On January 22, 2019 (the 46th anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade) New York passed the Reproductive Health Act, a bill masking itself under the guise of protecting women’s health, but in reality strips all protection for the unborn by allowing the abortion of babies right up to birth. President Trump lamented the measure in his State of the Union address stating, “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.”
What kind of society cheers the right for women to kill their own children in the name of protecting women’s rights? Apparently, ours—or at least the State of New York. What should we do as morally conscious conservatives?
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” We simply cannot allow evil to triumph, so doing nothing in the face of the decline of humanity in our own nation is not an option for most of us. We must do something. We CAN do something! In fact, it will take a lot of somethings to fight the evil we are currently facing, so where do we start?
In biblical times the Jewish people would fast, weep, and wear sackcloth (black cloth made from goat’s hair) and ashes to symbolize their deep grief and mourning over a dead loved one. Would it not be fitting if we, as people who value the sanctity of human life, mourn the lives already taken as well as the lives yet to be taken as a direct result of the passing of this bill. We can do this collectively by participating in the Day of Mourning on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY. They will have several notable speakers such as Best-selling authors David & Jason Benham; author, David J. Harris Jr.; The Activist Mommy, Elizabeth Johnston; and Justin Reeder from Love Life Charlotte. If you can’t make it to New York, you can find a meeting in a city near you.
The organizers of the DayofMourning.org suggest that even if you can’t make it to any one of the number of locations listed, you can participate in other ways this Saturday:
- Wear black
- Commit to fasting and praying
- Don’t shop
- Close businesses for the day
- Repent for abortion
As you know, at 2ndVote, we promote the concept of using our dollars positively in alignment with our values. We hold the corporate supporters of abortion and Planned Parenthood accountable, and direct our dollars to companies that do not undermine the sanctity of life. As we are committed to shopping wisely every day, let us also sit and mourn for one day—not sitting idly, but in prayer for our country’s soul. Then let this be a starting point in which we get back up to fight for those values and for the lives of future Americans—the unborn.