April 11, 2021
"The Only Choice"
The sermons in this two-part series on abortion are not designed to convince you to be pro-life or to change your position from pro-choice to anti-abortion. Covenant Church is a right-to-life church in a right-to-life denomination. My leading assumption in this series is that pro-choice Evangelical Presbyterian is an oxymoron.
My hope is to encourage you in your pro-life commitment. I want to equip you in maintaining a firm grip on the sanctity of life in ways that will minister God's work of mercy and grace in the lives of those who are pro-choice. Also, I know that there might be someone listening today who has had an abortion or been complicit in someone having an abortion. This is a painful thing. There is forgiveness in Jesus Christ. There is hope and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. Only through changed hearts can our culture be healed of the wickedness of abortion.
To start, let's look at the numbers. Most of these numbers are from data
compiled going back no farther than 2016:
In 2016, two-thirds of abortions occurred up to 8 weeks of
pregnancy; 88% up to 12 weeks; which means 12% of abortions