A longtime pro-life activist says abortion remains a hot debate in the United States – and that’s a good thing for the culture and the unborn.
For 2019, abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide: 42 million unborn babies were killed, including more than a million in America.
Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League says attitudes towards abortion vary from country to country but the pro-life cause remains big in the U.S.
“It figures in every election campaign at the national level [and] most state-level campaigns. It's an issue that's before the public,” he says.
The battle over taxpayer dollars going to Planned Parenthood is one ongoing example, he says, and late-term abortions and sex-selection abortions are still other issues.
“In so many countries of the world they're not even having these kinds of debates,” he tells OneNewsNow. “Abortion doesn't even figure as a political issue.”
What that means, says the veteran pro-life leaders, is the United States must lead the way.
“I don't think the rest of the world is going to have the courage, or really see a path forward,” he predicts, “if the United States doesn't lead them.”