An endangered Mexican grey wolf was reportedly shot to death in Arizona this past January 2nd. Federal authorities have confirmed that the wolf was killed and are conducting an investigation into the incident. Animal rights activists are upset about this killing. Some have called it tragic. One said that it was “…a heinous crime…many of us are grieving his loss.”
While it is a noble thing to mourn the loss of any of God’s creatures, it is especially important to mourn the loss of human beings that are created in God’s image. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of one of history’s most horrific assaults on the sanctity of human life. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court made the disastrous Roe v. Wade decision, essentially legalizing abortion on demand in all 50 states. Christians across the nation are marking that anniversary in different ways. The Family Foundation issued this message today:
“Today is the ‘National March for Life’ where tens of thousands of pro-life Americans will unite at the National Mall and march on Capitol Hill. The march today takes place on the anniversary of one of the most heinous and utterly odious rulings in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
For forty-nine years now, the United States has lost over sixty million Americans, due to them being murdered in the womb from abortion being legal in all fifty states. It is nothing short of a spine-chilling and gut-wrenching fact that every ninety-seven seconds an innocent American is murdered in the womb at Planned Parenthood.
As pro-life advocates, we know this is not only unacceptable but also unsustainable for us as a nation to continue to allow the murdering of innocent life. That is why today, the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world will take place as bold and fearless Americans for life will descend upon Capitol Hill to proclaim that life is sacred and must be protected.
Let us join with our fellow pro-life Americans today, whether with them in the march or afar, that life is a fundamental human right, and that each person is created in the image of God and has inherent dignity and worth. Let us together resolve today, that the days of legalized abortion are numbered and must be outlawed in our lifetime!”
Let’s help The Family Foundation and other pro-life groups get the message out about the sanctity of life. Let’s help people make godly decisions when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Let’s proclaim the message of forgiveness through Jesus for anyone who has been guilty of participating in abortion in any way. Let’s work and pray for an America where life is protected because it is deemed to be precious.