After watching the newly released movie Lincoln, I came away with the following impression:
The movie masterfully portrays the conviction and courage of those who fought against the evil of slavery.
The Republican Party, led by President Lincoln's fortitude worked hard to persuade enough Democratic House members to vote for an amendment that freed millions of African-Americans from their slave owners.
However, I couldn't help seeing the parallels between abolitionist movement and the millions of us who fight courageously to protect the unborn child.
Sadly, African-Americans were relegated by the Supreme Court (Dred Scott decision) to a sub-human status and their freedoms placed at the whim of their "master."
Similarly, an unborn child's very survival is dependent on the consent of the mother.
The abolitionist movement fought long and tirelessly before finally winning freedom. Many hearts and minds were changed along the way.
Since 1973, there have been over 55 million abortions in America.
Pro-life advocates have been battling since, suffering its share of defeats, including the recent national election results. Yet, we will continue to stand up for the unborn, trying to convince others of their inherent sanctity.
I hope and pray we are someday successful.