Today marks the 40th National Sanctity of Human Life Day, as proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan on the 11th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that struck down state laws outlawing abortion.
Much has changed around the issue of abortion over the past four decades: the Roe decision was reversed in 2022, the introduction of DIY abortions via pills, states across the nation enshrining the “right” to abortion in their state constitutions, and now, efforts to have abortion placed on Missouri’s ballot this year.
It’s clear our culture is at war, and at PCC, we view our role as “boots on the ground”. We work to save lives and tend to the wounded with the compassion of Christ and the practical help they need to navigate their own battles.
The word “sanctity” sounds strange to our modern minds, but it is the cornerstone of all we do at PCC. Many of our team members have experienced unplanned pregnancy and been wounded by abortion ourselves, so our compassion is never contrived. We comfort others with the comfort we ourselves have received from the Comforter.
Creating a framework of justice and liberty for all human beings through legislation is essential. But at best, laws modify behavior; they don’t change hearts. Only love can do that.
That’s why – together – we will continue offering hope and help to young people facing unplanned pregnancy, no matter how the abortion landscape changes.
Prayer is our most powerful tool in this work. So, this Sanctity of Human Life Month, we invite you to join us in prayer over the following items:
- Pray for a culture of life to sweep across our nation, state, and community.
- Pray that women and men in our community who are considering abortion will find and contact PCC.
- Pray for strength and wisdom for PCC’s team of staff and volunteers as they serve clients considering abortion.
- Pray that those who have experienced abortion would find the courage to share their story and seek healing.
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“I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather… in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.” National Sanctity of Human Life Proclamation, January 13, 1984