Popular author and Director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, Randy Alcorn, writes...
Yes, I am deeply concerned about its [the Health Care Reform Bill's] effect on unborn children. However, even though this bill has passed, the righteous cause of the unborn is not over. The indictment against people who shed innocent blood is not over. The command of God is not over: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8-9).
Be encouraged that the most direct and personal ways we can help unborn children and their mothers are still fully available to us. (See Fifty Ways to Help Unborn Children and Their Mothers.)
Randy's point here is an excellent and much-needed one. He is not saying that further prayers and political advocacy regarding ObamaCare are unnecessary; he is simply reminding us that there remain many other ways (extremely important ways) in which we can effectively build a culture of life.
We at Vital Signs Ministries have always stressed this comprehensive strategy also. Thus, the day after the Congress voted for the bill, we protested it in correspondence and here on this blog. We engaged in a political response by making a donation to Bart Stupak's opponent in the upcoming Congressional race and encouraging others to do so.
But on that same day we were also sidewalk counseling in front of an abortion clinic, ministering in a nursing home, working on the Vital Signs Ministries cyber-outreach, and sending in a donation to the AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling because illness kept me away from their banquet last week. And, of course, praying.
Randy is right. "The most direct and personal ways we can help unborn children and their mothers are still fully available to us." And he's collected a great summary in the aforementioned article that you should check out.