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Hope for the pro-life movement

The unfortunate news out of Ohio, Virginia, and Kentucky last Tuesday night was discouraging for many pro-life, conservative activists who have been tirelessly fighting on the front lines to protect innocent babies and traditional values. It was equally disheartening for the millions of Americans who are watching as their First Amendment rights are stripped from them and human life is devalued further and further. But despite all of this, we have reason for hope.

Let us not so easily forget the monumental victory of overturning Roe v. Wade. After nearly 50 years of unfettered access to abortion, we witnessed a move of God that many never believed they would see in their lifetime. In the two years following Dobbs, fourteen states have banned abortion, and seven others have gestational restrictions in place. This fact alone should spur us to action! Setbacks like the one in Ohio may sting, but the pro-life movement is not a losing cause. We have seen more victory than failure, and with God on our side we believe we will continue to succeed in upcoming elections and legislative sessions.

It is estimated that over 30,000 babies have been saved since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Think about that. Thirty-thousand babies are alive today because of the pro-life movement.

Don’t lose heart because three states were led astray by the pro-abortion agenda – our fight for life in a post-Roe America has just begun, and we have the power of truth on our side. As Dr. Peter J. Kreeft outlines, these are the core steps supported by the pro-life cause:

Premise 1: The most basic purpose of any government is to protect the life of human beings.

Premise 2: All human beings have a right to life.

Premise 3: Pre-born children of human beings are in fact human beings.

None is a necessarily religious premise, and in fact some atheists are pro-life (e.g., Christopher Hitchens). If the terms above are all clear, and if all three premises are true, then the conclusion follows logically:

Conclusion: Therefore, the law must protect pre-born human beings.

We will stand unapologetically for these timeless truths. We know our God is a God of victory, and out of the 8,810 promises He made in the Bible, there is not one He didn’t fulfill. We are still praying for and believing in a miracle in Washington. Despite the odds, we know he is capable of turning the tides in our state, and we will do our part to defend the lives of the innocent and voiceless babies inside the womb: All we ask is that no one kills a baby. In our stand for pro-life protection, may we be found faithful.

Let’s move forward with the momentum we had just after Roe was overturned. The same God who saw us through to that victory is the same God at work today. We can live to see the day where abortion is banned in all 50 states – we just have to trust the Lord and step out into the public square as defenders of life.

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” –Psalm 39:13-15 (ESV)

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