This week, I wanted to share with you some thoughts inspired by a message from our friends at the California Family Council.
Last week marked the tragic anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Again, for the 48th time, we were reminded of the vast cost in human lives as we were shocked to see that 63,000,000 lives have been extinguished due to these court rulings.
America was founded upon the idea that each member of the human race is “created equal,” that they each are “endowed by their Creator” with certain rights, not given by any government or court, but rather so fundamental as to be called “unalienable.” Wisely, our founders recognized the very first among these as being the right to “life,” for without life, how can any of us have liberty or pursue happiness?
Tragically, more than 63 million unborn Americans have been legally denied this most basic right. They were denied it not by their Creator, but by seven judges in a courtroom in Washington, D.C.
This month, in his inaugural speech to the nation, President Biden stressed the need for national unity in the face of deep moral divisions and distrust.
“To overcome [America’s] challenges — to restore the soul and to secure the future of America — requires more than words… We can see each other not as adversaries but as neighbors.”
In part, the President is right – unity is necessary and desirable. But, unfortunately, it will only be achieved when the gospel returns to its rightful place as the foundation of America’s moral beliefs. So long as abortion is declared legal, America’s moral compass will remain irreparably broken. True unity is only possible when all parties can agree on basic tenets, rules, and rights. Horrifically, some Americans are unwilling to acknowledge the right to life as a right at all.
The president later referenced Saint Augustine in his pitch for unity – an attempt to broker a middle ground.
“Many centuries ago, Saint Augustine, a saint of my church, wrote that a people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love. What are the common objects we love that define us as Americans? I think I know. Opportunity. Security. Liberty. Dignity. Respect. Honor. And, yes, the truth.”
I agree with the President and with Saint Augustine. Liberty, dignity, respect, opportunity – those are all wonderful values that tie us together as Americans – but they’re values that 63 million people never had a chance to enjoy.
Perhaps the greatest line of President Biden’s speech spoke a very bold truth:
“There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit. And each of us has a duty and responsibility, as citizens, as Americans, and especially as leaders — leaders who have pledged to honor our Constitution and protect our nation — to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.”
The truth is, we fight an abortion industry which profits off the lie that abortion is not only a necessary evil, but actually a moral good! The truth is, we do have a responsibility to defeat deception. The truth is, life is the only good option.
You and I have the power, and the obligation, to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Now is the time to lift our voice. Now is the time to remind our nation that, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Now is the time to stand up and “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.” (Pro 24:11)
As we mourn 48 years of legalized abortion, I hope you’ll join Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming in our mission to defend those most vulnerable among us. We cannot – we must not – allow justice to be denied for another year, month, or day. We remain optimistic that the current composition of the U.S. Supreme Court will be able and willing to revisit the status quo and finally provide some relief to those in the womb.
Now is the time to lean into our values and commit to protecting them no matter what. We may be persecuted, we may be censored, and we may be “canceled.” But if that’s the cost of speaking truth to power and saving lives, it’s a price we must be willing to pay.
Join us in prayer for radical changes to national abortion policy this year – ones that move in the right direction and frustrate efforts by the radical left to enshrine abortion as a moral good.
We’ll continue to push back on unreasonable and unsafe abortion policies in Wyoming and across the nation, and we appreciate your loyal and generous support of that mission. If you feel so led, you can click here to make a tax-deductible donation towards that effort.
Standing For Life With You,