Where do we go from here?
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2019-02-06

The last few weeks have been absolutely crazy. The devil has come out in the open with all of his slave politicians introducing horrendous legislation in state after state—legislation that seemingly has just one goal: kill as many of God’s creations as possible. Kill them in the womb before they have a chance to accomplish what God has planned for them. If they escape the womb, kill them quickly using infanticide.

Do you think the devil is getting desperate? Do you think his organization, Planned Parenthood, is seeing the writing on the wall and panicking? Let’s face it—the devil can always corrupt the corruptible through money. He is certainly throwing that money at the pro-abortionists, and they are following his orders.

In an appearance on Fox & Friendslast Friday, Special Olympian Frank Stephens made a memorable statement: “About abortion, I don’t want to make it illegal, I want to make it unthinkable. Politicians change laws. I want to change people’s hearts. I want to change people’s hearts by changing people’s minds and hearts together.”

For years, I’ve used an analogy that elaborates on Stephens’ thinking. About 30 years ago, I was living in New York and there was a group of women who were outraged that they couldn’t go topless on public beaches. They argued that men could go topless, so why not women. They brought court cases and, eventually, it became legal in the state of New York for women to go without clothes above the waist wherever men can do the same.

Guess what? Almost no one does it. It may be legal, but it is not acceptable. Even New Yorkers have an innate sense of modesty. Except on rare occasions, when it is used as a publicity stunt, women are much too smart to do it just because it is legal.

Of course, the killing of a human being created by God is much more serious than not wearing some clothing. We would hope, and we work toward, making sure our youngest are protected by law, and we will continue to do so.

More importantly, we need to also change people’s minds and hearts. That is a task that can only be accomplished if we continually keep God in ourhearts. When pro-abortion people hear us, they will not be changed by our words . . . they will be changed by what they see in our hearts.

As we go forward in 2019 fighting the onslaught of pro-abortion legislation and politicians, let us remember that it is not us, but God working through us, that will eventually bring total protection to every human being. Do not despair. Please step up your prayer life and have faith that God can change all of this.