U.S. abortion access battle shifts to the state level

By June 30, 2022

USA (MNN) — State governments have become the new battleground for abortion rights in the United States. Nearly half of all 50 states currently protect abortion access, while “trigger laws” banning abortion went into effect in 11 states when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Abortion supporters protest in state capitals and vow to challenge bans, while opponents push for more restrictions. In Michigan, home of Set Free Ministries, abortion advocates want the issue on the midterm election ballot.

Set Free’s Dean Vander Mey says abortion is more than a political or legal issue: it’s a choice with emotional and spiritual consequences.

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“The killing of a child that God is knitting in her mother’s womb is sinful. It’s wrong. Everyone knows that, but they don’t want to acknowledge that,” Vander Mey says.

Choices and consequences

God gives every person He creates the ability to choose. Some women do not regret choosing abortion. Others do.

“When you’re dealing with people who have [had abortions], the anguish in them is real, and the agony is real; the cries and the moans,” Vander Mey says.

“There’s a verse in Romans: ‘The Holy Spirit will groan inwardly with words that cannot be expressed back to the Father.’ That’s what you hear.”

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Proverbs 28:13 says, ‘He who covers sin will not prosper. He who confesses and renounces will find God’s mercy,’” Vander Mey says.

“This (abortion) can be forgiven.”

Pray for women and men making life or death decisions for the unborn today.

“A lot of men have participated in the abortions of their children. They paid for it, so they’re willful participants in killing their child,” Vander Mey says.



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