Before I begin, I want to state that I am 100% against abortion; I have always felt this way and I will continue to feel this way forever.
The reason I made this statement is because I have a question about “Life Begins at Conception”. Before I proceed with my question, I have to say that my wife is entering her fourth month of pregnancy and I am very excited. The thought of becoming a father never really sank in until I saw the ultrasound and saw my son / daughter moving around on the screen.
My wife (my girlfriend at the time) miscarried two years ago after her first month and this crushed us both inside. When I first saw our child on the screen a few weeks back, I began to think about life begins at conception and the son / daughter we lost 2 years ago.
I know how important it is to have a child baptized in the Catholic Church, so their souls can be saved and if something should happen to them while they are infants, they will be joined with our lord. But, then I began to think about all of the miscarried babies and aborted babies that do not have a chance and what happens to them when they die. I know I have read somewhere ( I think it was on this forum) that there is no official church teaching on what happens to the souls of miscarried and aborted babies.
Then I began to think; since life does begin at conception, why are these fetuses baptized, so we can be assured that they are in heaven with our lord Jesus Christ. Maybe there is a simple answer to this question, but if there is, I do not know the answer to it.
I would like to think that someday, when I pass, I will be able to see the child my wife and I lost two years ago. And I would also like to be able to see the brother / sister I lost four years before I was born. My mother miscarried back in 1974.
Thank you for your time.