Voices For Life

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as all family life issues.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Missing Poster Child of Abortion



By Maria Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation


I had just gone up to the cash register at the clothing retailer when my eyes met those of a little boy, probably four years old.

His face graced a poster pleading for contributions to help treat his cancer and that of other children afflicted with the disease.

It was impossible for me to ignore those eyes.

I quickly assented to the $2 being added to my purchase as a contribution to the boy's cause.

In an instant, my mind turned to the estimated 57 million children in the U.S. who have died as a result of the silent killer known as abortion. I wondered about their eyes, and if they could move a nation to end the tragedy.

If only we faced those eyes every time we made our way to a checkout counter. If only we could see the faces of abortion's victims. Would we not then lend a hand to those staring down a suction machine or an abortionist's scalpel?

If only we could see those poster children who are hidden from our view.

Abortion does have a human face. Pollsters may call it a hot-button issue, but it is in fact a profoundly human one. It is not about choice. It is about humanity and the failure to recognize such. If abortion did not result in the death of a child, it would not be an issue at all.

But no political sloganeering can drown out the essential fact that with an abortion a life is taken. Only when our social blindness is successfully treated and we see the eyes of the victims can we as a nation begin to heal.

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