This month as our nation remembers 42 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on abortion, Focus on the Family is working with several pro-life organizations to remind people that abortion involves two people, not just one.
Once a pro-choice journalist, Maria said her heart began to change when she started reading more about the issue:
“… as I began to put my journalistic skills to work, conducting more in-depth research, I discovered some startling facts—that a heart starts beating only 24 days after conception…that brain waves can be detected a mere 43 days after a child is conceived.
“I came to see that life must have a logical beginning, not an arbitrary one based on subjective feelings. Reason led me to the pro-life movement; careful analytical thinking keeps me there. …
“Where once I saw only one individual, now #iSEETWO – mother and child, connected by a sacred bond that no human being has a right to sever.”
Maria joins Dr. Alveda King of Priests for Life and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Freda Bush, M.D., OB/GYN, lawyer Anne O’Connor from the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, and abortion center manager-turned pro-lifer Susan Thayer. Each woman is sharing her story this month as part of the #iSEETWO campaign.
Focus on the Family says the purpose of #iSEETWO is to show love and respect for both the preborn baby and the mother.
Focus urges pro-lifers to “change the tone of the discussion from one that encourages taking sides, to one that embraces life-affirming action that expresses respect for both mother and child.”
To participate, just take a selfie with the #iSEETWO sign here and make it your profile photo on your social media accounts this month. Then share a short message about why you are pro-life.
Help us remind people that when we look at a pregnant women, we see two precious individuals who deserve equal rights and protections.