I recently had the privilege of speaking at the Wisconsin Right to Life annual conference. These are men, women, and teenagers who are working for the cause of life. They gathered from across their great state to learn, network, and be rallied to do more for the families being destroyed by choice.
After my talk that evening I had many come over to my booth and ask me to sign their newly bought books. There was one man in particular who I want to tell you about. He didn’t buy a book, didn’t ask me to sign anything, didn’t tell me I did a good job, nothing. He simply wanted to tell me a story. His tale goes like this…
In 1975 he was a really good attorney by his own admission. He rarely lost any case he defended. One day a man called the attorney’s office and said his wife had left him. He didn’t want a divorce and especially not now because his wife had just told him she was pregnant…and getting an abortion. The caller asked the attorney if there was anything he could do to keep his child. This attorney told him there was no problem, that they would get an injunction against his wife to stop the abortion and there was nothing to worry about. I could tell by the way this man was speaking to me he was very confident at the time that by his actions this child was safe.
The day of court came and again my new friend the attorney had assured his client that all was well. As the judge began to look at the case he asked the attorney to give him one law he could reference to uphold the injunction. And of course we all know now, there is not one.
Not one single law this attorney could find to save the life of this child for his client. His client was looking to him and the attorney could do nothing. The pregnant wife’s lawyer was there and when she saw they could not uphold the injunction, called the wife as she waited at the abortion clinic. She immediately went through with the abortion.
As this attorney who was standing in front of me got to this part of the story he broke down in tears telling me how there was nothing he could do for his client and nothing he could do to save the life of this child. He said, “I live with it every day.”
Never, ever, ever fall for the lie that abortion doesn’t have a ripple effect on many lives. 39 years later and this man is unable to tell the story without breaking down in tears. Abortion is a tragedy on many levels, created to divide, destroy, and bring death to millions. The tragic circumstance men face when trying to fight for the lives of their children is unconscionable and must be corrected.
I don’t have the answer, but what I do have is a Truth that sets people free, that will change the course of our nation once our churches stand up and defend LIFE. When our local churches take back this issue from politics and realize this is an issue God cares deeply about, then men like this attorney and the devastated father, will not have to live the rest of their lives thinking of this tragedy daily.