I was five years old when the Supreme Court ruled on the issue of abortion – too young to understand until I reached my teen years. Roe v. Wade. I listened to a broadcast today by Focus on the Family which includes audio of some of the actual court proceedings from 1973. It is well worth 25 minutes of your time. If you haven’t guessed by now by reading my blog, I am a Catholic/Christian and I believe that life begins at conception. I recently learned about a program supported by Focus on the Family called Option Ultrasound. This program helps women in crisis SEE, BELIEVE and CHOOSE LIFE for their precious preborn babies! Remember how much more bonded you felt with your babies when you saw the first ultrasound? This program has saved an estimated 230,000 lives over the last 10 years!
It saddens my heart that many young girls and women are convinced that the “easy” thing to do is terminate a pregnancy. Many women are desperate for a solution to an unexpected pregnancy and so they must make a choice. Why must the choice be between life and death? I have been blessed to have cousins, nieces & nephews, in-laws and many friends who were adopted, and I am grateful that my life has been enriched because someone I will never know chose life for their unborn children. To learn more, I encourage you to read/share The Sanctity of Life – a great resource for all stages of life from the womb to the tomb.
Upon reflection today, I realize how blessed I have been to carry and give birth to three beautiful children – my twin sons and my daughter. Parenting isn’t easy; it’s downright scary at times. But it also gives us beautiful moments and opportunities to grow and reflect God’s love back to our children. He gives us the grace to do the best job we can. There is no greater honor than witnessing God’s creative handiwork!
A dear friend of ours lost her 84 year-old mother this week. This woman was truly a “voice for life,” and her legacy will live on through her 10 children, 65 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was a beautiful, faith-filled woman who trusted God and loved her family. Just to be around her made me feel closer to God. Whenever I saw her she made me feel important and was interested in my family – an awesome trait that she has passed along to all her children. She and her husband were a beautiful witness to the value and dignity of all human life.