It’s a Good Time for Nullification
Every day, states are nullifying unconstitutional federal acts. Not a week goes by that I don’t see another story of another state making a stand for their citizens and states rights. Nullification isn’t a dead political idea. It’s working. Whether or not the federal government wants it to is irrelevant. The Feds can’t enforce laws without the compliance of the States.
It blows my mind, then, that there has been so much resistance by pro-life advocates against nullifying abortion. Many of the people I’ve approached for advice or aid have not just rejected to help, but are discouraging me from even trying.
The Stakes Are Too High
Between 55 and 58 million babies have never seen the light of day since 1973. For some people groups—like African-Americans—abortion has killed more than all other causes of death combined since the legalization of abortion. Over a million children die every year in America alone. About one in five pregnancies end in abortion.
The preborn babies can’t afford us to be closed-minded and isolated to our own sectarian groups.
All Options on the Table
Every non-violent method that has the opportunity to save the life of another child deserves to be tried—Whether it’s nullifying abortion laws or something else entirely.
It makes little sense to beg for people to become active in the pro-life movement, then complain that people aren’t getting involved in our own pet project. This issue is bigger than you or me, this idea or that idea, one organization or another, this strategy or that strategy.
It’s about saving babies and women from the horrors of abortion.
No Magic Cure
Abortion is a complicated social issue. It is a struggle that’s existed throughout history. The successful end of abortion in America will require a broad range of strategies including, but not limited to:
- Educating the public on issues of life and abortion
- Challenging laws and court decisions
- Electing pro-life politicians who will take action
- Engaging the culture that promotes abortion
- Supporting abortion alternatives like adoption and life-affirming crisis pregnancy centers
- And much, much more
The point is: focusing on one area or another will not result in a sudden end to abortion. Focusing all efforts on one area will still leave another front untouched. We must be smart and organized, but aware that this is a complex issue that will above all else require persistence.
Enthusiastic people who have a passion for life should be encouraged—not discouraged. We do not have enough people concerned about the most important civil and human rights issue of our generation as it is.
It’s fine to encourage and suggest people pursue a particular area in accordance with their gifts and talents, but we should not become hostile when they don’t choose “our strategy.”
Babies can not afford us to alienate people who want to save them.
I am thankful for everyone who has been supportive of our efforts. I’m also thankful for all of the people involved in helping save babies. We’ve made a lot of progress since Roe vs. Wade, and we’ll continue to make progress as long as there are such passionate and caring people who refuse to let another child die.
If you appreciate what we’re doing, let us know. We need all the encouragement we can get, especially when we’re having to wrestle with those who are suppose to be on the same side!
It’s about saving babies.
Revised: December 30, 2014