Family of N

Speak Up By Doing

Posted in Faith by Laura on January 24, 2010

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.

Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Prov 31:8-9

I was unquestionably pro-life before I ever looked at abortion as a religious issue. Logic alone seems like enough to bring me to the conclusion that killing in the womb is as bad as killing outside of the womb. I mean, seriously. If I go into a convenience store and open up a candy bar and eat it, I’m stealing, right? Even if I never took the candy bar out of the store. I honestly don’t see how the location of a baby has any more influence over whether or not killing it is wrong.

But as I’ve seen more and more Scriptures in light of the issue of abortion, I’ve become increasingly convinced that my response to that understanding is in fact a spiritual issue. God doesn’t just call me to defend justice with words; he also calls me to act justly. He doesn’t just call me to decry abortion and then tell a single, pregnant woman, “good luck.” (“Keep warm and well-fed.”) No, he calls me to do something!

I say all of this with conviction, but without ever having done anything either. I’m not sure I ever really knew what to do. But I’ve recently seen some great ideas for things that ordinary people — you and I — can do to reach out and help these tiny babies who cannot speak for themselves. Won’t you join me in prayerfully considering the many ways in which you can put your pro-life views in action?

50 Ways to Help Unborn Babies and Their Mothers
More Ways to Support Life
The Horror of Abortion — and What We Can Do About It