Hope from the pro-life generation
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