Abortion is back in the news in a big way. New pro-life legislation in multiple states seeks to limit abortions. How then should Christians think about abortion and pro-life cause?
At Intersect, we’ve address this topic multiple times. Today, we’ve collected a handful of our most helpful resources on the topic.
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Set the Little Ones Free
By Jonathan Darville | What does it mean to be human? Are we accidents, illusions, or masterpieces? This is the identity question many of us have asked at some point in life. And how we answer this one question, consciously or unconsciously, will determine how we value and treat one another. Read More.
Abortion Is a Man’s Issue, Too
By Drew Ham | A few years ago I wrote an article titled “81%.” The article highlighted the following statistic: 81% of women who had an abortion said they would not have aborted if the man involved had been supportive. Here is another statistic I want to share: 100% of abortions involve a male. Read More.
Practical Tips to Live Out Your Pro-Life Convictions
By Sara Beth Fentress | Being pro-life is about taking a stand against abortion. It absolutely involves giving a baby the opportunity to be born. But being pro-life shouldn’t stop after birth. We want to see each child flourish for the amount of days he or she has been given on earth. We are both against abortion and for the orphan, widow, refugee and the vulnerable — and these two do not contradict. We advocate for human dignity from conception to death. Read More.
Pro-Lifers, Don’t Forget to Speak Life Online
By Jenn Hesse | As I scrolled through the litany of rants, feeling my emotions seethe with righteous indignation, it occurred to me that something was missing. In the midst of these impassioned social media declarations, I saw few messages conveying compassion toward women and encouraging them to carry their babies to term. Read More.
Will Abortion Laws Ever Change?
By Jonathan Darville | Especially in democratic societies, it is always possible to change laws to align with the moral law. People didn’t think that slavery or Jim Crow laws would be overturned either, but they were—as the 13th Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 testify. While laws might not change human hearts, they can change unjust human actions. As Martin Luther King Jr. said: “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.” Likewise, it may be true that the law cannot make people love unborn children, but it can keep people from aborting them, and that is pretty important. Read More.
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