What is an Abortion Abolitionist?

Acknowledgements to T. Russell Hunter and FreetheStates.org

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, a day we celebrate life, human life, and more specifically, pre-born life.

If you are not familiar with this special day, Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is held on the 3rd Sunday of January and was started by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. H.W. Bush continued it during his presidency. Bill Clinton discontinued it for the 8 years he was in office. George W. Bush re-instituted it for his two terms, but Obama eliminated it when he was elected. Thankfully, President Trump brought it back again. Most likely, when Joe Biden becomes President, he will discontinue it.

My Black Heart Changed

“THIS IS WHERE THEY PERFORM THE ABORTIONS,” I said to my beautiful and precious daughters in 2011 as we drove past the innocuous looking building called Family Planning Associates located just a few miles from our home at the time. Making a quick U-turn I parked just up the street from the entrance. A solitary man looked like he was praying as he strode slowly up and down the sidewalk in front of the medical offices.

Two women exited. One was weeping as they both hurriedly walked to the parking lot. The praying man told us it’s busiest on Wednesdays and Fridays because that’s when they carry out their “surgical procedures.”

“Daddy,” my then 12-year-old DD exclaimed, “why is it called a Family Planning Clinic? Why did they name it that?”

“Because,” I gently explained, “it sounds better than advertising that it’s a place to murder your child.”

Flash backward about twenty years from that day to a Christian Singles Retreat I attended shortly after committing my life to Jesus. In the dining room a petition was passed around from table to table opposing a new abortion clinic that was just getting ready to open for business. “I can’t sign it,” I protested, “I am for abortion.”