Stop abortion

All the musicians, all the doctors, all the teachers, poets and writers, all the scientists, world leaders, mothers and housewives will be mourned this Jan. 22, 1987, the anniversary of the dread 1973 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize abortion on demand. Each of those 22 million innocents were sentenced to death for the sins of their parents. When are we going to recognize that the answer to unwanted pregnancies is not and never should be death? Who are we to deny a life God has allowed to come into being?

The Christian ethic calls for love in action, concrete practical help to women contemplating having abortions so they can bring their child to full term. These children, if unwanted by the mother, can be placed in loving homes—especially with so many eager adults ready to adopt. The challenge of our nation at this time is this issue of abortion. There are two directions we may choose: we can respond either to the Judeo-Christian tradition and forbid the killing of fetuses on demand and respond with tough love or we may choose the path of Nazi-Germany—a growing disregard for the value of each human life—eliminating those who are unwanted or inconvenient for our society. Each of these aborted fetuses was a child with a future, with a life to live that they have been cheated of. As it states in Psalm 139, “Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” Please, please speak out for the innocents. This American Holocaust has silenced the praise of 22 million babies for all their days.

Maria K. Waldschmidt

Jon P. Waldschmidt