I'm a bad political Lutheran. I just can't get worked up about trying to overthrow Roe v. Wade.
Now, don't get me wrong - I firmly believe that Abortion is wrong, and I firmly believe that it should be illegal except in cases where carrying a child to term would kill the mother. If the law was passed tomorrow outlawing it - I'm as happy as anyone.
But to be honest. . . I can't get worked up on trying to change laws or get Roe v. Wade overturned. I don't get all aflutter over the latest utterings of the candidates on abortion. Part of this is just my being jaded. I turn 31 tomorrow - and it's been the same debate, the same legal back and forth my entire life. The struggle in the political world just. . . not bores me but drives me to apathy.
And part of it too is that I think we end up approaching things wrong when it comes to the whole abortion debate. I don't think our focus should be on trying to change the law by some political sleight of hand or that magical election that lets it be done. That won't end the battle. The other side will just try to pull off the same thing (and let's face it, they are more shrewd in their generation than we are). It would be a temporary victory (and yes, if abortions are stopped a true victory, but a temporary one) at best.
Rather this. We should not be using the tools of politics - the tools of the legal profession to change the world. Instead, we should be teaching - teaching about life and the gift that it is. The world will always be full of murders, of those who by hook or by crook will slaughter people - and no, we should not make it easy for people to do this. But the solution to sin is not better law - it is to teach - to teach Christ, to teach and give out the life that He gives.
I know - wide eyed idealist me. . . but I think I would do more good if I teach 10 gals about the value of life than if I spent 10 years trying to get a stricter law passed. And who knows, if enough of us did that - maybe the law would take care of itself.