A few weeks ago, Alabama’s Governor, Kay Ivey, signed the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion bill into a law potentially punishing doctors who perform abortions with life in prison.[Governor Ivey defended the law stating: “This legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”
Everyone wants to talk about the rights of unborn children today. Why is there little discussion about defending the rights of the children who are born as a result of unwanted pregnancies?
In 2017, more than 690,000 children spent time in foster care in the United States. Right now, there are 107,918 foster children eligible and waiting to be adopted. My dad and two aunts used to be part of that statistic.
If we truly believe each person is “a sacred gift from God,” as Governor Ivey said. Then why aren’t we talking about defending these children? Only 2% of Americans adopt. Among Christians the number rises to 5%.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."