The Weekly Perspective

by TJ Draper, Deacon

In the midst of our struggles with the powers of darkness, God will offer us victories and sign-posts on the way. When Roe v. Wade was overturned in June of 2022, we were filled with joy at what God had done for us. The push back from the enemies of life at this victory seemed to come in the form of multiple arrests under the guise of enforcing the FACE act.

This past week, God offered us another victory, and, hopefully, good legal precedent in the jury’s acquittal of Mark Houck. Like Paul Vaughn, Mark was arrested by the FBI, in front of his family, guns drawn and pointed at his head. The accusation was that, by shoving someone near an abortion facility, he was in violation of the FACE act by interfering with a volunteer abortion patient escort. He and his family were about 100 feet from the abortion facility and across the street. And Mr. Houck was attempting to stem harassment of his son.

These are, of course, all intimidation tactics to try to silence and stop pro-life protesters. But with Mr. Houck’s acquittal, perhaps we pro-life believers can take heart and all the more courage as we continue to wage this battle. And it’s all certainly good news for Paul who awaits a court date of January 16, 2024.

Of course, our battle isn’t really with flesh and blood, and that is why your prayers continue to be important. Let us continue to wage the war for life, and be encouraged at what the Lord is doing.