Today’s Civil Rights

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On January 22, I posted the following to my Facebook page in recognition of the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade.  Like the previous post, these things are difficult to write about as I know they can strike such a tender cord in the hearts of so many.  But that doesn’t mean they should go without being addressed at all.  It’s not about shame, it’s about love.  It’s about opening the floor for dialogue and starting the conversation toward both healing and action.

I don’t typically like to post things on my Facebook page about abortion. Because, while I pray for and work toward a day when it no longer exists, I also understand that many of my friends, statistically 1 in 3, have experienced an abortion in their past, and are at a variety of phases in the journey of the heart that follows an abortion. If that is you, I want to first say that I love you. I really, really do. My heart is for everyone to feel respected, loved, and heard. “…It’s the kindness of the Lord that leads us to repentance.” Romans 2:4

Today is also the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. Since that day, over 55 million abortions have taken place in the US. If you believe that this is THE human and civil rights issue of our day, as I do, will you take an hour with me today to pray for an end to abortion? Regardless of what happens to its legality, let’s work to make it unnecessary, through genuine love and practical support, as the Good Samaritan did. Lets not live to see another 41 years of abortion.

Actual audio from Roe v. Wade trial

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