(The following post is by guest author Marisol Sanchez)
I am a part of a great revolution that is pulsing from coast to coast in this nation. This revolution is on the verge of exploding for the whole world to see and take note. This will be one for the history books, my friends. The slick teleprompter speeches of politicians will not dupe me into believing the sugar-coated lies that they are for protecting the livelihood and rights of my people all the while maintaining an alliance with the very industry that is taking advantage of our young women and wiping out the next generation of Latinos at an unprecedented rate.
I will not be swayed by the promises to a community of people who are trying to work hard to feed their families, and yet their children are being executed all in the name of “reproductive health.” What is left of the great American dream for my people? Yes, abortion is a choice, but when given the choice to support one who will fight for immigrants’ rights and one who will fight for the unborn, the choice can be quite obvious to the one who may be threatened with deportation and separation from family.
We make the definition of family beautiful. We love hard, and we are tight like glue. Are we, the Latino people, willing to love those that are not like us? We must toss away the lie that adoption is for the wealthy white couple that has tried everything and cannot conceive a child. Let’s be willing to welcome children into our homes that may not share the same skin color as us. Loving one another includes loving our brother and being their keeper regardless of if they are a Sanchez or a Smith. Our Father takes in ones from every tribe, tongue and nation, so let’s follow His lead.
Within the past few weeks, Live Action Films has uncovered the shadiness of Planned Parenthood and its willingness to aid and abet sex traffickers. May we never forget Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s abortion mill being thrust into the forefront of the media. The Lord is trying to get our attention! He has brought about a great exposure of the industry that is destroying our community, and now is the time for us to grab the reigns and bring this death decree down by pleading the blood of the Lamb, casting our votes for life, and exposing the lies of the evil one.
Who will stand and cry out for justice before the court of heaven and stand as a witness to this nation that we will not continue to accept all that this culture of death has pushed on us? If we will align ourselves with the righteousness of God instead of aligning ourselves with political party lines that society associates us with, then He will bring about justice for our people. God has set the stage for us as a nation and as the Latino community that can bring abortion in this country to a screeching halt. Who better to overthrow the oppressive and genocidal industry of abortion than the people that they are targeting everyday?
We cannot turn our heads in the other direction any longer and we cannot forget that the value of LIFE is deeply rooted in our culture and abortion is not a part of our identity as Latinos and people of faith. No more shall we be the victims but the victors in this battle that Jesus has already won.
Let us take our devotion to family to the next level and extend it to the one in the womb that may not be given the chance to pursue liberty and happiness and to the mother that is scared and unaware of the truth of her choice. Let us love with the great passion and fire that God has anointed us with, for when we love well, the lives of our children will be saved.
Marisol is a first generation Mexi-Rican and hails from Milwaukee, WI. She is a stay at home mom, wife, and intercessor all the while doing the dishes and changing diapers. She has a BFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, serves as the Social Media Coordinator for the Zoe Foundation, and has a deep desire to share her testimony and the gospel of Jesus through the arts, music, and social media.