Hello, My Name is Leah and I am Pro-Life

Hello, my name is Leah and I am Pro-Life.  

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“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them”  Psalms 139: 13-16 (ESV)

There are moments that seem so surreal that you’re not really sure if you’re living within time and space. One of these moments was on June 24th, 2022. I was browsing my Facebook feed and saw a particular post that read “Great Job Supreme Court”. I immediately opened up a second tab, typed in CNN.com and saw “Breaking News: SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V WADE”. 

I should have been elated. 

Then why did I have such a sinking in the pit of my stomach. 

I thought a lot about what I wanted this post to be about. Would I passionately defend my pro-life position? Would I go on a tirade about how sinful abortion was in the eyes of God? 

Truth is, I have little idea how to address my feelings about what has transpired this past week. 

All I know is my conviction. That I believe life begins at conception. How I hope that some unborn lives will be saved. How my prayers include pleas for God to change the hearts of people so they can see the humanity and value of human life. 

How I’m terrified to express my satisfaction at the court ruling.  If I said my piece, my point of view, the backlash I might face from colleagues, friends and even some family members.  

Yet, I must stand in the truth of the Scripture. Jesus already prepped us to face opposition to our beliefs. Through Him, we can stand firm in our convictions despite what others say about us. 

I recall the story of many disciples deserting Jesus in John 6:66. Much of Jesus’s teachings required His followers to deny themselves, walk on a narrow path and preach the gospel which had many detractors.  

Jesus gives us the courage to stand up for our beliefs. A scripture that helps me is Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes”. 

Well, I believe in life. A right to make your mark on this world. That life matters no matter what life form. 

With Love, 

Leah 

Links to pro life organizations: 

Human Life International: https://www.hli.org/ 

https://www.heartbeatinternational.org/

 

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