Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day in our country. That day commemorates the tremendous strides that have been made in our nation in the area of civil rights. The Declaration of Independence says that “all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” namely the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And certainly in the last 50 years our nation has made great strides in this realm. And as believers we must rejoice in this because social justice comes from the heart of God.
But there is one group of human beings in our land today whose rights are not being protected. They do not have the freedoms that other human beings enjoy in our land. I’m talking about approximately 1 million of these human beings who were robbed of their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I’m talking about the unborn.