That's when the connection hit me: President Lincoln worked to end slavery in his day, and we are working to end the injustice of abortion in our's. Slavery was treating humans like a commodity, like an object to be used not a person to be loved. Abortion is treating the unborn like commodities to be rid of when inconvenient -- again, objects to be used (or not used) and not as people to be loved.
The towering monument remembering the greatness of Abraham Lincoln was a sign of hope. With God's grace, a culture of life can flourish in our country. At one time, people thought ending slavery was impossible. Perhaps we feel the same way about ending abortion. Yet, this monument was a powerful reminder that with God all things are possible.