In high school, I used to think that if a woman did not want to be pregnant, then she should make sure she didn’t get pregnant. I still believe women carry that kind of responsibility. It was in high school when I began to learn more about two opposing sides: pro-choice and pro-life. I knew I was pro-life, but I thought it might be wrong to take away another woman’s right to decide. In high school, I was what I would call a pro-lifer who was sitting on the fence.
One day, soon after graduating from high school, I heard a pro-life woman talking on the radio. She was explaining how many people are on the fence about whether or not (induced) abortion should be legal. She went on to explain how a baby in the womb is still a human being who is a living person, alive with a heartbeat, and that the unborn baby should have a right to be born alive. Once I began to think it through, it became clear to me that the unborn baby is always innocent, and it was wrong to take away the unborn baby’s right to be born alive. I also began to see the need to educate young woman and actually, I began to learn that all people need to be educated in every generation.
Soon after high school, I began traveling from place to place, asking people to make a decision for pro-life. It was then when I became aware of many other struggles that existed. Many concerns came up when I discussed the pro-life issue in person. It was clear that people needed to be educated about many different topics such as ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, and induced abortions.
In every generation, we will need to educate not only young women, but all people. An unborn child is not just a clump of cells. An unborn child is not a mistake to be thrown in the garbage. An unborn child is not dead tissue.
An unborn child has its own body. An unborn child is a human being. An unborn child is a person with the right to live with loving parents who are willing to feed, clothe, and take good care of the baby.
An unborn’s body is not your body. An unborn’s body should be loved and protected by law.
Congratulations to Missouri’s big win this week! Missouri knows how important it is to protect the innocent. In Missouri, an unborn child will most likely live to see his or her first birthday.