Welcome back to Common Sense Civics and Citizenship. This week, it’s on everyone’s radar screen- the life issue. Our articles in this newsletter concern the major topic this week-the leaked draft opinion on Roe v. Wade. Once again, America is taking this topic head-on, and so will we. Thanks for joining us as we dive right in to the topic.
I find it interesting and ironic that the tug-of-war over innocent life is happening right as we approach Mother’s Day. Talk about timing! Last week, I was a “birthing person,” but suddenly, women (mothers) give birth to babies, as has been historically the case. I wonder if this is in honor of Mother’s Day?!?
To hear the protests around the country is startling. One might confuse those sounds of terror with the lockdowns halfway across the globe or even hell on earth. So, while the Lilies-of-the-Valley are blossoming, the smells of spring are at their finest, our nation can be heard shouting over the right to k*ll a son or daughter. No one seems to weep for the mothers who have regrets or those who have spent thousands of dollars trying to conceive. Those voices are hushed. And so are the voices of the innocents from the grave. Let’s not forget them.
Our youngest citizens (Yes, I said “citizens,” as per the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution: “…the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our POSTERITY”). were not given the God-given right to life. Now they can’t enjoy liberty and the pursuit of happiness either. They and all of their potential have been discarded. I think of areas where our nation could have excelled if these little ones had been given a chance in the arts, trades, sciences, or even being simply a good neighbor. Who are we to judge their future before they had the opportunity that our Constitution and our Creator offer to them?
So, as we remember our mothers (we all had one), let’s be thankful for the gift of life. Let your gratitude for life shine on, even amid protests to the contrary.
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