WHY I SUPPORT PROPOSAL 16
About 20 years ago, my wife and I were involved in the March for Life in San Diego, California. We were excited to stand on the side of the road in downtown San Diego with thousands of others holding signs and letting those who drove by know that we stood for life.
We didn't do much more however except to continue to vote for pro-life candidates and support pro-life legislation.
Lots of things have changed in 20 years but I have always remained pro-life. I am pro-life because it's clear in Scripture that God created all life, therefore all life belongs to Him. He is the potter and he can do what he likes with the clay. The key however is that it is His creation. No one can harm anything or anyone that belongs to God. To do so, defies the God of the universe.
A few years ago, I began watching videos, listening to podcasts and reading articles and blog posts from the leaders of a church in Arizona. A church that was taking the fight for the lives of murdered babies to a new level. The passion I had for the unborn began to grow and I was given the opportunity to go to a conference with those leaders to benefit from training in abortion ministry.
A few weeks before the conference, I attended the Proposal 16 rally in downtown Montgomery and got to hear the message and the meaning of the proposal. I knew that God was bringing this ministry before me in a larger way and I began pursuing with the support of my church leadership an abortion ministry with His Way Community Church.
I support Proposal 16 because it simply says, 16 babies made in the image of God should not be killed everyday in our state. But more than that. The leaders of our state should stand up against the murder of these children. Because it's Alabama law. Because it's the right thing to do. Regardless of what the Federal Government says.
Hamilton Richardson writes from Millbrook, Alabama and is a member of the Proposal 16 Leadership Team.