Birth to Death
Happy 6th week of Easter! Today's reading was about the visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Luke 1 39:56 And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? The baby that Elizabeth carried leaped when Mary spoke to her. This always makes me think about the abortion issue. Today as I listened to the news, abortion is the hot political topic. Should abortion be legal? Should women be able to choose if they want to carry another life? Does the life she is carrying have rights? Who gets to choose? Should there be a choice? I am a woman. I have carried children it my womb. I can close my eyes and rest my arms on my abdomen and remember how my children stirred within me. It is beautiful. I remember a scare with my second child. After he was born, I cried because I thought this is the child that I would have never known. He is also the child that spends his days with me to care for me in my journey with ALS. Children are so precious.
Recently my youngest daughter was in a debate with one of her friends about abortion. Her friend was raped and had received an abortion. It was a very hard discussion. The child did not choose to be conceived but bringing the child into the world was too painful for her friend. There is just no easy answer.
Students, what do we do? How do we feel about children who are born into horrible situations? Children who are abused from birth and neglected? I see this within my own family and it makes my heart sick. It makes me think of It's a Wonderful Life and George Bailey. Should we choose to end a life before it has had a chance to begin? Who is the author of life?
As a Catholic Christian, we believe all life is sacred from conception to death. We Believe each of us is granted a guardian angel upon our conception as well as a soul. How can we believe such stuff? Look at the Bible verse that I started the blog with and John was aware in his mother's womb. Think about that. Babies are aware when we carry them. I am a history teacher and I do understand Roe versus Wade. I realize young women were scared to have a child out-of-wedlock and very young. They sought out a solution for a bad choice or abusive situation. This often times ended in losing both the mother and the child because of backdoor abortions. I also remember a girl that attended my high school and was a cheerleader who had 4 abortions before she graduated. It all comes back to who could choose who gets to live and who has to die. You could also argue that resources are not available to help with all of the unwanted births in America. The burden on taxpayers that it causes and the lack of funding from the political side opposed to abortion.
In my Journey on Earth I have met so many wonderful people who long to have a child of their own to raise and to love yet they cannot conceive. I have also witnessed people who have children and manipulate and use them to get government funds, housing, and food. They are able to live without contributing to the taxes of our country. They live in the cycle of poverty which seems to be growing rapidly in our country in part by the opioid and drug addictions. I ask again, students what should we do? My heart tells me that all life is precious. It also tells me to reach out at to help those trapped in the cycle of poverty. My heart urges me to educate and help people to make better choices and to end the possibility of having to choose life or death. Today students, look around you. Think about your life. Think about if you never had the chance to have a life. Think of the children in your family. Think about if you want to have a child one day. What kind of world would you like that child to inherit from you?
Sal the I LOVE Children Gal
Sarah Anderson Alley
Quote of the day:
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
Mother Teresa aka St. Teresa of Calcutta
In 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision concluded that women have a constitutionally protected right to safe and legal abortions. That landmark decision wasn't the beginning of women having abortions; it was the end of women dying from abortions.
Abortion isn't a lesser evil, it's a crime. Taking one life to save another, that's what the Mafia does. It's a crime. It's an absolute evil.
I believe we are given free will. We are given the choice to choose whether or not to sin. Should abortion be a choice of whether or not to sin? Should the person be allowed to choose to carry that on her heart her whole life? This is where I struggle but I believe all life is sacred. I have made my choice to support all life. I know the Author of Life.
Sarah Anderson Alley
And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
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