by Jor-El Godsey, LAS
President, Heartbeat International
On Sunday, we celebrated the 245th anniversary of the promise of America.
The United States of America was founded upon the idea that, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men…”
This idea hasn’t always lived up to its promise. America's minorities, even women, were not counted and even prohibited from contributing as full citizens for much of our nation’s history. Thankfully, today the promise of America does include all nationalities, cultures, and colors. All can legally pursue the blessings of liberty.
Unfortunately, as we in the pregnancy help movement know too well, for the tiniest of Americans, that promise is non-existent.
And the consequences of that broken promise to babies living in the womb is 63 million abortions since 1973. A legally sanctioned holocaust, right under our nose denying these millions the first right necessary for all others – life.
You and I agree: We have a long, long way to go to fully realize the true meaning that “all Men are created equal.” For the smallest and most vulnerable among us, we have work to do.
And we are doing it!
We see your work to assist and care for each and every woman at risk of abortion today in adoption agencies, maternity homes, medical clinics, and pregnancy help centers, and we celebrate you. We are so grateful to you for continuing to work, day in and day out, to provide the love and support women need to make a life-affirming decision about the miracle inside of them.
As a network and a movement, we continue to press new frontiers in the fight against abortion, like the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN), which has helped over 2,000 women, and counting, get a second chance at choice after taking the abortion pill.
After the backyard BBQs and family and celebrations, take a moment with me to say a prayer for the unborn. Pray that the promise of America – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – would include the unborn boys and girls of every family, every culture, and every color.