Being pro-life means much more than being against abortion. Our value statement on the sanctity of human life reads:
We believe that human beings are created by God in His image. Therefore every person, from conception to natural death, possesses inherent dignity and immeasurable worth – including preborn children, elderly individuals, those with special needs and others marginalized by society. Christians, then, are called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
Author and speaker Emily Colson has lived the truth of that statement up close and personal. She is the single mother of twenty-eight year old Max, who has a diagnosis of autism. She says that nothing has been simple or easy in their lives, but God has used their brokenness to create something beautiful.
He does that for all of us.
God draws us to Him not because we are worthy but because He is great. He sees value in every life, and He blesses cultures who affirm that value. First Corinthians 12:18 and 22 says, “God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be… Those parts that seem weaker are indispensable.”
We’re celebrating the beauty of human life on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Seeing the Value of Every Person,” featuring a talk by Emily Colson recorded at a recent Focus on the Family chapel. She shared delightful stories of the “pure worship” she sees in her son Max. She’ll encourage you to appreciate the sanctity of human life in all its forms.
We defend human life everyday here at Focus on the Family through our websites, podcasts, social media pages, and digital outlets.
We also affirm the value of every human life through initiatives like our Option Ultrasound program launched in 2004, which has saved an estimated 425,000 babies.
A great way for you to make your voice heard is to add your signature to the Declaration for Life. I also encourage you to voice your support for The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311)by contacting your senators in Washington, D.C. This bill is designed to protect babies born alive in botched abortions by identifying them as legal persons, deserving of all protections under the law. (For more information, visit our website.) The U.S. Senate will vote on this act on February 25th, so call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask your representatives to support this legislation.
And mark your calendars for Saturday May 4, when Focus on the Family will be hosting an event in Times Square called Alive from New York. During this live event, a 4D ultrasound of a preborn baby will be conducted and broadcast on the Times Square marquee. There will also be a musical performance as well as some great speakers. We hope thousands will join us to publicly celebrate this powerful visual example of the sanctity of human life and to remind New York politicians that the fight for life will continue.
I echo Emily’s encouragement: “Every life is precious, unrepeatable, irreplaceable, indispensable, one of a kind and part of God’s grand love story. Keep going, my friends. Keep speaking up for life.”