Serving Life Is Serving Love

Being pro-life is not about being a busybody or about being judgmental; it is about being compassionate. It is about not only trying to save the life of a baby, but also saving the parents from the pain that can come back sometimes years later when they regret the decision that was—so often—made under pressure and during a very emotional and difficult time.

Thankfully, there are many organizations and caring people who are out there to help. Just the other day I listened to a radio program about homes that provide a place to live, and help for women in a crisis pregnancy who don't know where to turn. They can be found at www.goodcounselhomes.org. They provide a loving family environment, and tools to help women to get their lives back on track.

For post-abortion healing, we have heard from several men and women who have been greatly helped by groups like Rachel's Vineyard, and many are speaking out through Silent No More. I also know of birth parents who felt that the best thing for them, and most loving thing they could do for their child, was to make a plan for adoption. This is a beautiful and selfless gift to both their child and a couple desperately looking for a baby to love.

Either way, life is served over death. New life brings new love, and God is love.

1/20/2012 5:00:00 AM