Thank mothers for choosing life
As we are approaching Mother’s Day, we should look at mothers from a Christian world view and see how they fit into God’s plan for mankind.
God has given women the incredible opportunity of continuing the human race by having children. Some women may not be able to have children, some may choose not to, and others may choose to have one, two, etc. However, there is a responsibility that goes with that opportunity. In Luke 12:48, Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required.” Regardless of the circumstances of how a woman became pregnant, God will hold each woman accountable for how she cared for the child in her womb.
On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that what is growing in a pregnant woman’s womb isn’t a child, but a blob of tissue like tonsils that can be cut out and discarded. They issued the Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton decisions that gave each pregnant woman (sometimes a teenager) the authority to decide whether to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion and end that child’s life.
With the exception of children born to women who didn’t have access to an abortion, everyone in the U.S. born after that date is a result of a pro-life decision by the mother. Because of those decisions, many baby girls and baby boys were and are being born with the opportunities to grow up and become mothers and fathers. Also, many people have the opportunity to be fathers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters, etc.
We should certainly honor all mothers, but especially those who became mothers after the Supreme Court decisions. They not only chose life for the child in their womb, but many have taken on the difficult task of raising righteous children in an increasing sinful world. They deser ve our respect, our prayers and all the help we can give them. Robert Boudreaux, Waldorf