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.

Use this link  for more information on the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation or to support them in their work. 

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