Since the beginning of 2019 it seems almost weekly we see in the national media a story of how radical abortion legislation is being passed or at least proposed in various states. Most notably, New York passes one of the most extreme pro-abortion bills ever written and then Illinois comes along seemingly in a race to see who can be the most vile.
In our own state of NC a judge in Greensboro decided to overturn a law that made abortion illegal after 20 weeks. Apparently, our state is headed in the same direction as New York, Illinois, and Vermont which allow abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy.
Locally, we are seeing the City of Charlotte literally come against our efforts at the abortion center from every angle. From trying to keep us from parking the mobile ultrasound unit near the abortion centers, to taking our Prolife signs, and even writing citations for sidewalk counselors giving literature to women who stop to take it. Just last Saturday CMPD gave two separate citations to sidewalk counselors for giving literature to women who were reaching their arms out asking for the information. To make it worse, this coming Monday, City Council is planning to vote on a proposed noise ordinance that will further hinder our outreach at the abortion centers.
And in the midst of all of this we find out that Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the world, has purchased and renovated a massive $10,000,000 facility in uptown that will be used to bring their abortion services in large scale to our city. In an earlier article we mentioned this, and how the opening of this huge facility will make Charlotte the abortion “Mecca” of the Southeast. The shedding of innocent blood will be on a scale that this city has never before seen. Things like this can be very discouraging and cause us to ask the question, “Are we losing this fight?”
Outwardly, if we look only at these facts we might conclude that we are in fact losing the battle for the lives of the unborn. But, tell that to this precious little girl and countless others who were saved from abortion at the local abortion center. Her mom showed up to the Latrobe abortion center alone and scared. She didn’t want to have an abortion, but thought it was her only option given her situation. Thankfully, there was the loving presence of Cities4Life sidewalk counselors at the clinic when she arrived. Their story has been a blessing and inspiration to many. She’s even shared their story on a national stage during the Day of Mourning event in New York State.
This is just one of thousands of stories that prove if we will show up at the local abortion centers with a heart full of love, and lend our voice to those that have none, God will fight this battle through us. You see if we view the battle wrongly and only according to our human reasoning, rather than God’s word, it’s easy to believe that we’re losing. As I said earlier, many of the outward signs seem to indicate that, but God’s word tells us not to view the battle in an earthly way. The Scriptures say,
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of ]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
So our understanding should be, that because our battle isn’t a natural battle, that whether or not we are winning, or losing, isn’t based only on what we see outwardly. As believers in Jesus we win every time we show up for battle, because the battle we fight isn’t against politicians, judges, or the abortion industry and the battle isn’t ours to win, it’s the Lord’s.
As believers we are all called to the battle. We are called to graciously wield the sword of the Spirit and bring God’s truth to those that need it. In my opinion there is no group of people more in need of God’s truth than women and men at the local abortion centers. So, I want to encourage you to seek the Lord and ask how you should get involved in reaching out at the abortion centers in our city. Click one of the links below to see how you can get involved.