7 PRACTICAL WAYS TO SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR THE UNBORN
March 8, 2021 | by: Tom Sargent | 2 Comments
It is of foremost importance to state up front that the gospel we trust in is that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost." (1 Timothy 1:15).
In other words, being "pro-life" or being against abortion is not what saves us or makes us righteous in God's sight. There are people who are pro-life, who stand against abortion, who fight for justice for the unborn - and yet are headed to eternity without God becuase they reject Jesus Christ as their Savior.
And there are those who have had abortions in the past but who have repented and asked God for forgivfeness, and they will be enojying union with Jesus for all eternity.
So any discussion and any effort to stand up for the unborn must be done in humility instead of self-righteousness, grace instead of condemnation, and by offering Jesus Christ -- not morality -- as our ultimate hope.
That said, take a loook at the below ways you can stand up for the unborn.
We actually believe prayer changes things. It moves the hearts of legislators to change policy. It moves the hearts of the abortion-minded to choose life. It moves the hearts of doctors to take a stand for life. It moves the hearts of churches to create a culture of grace and healing instead of condemnation and shame. It moves the hearts of family members to show more support to women in crisis pregnancies.
2. Support a local pregnancy center, like The Open Door
Here are some ways to support The Open Door Pregnancy Center:
- Be a volunteer (males and females wanted)
- Sign up to be a prayer partner
- Give financially / go to fundraisers
- Help raise awareness about their existence
- Provide material assistance to their baby boutique
3. Share Your Story
Some of you have been in crisis pregnancies and have chosen life. Some of you have had abortions and have experienced God’s grace and forgiveness.
Those stories need to be heard. Those stories need to be told.
Women & couples in crisis pregnancies need to know God will provide where there is lack.
They need to know God grants forgiveness and redemption for their past.
4. Follow “NJ Right to Life”
“New Jersey Right to Life is the state’s largest and most active pro-life, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of our society – human life. As the premier pro-life organization in NJ, we continue to lead the effort on all public policy matters concerning the sanctity of human life at the state and federal level. We promote, uphold, and support reverence and respect for all innocent human life from conception to natural death, without regard to condition, or circumstances of conception, quality, age, race, religion, creed, or color, whether born or pre-born.” Click here to learn more.
5. Join the “Making Life Disciples” Interest List
True Life is trying to form a group who want to lead the way in fostering a community where women & couples in crisis pregnancies receive the support, care, and listening ear they need.
We will go through the curriculum “Making Life Disciples”, an 8-week study that will include videos and discussions.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you would like to be put on this interest list.
6. Oppose The “Reproductive Freedom Act” (NJS3030)
This potential new legislation enshrines in law the belief that living babies in the womb capable of feeling pain have no rights at any stage of pregnancy, even if they are viable and at full term. The bill says “a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under the laws of this state.”
You can oppose this bill by contacting your state legislator or clicking here
7. Foster and / or Adopt
Most women in crisis pregnancies do not see adoption as a viable option. It’s either keep their baby, or end the pregnancy.
But the more children who are in the system are placed in loving homes where they can thrive, and the less children are “products of the system” - then the more women in crisis pregnancies will see the beauty in giving their babies up for adoption.
And then, we pray, the more will have the courage to choose life.