This time of year, I think of “babies.” Most importantly, because on December 25, many Connecticut citizens will celebrate the divine virgin birth of Jesus the Christ. Secondly, December 19 is my physical birth date. I am one of Bridgeport Hospital’s miracle babies, having had a 1% likelihood of living and being healthy. Thirdly, because I have experienced the pain of having a child die in my wife’s womb. Fourth, because of the millions who have been aborted in Connecticut and the United States over recent decades.
As a Christ-follower I am unashamedly prolife. It is clear from the scriptures that life begins at conception. This legalized massacre is unacceptable to my state and nation. We think we are so well-educated and sophisticated compared to pagan cultures that performed child sacrifices, but that’s what we have been doing to the unborn in a less overt, less visible, more sterilized, but no less barbaric way.
The most visceral reaction by women who support abortion is “it’s my body,” but they are dead wrong. That new life (soul) inside a woman’s womb has his or her own DNA; that new life is a separate person made in God’s image. A woman has an amazing opportunity to work with God to bring a new life into the world. There are life-saving options available for women who are pregnant but do not wish to have the child. Isn’t it crazy that many couples in Connecticut who want to adopt babies often have to go overseas to “buy” them?
From a business perspective, I would be passionately pro-life if I was the captain of a major corporation. Why? Even if I didn’t have moral convictions about the sanctity of life, I’d be pro-life because the millions of aborted babies and their offspring represent millions of lost future customers for everything from the cradle to the grave. Food. Clothing. Homes. Services in the health sector. Educations. Cars. There are many other options. We could have had millions of future business leaders and employees from the millions of aborted babies. They could also have been pioneers, inventors and innovators.
While Connecticut is known to be a very liberal or progressive state, we have a large number of citizens who are more conservative and pro-life. I encourage them to advocate for the unborn in constructive, peaceful ways, to lovely share pro-life perspectives, and to point to resources. The ultrasound machine is the most significant medical and technological breakthrough. It gives fathers and mothers a clear view of how God is creating new life within the womb. Every baby is a miracle baby in reality, even you.
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