A Recap of Dan Steiner’s Time at TPUSA — the Changing Landscape of Abortion in the US and the Church’s Role in the Fight for Life
On September 14, Dan Steiner, PreBorn! President, spoke at Turning Point USA’s (TPUSA) event in San Diego. He was on a panel with other pro-life warriors and got to share what PreBorn! is doing for preborn babies and their mothers, the changing landscape of abortion in the United States, and the important role of Christ’s church in the fight for life.
Throughout the panel session, Steiner shared some of the work that PreBorn! is doing, including saving 200 babies a day, 54,000 babies total last year, and 40,000 this year alone.
Despite these impressive numbers, Steiner also recognized that since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, there have been 60,000 more abortions performed. “How can that be?” Steiner questioned on stage, “Well, number one, they’ve put over 16 abortion clinics and mobile units right outside of pro-life states for abortion trafficking.” In addition to an increase in abortion travel, the methods in which women are now receiving abortions is changing — and for the worse.
Steiner went on to explain that instead of going into a clinic, consulting with an expert, and receiving an abortion onsite, women are turning to chemical abortions. Women no longer need to visit with a medical professional to obtain abortion pills. Instead, these deadly capsules are sent to women through the mail, allowing women to forgo an in-person evaluation with a physician.
Not only can women decline medical assistance when choosing to have a chemical abortion, they can also have an abortion with hardly anyone knowing, whether it be family members, friends, or medical staff.
To accompany his point, Steiner told a story about a woman named Maria who went through a chemical abortion. Living in a pro-life state, Maria went online to find a solution for herself.
Steiner told the audience that she ended up ordering “the deadly abortion concoction, RU 486, prostaglandin, progesterone, [and] had it delivered to her mailbox. And one morning, when her parents were gone, she took it, and it worked. After hours of bloody trauma, she delivered her baby, dead, on her bathroom floor, with all the biological accouterments to accompany it.”
Steiner urged the audience that abortions are no longer taking place in clinics alone but in “your neighborhood girl’s bathroom.” In fact, the majority of abortions — 58% — in the United States are happening outside clinic walls and inside homes.
Towards the end of the session, Steiner spoke about the important role the Church plays in the fight against abortion. This year alone, PreBorn! has helped lead 9,800 women to Christ, and Steiner stressed to the audience that these women need the Church.
“Friends, this is no time for a therapeutically-oriented, entertainment-driven, confused church. We have to rise up. If we do not rise up, nobody else will,” Steiner said.
Steiner encouraged churches and their members to continue fighting the good fight against abortion, quoting Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” (NKJV)
With dozens of women and men affected by abortion in some way, Steiner knows it is no small issue. He believes God has given the Church responsibility to minister to victims of abortion and fight against its spread throughout our country.
“This is the church’s fight. This is a test. This isn’t about America. This isn’t about the election. This isn’t about Trump. This isn’t about any of that. This is about what the church is going to do. What’s my church going to do? Rise up,” he told the audience.
The overturning of Roe v. Wade was just the beginning of the fight against abortion in the US. PreBorn! is committed to continue fighting for the lives of babies and the salvation of mothers. Consider supporting our mission at preborn.com.
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