Next week is Sanctity of Human Life Week, marking the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade decision legalizing abortion in America. Southern Baptists are affiliated with some 250 crisis pregnancy centers scattered across the United States. Every time you give to the offering at First Baptist Church, a portion of your offering through our denominational planned giving effort known as the Cooperative Program is going to these Pro-Life Centers. In fact, our Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home has a mobile unit that travels the state. The unit is equipped with an ultrasound machine showing pregnant women, who might be contemplating abortion, the precious life inside of them.
Locally, there is a multi-denominational ministry called A Pregnancy Center and Clinic. The Clinic is located in the Medical Building at 913 S. College Road Suite 206, Lafayette, LA 70503. The phone number is 232-5509. The Lord may want you to be involved in that ministry at some level. I have included their address in hopes that you might send them a donation to support their ministry.
This is an incredibly important and personal issue for me. My wife and I have an 8 year old that we adopted. Our understanding is that our son’s biological mother went to one such center and “now you know the rest of that story.” I cannot bring myself to think about what might have happened to our little Dru had not his biological mother gone to that center.
For all the boys and girls like “Dru” in our world, let’s be advocates for the unborn.
Proverbs 31:8 says, “Speak up for those who have no voice.” If ever there were ones who cannot speak up for themselves, it is the unborn.