Editor’s Word: A Year of Hope and Challenge

The year 2020, with all its drama and turmoil, has given way to 2021, with its hopes (one of which is a vaccine for COVID-19) and challenges.

Jan. 17 is Sanctity of Human Life Day (some will celebrate it Jan. 24) and is a great opportunity to remember that all human life from conception to natural death is sacred. Large numbers of abortions are still performed each year in this country and around the world. In America, for example, the statistics for abortions take about two years to be released. In 2018, the CDC reported 619,591 abortions, while the Guttmacher Institute reported an estimated 876,000. While those numbers differ substantially, the magnitude of innocent life being legally eliminated is motivation for Christians to stand strong for the rights of the unborn.

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