If we want to overturn Roe vs. Wade and restore a Pro-Life America, it is time that we take a new approach:
I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees. -Ezekiel 36:26-27, NAB
Our focus, so far, has been to debate the issues: when does life begin, the rights of the mother, legislating morality, and so on, but we must realize that we will never win these arguments until we change the hearts of our society back to Jesus.
Hundreds of thousands of people showed up in Washington D.C. to march in the 2013 March for Life – hoping that their presence and sheer numbers will influence legislators. Unfortunately, the media has failed to cover it, politicians will surely ignore it, and the American people will not change their minds.
Why are they doing this? Because 55 million children have died in the last 40 years since Roe vs. Wade – a staggering number! Somehow, society seems to ignore these numbers. How? By having hearts of stone.
There has been a great deal of debate about the issues behind abortion, and unfortunately we may never win those debates. But not because our arguments are invalid. Society is not receptive to them because they are more focused on their own selfish desires. They lack the wisdom and compassion that comes from having Christ in your heart.
To end abortion in America, then, we must change our focus. Legislating morality in an immoral world will not work. Instead, we must focus our efforts on evangelization. We must bring our society back to its moral roots, and reintroduce our country back to Jesus.
The root of the abortion problem in America comes from the men and women who are turning their back on God. Our moral compass is off, and only Christ can restore it. Let’s overcome the evils of abortion by teaching the world the love of Christ. Only then will we stop this tragedy from continuing to happen and restore a Pro-Life America.
NOTE: On Saturdays, I will now be posting reflections for the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Mass readings. Sundays will continue to be special topics based on relevant current events, and weekdays will continue to focus on a given book of the Bible (which is currently Ephesians).