Today our pastor gave a heartwarming sermon on the blessings of children. He encouraged us to look at our children as an inheritance from the Lord and not to hinder them, but to get on their level and really listen to them because they are full of pure joy and love and they have so much to teach us. At the end of his sermon he prayed for the million+ babies whose lives have been ended by abortion in our country in the past year and he told us to thank God for our children and give them an extra hug before we left the sanctuary.
Tonight, before bed, my seven year old daughter asked me what the word abortion means. I wondered in the wisdom of telling her, but I wanted her to hear it from me before she heard it somewhere else and I wanted to give her only the barest facts, without too many details.
I challenge any adult in this world, who believes abortion is a valid choice, to be the first person to tell an innocent seven year old girl the truth. What they will see in her big green eyes is first confusion, followed by a look of unbelief, which is quickly replaced by a half smile as she searches your face to see if you're joking and when she sees the pain and tears in your eyes, you will then see pure horror on her face as her own eyes fill with tears. Your heart will then break to know that you just told her a harsh reality about the world in which she lives.
If a child, whose heart is pure and unsullied by opinions and debates and reasoning, who has never been told how to believe or been manipulated by millions of dollars being pumped into one campaign or another, and who has no understanding of partisan platforms or popular opinions, can look at you and tell you in a matter of seconds that abortion is wrong, than you can know, without a doubt, that it is.