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23 January 2006
  Life Marches On

Aborted BabyYesterday marked Roe vs. Wade's 33rd anniversary. Today, we begin year thirty-four of legalized abortion in the United States.

Our society not only bought into the faulty arguments confirmed by the Supreme Court — it has extended the faulty reasoning to its entire understanding of life and death. In thirty-three more years, how will we be looking back at the recent Supreme Court decision regarding assisted suicide? I don't have an answer: My crystal ball can only be used for purposes of humor and satire. True prognostication is a gift not given me.

However, I can examine trends, evidence, and writings on the wall. I can also search the Scriptures. There have been setbacks in the ongoing struggle with the death-dealers. However, victories also add up. Mississippi now has one abortion clinic and similar downturns in death-dealing are happening elsewhere. Anecdotal evidence suggests that fewer Americans, especially women of child-bearing age, have a generally favorable attitude toward abortion on demand.

How we continue remains — if you'll pardon the pun — a matter of choice. All believers have access to God's throne of grace through prayer. Some might be most comfortable writing congress while others join together in blogging. One may desire to join an organization such as Lutherans for Life while another prefers to work alone.

Through our vocations, God gives all people their daily bread. So, also, He gives voice to the voiceless, strength to the weak, shelter for the exposed, and good to those living under oppressive evil. How we engage ourselves in the cause of life varies according to talent and circumstance; that we rise up against a pro-death culture goes without saying. If we confess the Lord of life in His Church, how can we not do the same without?

Don't forget the Blogs for Life conference!
 
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