The Christian Church: How should we respond to the "culture of death?"
by Marie Bowen
On January 22nd, thousands will gather for the 41st time in Washington D.C. as an expression of objection to the legalization of abortion and also to commemorate the tiny and precious lives of 55 million babies aborted.
The tragic loss of life due to abortion is staggering. The 55 million babies lost to surgical abortions in America since Roe v. Wade are just the beginning. No one knows how many chemical abortions are added to that number through abortion causing drugs such as RU 486 and the "Morning After Pill"-now available over the counter even to 11-12 year old girls! Globally, the number of babies destroyed by abortion is estimated to be 120 million every year. No one can calculate the loss of God's intended blessing to the world through those aborted babies. No one can measure losing the gifts God planned to birth through the offspring of each of those individual lives.
Ben, a before Roe baby, now a Dad
| Written by Martha Lou Beaird |
Diagnosed with severe anemia before birth, the doctor said he would never go home. God had a purpose for Ben--a purpose that might never have been realized if Ben had been conceived after Roe v. Wade.
January, 1973, Dallas Texas
While Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade's office was working hard to change the law of the land, I was working hard too-to save a life.
My husband Dan and I were excited about our pregnancy with our second child. The baby was due in February of 1973, and everything was fine until November 21, 1972. My private physician ran a special blood test on me because I have Rh negative blood. Dan and our (then 5 year old) daughter are both Rh Positive. The doctor was alarmed by the high antibody count and sent me to the Medical School for further tests.