I remember writing letters to congressmen. I carried a sign and joined others along the main thoroughfares of my town protesting abortion. I drove to rallies in larger cities. I walked my neighborhood with a petition to put a bill on the ballot.
But the force of the abortion movement remained a formidable foe.
My husband and I attended more meetings than church. We anchored a pro-life booth at the county fair. We worked on campaigns for pro-life candidates—making phone calls, putting up signs, canvassing our precinct.
Roe vs. Wade was firmly ensconced in our society.
When our children arrived and we had to cut back on our activities to accommodate their needs, we felt the sting of defeat. Our efforts had not produced the desired end. In the bleak outlook of a nation in denial of the truth, the future appeared as a wall of terminated pregnancies, aborted babies disposed of like baskets of trash.
Now, today, the Supreme Court of the United States has reversed that decision of January 22, 1973, returning the authority regarding abortions to each individual state. Though not a perfect resolution because some states will continue to allow abortions, it is a tremendous step in protecting the lives of innocent children across our nation.
God ordained life to begin at conception.
In Psalm 139, King David writes: 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. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
With today’s ruling, those children God formed will have an opportunity to live out the lives God ordained for them from the beginning.
The murder must stop.