Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade (1973) – a horrendous law that makes abortion legal. This law is the reason behind the babies who’ve been willingly sacrificed because of selfishness, ignorance, and blindness. It scares me how someone could think abortion isn’t murder. Abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.” As a Catholic, I believe life begins at conception. Therefore, a fetus is living and by aborting it you are terminating a human life. End of story.
Pro-choice proponents fail to realize the consequences of abortion: the guilt and regret that resides with the woman and the life that was stolen from the unborn child. Pro-choice advocates are too concerned with preaching about women’s rights. “It’s her body, she retains the right to do what she wants!” They carry signs displaying “My Body, My Choice”. While part of that is true, this isn’t about women’s rights, it’s about the rights of the unborn. Abortion steals their rights. What’s worse is that an unborn child has no one to stand up for him or her. This is why pro-life activists exist – we are their voice. We speak on their behalf. Even though we haven’t succeeded in overturning the law, I know our day will come.
Society has shifted drastically in the last decade. Many new hot-button issues are more emphasized than ever: gay marriage, transgender rights, immigration, and abortion. It has become difficult to proclaim my Catholic stance against these issues when everyone seems to support them. I pray that God bestows the courage for me to stand up and speak out. I know change won’t happen overnight. It’s the little pieces of kindling now that will spark a fire that will make the world a better place where all life is respected. That’s the kind of world I want to live in and I will never stop fighting for that future.