Good News! Abortions Reduced by Half in Texas in September

Texas enacted the “heartbeat bill,” and ~2,000 unborn babies were saved in September 2021.

It’s nice to be able to report some good news! In September, the state of Texas enacted a “heartbeat bill” that bans abortion after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected (usually around 6–8 weeks gestational age). Now while this bill certainly doesn’t go far enough—a heartbeat does not determine personhood—the bill has likely saved over 2,000 babies’ lives as abortion rates were slashed in half in the state during September!

We need to continue fighting for life in this nation—the lives of unborn children are depending on it. Taking a human life is murder.

We need to continue fighting for life in this nation—the lives of unborn children are depending on it. Taking a human life is murder. One way we can fight is by legislative change, but such changes are difficult, often don’t last long (a new administration can come in and reverse the policies), and rarely go far enough in protecting unborn lives (biblically and scientifically, a human life begins at the moment of fertilization). That doesn’t mean such changes are not worthwhile, but it’s not all we should be doing. We should be working to change hearts and minds on the issue with the truth of God’s Word (which is confirmed by observational science) and the gospel.

Here are three resources you can use to do just that:

  • Start conversations with our Fearfully & Wonderfully Made book. This beautiful coffee-table–style book features a detailed timeline alongside striking photographs of the life-like baby models in our powerful Fearfully and Wonderfully Made exhibit here at the Creation Museum. It’s a wonderful way to start engaging conversations with your children and others who visit your home—it’s a very eye-catching book! You, and those you engage with, will be fascinated by the miracle of life—from fertilization through birth.
  • Engage children in your church and community with the truth about the sanctity of life with our Zoomerang VBS. Our powerfully evangelistic Vacation Bible School program for 2022 is a sanctity of life VBS outreach! This fun-filled program, with a wonderful message of how each and every life is precious, is a great way to engage children regarding the sanctity of life.
  • Attend our upcoming Life Is Precious Conference—and bring others with you to challenge them with biblical and scientific truths! On January 28, our Life Is Precious Conference is taking place in the Answers Center at the Ark Encounter, south of Cincinnati. Get equipped with answers so you can stand for life. Registration is now open.

Praise the Lord for the 2,000 babies that have been saved from death in Texas, and continue to pray that parents would choose life, that our leaders would make decisions that protect the most vulnerable, and that pregnancy care centers would continue to flourish around the nation, offering hope and help in Christ’s name.

Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8–9

Source: Answers in Genesis

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