Oct. 29, 2012
To the editor:
With the election coming up, I wanted to share why I’m voting pro-life. I am blessed to have recently given birth to a baby girl. I haven’t had a new baby in nine years, and there’s a lot I’ve had to re-learn. One lesson she taught me very quickly is how sensitive babies are. It’s amazing how in-tune they are with their own bodies, and will let you know if they’re uncomfortable. Some triggers are cold hands, or cold anything, for that matter; any gas; stuffy nose; being weighed on a scale; being poked or probed, regardless of how gently it’s done; any sense of insecurity or falling; being too hot or too cold; being affected by irritating detergents; being fed the wrong formula or by a nursing mom who ate the wrong food; and the list continues.
What newborns love is swaddling, warmth, security, milk gentle on their tummies, rocking and soft voices. They need to feel safe and secure. All this is because of their environment in the womb. They’re accustomed to the warm amniotic fluid and being squished up in the safety of their mother’s body.
In knowing this, how sensitive these precious babies are, it’s a crushing thought to visualize all the agony they endure when they are dismembered piece by piece during an abortion. There are ways to see the pain by simply Googling “ultrasounds of abortions.”
I understand that there are situations women face in crisis pregnancies. They are not alone. I invite any pregnant mother to call us if they’re needing help or support. We’re actively participating in the “40 Days for Life” campaign. If you’d like to join us, you can pick up a sign at the memorial on Peger Road, in the Catholic Church parking lot, and stand up for life in front of the Northern Lights Medical Center. This event proceeds until Nov. 4.
When going to the polls to vote, consider the unborn child. With the suffering they experience, not even one more infant should ever be aborted. We can protect them with this election. Let’s put the children first this time.
President, Right to Life Interior