Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, shared his thoughts on the reversal of Roe v. Wade with The Christian Post while attending the 50th annual March For Life on Friday. Graham explained that though the movement is celebrating a victory in the overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that declared abortion a “constitutional right,” he also asserted that this milestone achievement does not indicate that America is turning towards God, noting that there is still much work to be done. Graham said the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was “just one battle and one war.”
According to The Christian Post, Graham delivered a powerful speech closing out the pre-March rally at the National Mall on Friday. Graham offered a public prayer, but said that he could not say whether the pro-life movement should “prioritize grassroots activism or passing state-level bans.” At least one thing Graham is certain of however is that he wants the “‘millions of women’ who have had abortions come to see that God forgives them.”
Graham said, “But they have to come in repentance, asking God’s forgiveness and believing in the name of his son, Jesus Christ. If they’re willing to do that, God will forgive their sins, our sins, all of our sins, and against the millions of women out there who feel there’s no hope.”
Further defending the sanctity of life, Graham reminded all that “God created life…and it’s precious.” Graham warned against anti-God agendas that once were hidden but are now proudly showcased all over the world, growing in acceptance from all generations. Graham urged Americans to protect life, especially during these times where the value of life is being challenged.
Graham’s message to the public at the 50th annual March For Life reminds all that while celebration may be part of this year’s theme, there is still much work ahead in the fight to protect unborn lives both in America and abroad. Looking forward, continuing to bring more people to God, especially including those who may have had abortions or are considering one, remains the largest goal of the pro-life movement.