When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a resounding 6-3 decision in June, a collective cheer went up from millions of volunteers and non-profits which have worked diligently for 50 years to restore a culture of life to America by making the case against abortion.
“The Supreme Court is exactly right — the Constitution does not provide the right for human beings to be killed in the womb,” read a statement by Ventura County’s Love Life chapter, a newer pro-life organization among the many in our area, including crisis pregnancy centers, 40 Days for Life and the Catholic Church. “We praise God for the overturning of Roe!”
Pro-life groups now look to the future and helping women and families welcome children into unexpected or difficult circumstances. Love Life specifically challenges churches to become “Houses of Refuge” by creating a culture of support, encouragement and celebration for women who want to keep their babies in difficult circumstances. They offer a model at lovelife.org.
“Now that Roe has been overturned,” the non-profit said in a statement, “there will still be broken and hurting families facing challenging pregnancies. Some of them will be people attending your church. Others will be co-workers, neighbors, classmates, teammates or people in your community. The question is, will your church be ready to respond?”