With the November elections fast approaching, it is time to take a stance on “political” issues. Taking a stance and choosing for whom you will vote often weighs heavy on someone’s standards, values and morals. In our ever-changing political climate, it is easy to say: “I’ll vote for the lesser of the two evils.” This means we often have to turn a blind eye to one of our morals and place more “value” on another. Unfortunately, that is the nature of the game.
When it comes to the unborn child or someone near the end of their time here on Earth, their lives should be at the top of your “morality voting list.” Often, those lives are not considered “viable” or “useful.” Currently, the rights of the lives they affect (i.e. mother, caretaker) hold more weight in our political decisions rather than the lives of those who need protecting: the unborn child and the elderly. Just because a life does not currently add any “value” to our society doesn’t mean they won’t in the future or have not in the past. They are human beings created in the image of God. They have souls and the potential to spread God’s love.
Voting pro-life is upholding the sanctity or the inviolability that God’s love provides. Jeremiah 1:5 reads “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” This is what God said to Jeremiah when he called him to the service of the Lord. God knows all life He has and will create. The Lord places value on His creation. We, as voters, should be an extension of that love.
When making important political decisions this fall, it is critical that the sanctity of life should not be overshadowed by any other current political headline. Vote! And vote pro-life!
ACU for Life