With less than four days before Election Day, political campaigns are in full swing and their messages are all around us. One subject campaigns either passionately desire to engage or eagerly seek to avoid is abortion. The very word stirs deep feelings in many. What is too often missed is that abortion is not only an idea; it is a very real, everyday problem in our communities. 

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Aaron Mercer is vice president of government relations for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). Mercer spearheads NRB’s efforts to protect and promote First Amendment rights — particularly religious liberty and the freedom of speech. Prior to coming to NRB, he worked for a decade in government and nonprofit sectors, including directing sanctity of life efforts at the National Association of Evangelicals. He is a graduate of Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.