By Steve Horn, Louisiana Baptists executive director
Jesus reminds us that we should always pray and never give up (Luke 18:1). Today’s ruling from the Supreme Court serves as a good reminder of that truth. For almost 50 years, American Christians from various denominational backgrounds have been praying and working towards the day when Roe v Wade would be overturned. That day has arrived.
While we celebrate and give thanks for today’s decision, we must remember that the decision of a court does not automatically change the heart of man. Children will continue to be conceived apart from a marriage relationship. We must continue to pray for hearts to change so behaviors will change – and only Jesus can change a heart.
Abortion will not go away. It will still be legal in many states. No doubt underground abortion clinics will form. Therefore, we must continue our efforts to lovingly offer alternatives, Godly counsel and assistance. It’s not our judgement that will identify us as God’s children. It’s our love.
So today, we give thanks to God and to all who have tirelessly worked to bring us to this point. But we also pray God will change hearts so eventually abortion will become unthinkable. Until such time, we continue to commit ourselves to loving others as Jesus would have us do and pray for the total elimination of all abortions.