I often pray that abortion will become as morally outrageous to future generations as the Holocaust or racism is to our generation. I truly hope that occurs as soon as possible.
And I imagine how that future generation may view us – who lived while abortion is legal and accepted by a majority of Americans. I have wondered if my grandchildren will look at me in twenty years and say, "Grandpa, I can't believe abortion used to be legal! What did YOU DO to stop abortion from happening?" I imagine that question all the time. Frankly, I fear that question. And I only have a few things I do and have done:
- I support some great pro-life organizations fiscally
- I preach about it whenever it comes up in the texts I'm teaching
- We direct attention and funds from our church budget to a great, local pro-life ministry
- I won't vote for a pro-abortion candidate (any more than I'd vote for a candidate in favor of genocide) regardless of their party affiliation
- I make sure my daughters understand the moral atrocity of abortion
My fear is that my grandchildren will say, "That's it? That's all you did?" And I will have to look at them with shame and say, "Yes" or I will have to try to justify why it was "enough."
I am opposed to killing abortion doctors, obviously. I don't think picketing is the best way to go. So what CAN we do? What SHOULD we do? Without neglecting the Great Commission and making it our sole or primary mission – what can we and should we do to stop abortion?
Tomorrow, I want to present a couple of options. But I'd love to hear how you would answer that question to your grandchildren if our culture became as morally opposed to abortion as we are to genocide. What would you say? Are we doing enough? What should we do?