Pastors – we need you!
Why we can’t do this without you
With your strong leadership and example, we can:
- WORSHIP God even in the face of the extreme evil of abortion as we beg forgiveness and repent for the sin of abortion
- TEACH others how to be courageous and not ashamed to stand for what is right, the protection of all human life
- HEAL those who have already had abortions
- Make Jesus PRESENT in the darkest of situations by praying at the very clinics where abortions happen
- SPREAD the good news of the loving pro-life message
One in three women will have an abortion by the time she is 45. That should motivate you as the leader of your flock to do two things:
- Work to make it so that people do not have to go through the pain of an abortion
- Bring healing to those who have already experienced abortion
Without you, we cannot grow our prayer presence to cover multiple abortion clinics in prayer. These mothers and babies at ALL the Austin abortion clinics deserve to see loving faces praying for them before and after they have their abortion.
Tips for preaching about abortion
There is a lot of pain in our midst…pain regarding the tragedy of abortion. We as pastors share in that pain. We are also called to address it. Dealing with it is an essential aspect of our call to serve the needs of our people.
Some of the pain of abortion comes from having been involved in one.
Some of the pain, on the other hand, comes from simply knowing it happens. Most people understand abortion is wrong. But because they know that doing something to stop it will involve sacrifices they would rather not make, they don’t really make an effort to learn more about it. Facing abortion directly, after all, will make them feel worse about not doing something about it.
In the midst of this dilemma, we are called and sent as pastors.
We are called to bring hope, reconciliation, and healing to those who have procured or cooperated in abortions. We are also called to encourage and equip our people to make positive changes in society, so that respect and protection for the lives of our unborn brothers and sisters will flourish.
A pastor is a minister of truth and compassion, two realities which, far from being contrary to each other, are essential aspects of each other. God, after all, is both Truth and Compassion itself, and He is One.
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
-Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor
From a former Planned Parenthood Director…
Abby Johnson – author of the best-selling book unPlanned, public speaker, and former Planned Parenthood Director, has this to say:
Abby: I grew up in a pro-life Christian home, but I never once heard my preacher talk about abortion.
Pastor: I preach about abortion every year during Respect Life month and the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
Abby: It’s not enough. About 65% of women who have abortions claim to be Christian.
Pastor: Abby, how often do you think I should be preaching about abortion?
Abby: I don’t know, but I will say that when I worked at Planned Parenthood, it was not uncommon for a woman to be holding a rosary or Bible in her hands while she laid on the abortion table. So you tell me, how often should you preach about abortion?
This is why we cannot do this without you. Please contact us at 512-296-2071 or
info@CentralTexasCoalition.com for more information and to get your church involved.