The Pro Life movement has been invigorated in recent years like never before. It is now moving in the direction of the Civil Rights movement, that is a Right to Life cause, despite the fact that abortion legality is here to stay.
The line has been drawn in the sand 40 years ago, but as the Bible tells us, in the last days we are seeing an increasing separation between good and evil. The contrast has never been greater on the issue of the unborn, primarily because many young people are beginning to see the evil of abortion that their parents ignored.
Many of the staunched feminists of the Roe v Wade era have passed, and the new wave of abortionist feminism is not nearly as dedicated to their cause as the previous generation. The recent TIME Magazine article on this topic explains the reasons for it.
But the mainstream media will not let you hear of it.
At the superficially covered ‘March for Life’ event in Washington this week where 500,000 pro lifers participated, there was a higher percentage of young people compared to previous marches. These Christians have made their stand for the fundamental right to life. And all the pro-life websites are taking notice.
So are the politicians.
Senator Rand Paul (Presbyterian) spoke at the rally and said:
“I have a question for those who don’t respect and won’t protect life: Can a nation long endure that does not respect the sanctity of life?”
“Can a nation conceived in liberty carry its head high if it denies protection to the youngest and most vulnerable of its citizens? Can a country founded on God-given rights continue to thrive without understanding that life is a precious gift from our Creator?”
He called for this new generation to be part of a great “revival” for the country centered on justice and compassion, seeing the present state of the nation as being in moral peril.
I have seen this polarization in my medical career. I have NEVER met a doctor in my generation who specializes in abortion. All the abortion doctors I know are from the previous generation, and they are about to retire. In fact many of them are way past the retiring age because the system NEEDS them and will not let them retire.
New doctors coming out of med school do not want to do abortions. Many find it morally wrong, but most find it absolutely hideous. The idea is absolutely physically repulsive and is in stark contrast with our committment to healing. We will not become a tool of the abortionist activist movement.
There is a song by Jesus Culture ( 😉 ) called ‘Break Every Chain’ that talks about an army rising up in the name of Jesus to proclaim the power that is in the name of Jesus. This young generation of believers may be the ones to finally match the abortionist’s activism… but do it in the name of Jesus.
Roe v Wade will not be overturned. But the fight to limit it at the state and federal level is intensifying. On the spiritual front the fight is the fiercest it has ever been.
Could we be seeing the beginning of a new spiritual revival… possibly the last one before Christ’s return?
image credit: Drew Angerer/The New York Times