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My mother wrote me about this article on abortion and the cost of abortion to our nation. The following quote struck me:
Abortion was not a cause, but a reflection of our decadence and deviancy. One does not begin to kill babies until other dominos have fallen. And once they have fallen, it becomes difficult to set them aright because to do so would require an admission of something so horrible that those responsible for this fetal holocaust would have to acknowledge their sin and repent of it. Such a thing is not a character trait of this most pampered generation.
I was very blessed. My mother and father raised all of us to be very pro-life.
- They modeled it by showing how everyone needs to be loved.
- They took us to pro-life rallies.
- They prayed for the unborn and their parents.
- They talked about how horrible it was.
- They loved those that disagreed with them.
- They voted their consciences.
- They voiced their opinions.
- They took in foster children, when no one else would.
- They allowed the neighborhood kids who had broken families to spend lots of time with them.
So, when my mother wrote me back the following – it struck me to the heart.
In 1973 when I sat and cried the day the Supreme Court voted to allow abortion as a legal right, my first thought was that our nation had fallen into a great abyss, clouded by the great sin of killing one’s own. How could we sink any deeper? Thank you so much for loving and caring for the little ones that God has sent you.
My mother was a few months pregnant with me when on that day. I cried with her.
My family and I will be in Austin tomorrow for the Texas Rally For Life.
Thank you mom (and dad) for teaching me that talking and crying about abortion isn’t enough. (239)
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