Dear Christian Sisters,
I’m tired of politics.
I’m tired of politicians.
I’m tired of politicians talking about abortion.
We think that having a Republican President is a win for the pro-life movement, but consider this: The CDC’s statistics show that the USA had—
- more abortions per year 2004-2008
(avg of 715,000/year; Republican President)
(avg of 632,000/year; Democratic President), and
- the abortion rate went up 2004-2008
(from 714,000 to 718,000/year; Republican President)
but consistently went down 2009-2013
(686,000 to 570,000/year; Democratic President).
Let that sink in.
Many Christians want to reverse Roe v Wade, thinking that abortion would end.
In Uganda, for example, abortion is against the law yet women still have abortions, particularly poor women.
Perhaps our attention should not be on politics but on women who are in difficult situations.
Vote and then let’s go with our churches to volunteer among the poor in our cities and counties because those are the young women who are most likely to abort.
Instead of posting polarizing political articles on social media, let’s get involved in teen or young adult ministries at our churches—or at FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes).
Instead of getting upset at Planned parenthood, let’s volunteer at or donate to Christian pregnancy centers near us and encourage our churches to partner with them.
Instead of getting mad about women aborting 67% of Down Syndrome children (see CBS News report), let’s start special needs ministries at our own churches.
Instead of complaining about the pro-choice movement to our Christian friends, let’s start making our churches welcoming to hurting women, perhaps by starting chapters of A Mother’s Cry.
What other ideas do you have for making a difference in the abortion rate?
With the love of Christ,