Have you ever thought about what abortion costs our country monetarily? This excellent article gives us an idea. Country Guy has always said abortion is one of the reasons for our economic troubles. Here is support for his belief. (I also enjoyed Jim Denison's wife, Janet's, blog post on the Manti Te'o deception, which you can read here.)
First, if you are pro-life, can you defend your position? It is vital that we speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), giving a reason for our faith "with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15). For more on the legal, theological, and ethical issues involved in abortion, I invite you to read my essay, "Abortion and the Mercy of God."
Second, if you believe life is sacred from the moment of conception, what are you doing to act on your conviction? My wife and I are strong supporters of the Council for Life in Dallas; what pro-life organization could you support in your community? Is God calling you to walk through pregnancy with a woman considering abortion? To share God's mercy with a friend who chose abortion? To consider adopting a child into your family? Dietrich Bonhoeffer warned us: "Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."
Each time I visit Israel, I am deeply saddened by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. As you know, six million Jews were murdered during World War II, one-fourth of them children. As much as we should grieve the Holocaust, let's remember that 10 times more lives have been ended by abortion.
One of the first panels at Yad Vashem displays this statement: "A country is not just what it does—it is also what it tolerates."