by Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director
Right now we are united in a heroic effort to protect each other from an invisible, aggressive enemy. Choosing to exercise self-restraint and self-denial, we’ve adopted a new normal and together face an uncertain future. We are making sacrifices to protect the most vulnerable members of our society because we recognize their value and dignity.
How very beautiful.
And how very pro-life.
For decades, the pro-life movement has been protecting the weakest and most vulnerable from certain death by fighting a different pandemic, the widespread killing of preborn children.
Our current situation certainly calls for extraordinary measures, yet there is a tremendous and tragic irony at play here. We’re taking unprecedented steps in an effort to save lives, but, in actuality, only some lives.
While businesses close, schools teach virtually, and life as we know it comes to a halt, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers remain open.
While we take severe measures to stop an invasive virus from claiming life, some medical practitioners invade the womb for just that purpose.
Covid-19 has claimed over 100 precious lives in the US thus far, but abortion claims the lives of almost 3000 precious babies every single day, with the death toll to date exceeding 61 million.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
At a time when we are all sacrificing for the good of the other, should we not re-consider the “other” we’ve been sacrificing in legalized abortion?
Isn’t it time to recognize their humanity, their value, their dignity? To unite as a country in protecting and providing for the weak and vulnerable on the other end of the life spectrum?
Our country is demonstrating that we have the capacity to change and adapt in the face of a life-threatening virus. We can do the same for the virus that has infected our culture, turning mother against her own child. We can save the next generation.
Among them may be the one who finds the antidote to a highly contagious virus, preventing a deadly world-wide pandemic.