Behind the statistics concerning the millions of babies who have been aborted in our nations since 1973 are mothers whose minds, bodies, and souls have been forever scarred as a result of this painful act. There are also the countless untold stories of the fathers who either stood by silently or felt that society, blind to the wounds of men, had stripped them of their voice. We must select our words carefully and do our best to offer this group the mercy of the cross. These women and men need to be reminded that weeping does not last forever and that, in Christ, there is forgiveness and wholeness. We were determined that our position on abortion be full of grace and truth. By offering grace to the wounded and life protection for the unborn we are a faithful reflection of Christ’s love for the world that he created.

Abortion cannot be allowed on economic, social, or racial grounds—whether to afford a higher standard of living, for the convenience of uncommitted relationships, or because a minority racial group is involved. The opposition of The Bible to the abortion of an unborn life, Exodus 20:13, Matthew 19:8 embodies one of the deepest norms of human society: the protection of life.

These universal values—accessible via both reason and revelation—make the protection of all human life paramount, inside the womb or out, regardless of ethnicity. There is only one race, the human race (Acts 17:26.