On Sunday our church, along with many others, celebrated the Sanctity of Life. In my message I asked the question: What makes our defense of the unborn and our fight against abortion specifically Christian? I argued that our knowledge of God our Maker, our motivation that comes from his love and kindness to us, and that our message of forgiveness make Christian pro-life advocates fundamentally different than atheists for life or any other humanitarian or non-Christian religious cause to preserve the unborn.
For those who want to think more about the issues of the gospel and the call to save human lives, see the following resources.
Books Arguing Against Abortion
The Case For Life by Scott Klusendorf
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments Expanded & Updated by Randy Alcorn
Answering the Call: Saving Lives One Woman at a Time by John Ensor
Abortion: A Rationale Look at an Emotional Issue by R.C. Sproul
Books Ministering to Those Suffering From a Previous Abortion
Innocent Blood: Challenging the Power of Death with the Gospel of Life by John Ensor
Healing After Abortion: God’s Mercy is For You by David Powlison
Hand of Hope The Story Behind The Picture by Michael Clancey (Michael took the picture featured above).
Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line by Abby Johnson
John Piper’s three-sermon, pamphlet-sized Exposing the Dark Work of Abortion is a great little resource to read and ponder.
Abort73 is ministry that strives to inform and advocate against abortion.
LifeTraining Institute is the ministry of Scott Klusendorf which seeks to “persuasively communicate the pro-life message.”
Other recent articles on the subject include:
Five Questions for Pro-Life Advocates (Scott Klusendorf),
The Unbearable Wrongness of Roe (Michael Stokes Paulsen),
Advancing Pro-Life Legislation: The Need for Prudence and Civility (Scott Klusendorf and Jay Watts),
A Month for Life (Kathleen Nielson),
“Abortion is as American as Apple Pie” — The Culture of Death Finds a Voice (Albert Mohler)
I hope these will help you. If you know of other indispensable resources, please pass them along or add them in the comments.
Soli Deo Gloria, dss