Hope from the pro-life gen­er­a­tion

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I agree with and ap­pre­ci­ate the large ar­ti­cle (“South­ern Mary­lan­ders March for Life, speak for voice­less”) and let­ter to the ed­i­tor (“Pro-life or­ga­ni­za­tions ex­cluded from Women’s March”) in the Feb. 1 is­sue of the Mary­land In­de­pen­dent, and would like to add my com­ments.

As I have for the past 20-plus years, I at­tended the an­nual March For Life in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. And as usual, I was greatly in­spired by the many peo­ple who at­tended, es­pe­cially the high school and col­lege stu­dents. Pro-lif­ers like my­self who have been in this min­istry for many years, are get­ting older and some­times won­der if this ef­fort will con­tinue af­ter we are gone. The pres­ence, knowl­edge and en­thu­si­asm of the younger gen­er­a­tion in­spires us and as­sures us that it will.

One of the rea­sons many young peo­ple are pro-life is that they re­al­ize they are the re­sult of a pro-life de­ci­sion by their mothers. A Jan. 22, 1973, Supreme Court de­ci­sion au­tho­rized each preg­nant woman to con­tinue the preg­nancy and have the child or have an abor­tion and end the un­born child’s life. There­fore, with the ex­cep­tion of chil­dren born to preg­nant women who didn’t have ac­cess to an abor­tion, every child born in the U.S. af­ter that date is the re­sult of the mother choos­ing life.

They are the pro-life gen­er­a­tion, which in­cludes al­most ev­ery­one un­der 44 years old. If Roe vs. Wade isn’t over­turned, in the next five years it will be al­most ev­ery­one un­der 49 years old — in the next 10 years, un­der 54 years old. Even­tu­ally, ap­prox­i­mately 90 per­cent of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion will have re­sulted from the pro­life de­ci­sions of their mothers.

Some of the ef­fects of this can be seen in the federal gov­ern­ment. In 2009, the pro-abor­tion Democrats con­trolled the pres­i­dency, Se­nate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. In 2017, the pro­life Repub­li­cans are now in con­trol.

I be­lieve that many pro-lif­ers are re­al­iz­ing that their mis­sion is to save lives and also souls. We can save souls by con­vinc­ing women who have had abor­tions and the ac­com­plices who as­sisted them to re­pent and re­ceive God’s for­give­ness. This has al­ways been an ef­fort with Project Rachel and other or­ga­ni­za­tions, but is get­ting more at­ten­tion by the “God for­gives and for­gets” signs at the marches and the Pope’s re­cent in­struc­tion to priests to for­give those who have been in­volved with abor­tion but have now re­pented.

Com­pare the pro-lif­ers at­ti­tude of sav­ing un­born ba­bies lives with that of the pro-abor­tion­ists at their march for “Jus­tice and Women’s Rights” on Jan. 21. One of their main “rights” is the right to have an abor­tion, which is the right to com­mit the great­est in­jus­tice by mur­der­ing an in­no­cent un­born child, thereby deny­ing them the “right to life” in the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence and the pos­si­bil­ity of ever hav­ing any other rights. The pro-abor­tion­ists are greatly de­ceived and des­per­ately need our prayers. Robert Boudreaux, Wal­dorf

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