Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's Not a Choice! It's a Life!

Two days remain until the 37th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Across the country marches and prayer vigils will be held this weekend as men and women around the nation mourn the ongoing slaughter of the most defenseless members of society.

Over the past few days I’ve been focusing on the upcoming weekend and turning over in my head what can possibly be said or done to make a difference. When faced with tragedy on this scale, coming up with the right words (or any words at all) can be a little overwhelming. However silence is especially unthinkable during these difficult times. We must find the words to help our secular nation remember the very basic truth that life cannot be thrown away simply because it isn’t convenient.

As I sometimes do (when I can stomach it) I went out and began to read some of the pro-death blogs that you find out there in cyberspace.

It’s odd to read the writings and rationalizations of abortion doctors and other abortion proponents who would like to boil the entire issue down to choice, while at the same time feeling the tiny life moving about in my womb (someone is clearly taking offense to the usual position of my laptop when I type or read). It’s bizarre because the argument, which has become standard these days, makes no sense whatsoever.

In what twisted world could you say, “it’s my choice to kill you?” to someone. I remember back in my Politics 001 days reading about personal rights and how my right to swing my fist ends where the nose of the person I’m punching begins. My “right” to make decisions is entirely dependent, every single day, on the impact that it would have on the rest of society (after all, the threat of prosecution hangs over the other bad choices that we all could make).

Yes, we have choices, but it’s impossible to honestly justify the “right” to have the “choice” to end someone else’s life.

For the rest of the month I plan on doing a daily post that focuses on abortion. I’m going to post links to some of the abortion blogs I’ve visited and talk about their views and I’m going to ask my readers to join with me to pray that God touches their hearts and that they realize the evil that they are doing and change their lives.

For those of you who pray the rosary here’s a possible idea (and what I’m doing, although all kinds prayers are appreciated and everyone is welcome to join in!):

  • One decade dedicated to the conversion of abortion doctors that their hearts may soften and that they may realize that it is truly evil to destroy innocent lives and be truly transformed.
  • One decade dedicated to lives and families (men, women and children…both living and dead) that have been damaged and destroyed by the blight of abortion.
  • One decade for politicians and lawmakers that they might realize that this is about far more than getting elected: it is a matter of life and death.
  • One decade for women who are considering ending the life of their unborn child, that they might stop before they make a decision that they will never be able to take back and recognize that every life is a gift from God.
  • One decade that this horror might end in our country and in the entire world.
Here are some abortion providers that I've been praying for if you want to join in right away. If you've read my posts there's a good chance you've seen the link before and will see it again in the next week.

The above suggestions were the intentions (roughly, since it was the middle of the night) that came to me when I was trying to convince my little one to go back to sleep at 2 am.

And to add a little hope to this rather bleak topic, I’ll also be posting profiles of former abortion doctors whose eyes were opened through the grace of God and who work today to end the massacre that occurs every day in our nation.

Prayers for all of you that will be out marching and at clinics this weekend!


  1. I am so looking forward to your writings this month. Thank you for being such a voice for our sweet little ones.

  2. My husband and I started saying the decades last night. We will say them for the rest of the month. Never underestimate the power of prayer! Perhaps the next child we pray for could be the next one we adopt :). You just never know...


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