On this 43rd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, we come to a place of reflection. We mourn the grievous results of that court ruling over the last decades, we recognize the hope and light that we’ve had the opportunity to bring in fighting abortion, and we look forward to a future free of abortion.
The Tragedy of Roe vs. Wade
The reality of this anniversary is difficult to come to terms with. Since Roe vs. Wade, over 57 million babies have been aborted. We mourn the loss of these children and the circumstances under which they were killed.
Though we grieve that we must work in the darkness, we are blessed with the opportunity to be the light. Elizabeth’s New Life Center has saved over 27,000 babies from abortion since we were founded in 1989. Our work along with the work of women’s centers across the country has saved thousands of babies and given hope and help to families.
Looking to the Future
We especially take heart on this day as we sense the national conversation shifting around abortion. Since 2010, 282 new restrictions have been placed on abortion. More and more, public conversation reflects a desire to end abortion. We’ve seen victories such as investigations and states denying funding to Planned Parenthood. In the midst of the tragedy we’re reminded of on this day, we look forward to the future expectantly.
George Bush’s Words In 2005
“This is the path to the culture of life that we seek for our country. And on its coldest days …I encourage you to take warmth and comfort from our history, which tells us that a movement that appeals to the noblest and most generous instincts of our fellow Americans and that is based on a sacred promise enshrined in our founding document, that this movement will not fail.”
Thank you for working alongside us against abortion. You are helping us save lives and work in the darkness of Roe vs. Wade every day, and for that we are grateful.