It is a mother’s and a father’s responsibility, no – DUTY, to sacrifice for their children. Somehow, in our me-driven culture, we have inverted what had always been well understood. The more selfish among us pushed for, and attained, the legal ‘right’ to kill their children in the womb in the interest of maintaining their own individual lifestyles. While the reasons for this societal failure and the apathy that enabled it can be explored in great detail, it’s the results that bear the greatest scrutiny. Results that no one wants to look at, much less have a meaningful dialogue about.
Those in favor of killing their preborn children make many outrageous and ignorant claims. They claim that we were not alive while in the womb, that we were just a ‘clump of cells’, or worse – a parasite. Those that acknowledge that we were alive in the womb claim that although we were human, we weren’t ‘human beings’, as though those two states are unrelated. Then there are those who concede that a human is a human being, but emphatically deny the preborn the title of ‘person’. Sadly, it’s the denial of personhood that has consistently opened the door to horrific human atrocities. And it’s no different with abortion – the greatest loss of human life our world has ever known.
Isn’t it time to stop asking if we should sacrifice our children and start asking how we can protect them? After all, they are the very embodiment of hope for the future.