Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fighting for Life

Last week Daniel and I were asked to be the pro-life chaircouple for our parish’s Knights of Columbus council, and we accepted the position. Obviously Daniel is the one who is a Knight, not me, but they usually choose a couple for this particular chair position, and the fact that we are young and have a baby made us appealing to the Grand Knight. Anyway, I’m really excited about this because the abortion issue is something I have always been really passionate about. Of course, being pro-life is about more than just abortion, but I believe that the right to life is the pre-eminent moral issue of our time.

I had Charlie’s ultrasound images (I had four of them during my pregnancy) spread out on my bed yesterday and was getting all sentimental. It breaks my heart that an unborn child in this country is legally only considered a person if he or she is wanted. And at the abortion clinic in my town, during open hours, one baby is killed every hour.

Daniel and I already have a list of pro-life activity ideas for our parish, and I can’t wait to get started.

I’m sure many of you have heard about the 40 Days for Life program taking place all across the nation. It began on September 22 and is the sixth campaign since 2007. Please join in fervently praying for an end to abortion everywhere. According to the 40 Days for Life website, “Reports document 2,811 lives that have been spared from abortion — and those are just the ones we know about.” That is awesome! Prayer changes things. Get involved—fight for life. Visit for more information.

Also, please pray for Charlie this weekend; he is being baptized on Sunday during noon mass!


Jay said...

Congratulations! It is so wonderful to baptize your child and realize they are being welcomed to God's family! Bring some tissues.

Jackie said...

I think the important thing to remember is our church is pro LIFE not just pro BIRTH. Which means we need to not only focus on ending abortion, but caring for families who choose not to have abortions. Which means taking care of single mothers, helping them with their needs, not judging men or women who show up at church with a kid and no wedding ring.

I once was at a wedding where the college aged couple had gotten married 6 weeks after the birth of their child. NOT ONE PERSON mentioned their beautiful child until the best man mentioned it in his toast. I kept thinking, shouldn't we celebrating that they chose life in a difficult circumstance? Not acting like their child is a shame?

I'm glad that you mentioned pro-life is more than just anti-abortion. I think that's an excellent point. Good luck in your position! And happy baptizing!

Melissa said...

Thank you Sarah for your link to 40 days for life and your commitment to life! A friend just posted a link to Gianna Jessen on facebook. You may want to google her as she is an abortion survivor and has a powerful message.

Congratulations on Charlie's is such a powerful and blessed day!