I have been thinking and praying about this issue a lot lately. I believe if you are pro-life you have to also be pro-child and pro-mother. As believers we are facing our own hypocrisy if you look at the staggering numbers of children in foster care, in orphanages, in need of loving families. If we spread the call to stop abortions we need to step up to provide homes and meet the physical, spiritual, academic, and social needs of the orphans in our communities. In my heart I don’t believe we can have it both ways. What if we stepped up now and loved the orphans who are already here until there wasn’t a child or a mother in need who went without? Would we need to fight so hard to end abortion if loving families were willing and ready with hands outstretched for children in need? Instead of condemnation what if we provided compassion? Instead of judgment what if we provided just what a mother who couldn’t care for her child needed … a family?
“If you claim to be religious but don’t control what you say and do, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress.” James 1:26-27
*Please see this blog post from Intersect that also helped inspire this post: