At this time of year, I think of “babies”. Most importantly, because on December 25, many Connecticut citizens will be celebrating the virginal divine birth of Jesus Christ. Second, because December 19th is my physical birthday. I am one of the miracle babies at Bridgeport Hospital, having a 1% chance of living and being healthy. Third, because I have experienced the pain of seeing a child die in my wife’s womb. Fourth, because of the millions of babies who have been aborted in Connecticut and the United States over the past decades.
As a disciple of Christ, I am unabashedly pro-life. From the scriptures it is clear that life begins at conception. To me, it is a shame on our state and our nation that we have allowed this legalized massacre to continue. We think we are so well educated and sophisticated compared to pagan cultures that practiced child sacrifice, but we did to the unborn child in a less overt, less visible, more sterilized, but no less barbaric.
The most visceral reaction of women who support abortion is “this is my body”, but they are completely wrong. This new life (soul) inside a woman’s womb has its own DNA; this new life is a separate person made in the image of God. A woman has the wonderful opportunity to partner with God to bring new life to this world. If a woman is pregnant and does not want a child for whatever reason, there are vital options such as adoption. Isn’t it crazy that many Connecticut couples who want to adopt babies often have to travel overseas to “buy” them?
From a purely business standpoint, if I were the captain of a large corporation, I would be fiercely pro-life. Why? Even if I had no moral beliefs about the sanctity of life, I would be pro-life because the millions of aborted babies and their offspring represent millions of future lost clients for everything from cradle to grave. Food. Clothes. Houses. Health services. Education. Cars. The list is endless. The millions of babies we have aborted could also have been future business leaders and employees; 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 tirelessly advocate for the unborn child in a constructive and peaceful manner, lovingly share pro-life perspectives, and point to pro-life resources. For example, the greatest medical and technological game changer is the Ultrasound Machine, which gives mothers and fathers a deep insight into the wonderful way the Lord is shaping new life inside the womb. In fact, every baby is a miracle baby, including you.
Drew Crandall of Vernon is president of Keep In Touch.
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