Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the disastrous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. While we praise God that Texas continues to lead the fight for stronger pro-life protections, our hearts grieve for the 57 millions souls lost since that fateful decision. There is still much work to be done to ensure that every unborn baby in Texas is protected.
Last Saturday the Texas Values team attended the North Texas March for Life and were privileged to meet north Texans who are passionate about saving the lives of the unborn and those impacted by abortion. While working the Texas Values table, we were encouraged by the number of wonderful groups who pray, educate, and provide for the diverse and distinct needs of the pro-life movement in Texas. They are the hands and feet cultivating the culture of life by impacting the lives of people every day.
We joined the crowd of marchers representing many denominations and backgrounds who were firmly united to promote the gift of life in our state and end the atrocity of abortion. We are seeing the Texas pro-life movement continue to grow as we no longer just stand for life. We march. We move. We press on. And our refusal to quit has made a difference.
The North Texas March for Life is notably significant in that they march to one of the most important battle grounds in the state – the courts. The Earle Cabell Federal Building, the destination of the march, was where Roe v. Wade was first filed. Our pro-life federal court victory last year in Austin over the “Forced Speech Ordinance” targeting pregnancy centers, shows the importance of the courts’ role in the battle for life. May we fervently pray that our judges continue to rule in favor of life and freedom for the vulnerable.
We must also continue championing pro-life legislation at the state capitol, not just for our sake, but for the nation’s. In fact, after the 2013 Pro-Life Omnibus Law (HB 2) was passed, it broke ground for other states like Louisiana to follow suit.
We invite you to come be a part of the Texas Rally for Life in Austin as we pray and march at the state capitol this Saturday, January 24th. We know there is still much more ground to cover and many more lives to save. We will continue to move forward in our culture, the courts, and in the legislature until every innocent life is protected. Will you join us?