This year will mark the forty-fifth anniversary of Roe vs. Wade—the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in all fifty states. Since that time, voters have passionately identified with the ideology of either the pro-life or pro-choice mindset.
As believers, we consider ourselves to be pro-life. To be content with the murder of lives forming inside the womb is unimaginable. But being pro-life is more than being anti-abortion. Buying a bumper sticker, wearing a ribbon for awareness, or voting against certain candidates is not sufficient. Being pro-life must be a way of life.
In the book Onward, Russell Moore says, “Lots of people are pro-life and pro-child until the lives of children become personally inconvenient.” Taking a stand for justice is never convenient. Our participation in the pro-life movement must go beyond our agreement with its ideology.
My question for you, dear reader, is this: Are you only pro-life on paper?