How many in America believe that taking the life of another innocent human being in wrong? Oh, I would say very close to 100% of the population. Obviously, what is in the womb of a human is a human being. With that said, how many do something about the killing of these innocent human beings? In each community that has an abortion facility, there is usually just a handful of people that regularly fight for the life of the unborn child.
It is not only a political or religious issue! If your neighbor was beating their newborn child to death, and you knew it was happening behind a closed door, would you do anything about it? If you were standing next to a child on a busy street corner, and that child decided to step into oncoming traffic, would you try to stop him or her? Would you say in each case that it was a political or religious issue, so you shouldn't get involved?
Classifying abortion as a religious or political issue is a cop out for pro-lifers who need an excuse not to do anything. So there really isn't any difference between the pro-lifers who use that reasoning and the pro-abortion crowd who categorize it as such to silence those opposed to abortion. Although there are many Biblical verses protecting human life, it is universally a moral issue. One doesn't have to be a Christian to be against the killing of innocent human life. Of course, Americans of all different faiths or none at all think that the killing of a defenseless innocent human is morally wrong.
If you don't think about the issue very often, then there is one obvious question: Why not? If 3,500 newborns were killed every day in this country, the matter would definitely be on the minds of all citizens, in the news, and the president would surely be crying about that. But when 3,500 unborn babies are destroyed there is basically silence from 99% of Americans, the media, and the not one tear is shed from our president.
What can be done about it? If you have never had the urge to do anything, well it's time to change that approach and get involved. With the 40-year anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision coming up this month, there are many local marches, rallies, and events that would welcome your participation. Go to one of them and then you will realize that you are not alone in this fight. Odds are that you will be exposed to other people or organizations that will assist you in getting more involved with the pro-life cause. If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, then go to the March for Life and get inspired by marching with probably 200,000 of your fellow Americans. Walk for Life West Coast will be in San Francisco at the end of the month. Watch the following video and get involved:
What else can you do? Use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or have your own site to spread the message. Pray and hold signs in front of an abortion facility, volunteer at a pregnancy center, or help any pro-life organization. Regularly visit pro-life sites to learn how to defend the position or to be informed of the latest news in this area. Have abortion at the forefront of the issues that you deem important. Remember: If 3,500 newborns were killed every day, then no doubt that fact would be the number one issue in America. Everybody would do what they could to stop a horror of that magnitude. Tears would be shed from the oval office to every house in this country.