Today is the 35th anniversary of the awful Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Tens of thousands of people will march on Washington. They are telling our lawmakers that the state must protect human life at all stages.
In the years since Roe v. Wade, pro-lifers have made great efforts to limit abortions and the harm they do. Those efforts have borne fruit. For example, the number of abortions has decreased by 25% since 1990, according to statistics from the pro-abortion Guttmacher institute. (See here for info.)
35 years ago, who would have thought that abortion would be the issue that would never go away? Perhaps people took it for granted that after the Supreme Court decision, there was no hope to get it changed. But the law of unintended consequences has been at work. Many women who have had abortions have become pro-life after dealing with the deep grief and loss that their abortions brought to them.
It may take years and years, but life always wins out. The gospel of life is our only hope for overcoming the culture of death.