Not many people even know that there is a March for Life every January. Hardly any news or media sources ever cover it, because it’s “unpopular”, so I’ve decided to.
Over half a million people attend each year, men, women and children alike. The cause? Ever since the infamous decision of Roe Vs. Wade in 1973, abortion was legalized in the United States. Half a million people in Washington D.C. alone, not including the march that occurs in San Francisco, peacefully protest for the Supreme Court to overthrow Roe Vs. Wade.
We believe that life is sacred from conception to natural death, and this deeply includes the life of a child during the earliest stages of his or her life. We believe that a “person is a person, no matter how small”, and that “our worth is not based on circumstances, but in our shared humanity.”
We have nothing against the rights of women, and the right to privacy of a woman’s body. Nothing at all, in fact. Many great women are supporters of the pro-life movement (can you argue with Mother Teresa?). The problem is, we believe (or know) that we aren’t talking about the body of the mother, when it comes to abortion. The body in question is the baby’s. Women don’t have two heads, two hearts, and eight limbs during pregnancy. The baby is attached to the uterus, and his/her cells have their own genetic code/DNA. We aren’t talking about the body of the woman/mother, who DOES have a right to her body. But that woman/mother should NOT have the right to kill and dispose of the body of her child, who is another human being.
I know there are cases of abortion where the line between right and wrong seems to get blurry. “What if a woman is raped? Don’t you have any sympathy for her?”
Yes, absolutely. In fact, I don’t think it would be right to condemn a mother who was in a desperate situation, without anyone to help her, and she chose to have an abortion. But that doesn’t make abortion right; it doesn’t mean you can kill a completely helpless, innocent person. Abortion is objectively evil, even if it is sometimes subjectively understandable…unfortunately, that still doesn’t make it OK.
I understand why some people view abortion as a “necessary evil”. But that’s why SO many people in the pro-life movement are there to help mothers in need. Whereas Planned-Parenthood doesn’t offer women any true assistance or prenatal care (if you don’t believe me, just call PP!), there are plenty of Crisis Pregnancy Centers where women are given the help they need. Adoption is an option, too!
There is a need for change in America, and that’s why we march. Babies need us!
What do you think? Also, if you disagree with this article, let’s have an intellectual DISCUSSION, not a biased rant where we attack each other.