While we should rightly mourn and decry the deaths of those killed in the shooting, we also shouldn’t forget the countless unborn children who have lost their lives to abortion. In a consistent pro-life worldview, all human lives matter.
In my own home state of Oregon, a prolife organization has confirmed that it’s not just Planned Parenthood that’s selling baby body parts for medical research, but also a private abortion clinic in Portland.
It’s common to talk to women physically or psychologically damaged by abortions, who say, “I had no idea this could happen; no one told me about the risks.” Unfortunately, the large body of evidence indicating significant abortion risks has been suppressed and ignored.
Someone recently wrote our ministry to ask: "I have four children, ages eight to almost two. At what age is it appropriate to talk to my young children about what's going on at Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics?"
Scriptures that show life begins in the womb, God is Creator and Owner of all people, God has exclusive prerogatives over human life and death, God hates the shedding of innocent blood, and God has a special love for children.
Someone recently asked me, “How does this current wave feel to you compared to what you experienced in the late 1980s?” When I and others, including John, spoke against Planned Parenthood 25 years ago, few listened. I'm grateful the truth is coming out.