How can the “Dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.
–Martin Luther King
My body, my choice-“You have full control of your body, always have, and always will. The problem is you want full control over another life you created because you lost control of your body. That new life is not responsible for your poor decisions. There are multiple ways to control your body and prevent the forming of a new life. Failure to do so should not be blamed on that innocent life. That new life…is not your body… it’s a new body growing inside of you.”
“I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is ‘Abortion’, because it is a war against the child… A direct killing of the innocent child, ‘Murder’ by the mother herself… And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love… And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts…”
“We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life–the unborn–without diminishing the value of all human life.”
–President Ronald Reagan
“Adoption was such a positive alternative to abortion, a way to save one life and brighten two more: those of the adoptive parents.”
–President George W. Bush
Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow shared a deeply personal account of his mother’s decision to refuse to abort him, despite the significant health risks associated with her pregnancy. “All the doctors said, ‘You need to have an abortion. You need to get rid of him. You need to get rid of him,’ but she decided that she was going to trust God and keep the baby.”
“I’m so grateful my mom gave me a chance at life,”
Ethel Waters, who perhaps did more than almost any other person to pave the way in Hollywood and New York for black people to be in show business, gave her life to Christ later in her career. After doing so, she spent years sharing her testimony with thousands through the Billy Graham crusades. But suppose her 13-year-old mother, who was raped, had chosen to abort her? The world would have never known Ethel Waters, and what a sad commentary that would have been.
And what do the Scriptures say?
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I counted them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.
— Psalms 139:13-18
Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you.”