A Brief Word on Being A Pro-life, Pro-Family Millennial

Today was the 47th annual March For Life event in Washington D.C. and thousands of pro-life demonstrators showed their solidarity with the millions of unborn babies that have been murdered since the dreaded Roe v. Wade decision. Literally millions of precious lives have been taken since 1973. What’s most significant about this particular event? This is the first time a President of the United States has spoken at the March of Life event. What a monumental moment! This is the first time in nearly five decades a sitting president has attended the event.

While we are thankful to have a pro-life President who doesn’t shy away from giving a voice to the unborn, there is still much work to be done. Christians ought to support pro-life representatives and legislation, while also caring for young mothers considering abortion and adopting unwanted children sitting in orphanages.

In the mean time, I believe it’s important Christians be active in the following ways:

1.) Lobby your Representatives.

I noted that Christians needed to be involved in the political process when it comes to abortion. But what exactly does that look like? It means calling your representatives in local, state, and federal governments to push for pro-life legislation. We need to continue lobbying our representatives to do what they were elected to do and that is to ensure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We need to provide tax breaks to adopting parents, continue the search for willing families, make the adoption process more affordable, and supply greater protections for Catholic and Evangelical children’s homes and orphanages. This is something your representatives, senators, governors, and, yes, the President can do. We need to lobby them.

2.) Support Young Mothers.

Often when a young woman goes to get an abortion, she’s either forced to by her father, parents, or friends. Christians need to be active in local clinics, pregnancy centers, orphanages, abortion clinics and even hospitals. The church must welcome vulnerable mothers with open arms, providing love, support and counsel during difficult seasons.

3.) Value the Family

This is the last point I wish to make, but it is the most crucial. While legislation is important and serving pregnancy centers is great, we need to demonstrate the importance of the family and model what family looks like before a broken secular culture. God created family in Genesis, Christ valued in Matthew 19, and Paul modeled in Ephesians. Proverbs 22:6 teaches us to train our children in the way that they should go, and this starts with the nuclear family. We must also teach the purposes and importance of sex to our local congregations, which stands in stark contrast to the mindless secular sexual ethic.

Conclusion

One day we will wake up in a country when abortion is no longer practiced. One day we will wake up in a country where the family is renewed and made strong, and that children are valued and wanted. One day I hope to have a country where young women can actually have the support they need so that abortion is out of the question. Oh, what a day of rejoicing it will be! May God grant it!

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