Later this week, hundreds of thousands of people will march in Washington, DC, to stand up as a witness for the sanctity of all life, from conception to natural death. Every year the crowds get bigger - and remarkably younger - because more people every day are waking up and seeing through the lies that the pro-abortion advocates would have us believe: that human life is nothing but a pawn in the battle for "women's freedom", and that choosing to end that life is something to celebrate as a litmus test of women's equality; the lie that human life is meaningless if it cannot be held and cuddled in person, if it is seen as an inconvenience, or if, by euthanasia standards - it cannot fend for itself completely.
Yesterday, President Barack Obama - the most rabidly pro-abortion president in our nation's history - was sworn in for his second term. While in yesterday's inauguration speech he strongly advocated for gay rights (whose lives are not being snuffed out "just because") he never mentioned the sanctity of human life in all its forms. That's probably because he spent his first term in office surrounding himself with pro-abortion militants determined to help him carry out his war against the unborn. I imagine we can expect more of the same in his second term.
But imagine something else for a moment: what if the president did have a change of heart and one day came to realize that we cannot fully claim to value human life unless we value human life in all its forms - including the unborn? What would he say to defend life?
Well, he'd probably say exactly what he said in the wake of the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT. Take a moment to watch the video below. It's interesting to observe that, if Mr. Obama were speaking about the value of all life - including the unborn, his words would be precisely the same.
Now if only the 55 million people whose lives have been ended through abortion could be here to hear his words, and if only his words were expressing compassion for these unborn people as well.
As John Paul II once said, "A nation that kills its children has no future." To all those who have lost their lives to abortion, to the countless women who suffer and hurt because of past abortions, and for all those who will brave the cold to stand up for life in Washington, DC, later this week, may those in the rest of the world who embrace the lie of abortion consider you, and ultimately, for the sake of our future, have a change of heart.
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