Last Sunday, Jan. 19, was Sanctity of Life Sunday to mark the 41th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the infamous Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion and led to the deaths of some 55 million babies since that time.
But, so what? Does it matter that nearly one out of four babies in America is aborted every day? Does it matter that a disproportionate number of those abortions take place in predominately black communities at Planned Parenthood clinics, an organization with a sordid history of targeting the black community?
In addition, would it matter to you if your Democratic legislator routinely votes to kill every pro-life bill that comes up in the General Assembly or the U.S. Congress? And even though you might not like those votes, would you still support him because he and his party claim to be on your side on issues of "race"?
On top of that, if you are a white woman, how can you get past historic black/white tensions to capture the attention of black leaders, including pastors, who may not know about or be unwilling to admit any of this because of their customary support of the pro-abortion Democrat Party?
That woman is our guest on Valley Faith in Action. Terry Beatley is the Founder and President of "No Excuse Ministry", which is dedicated to mobilizing the church to defend the sanctity of human life.
We'll ask how she came to this passion for life and how she responds to the "excuses" that people – and churches -- often give for being silent on the life issue.
Finally, find out how she was able to build pro-life alliances and black voter turnout in Fredericksburg where she lives.
Brad Huddleston will join our discussion as a revivalist, author of The Dark Side of Technology: Restoring Balance in the Digital Age, our TV program director, and a past Valley coordinator of a successful campaign to identify and support "Values" candidates for office in Virginia.
Dean Welty serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Christian Alliance and is Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley that helps build Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He also hosts a weekly television program entitled "Valley Faith in Action".
Valley Faith in Action airs five times on WAZT-TV beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, again at 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, and finally at Wednesday midnight. It is on Comcast Cable Channel 13 in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham area but varies in other locations. However, if you miss this program, you can also watch it and earlier programs online HERE any time.
Sanctity of Human Life