The politicians love to use the line, "I am personally opposed to abortion but I don't want to inflict my views upon others." Hogwash! There is a moral dimension to everything that is legislated. If good people check their morals at the door when they walk into the statehouse, who does that leave to set the agenda, the tone, and the tenor of discussions? We are reaping what we have sown. God have mercy on us all.
Today is a day of penance. Unfortunately, the majority of Christian people will not even see this day as a blip on their radar screen. Where is the awareness? Where is the sorrow? Where is the repentance? How can people of faith stand in complacency with the horror of abortion surrounding them? I beg you--read the statistics from a pro-life website. Millions of babies are being killed and a multitude of women are experiencing the detrimental emotional effects of their decisions. We have over 40 years of empirical evidence which shows the devastating consequences on women who choose to have abortions. If we are pro-woman, we should want to help prevent such suffering.
On Friday morning I will join Gary Freeman on KGAB Radio (650 AM) at 9:10 A.M. to discuss the upcoming pro-life march here in Cheyenne on Saturday at noon. I know that will result in new criticisms with people telling me to mind my own business. I have become accustomed to those comments. What bothers me is when I get those types of comments from people within the Church. How is it possible that with all of the medical technology available to give us a window into the womb, we still don't see a problem with dismembering a baby and terminating his/her life at will? How can we call that health care? When did pregnancy become a disease to be cured rather than a joy to be celebrated?
On Saturday afternoon after the march reaches the state capitol, I will be one of the speakers to address the crowd. Please offer a prayer for me as I prepare my remarks for that day. Although the crowd in attendance will be pro-life, the reporters who will take the story to the wider public may not necessarily share the same perspective. It is important that the speakers convey a message that is clear, concise, and moving. These opportunities to get the pro-life message out beyond the walls of churches into the secular world is something that needs to be grasped with vigor.
Let us continue to strive to build a culture of life!