Definitely Worth the Fight!

This week I watched an elderly gentleman enter the church very slowly for mass. He is someone who has been fighting the battle against Abortion for probably 42 years. He reminded me of others I’ve known and made me think. Did it really matter? Was the battle for life worth it?
We have the most pro-abortion president in history and the Democrats are sure to nominate someone nearly as bad. This year we will reach the 58 million mark. Are our efforts useless?
It is funny we know how many abortions happen legally each year but we do not know how many abortions do not occur. How many people are saved because of the pro-life message? How many women choose life because we provide or require ultrasounds? How many decide for life because of the people praying outside a clinic or an ad, billboard or bumper sticker? We don’t know!
We will never know how many lives were saved because of the pro-life movement but I would bet, probably millions. We will never know the impact of the lives saved from abortion but there are probably doctors, nurses, teachers, research scientists, police officers and military personnel among the lot. Where would this country be without them? What would this country be like if there was no pro-life movement? We could be a lot worse than we are now.
There is a story about a man who was challenged for picking up jellyfish stranded on the beach. He was told that it was useless, there were so many, he couldn’t make a difference. He picked up another, threw it into the ocean and said. It makes a difference to that one. Maybe we haven’t stopped abortion but our efforts made a difference to each child saved, to each woman who didn’t have to deal with the trauma and guilt of ending the life of a child. We made a difference to millions. This country is better off because we fought for justice.


Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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