If something makes Planned Parenthood sad, then it’s likely there’s something for the unborn and their advocates to celebrate. That was certainly true when the abortion giant issued their press release “New Data on abortion bans show alarming spike” at the end of March. The report gave reason for pro-lifers to thank God for what progress is being made.
So what’s the good new? In the first four months of 2019 we’ve seen:
- “250 bills restricting abortion have been filed in…state legislatures”
- 41 states have seen some abortion-restricting bill proposed
- “Seven states have proposed total bans on abortion”
- “Six states are down to one abortion provider”
While most pro-life bills aren’t successful, this is the path William Wilberforce took to end slavery in Britain. He proposed unsuccessful bills and kept on proposing them again and again until finally one of his bills wasn’t unsuccessful after all. In the same way, these 250 bills in 2019 are keeping the plight of the unborn in the public eye. We can hope and pray that God will bless these efforts to change hearts and provide these little ones the protection they need.
You can download John Piper’s short 77-page biography of William Wilberforce here for free.