Thanks, Jonathan Van Maren, for expressing how I feel. Bolds are mine:
As pro-lifers reaching out to our culture, we make the argument that abortion is a human rights violation because it violently ends the life of a human being. We don’t use religion to make our point—and we don’t need to. But when reading a story like this one, I can’t help but think how tragic it is that our society has so completely perverted and destroyed the concept of love. It is one of God’s great blessings that when two people love one another, that love can bring about a completely new human being. Now, that human being is considered by many to be a threat, an inconvenience—even, some say, a parasite. God uses human interactions to bring about brand new, unique, unrepeatable human beings—and we violently carve “Return to Sender” into their tiny corpses and fling them back into Eternity. I shudder to think of it—God’s Blessings, millions upon millions of tiny souls, appearing before Him after the briefest of tenures on Earth, hacked short by the blood-stained hands of those still below.
At bottom, pro-lifers believe people are miracles. It is easier to see in small children, particularly small children you have known since birth. Once a silent, crying, helpless thing, these babies become people who talk, look like their parents, or don’t, tell jokes, do cartwheels, give hugs, demand peanut butter sandwiches and stories…and on it goes. Some may of course go on to commit great crimes but that doesn’t change the fact that there was nothing, and then there was something–something that has free will and a soul, to do great good or great evil. I use the word “evil” while understanding I hold that in my own heart, as I sit here before you right now. Therefore, this is not an “us against them” proposal and it doesn’t change the fact that people are amazing miraculous things that we choose to toss aside at out own peril.by