Around 250,000 people attended the annual March for Life on Jan. 24. The event is a rally and march dedicated to spreading the word about why abortion should be illegal, as well as to address the infamous Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, which permitted legal abortions across the country in 1973.
This year, President Donald Trump made history when he arrived in-person to deliver an impassioned speech emanating values of faith and family. With such an impressive gathering and hours of peaceful protest in frigid temperatures year-to-year, the question remains: What is so pressing about the act of abortion and why do thousands consider it to be immoral?
Science proves that life begins at conception. Meanwhile, the canon of Western civilization and the Bible teaches us that even before forming us in the womb, God knew us through and through.
However, a worthy case outside the realm of faith can be made using biology. Each person’s complete DNA is unique and the same goes for the fetus in the womb. It has never existed before and will never exist again if an abortion occurs. The act of abortion is eliminating a life, a life that began at conception.
So, what factor decides when a child is considered human? Is a life a life when it forms hands and feet? Or is it a life when it is able to hear sound from inside its mother? At six weeks, a baby’s nose, mouth and ears start to form.
At seven weeks, hands and feet can be seen. At eight weeks, the baby is able to feel pain and is the size of a raspberry. At 10 weeks, organs form. At 12 weeks, the child’s brain grows even larger and its kidneys begin to excrete urine. By 13 weeks, the first trimester concludes. Keep in mind that abortions can be performed all the way into the 24 week of pregnancy. Are each of these factors not considered life?
As a society, we have truly fallen far, as we are slaughtering the most innocent of us all. About 40-50 million abortions are performed a year throughout the world, according to the World Health Organization.
As human beings, we all begin in the womb. Instead of being seen as an inconvenience, in his historic speech, Trump noted how each person is “wonderfully made” and said, “one life changes the world.”
I challenge and encourage all pro-life supporters to rise to the occasion and to defend those who do not have a voice of their own.
We must fight the good fight and stand not only for mothers and fathers, but for their children and for the children of generations to come to eliminate the obliteration of the God-given gift of life. As people, we must envision and hope for a world where we do not murder our own kind.