Today, I am attending a Legislation conference in Madison, WI. This conference is focused on educating pro-life individuals of current and upcoming legislation concerning life issues.
One of the most appalling issues is on what is falled Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). FOCA would bring freedom to all women to have an abortion without any restrictions. No waiting period, no input from parents (if underage), no ultrasounds, and a blatant promotion of the murder of children.
Although we as Lutherans do hold to the distinction of the two kingdoms of God (Church and government). Which is why we do not promote one economic policy over the other because God's word is silent, but life issues (abortion, euthanasia, etc) are a Christian problem. Every child in the womb, elderly person in the nursing home, and disabled individual have value. They bring so much to our world no matter the cost, and we are called to step up for them. Which goes beyond a vote, but deals with every day work to lift each other up and value each other as Christ values us.
May our Lord lead us to focus on the cross and love our neighbor (especially the defenseless).