Since Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, both in 1973, there have been over 48 million legal abortions in the United States. Each year, more than a million innocent lives are brutally taken and discarded as one tosses out a bag of trash. To disregard human life, especially that of an unborn child, in such a way is both heartbreaking and devastating. As a mother of two, I cannot understand the logic behind such thinking.
It amazes me how pro-choice advocates can refer to the unborn child as a few dozen cells and at the same time make statements such as, “(Women) would be forced to bear children against their will.” Is it just me, or is this a contradictory belief?
With this acknowledgement of life, the mother is responsible for the safety and development of the unborn child starting at the moment of conception. If the choice to take the child’s life is made through abortion, should not the same consequences and penalties be opposed, as to those who are behind bars for making the same choice – taking a life?
Life is a precious gift and a privilege; one that must be cherished and never taken for granted. Life is a right, not a choice.
Liberty Kordish Junior Social Work