It’s pretty easy to despair if you are a pro-lifer watching current events. The media is awfully good at giving abortionists and abortion-mouth pieces like NARAL: Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Action Committee and the Religious Coalition for Choice a disproportionate platform to spew their rhetoric. Plus, it seems like there is an endless stream of judges and government bureaucrats willing to throw out pro-life laws or intervene on behalf of sloppy abortionists to bail them out.
But that’s only really only taking account of a small part of the battle to end abortion. When you look at the whole picture, the pro-life movement is making remarkable progress.
Take the recently released numbers of abortions in Indiana for the past year. Statewide abortions dropped by almost 9% — from 8,808 in 2012 to 8,027 in 2013. Here in Marion County they dropped by 7.5%, from 5,418 in 2012 to 5,007. This happened in the midst of an economic slowdown and rising prices on fuel, energy and housing in Indianapolis. Usually, you’d expect more women to choose to abort their children in hard times, not less.
The continuing drop in the number of abortions, combined with the record number of people who consider themselves pro-life and the continual closing of more and more abortion facilities across the country offer sold proof that America is turning away from abortion as a culture. Progress is slow still, but we’re gaining steam — despite what you might hear on the evening news.