On the eve of the 35th anniversary of the catastrophic Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton decisions, there is not much cause for celebration, but a remarkable opportunity for change. It is clear, particularly in light of what the number crunchers are telling us, that the surgical abortion business is declining while the chemical and medical side of the killing is on the increase. This latest news translates into a message that it is long past time for those who claim leadership roles in this struggle to examine past strategy and retool, if not recreate educational and communication techniques that will actually impact the culture.
I suggest this as someone who is in the process of doing that very thing as the president of the nation’s largest pro-life educational organization, American Life League. We are indeed recreating ourselves so that our message appeals to younger Americans and at the same time resonates with those who not only keep us going with their support but have the ominous task or raising their own family in this morbidly egotistical society in which we all live.
At American Life League we have unveiled a new web site that will revolutionize the way we spread the news, provide commentary and help others apply lessons that will undergird the way they live their pro-life life. We are reaching out to high school and college students with effective Training and Activism weekends and days of education, focusing on local activism where so much work needs to be done. We are providing streaming video for all to see in an effort to maximize our opportunities to speak about personhood, the reality of what abortion does to a child and the many reasons why contraception is nothing more than the prelude to the killing of the innocent if not another tool in the arsenal. We are moving forward aggressively with BLOGGING, LIVE NEWS REPORTING and so much more. The opportunities are endless and limited only by lack of enthusiasm.
We have learned as we continue to reinvent ourselves and move closer to the goal that people thirst for truth. Oh, they may get agitated when they hear things they would prefer to ignore, but we have seen in the growth experienced in our own programs that once the truth is deposited in the mind and heart of the listener, great things happen, babies are saved and lives are recovered from past sexual sins. This enlivens, blesses and motivates every single one of us at American Life League.
So on this 35th anniversary as we mourn the loss of millions of innocents, let us all examine where we have been, what we have done and what it’s going to take to turn this horror around. The only thing that is not worth trying is ignoring or avoiding action we because we fear change. Clearly, since the tactics of the past have not brought us any closer to the goal of restoring personhood for the preborn, innovation and creativity are required. We have the right message; let’s take it out there for the Lord and for His babies!
It is the season for celebrating life--the timing could not be better, the vision could not be clearer and the grace to do it is at hand.