To the editor:
On Jan. 22, we will be commemorating the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand in this country. Since then, more than 50 million babies have lost their lives and that many mothers and families have been wounded by abortion. Every day, about 3000 unborn children are killed — and not by guns. I believe we need to be on our knees asking God to have mercy on us.
For those who are in need of help during a pregnancy or after an abortion, groups such as the Womens’ Center of Sidney, at 937-498-4425, are here to help.
With a new administration in Washington, there is hope that legal protection may be restored to unborn children, and that pro-abortion groups, like Planned Parenthood, will no longer receive tax money.
Regardless of what happens legally, we need to keep working on creating a culture of life in which mothers reject abortion and choose life. In order for that to happen, we need to be praying for the mother, the child, and all who are involved in the abortion decision. We also need to prey for those in leadership in our country, especially judges, so that they will make rulings that respect life.
One thing we can do this week is come to the Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Courtsquare. It is a time for praying and remembering and rededicating ourselves to promote respect for life. If you come, you are invited to bring a wind-protected candle for the procession around the courthouse. You can also join Right to Life of Shelby County that night or go to the website and click “Join.”
The battle for life is long-term. Prayer will help us to persevere.