Wow! It’s hard to believe that another school year is wrapping up. All our elementary and 7th-grade students are finished with school today. Secondary students have finals next week, and then… summer break! I pray that the break is a time of relaxation and refreshment for you and your family.
With summer comes a monumental decision that could favor life. I am sure you are aware that the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to render a decision in June that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Depending on the final ruling, this could restore authority back to the people within each state to decide whether abortion is permissible within their state. While this would not be an absolute ban on abortion, it would be a significant step in righting the injustice against the unborn.
Those of you who know my story know that I did not become a follower of Christ until my sophomore year at Harvard. But even when I was not a believer, I could not overcome the logical and scientific inconsistencies of a pro-abortion view. I credit my pro-life view to my mom, who talked to me about the sanctity of life from the time I was little. I’m sure each of you has a story about the impact that early training had on your own life and worldview.
I encourage you to have conversations with your family on this topic so that they are prepared. Here are some resources:
- Go see The Matter of Life — only in theatres this Monday or Tuesday
- Download the conversation guide from Focus on the Family (with age-specific lessons from PK-18)
- Read or view the 5-minute video on how to share a pro-life viewpoint
Ultimately, we know that righting injustice in this area (or any area) will not be fully accomplished by a Supreme Court decision. We need to be praying that Jesus Christ will change hearts, one by one. As His disciples, may we continue to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Jasmine BaylissHead of School