I was born in Romania, but I spend the majority of my life in the United States, after the greatest country on Earth open its doors to my family on the basis of political and religious asylum back in the 1970-80’s.
I still follow news from Romania and keep in touch with relatives, but the latest news from there on the issue of life is extremely discouraging.
Romania is the number one country in Europe with the most abortions per capita. The latest statistics show that 480 abortions are done per 1000 live births. And these are only the official abortions. Only God knows how high the number really is.
For every two babies born alive, one baby is aborted.
Abortion became legal in Romania in 1990. That first year when it was legalized, almost 1 million abortions were performed. Keep in mind that everything is relative when it comes to numbers. A country which numbered approximately 22-23 million people aborted close to 1 million babies in one year! In that year there were 3.2 abortions for every live birth!
The number of abortions per capita has dropped over the last 20 years but it remains the highest in Europe.
This is happening in a country that is 95% professing Christian.
The vast majority of those are Eastern Orthodox, while about 10% or less are Evangelical. Most of these Christians do not know Christ, and this is evidenced in their lifestyles. Drunkenness, witchcraft, pornography on TV, and political and financial corruption are rampant in Romania.
Despite thriving Evangelical, Baptist and Pentecostal churches there with people who love the LORD, the rest of the country shows an open disregard for God’s law and His justice.
I will venture to say that this may be one of the reasons why the country is struggling from every point of view. Economic. Political. Moral. You name it.
Romania has the Gospel. Romania knows the Gospel. It needs to make a stand for Life now, and it needs to come to Christ. The opportunity for repentance continues… for now…
Isaiah 42:3 “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;”