The battle for life rages on in courtrooms, doctor’s offices, living rooms, classrooms, political campaigns and in the media. The issue of abortion is one of the most controversial issues of our times, and both sides of the issue are convinced their views are to protect women. It is ironic that those who advocate abortion do so for the “empowerment of women” to choose what they do with “their bodies”. The irony is that this “Pro-Choice” movement is actually telling women they are too weak to have a life of their own and a child. They convince women that killing their child is the right and moral thing to do. They instill fear into their hearts that having this child will wreck their lives. What they don’t tell them is that they will suffer emotional, spiritual and potentially physically for decades with guilt, shame and remorse.
In the four decades of life in America under Roe v. Wade, legislation to curb abortion has fought its way—sometimes successfully and sometimes not—through statehouses, Congress, and the courts. In that time what has arguably done more to change both behavior and attitudes on abortion, however, are changes brought through devoted firsthand contact with pregnant women and with their unborn children.
The technological advances allowing a woman to see her baby moving on a screen, at life’s earliest stages, complicate the pro-abortion industry’s game to keep a baby a fetus, its moving, breathing parts mere tissue. Then, the steady, unglamorous work of pregnancy support centers around the country, staffed mostly with volunteers, have helped women know—no matter their circumstances—they and their baby can have a life beyond the challenges of an unwanted pregnancy.
This battle will not be won in the courtroom. This battle is won with love and by sharing the love of Christ to women who so desperately need hope. Soundview Pregnancy Services exists to offer women this hope and the abundant life that He came to give them and their unborn child.
The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come to give them life and have it abundantly. John 10:10