We all live our lives with the expectation that our next heartbeat will occur, tomorrow will come, and the tiny planet we live on will continue to spin on its axis. All these things that we take for granted could end in an instant, but we have faith that they won’t. That’s what faith is; acknowledgment that unseen, but real forces have been put into motion by a higher power that none of us can fully comprehend. A boundless and abundant universe surrounds us, and instead of marveling at its miracles we spend our time in pursuit of material possessions and temporal pleasures.
We view our brief lives as the totality of our existence, ignoring the fact that we are eternal beings with no beginning and no end. Even though our physical lives are brief, the gift of life is priceless. It must be valued above all else and accepted as the gift from God that it is. Most of us fail to realize that the actions we take in this lifetime will follow us for eternity and affect countless others forever. The cause I have embraced for the time I have left is to bring an end to the killing of our unborn children.
When we end an innocent human life we deny our Creator’s wishes. I don’t pretend to understand why He grants life to a child conceived through rape or incest but I accept that He has a reason, and I accept His infallibility. Executing a child for a crime committed by its father doesn’t mitigate the crime, but seeks to legitimize the violent killing of the innocent child. We rely daily on the miracles of gravity, quantum physics, and our ability to simply breathe without thinking about them. At the same time we allow thousands of our unborn children to be killed as a matter of convenience; denying them the most treasured of God’s creations, life.
The grand promise of eternal life is not without conditions. We are morally obligated to protect the weakest among us and to honor our Creator’s wishes. Our faith in an afterlife does not trump our duty to preserve and protect those living in the physical world, including our unborn children. Acknowledgement that life begins at conception is the first step toward ending abortion. An unborn child, at every stage of development, from the moment of conception to birth and beyond, is a living human being. This is a scientifically incontrovertible fact, yet thousands of children die every day in my country’s abortion mills.
While I’m in favor of laws that will restrict access to abortion and ban certain procedures, I’m convinced that we will continue to allow our children to be legally killed until we change the hearts and minds of those in favor of deciding who should live or die, based solely on the condemned’s stage of development and their selfish wishes to make what they think of as an unwelcome gift, just go away. I have faith that we will stop allowing our children to be killed in my lifetime; because without faith, there is no hope.