Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics has always said one of the best ways to end abortion is to limit access. So this is good news indeed. As the Our Father says, "Lead us not into temptation." Many women will not choose abortion if the temptation is not available. Legalization gives a veneer of respectability to an unthinkable horror. So let's make that horror unthinkable in the minds of our neighbors. Raise a new year's toast to these heroic warriors:
Let's give a big salute to those who expose the reality of abortion like the Genocide Awareness Project that visits college campuses and the Face the Truth tours set up on busy community streets. Applaud the street warriors who sidewalk counsel and pray at the abortion mills. They deserve a special life-saving award for all the babies rescued from the abortionist's knife at the last minute. (Thank you, 40 Days for Life!) And a special thanks to the crisis pregnancy centers that provide a place of refuge and support for women facing untimely pregnancies.Life will always gain victory over death. Like the Holy Innocents, the babies murdered by abortion will become the angelic chorus praying for an end to human sacrifice.
Now the question: What will you do in 2014 to end the slaughter? One easy act of love -- support your local crisis pregnancy center financially on a regular basis. Want to do more? Volunteer or go at least occasionally to your local abortion mill to pray. Encourage the sidewalk counselors. They are on the front line of the battle. Get involved with your local pro-life group. Give out literature at the local high school. Stop abortion in its tracks by encouraging the young to be pro-life! Planned Parenthood is training peer counselors for death; let's train the young for life! (See Camp Joshua.) Abortion is everybody's problem because it is an attack on the most vulnerable member of the human family.
One last thing. If you use or approve of contraception, realize that you are part of the problem. Contraception (artificial birth control) attacks the fundamental good of God's gift of sexuality. You cannot be pro-life and practice it. Please don't say it's the same thing as Natural Family Planning. It isn't - any more than choosing to be silent when necessary is the same as cutting out your tongue.
Let's make 2014 a year of praying and acting to bring about the victory of the Lord of Life, that His kingdom might come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven!