There's a wonderful quote from Jeannie French, founder of the National Women's Coalition for Life in which she says, "The answer to crisis pregnancy is to eliminate the crisis, not the child."
Another favorite is actually from Ronald Reagan, which he probably picked up from another pro-life leaflet at some point. He made the observation that "Everyone who is pro-abortion has already been born." Funny, isn't it?
It's disturbing to me that people have become so callous and hardened to this very real massacre committed worldwide. Since we've hidden these deaths under the guise of "legality" and "choice" we have immunized ourselves against the reality of what abortion is. To snuff out life, at its most innocent and basic level, is so far beyond the realm of reprehensible that I simply can't find words to highlight my heartbreak.
In the coming weeks, I promised a few friends a detailed blog on abortion. At this point in time, I've had trouble voicing my opinions because the topic is so painful for me. Now that I have my own precious little boy, I can't help but put his face on all those others who never got the chance to take their first breath. I can't help but weep for those children who - while FULLY FEELING - had their lives taken in cruel, painful and inhumane ways. Thus, I will gloss over this sensitive topic until I can find the strength to delve further into the abyss of sin, selfishness, evil and disrespect that this abomination is.
St. Gianna, pray for those women who are faced with this decision - that they come to appreciate the life within them and resolve to take responsibility for the choices they've made through the unyielding love and care they provide to the blessings they carry within them.
St. Joseph, pray for the fathers of these children - that they have the strength, courage and wisdom to support the mothers who are faced with this decision in a moral way, and that they look with joy and responsibility upon the acceptance of so great a blessing for all eternity.