A Unique Role to Play
There are several things that Christians can do to end the practice of abortion in our country, some of which will depend on the diversity of gifts that God has given us within the church and in our various callings and vocations out in the world.
Some people are uniquely gifted to work in public policy—to advance the dignity of all human persons, to care for unborn children, to care for women in crisis. Other people are called to talk to their neighbors about the dignity of human beings and about other questions related to human worth.
What we’re attempting to do is to speak to the outside culture saying both women matter and unborn children matter—no one is invisible to us.
God may call some people to work in a pregnancy resource center, helping women who are in crisis. With pregnancy resource centers, sometimes people assume that these are simply focused on talking women out of having abortions. That’s not all they do. They’re dealing with job training, child care, psychological care, and finding a support system for women who are in crisis.
Some people are called to open their homes to a woman who has nowhere to go because she's been abandoned. Some people are called to participate in the foster care system. Some people are called to adopt.
A Message for Our Culture
There are a variety of ways that God has called us to speak into this issue, and when we're all working together, what we're attempting to do is to speak to the outside culture saying both women matter and unborn children matter—no one is invisible to us. And we're seeking to make sure the state does its job of protecting the most vulnerable.
Most importantly, we're trying to communicate that we—as the church—are the people who love by both speaking the truth and by offering mercy and grace.
There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ—including those who have had an abortion.
Does each and every human being have an equal right to life?
Despite the bleak picture we see all around us, the pro-life cause is not nearly so bleak when our message is clearly communicated.