Today, the Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion clinic regulation.
The law in question required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals and abortion providers to upgrade their clinics to “hospital-like standards.” Both provisions were struck down in the most significant abortion-related decision in twenty years. (Read the full text of the SCOTUS decision.)
This decision causes us to reflect on what we believe about the pro-life cause — and why. To help you know how to think and act in response to abortion, we’ve collected five instructive articles about what it truly means to be pro-life.
Being pro-life means that we must be willing to serve the would-be victims of abortion. The church needs to step up, says Ashley Gorman.
If the life of abortion as we know it ends, so will life as we know it. And I mean that in a good way. The end of abortion would change everything. Our comfortable little lives would be over in favor of a very uncomfortable, but glorious new, Gospel-soaked path. If the lights of all the Planned Parenthood practices and other abortion providers shut off for good, then the lights in our homes will have to turn on. Read More>>
Being pro-life means much more than being anti-abortion. To be pro-life means that we acknowledge the human dignity of all people, as Amber Bowen explains.
The scriptures open up our narrowly focused definition, reminding us that all life is precious and should be defended. This is true of the unborn child at the earliest stages of development, a child with special needs, a wayward teenager bent on ruining her life, orphans, the homeless, refugees, immigrants, minorities, the elderly. Read More>>
Being pro-life means that we love the abortion workers, too. When we discuss abortion, we often overlook its effects on abortion workers. Laura Thigpen urges us to consider and pray for abortion workers, since “Christ died for them too.”
Over the years I have become more and more aware of missing rhetoric in our pro-life position — being whole-life pro-life — a pro-life ethic. A call to love even the image of God bearers performing the procedures, setting up the appointments for these procedures, counseling these women to have these procedures — Christ died for them too. Read More>>
Being pro-life means that we “advocate for all of life.” Jemar Tisby explains why some in the African-American community support Planned Parenthood, and he urges us to reconsider that support.
Christians of all races must be concerned with life “from the womb to the tomb” (and beyond!). This is why Christians of any race cannot support Planned Parenthood as long as it conducts abortions. Read More>>
Being pro-life impacts how we think about miscarriages. Do we react differently to miscarriages and abortions, and what does that inconsistency reveal? Laura Thigpen addresses this question by sharing her own experience.
Whether facing abortion or the unfortunate peril of miscarriage, every human life is valuable. Read More>>
What are you reading this weekend?