For those who may be unaware, today is Pro-Life Sunday–so designated because it is the anniversary date of the Roe v. Wade. It was this decision by the Supreme Court, made 39 years ago today, that made abortion legal in America.
For those who would like to read further about this topic, I would like to point out a few resources.
First, Desiring God is offering a free e-book by John Piper entitled. Exposing the Dark Work of Abortion. You can download it here. Desiring God also has several helpful blog posts:
I’ve often felt that we do not communicate clearly enough about why Christians in particular are (or ought to be) Pro-Life. The best article I found was actually written by someone I’ve never heard of. I have no idea what other theology the writer holds, but she brings in all the Scriptural arguments I’ve found most compelling, What Does the Bible Say About Abortion for a great overview of the Scriptural basis for Christians to be pro-life. (I’ve found the arguments from Exodus 21, Psalm 139, and Jeremiah 1 to be the most compelling ones.)
Also, Denny Burk is not very happy with President Obama’s remarks on the Roe v. Wade decision, released today by the White House. Found out why’s he’s so upset here.
For visual learners, Ligonier has made available RC Sproul’s series on abortion, available to view for free here.
Another video, this one under 4 minutes long, is John Piper’s video entitled No, Mr. President: John Piper’s Response to President Obama on Abortion.
We can’t forget those who are laboring for positive alternatives to abortion. To that end, check out the Together for Adoption website, and thank God for the great work they are doing.
Finally, there are some reading this who may have had an abortion in the past. Linking to all these resources may seem to be like rubbing salt into a wound. For those dealing with the distressing aftermath of an abortion, here’s an excellent word of hope. Deborah Finnamore, in an article on the Ligonier website entitled Experiencing God’s Forgiveness from Guilt Connected with Abortion, writes,
Though what I have done cannot be undone, I can be forgiven. Forgiveness is one of the marvels of God’s grace. Its healing power is magnificent. If a woman has been involved in abortion, God does not require that she spend the rest of her life walking around with a red “A” on her chest. He does require that she repent of her sin and come to Him for the cleansing of forgiveness. When God forgives us, we are forgiven. When God cleanses us, we are made clean. That is a cause for great celebration.
As Stephen Miller recently wrote on Twitter, “There’s no offense so great that God’s grace will not forgive in Christ. You are not damaged goods.”