Two years ago, I became actively pro-life. At that time, there were four abortion facilities in Austin, Texas, where I live. One Planned Parenthood, one Whole Woman’s Health (a notoriously dangerous Texas-based chain), and two independent facilities.
That same summer, Texas passed a state law banning abortions after 20 weeks and increasing the standards for abortion facilities. It was Wendy Davis’ filibuster of that law, ironically, that made me sit up and pay attention to the killing of preform children not only in my country, but in my state and city.
Now, two years later, I’ve just gotten word that after this week we will only have one abortion facility in Austin. Over the last two years, one abortion facility closed (the Whole Woman’s Health) and another has stopped committing abortions (one of the independent facilities, where the abortionist and his wife lived in the facility - shudder).
After this week, another independent abortion facility will stop committing abortions, leaving us with only one - the Planned Parenthood - on which we can focus our efforts.
I am so excited. Two years after I realized I needed to do something, we are so, SO close to abolishing abortion in the Austin area.
I invite you to celebrate with me, and to thank God for sparing so many of the preborn children in Texas.
I also invite you to look at your own communities. Where can you focus your efforts? I pray that some day every single community will be abortion-free. But God does not call us to sit by. He calls us to pray, and He also calls us to stand up and speak.
We will abolish abortion. We’re already well on our way!