Life Library — Abortion

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  • 3 Ways to Talk about Life — It’s easy to talk about your pro-life beliefs with your Christian friends. You’re all coming from the same source: the Bible. But what happens when you chat with friends or teachers who aren’t Christian, who don’t see the Bible as anything at all? How can you stand up for life in a pro-choice world?

  • Abortion and the Meaning of Parenthood — If the essence of our humanity consists in our freedom, in taking control, we must think of parenthood correspondingly. But that may mean the loss of the wisdom that to accept full responsibility for what our children are and become is to cut the nourishing root of unconditional parental love.

  • Are the Unborn Human? — It’s easy to talk about your pro-life convictions amongother Christians. We share a common source of authority — the Bible. But what happens when you talk to friends or teachers who aren’t Christian, who don’t see the Bible as a source of authority at all?

  • Children of Light — The darkness of Roe v. Wade gives children of light opportunities to share with those who feel trapped in the darkness Jesus’ powerful words of hope: “I have come into the world as a light so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness” (John 12:46).

  • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made — Abortion is much more than a political issue for me — it is deeply personal. My obstetrician urged me to “terminate the pregnancy.” I told him I would not kill my daughters; I wanted to give them the best chance at life that I could.

  • Great Sinners — If the Germans can confess collective guilt, why can’t we? Let us repent of our complicity in abortion.

  • Katie’s Story — Each reason for choosing abortion is unique. Yet, one thread runs through many women’s stories — insecurity. That thread is often tangled with the threads of alcohol or drug abuse. Katie’s story is shot through with all those threads. Years later, she had to confront what she had done.

  • Lawmakers Lawbreakers — Even though churches have lost significant influence over society, they do at least retain authority over their own members. Some churches are considering the exercise of discipline over pro-abortion politicians.

  • A Letter to my Birthmother — “I am writing this letter to thank and encourage all the birthmothers who may read it. … You made the right choice, and I thank God every day for that.”

  • Our Littlest Neighbor — A great darkness has fallen upon us. In the 1973 landmark decision known as Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court struck down all laws regulating or restricting abortion, thus effectively making abortion-on-demand the law of the land. Forty years our nation has wandered in this wilderness. Forty years, and we have grown comfortable with the culture of death.

  • What Women Don’t Know Does Hurt Them — The church ought not do anything — whether through silence, a lack of support, or not sharing God’s Word — that would cause a girl or woman to miss out on something that God desires to accomplish in her life and the life of the child He has entrusted to her.

  • Will Power — Logical conclusions: According to Wesley Clark’s existentialist metaphysics, most of us are not alive.

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