As the 46th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade approaches on January 22, (the U.S. Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in America) I am reminded once again of the particularly horrific impact of abortion on the past several generations.
46 years is a long time.
I was born 10 years after the Roe decision, so my entire life has been lived under the shadow of abortion.
I have been touched personally by abortion in more ways than I can count. When 1 in 3 American women have had an abortion, it is likely that you too have been impacted by someone’s decision to end their baby’s life. Perhaps you even lost your own child to the lie of abortion.
As a survivor of the Roe generation, I have every right to be angry. I have every right to be frustrated and fatalistic about a society that kills the most innocent and helpless. I could wallow in anger and apathy.
But today, reflecting on 46 years of Roe vs. Wade, I am choosing life.
I am choosing to identify myself with the #StantonRevolution instead of the Roe generation.
I am choosing hope over hate: The kind of hope that bursts into the hearts of women as they glimpse their precious future on an ultrasound screen.
I am choosing advocacy over apathy: Intentional investment into the lives of mothers who need a listening ear and reassuring hand up.
I am choosing faithfulness over fatalism: Linking arms with God’s people to support those who daily minister with love and compassion to the “least of these”.
This month, while news reports and so-called women’s organizations tout 46 years of “reproductive liberation”, the Stanton team will continue serving clients in our Mobile Clinic. Trained advocates and highly-qualified medical professionals will be sharing truth and hope with women who don’t need rhetoric and political maneuvering.
This January, the Stanton SoCal team will be faithfully and cheerfully building up a culture of life in America, one tiny heartbeat at a time.
I am so proud of the work our team is doing, day in and day out. And I am so thankful for the committed supporters who partner financially with Stanton to make it all possible.
I am grateful to be a part of the #StantonRevolution.
As the sad anniversary of Roe vs. Wade approaches, I hope you will consider investing in the hopeful, faithful work of Stanton SoCal. We are praying for many new partners to help grow our ministry in 2019, and every gift counts.
Every donation to Stanton is an affirmation of the promise that there is life after Roe and hope after abortion.
This January 22, please join me in choosing life!
President, Stanton SoCal