebrates its debauchery by allowing abortions up to live birth. Even Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), who signed the extreme measure into law, has said pro-life people “have no place in the state of New York.” The New York law also allows girls of all ages to have an abortion without parental consent.
Democrats in the state of Virginia also attempted a similar measure to expand abortion rights this week, but their efforts failed in committee. State Delegate Kathy Tran (D-VA) sought to eliminate existing abortion restrictions to allow abortion up to 40 weeks gestation or up until live birth.
Joining the ranks of New York and Virginia politicians, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D-RI) is pushing for a bill to allow abortions until live birth. Gov. Raimondo recently said, “Let’s make this the year we codify women’s access to reproductive health care here in Rhode Island.” The bill also follows the New York bill in that it eliminates the mandatory requirement of parental consent for a minor to obtain an abortion.
What can you do?
- Order AFA’s Sanctity of Life prayer cards. Distribute the cards to others and encourage them to pray for God to change people’s attitude on abortion.
- Watch and share the online plea “Don’t Kill the Babies.” Hear how the power of choosing life has impacted one of AFA’s own. Watch it below and within you'll learn of a couple other ways you can take action within your church now:
Much of the moral outrage against abortion in the media is over these states allowing and pushing for the legalization of abortion for all 40 weeks of a baby’s gestation. This outrage should be the same regardless of the baby's stage of development. If an unborn baby is 40 weeks, 1 week, or even moments old at conception, there is no distinction in the inherent, God-given value of the unborn child.
A culture of death denies the sanctity, dignity, and personal humanity of the unborn. All human beings are persons, but a godless mindset draws an arbitrary distinction between what it means to be human and a person. Pro-abortion fanatics wrongfully claim the unborn is not a person, and therefore, conclude abortion is moral. In their pride, they elevate their personal worth above the unborn. They deny the very essence of humanity they also held when they were yet to be born.
Because the Bible tells us so, let us remain firm in our resolve to stand for the unborn. Don’t allow the godless acts of others to keep you from fighting for righteousness.
Instead, as AFA’s Anne Reed recently said, “Let it be a motivator. By the power of the Holy Spirit within believers, let us rise up and defend the defenseless children being put to death.”