Since 1984, our nation has recognized a National Sanctity of Human Life Day. On January 17th, a declaration of Friday, January 22nd as National Sanctity of Human Life Day was made. You can read it here.
Today, the new presidential administration issued a statement on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. You can read it here.
There could not be a clearer contrast. One begins with, “Every human life is a gift to the world.” The other begins with, “In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack.”
I will let the statements stand for themselves. I cannot, and will not support the latter position, ever. It is an absolute non-starter for me. For Christians, who is behind the particular positions, is ultimately irrelevant, and the main issue is not political affiliation. The main issue is the foundational positions at hand, which result in public policies in this area.
The argument is often raised, that people who are pro-life only care about what happens before birth. What about after babies are born? I believe life should be valued, honored, and protected, from natural conception to natural conclusion. I agree 100% that being pro-life is about more than what happens before birth, but it cannot be about less.
Psalm 139:13 For it was you who created my inward parts, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise you because I have been remarkably and wondrously made. Your works are wondrous, and I know this very well.