October is abortion awareness month PDF Print E-mail

Often we think of abortion as a political issue—a matter of opinion rather than a matter of moral concern that compells the church to speak and act. Maybe these facts will serve to impress on us the reality of abortion’s devastation.

  • Total abortions of children, created in the image of God, aborted in the U.S. since 1973: 54,559,615
  • Percent of unborn babies diagnosed in utero with Down Syndrome who are aborted: 80-90%
  • Number of girls “missing” annually worldwide because of sex-selection abortion: 160 million
  • Percent of increased risk of mental health problems for women following abortion: 81%

The word of God is clear in Ezekiel 33 that if we know of a wrong, an injustice, a moral fault, and we do not give warning to God’s people we will share in their judgment in due time. That alone should be reason for God’s people to speak out—to warn abortion minded women what they are considering is contrary to God’s written laws against the shedding of innocent blood. Sometimes, the soundbites from both sides prevent us from thinking deeply about what abortion is and the spiritual impact it will have on this generation and those to come.

I invite you to join PPL in earnest prayer that God will end abortion in our nation and the world. During the 40 Days for Life campaign, PPL will be posting a daily prayer on our Facebook page. You can receive the prayers daily by clicking 'like' on the Presbyterians Pro-Life Page.

“We who love God, cherish the gospel, and affirm the ultimate value of one’s eternal life (soul) must never, never, never neglect life’s temporal value.” —John Ensor in Innocent Blood



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