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‘I thank God my mother did not abort me’

Below is a response to last week’s article on abortion.
FEB 1, 2021

I want to thank God for giving me the gift of life. I also want to thank my mother, who was in her early 20s then, for not opting to kill me as I was conceived out-of-wedlock.

It brought grate shame and anxiety to my mother’s family, who were devout Catholics, but they endured the pain and shame and did not get my mother to abort me.

Once again I thank God and my grandparents for their prolife stand in the 60s. I am in my 50s now and am married with children.

On many occasions, I get this feeling that life would have been better for my mother and her family if I had not been born. In moments like this I fall back on the Scriptures and Church teachings that every life is a gift from God.

The following verse from the Book of Isaiah reminds me that God will not forget me. “Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15)

In the words of Pope St John Paul II: “You are a thought of God. You are a heartbeat of God. To say this is like saying that you have a value…that is infinite, that you matter to God in your complete unique individuality.”

I am deeply saddened to read and hear how tens of millions of mothers all over the world have become extremely heartlessly by killing their unborn babies via abortions.

Don’t these mothers realize that they are alive today because their own parents or mothers valued God gift of life.

Here, again I thank God for the million of mothers who have decided not to abort their unborn babies amidst whatever difficulties they may be facing.

Here, again I want to thank God, the Catholic Church and all Christians involved in the pro-life movement.