Monday, January 21, 2013

The Real Choice

40 years ago tomorrow, abortion was legalized in the United States. In that time, there have been approximately 50 million abortions performed.

There are many angles to cover when writing about this subject from a pro-life perspective: sadness, grief, anger, loss. You can speak about genocide, religion, eugenics, the souls of the unborn, feminism, women's rights, death, success or a culture of death.

You can go to any pro-life site on the internet and find all kinds of people on the abortion spectrum. You will also find the ugliness of hate and the power of love.

I could write this post and inundate you with statistics on all of the above. I can tell you my life story and the role abortion had the potential to play. I can link you to a story about how the majority of millennials have no idea what Roe V. Wade  is. I can give you the most logically sound argument against abortion that exists. I can tell you about the voice men deserve in abortion. I can link you to a powerful video that shows the powerless feeling that comes with aborting your child.

The truth is, I can do all of the above until I am blue in the face and there are some days that it just does not matter.

Realizing the truth about abortion is something that must be chosen. Each individual must be able to come to the conclusion in their minds and in their hearts that there is a better way. The choice is not to be against or for abortion. The choice is not to say "Well, I would never do it BUT someone else can."  The choice is not to condemn those that felt they had no choice and no support.

I believe the choice ultimately lies with creating a world that supports women and children. A world that does not blame rape victims. A world that does not allow women to be abused because "it is a private matter." A world that supports parenthood for men and women, and does not reduce a father's obligation to his child to child support.

If women are supported, children are no longer viewed as a burden, families encouraged, and true equality existed, it would not matter if abortion was legal: we would see less and less of it.

I am going to spend the rest of the day (and tomorrow!) celebrating my life, and the lives of my children. I will pray for mothers and fathers and their families, and the lives of the 50 million children we have needlessly lost. I believe my time with my children and my motherhood is how I will begin to choose a better world.


  1. Amen. Amen. And people think Catholics don't care about the needs of women. Psh. This is great.


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