Put simply, we are Christians living in a culture that kills its children. We are men and women who have been rescued by Jesus Christ from our own self-destructive lives, from the death and judgment that comes from our sin, and we seek to share that same power of healing and forgiveness with a city and a nation that is full of blood. As the prophet Isaiah cries,
Ah, sinful nation,
a people laden with iniquity,
offspring of evildoers,
children who deal corruptly!
They have forsaken the LORD,
they have despised the Holy One of Israel,
they are utterly estranged.
Why will you still be struck down?
Why will you continue to rebel?
The whole head is sick,
and the whole heart faint…
When you spread out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
even though you make many prayers,
I will not listen;
your hands are full of blood.
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;
cease to do evil, learn to do good;
seek justice, correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow’s cause.
Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
you shall eat the good of the land;
but if you refuse and rebel,
you shall be eaten by the sword;
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
– Isaiah 1:4-5,15-20
Abolitionists are those who take an uncompromising stand in the face of prevailing evil. Following in the footsteps of prior abolitionist movements, we seek to end the unjust slaughter of our preborn neighbors by bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ into bold conflict with the greatest evil of our age, human abortion.
We take seriously Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbors when they are beaten down and oppressed (Luke 10:25-37). Like the abolitionists of slavery, who fought the rape, murder and man-stealing of their African brothers and sisters, we fight the murder of our preborn neighbors, boys and girls who are created like us in the image of God.