It’s nice to be able to report some good news! In September, the state of Texas enacted a “heartbeat bill” that bans abortion after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected (usually around 6–8 weeks gestational age). Now while this bill certainly doesn’t go far enough—a heartbeat does not determine personhood—the bill has likely saved over 2,000 babies’ lives as abortion rates were slashed in half in the state during September!
We need to continue fighting for life in this nation—the lives of unborn children are depending on it. Taking a human life is murder. One way we can fight is by legislative change, but such changes are difficult, often don’t last long (a new administration can come in and reverse the policies), and rarely go far enough in protecting unborn lives (biblically and scientifically, a human life begins at the moment of fertilization). That doesn’t mean such changes are not worthwhile, but it’s not all we should be doing. We should be working to change hearts and minds on the issue with the truth of God’s Word (which is confirmed by observational science) and the gospel.
Praise the Lord for the 2,000 babies that have been saved from death in Texas, and continue to pray that parents would choose life, that our leaders would make decisions that protect the most vulnerable, and that pregnancy care centers would continue to flourish around the nation, offering hope and help in Christ’s name.
Proverbs 31:8-9 KJV – “Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.”