Later this month we will observe the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court that effectively legalizes abortion on demand—the taking of a human life at any stage of a pregnancy for any reason.
Here are a couple of free resources, and some new ones to know about.
I’ve written over 70 books. The book that had the shortest shelf life of all of my books was my book on the case against abortion. I talked to pastor after pastor and sought to understand why they weren’t using this material (for which we also made a video series). They told me, “Well, we agree with it but we can’t do it in our church.” And I said, “Why?” They responded: “It will split the congregation.” And I said, “So be it!” A million and a half unborn babies are slaughtered wantonly in the United States of America every year in the name of women’s rights. If I know anything about the character of God after forty years of study, I know that God hates abortion.”
Christian Audio is making available for free this month the audiobook for Roger Resler’s Compelling Interest: The Real Story behind Roe v. Wade. It provides a lot of documentation regarding the case, the history, the manipulation of language, and other things you likely won’t hear elsewhere.
If you are looking for inexpensive equipping resources for your church or student ministry, here’s a resource you might want to take a look at: Stand for Life: A Student’s Guide for Making the Case and Saving Lives, by John Ensor and Scott Klusendorf. You would be hard pressed to find two guys more articulate, compassionate, wise, thoughtful, and gospel-centered on this great moral crisis of our time.
// This was originally posted by Justin Taylor with The Gospel Coalition.