I almost titled this post with this instead:
If You’re Reading This, It Means You Already Survived the Most Dangerous Time of Your Life!
When you were a kid and you had a nightmare, where did you go?
When you fell and skinned your knee, who was it that bandaged you up?
For most all of us, we would answer that our mothers were the ones we turned to.
Fast forward to today. If you heard right now on the news that a natural disaster was set to hit your town in the next couple hours, what would you do?
I imagine you would gather up your family as quickly as possible and seek a safe place from harm’s way. If you are a parent, this is instinctual to protect your children.
Indeed, woven into our very human nature is the impulse to protect the children in our community, especially if they belong to us. Just as our mothers protected us, we pay it forward to the next generation. That is how it is supposed to be.
Children are dependent upon their parents and other adults for virtually everything, especially upon birth. A newborn is cared for by his mother. She ensures he is fed, is changed, is bathed, and is kept safe.
If parents do not perform these duties to their children, the law system charges them with neglect and they face jail time.
However, this all changes upon one condition… where the child is located. Apparently—according to our law system—the location of a child determines his rights. Where he is located determines his value in our society.
Yes, if the child is located inside the womb of his mother, then he has no rights. He has no value, in the eyes of many in society.
We established that mothers are, by their very nature, protectors and nurturers of their children. A child feels safest when he is in his mother’s arms.
Yet, in our society, the most dangerous place a child will ever be is inside his mother’s womb. Residing just below his mother’s heart, he stands a one-in-five chance of being killed before birth.
This is how I can say that if you’re alive to read this, then you survived the most dangerous place you could ever have been: your mother’s womb.
Our society acts as if the child’s dependency changes upon his birth. Inside the womb he was dependent upon someone else for his care, and that does not change once he initially passes outside the womb either.
DO YOU TAKE IT PERSONALLY?
To some, apparently it is inconceivable that all babies should be allowed to be born (pun completely intended).
I cannot speak for you, but I can speak up for myself. I take it personally that my parent’s generation decided that not everyone in my generation is worthy of living.
I was born in the mid-1980’s and back then the abortion rate was about 33% in America. This means that I stood a one-third chance of being killed before I was born. And rather than mourn my death, I would have been just another statistic in the name of “choice,” an afterthought to those who support “women’s reproductive rights.”
I survived, but many in my generation were not so fortunate. Perhaps someone who would have been my best friend in school growing up was instead killed. Maybe cancer would have been cured by now, but that scientist was never given the chance. Possibly someone who would have been significant in your life was never allowed, thanks to abortion.
It is through human ingenuity that we are able to have advances in technology. You can read this over the internet, we can drive a machine so that we don’t have to walk, and we can heat up our food in a couple minutes.
More importantly, humans provide each other companionship, community, and support. Deciding that there are too many of us robs the world of their contributions, their achievements, and, most importantly, their love.
I hope you can agree with me that life is worth living, and joy can be had. Whereas, it seems to me in order to support abortion, one must not have a cheery outlook on life.
You have your parents, and especially your mother, to thank for the gift of your life.
And congratulations to you, you are a survivor.
Let us be mindful of those children who did not survive, and let us unite in prayer for those currently in danger… Those presently within their mothers’ wombs.