Everyone has their own story. It may not be insanely exciting, but we all have one whether we choose to share it or not. You may have a story for why you believe in a certain religion or why you’re a vegetarian/vegan, and we all have a story as to why we’re pro-choice or pro-life.
Here's my story: I was born in a small town called Delhi Township, about 6 miles west of Cincinnati. I was born into a Catholic family, but the faith was not practiced much when I was growing up, as I am the youngest of four.
Pretty boring, right?
Identifying with a side on abortion isn't black and white.
I engaged myself into my school's pro-life club, and my journey began from there.
Now, here's what I'm asking you to do. Think thoroughly for a few minutes - why are you pro-life/pro-choice?
I'm pro-life because I believe that life begins at the moment of conception in the womb, and should not be ended so shortly and abruptly because of an issue in one's life that can be fixed with the help of a loving hand. I'm pro-life because if it weren't for that loving hand and people there to support, one of my older sisters wouldn't be here, and most likely neither would I.
If those of you who are reading this are pro-choice, think - do you believe that life begins at birth and not conception? Do you believe that it's not the choice of the fetus inside of the mother, but rather the mother's choice, because, after all, it's her body? I want you to think about that.
At six weeks of age, the fetus has already developed its eyes, eyelids, nose, mouth, and tongue. Dr. Watson A. Bowes from the University of Colorado Medical School said, “The beginning of a single human life is from a biological point of view a simple and straightforward matter—the beginning is conception. This straightforward biological fact should not be distorted to serve sociological, political, or economic goals.”
A mother is not the same as her child. Pro-choicers may argue that it's the choice of the mother if she wants to have an abortion or not, because it's her body, though it isn't. To put this into perspective, would you take a mother and her child and call them the same? Or say that, when pregnant, the mother has two heads and four legs? No. The child has a whole set of genetics that does not belong to the mother. The child may have the same blood type as the mother, but at the moment of conception, the child has a whole set of DNA that is completely different from that of the mother's and the father's.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves" - Proverbs 31:8
Comment below what your story is!