Many Americans proudly claim to be pro-life. A majority of Americans in fact now claim to be pro-life. But I wonder how many have ever considered adoption? This aspect of being pro-life is essential in order to have a fully developed pro-life outlook. We cannot place all our efforts into saving the lives of unborn children while ignoring the plight of those already born. This makes the criticism that pro-lifers only care about unborn children all the more credible.
To be sure there is cause for caution in adopting. A recent article explains: “Some evangelicals are so enamored of international adoption as a mission of spiritual salvation — for the child and the adoptive parents — that they have closed their eyes to adoption-related fraud and trafficking, and have not fully embraced alternatives that would help orphans find loving families in their home countries.” Then again, we cannot close our eyes to the fact that many children are being trafficked either. The bottom line is that if we are going to be pro-life, we must care about every life, born and unborn. But like any good conviction it has to come with action, not just words. Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.