Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pro-Life, the Next Generation


By: John Stonestreet

The past couple of years have seen some major milestones for those who believe in the sanctity of life. State lawmakers have had increasing success at restricting abortion, leading to hard times for providers of the so-called “procedure.” Crisis-pregnancy centers now outnumber abortion clinics five to one, the number ofabortions is at a forty-year low, and for the first time since Roe v. Wade, a slight majority of Americans identify as “pro-life.”

But we mustn't forget that we're not after good poll numbers, political points, or even favorable court decisions here and there. At the end of the day, this is about saving precious human lives that are made in the image and likeness of God.

And that's why I'm so excited to see this emerging group of energetic, entrepreneurial leaders in the pro-life movement. Take Lila Rose, for example, the 26-year-old president of LiveAction who's defended life on dozens of national news broadcasts and debated top pro-abortion leaders. Lila, whom we’ve talked about several times on BreakPoint, caught the nation's attention years ago by going under cover into Planned Parenthood clinics and exposing some of their unethical and illegal practices. Now she's gathering signatures on a petition to de-fund this abortion giant at the federal level.

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