Grayson James Walker only lived for eight hours but he made a huge impact on the world around him. I am often asked if a child like Grayson should be killed in the womb simply because they may not live very long. The short answer is that NO CHILD should ever be killed, no matter their circumstance or their location.
The long answer is there can never be a good enough reason to kill an innocent human being. If you know, as I do, that there is no difference between the person we are today and the person we were while living in the womb, then you know this to be true. If we allow even one exception for intentionally killing a child in the womb, then many others will follow. Some mothers actually kill their prenatal children simply because they may have a cleft lip. Others kill them because they are the ‘wrong’ sex. Prenatal children are not designer purses that must match our lifestyle. They are real living human beings that are just as valuable as we are, regardless of any imperfections or challenges.
If you would kill a child due to a ‘defect’ while awaiting their birth, what must run through your mind when you see a born child with the same defect? If you are pro-choice and believe a mother should be able to kill her child for any reason, especially if they are not ‘perfect’, then you and I both know what you are thinking — why didn’t she just abort that poor thing? It is this thinking that led to the Nazi euthanasia program. How long before being born isn’t enough?
Every human being has something to offer and makes an impact on our world. Can you say that you have made as much of an impact as Grayson?