Dear brethren in Christ,
I know, as do all of you, that there are many good reasons to be against the cruel waste of innocent life we call abortion, which was brought up yet again during the last debate The universal church throughout the ages has taught that life begins at conception. This is treated as fact by most scientific experts, lending further weight to Her moral teaching. There is also simply a responsibility for us, as Christians, to shield the innocent from harm, and I for one can’t think of a more innocent being than a child, particularly an unborn one, who cannot survive by itself.
But, in the end, to me, what matters to me is not scientific data, or church pronouncements. I did not need either in order to become pro-life. Abortion is personal to me. Let me explain what I mean: I was born, 18 years ago,at 25 weeks. I am living, breathing proof that fetuses which would be considered late term are viable. Therefore I feel like I have a duty to speak against abortion, because I can’t help but wonder how many victims of abortion are like me. I feel bound to vouch for their (our) right to life and dignity, so that they can have the same chance that I did.
Thats my story