You would never think that your mom could murder you, let alone want to, but did you know that according to the law, she did have that right at one time?
When your mom was pregnant with you, the law said that she had the right to have an abortion. In some states, she could have aborted you up to just a short time before you were actually born. Your mom could have asked a doctor to kill you before you were ever born.
Many people that support abortion claim that the unborn child is not a human being before they are born. Yet there are children born early, before their due dates, every day. My youngest daughter was born 5 weeks premature and trust me she was fully human when she was born.
People that support abortion also believe that women should have the right to their own bodies and decide for themselves if they want to kill the baby they carry or give birth to it. They believe that the decision only affects them and no one else. But it does affect someone else. Read the true story below and then tell me if the mom’s decision to abort her baby only affects her:
The year was 1962, and in Southern California, a pregnant teenager was facing a difficult decision. As a young, unwed girl, Mary Lynn Sheridan wasn’t sure she was ready for a child.
How would she tell her family? If she was going to keep the baby, how would she care for it?
She drove with two friends to an abortion clinic over the Mexican border.
However, while on the drive to the clinic, Mary Lynn had a change of heart. The young mother decided against the plan, and sometime later gave birth to a healthy baby boy at an unwed mother’s home in Los Angeles. She gave the baby up for adoption. Six weeks later, a wonderful couple brought him home and into a loving family.
Thirty-six years later, that boy, through an accident, found the contact information for his birth mother. After a family discussion, he sent a handwritten note to Mary Lynn Sheridan. After 10 days, he received a joyful call from Mary Lynn, and through the tears, she managed to ask how he was doing and if he was healthy.
She told him about the hope and pain she felt every year on his birthday and that she prayed for him daily.
I was that adopted boy and Mary Lynn Sheridan is my birth mother.
I am Congressman David Schweikert, and I am here because of a young woman’s commitment to life in spite of overwhelming difficulties.
People often ask me why I am pro-life. I tell them my story and about the wonderful love I experienced from not only my adopted mother, but my birth mother as well. If anyone has a compelling reason to support life, it would be me.
Ronald Reagan made a great observation when he said, “Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.”
My life hung in the balance on a car ride to an abortion clinic 49 years ago. I take very seriously my responsibility to defend the lives of those unborn children who may be in the same situation as I was. My fight is for those unborn and innocent babies who cannot yet defend themselves.
I am a firm believer that life begins at conception.
David Schweikert represents Arizona’s fifth congressional district in the US House of Representatives where he does his best to champion the efforts to make abortion illegal.
When his mom, Mary Lynn almost aborted him, it was before the famous Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade that made abortion legal. If any woman in the United States wanted an abortion, they either had to travel outside the country to places to like Mexico or find a doctor here in America who would do the abortion secretly. The problem with these illegal or foreign abortion clinics is that they had no health regulations and were often dirty and the doctor and nurses were not properly trained.
Can you imagine what would have happened with Mary Lynn had abortion been legal like it is now and abortion clinics would have been closer and more easily accessible? She made her decision to have her baby while driving to Mexico. Had she only to drive a couple miles, would she have had the time to change her mind? Had she gone through with having the abortion because the clinics were close, not giving her a chance to change her mind, Congressman Schweikert would never have been born and he would not have the chance to save the lives of countless unborn children.
Abortion affects more than just the mom, it affects the child. How many other future political leaders, musicians, artists, inventors, missionaries and pastors have been murdered before they saw the light of day?
Now aren’t you glad that your mom decided not to murder you before you were born? Don’t you think all kids should have that same right to be born as you were?
Schweikert, David. Why I am pro-life, The Daily Caller, Jan. 21, 2012.
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