There has been a lot of ink spilled and rhetoric tossed between the #prolife and #prochoice movements over the past few days since the leak of the potential verdict of the Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade. What saddens me most is the fear and the hate that I see played out over and over again.
As someone who would self-identify as “pro-life”, this fear and hatred utterly breaks my heart. I believe that we must share a message of love, courage, and companionship along a difficult road.
To that end, I want my message to be “I WILL WALK WITH YOU.” If you are struggling with an unplanned pregnacy, a terrifiying prental dignosis, shame about past decisions, or even fear about what the future will bring…please know you are not alone.
Whatever will come, I will be there to walk next to you offering practial financial, emotional, and phyical supports as you walk what will no doubt be a challenging path. These are not empty words…please, please reach out if you are in a place of need!
In the days to come I hope to share some stories with my personal experiences walking with mothers and families in need but until then I invite you to take a look at a video I made a last year re-envisioning what I think the pro-life movement can be so that it will truly meet the needs of our world today.
Please know that no matter where you stand on this important issue, I am praying for you every day (yes, really). Our true victory will only come when each and every man, woman, boy, and girl is respected as an unrepeatable blessing and a full member of society with rights and responsibilities. I pray that day is near!
Be not afraid!