It’s been 47 years since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States, and Cissie Graham Lynch is speaking up for the unborn on her podcast, Fearless. The mother of two unveiled a hard truth of how she struggled during the pregnancy of her first child, but stood firm on God’s Word.
“When I was pregnant, my husband was in the NFL. We had plenty of money; I had a beautiful home. I have a loving family. I’d been married for six years,” Lynch said.
“Depression swept over me the whole time I was pregnant,” Lynch said. “I did not want to be pregnant [with] my first child.”
Even on the way to the hospital, she cried while telling her husband, “I don’t want to be a mom.”
Hours later, she was blessed with a beautiful baby girl—all the while knowing the law could’ve given her a way out through late-term abortion.
“That is scary,” Lynch said.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion during the Roe v. Wade case on January 22, 1973, more than 61 million babies have been aborted (according to the National Right to Life Educational Foundation).
“That is more than the combined total of every American life given in every war since the American Revolution to the Iraq wars,” Lynch continued. “But just because the courts legalize abortions, it’s always important, as Christians, to remember what is legal is obviously not necessarily moral in God’s sight.”
So, what is God’s view on abortion? When does life really begin?
Take a look at these three Biblical truths:
1. Men and women were created in the image of God.
“During creation, humankind was different from the animal world in Genesis 1,” Lynch said. “We’ve been given the ability of rational thought, personality and moral responsibility.”
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” —Genesis 1:27
2. The Bible says man shall not murder—or shed innocent blood.
“We’re a self-centered world; we’ve become our own idols,” Lynch continued. “And we’re sacrificing the children for ourselves and for our life.”
“They poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.” —Psalm 106:38
3 Ways to Support Life
1. Pray for the life of the unborn and for mothers facing difficult decisions
2. Volunteer with pro-life organizations
3. Vote for people who pledge to protect the life of the unborn
3. Scripture shows children are known by God in the mother’s womb before birth.
“God doesn’t just know us before we were born, He has a purpose for each of us before we were even conceived,” Franklin Graham’s daughter shared. “And I often think of all those 61 million babies that have been taken too early who are not given a chance … I think what their story would have been.”
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. … My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” —Psalm 139:13-16
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