They. Are. Children.

Well, by now, you all probably know how I feel about abortion. You know how it tears my heart apart just thinking about it. And if you didn’t know before… now you do. And I know that this is a big change from book chapters, but this is something that I cannot and will not stay quiet on.

This past week, I have been on spring break (kinda funny, considering the fact that I didn’t post anything). So I’ve been able to do a lot of relaxing and chilling. I’ve worked ahead a bit in school, but other than that, I’ve been able to take a deep breath and regroup before the second half of the semester.

But on Thursday, I saw something on social media. Something that absolutely broke my heart. Just ripped it right out of my chest and stomped on it.

It was a post that has started circulating about a new law in Maryland that would legalize babies being killed up to 28 days after birth. As the post said it would “decriminalize killing newborns and deprive fetuses of all rights, meaning they could be the subjects of live experimentation when technologically feasible. This means that a baby who survived an abortion can be allowed to die without care and no investigation could be pursued nor legal penalty applied. It also effectively decriminalizes death by neglect for the first 28 days of life without regard to abortion. If this bill goes into effect a baby born with a disability could be allowed to die by refusing ordinary methods of care or medical treatment. For that matter, so could any baby the mother does not want in the first 28 days of birth.”

Even just typing out those words again here… my heart is heavy.

I posted on both my personal Instagram and the Instagram account I have for this blog. I’ll put my thoughts about it down here and hopefully elaborate a little.

I can’t even begin to explain how much this disgusts me. How much it horrifies me. There are no words that can describe the depth of how much this hurts me.

It’s something that we discussed in one of my classes a long time ago- so long ago, I don’t even remember which class or where- that really stuck with me. I don’t remember what the abortion laws where back then, but we talked about how it was just going further and further. Very quickly, we were progressing to the point where a baby could be aborted all the way up to birth. (Because after all “it’s just a fetus”, right? Wrong.) The biggest thing that we talked about what who was the one to determine when was too far? Was it the government? Was it the people? Was it the politicians? Who got to decide when enough was enough? Because we can just say “well, let’s go up till birth because the baby can’t survive without the mother until then”. And yet we would say it was murder to kill a 1-2 year old. We are horrified when we hear about something like that on the news. But it is pretty near impossible for a 1-2 year old to survive without a mother. So who decides? Who gets to make that decision? Because no matter who does it, there is always going to be push back for more, more, more. That’s why we are here- people thought that birth wasn’t enough so they are pushing for more. The line has to be drawn somewhere. And it should have been farrrrr before 28 days after birth.

Because these are not fetuses. They are LIVING, BREATHING, BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. They. Are. Children. They are BABIES. Call them what they are- don’t justify your actions by calling them “fetuses”. They were babies in the womb and they are babies out of the womb. Not even a person who is pro-choice can deny that. They are gorgeous children, whether they have a disability or not. They deserve to live. My heart aches for the amount of babies- and especially babies with disabilities- that may not make it past 28 days because of this. They deserve to have a life. Whether they have a disability. Whether their parents want them or not.

This goes beyond “my body, my choice”. It never was your body to begin with- it was your baby’s inside you- but even more so once they are born. That is not your body. That is not your choice. You do not get to hold your child’s life in your hand and decide whether or not they are worthy based on how ready you are to raise a child or whether or not they have a disability. You don’t get to do that. You can call it what you want, but its murder, plain and simple. There is no way around it. I may seem harsh, but I’m right. So I’m not going to beat around that bush.

And don’t tell me “well, you are just one of those pro-lifers who only cares about the baby as long as they are in the womb and doesn’t care once they are born”. My plan for the future right now is literally to become a caseworker for foster care to help kids out of bad situations. I want to foster or adopt kids when I’m older, if I can. I do care. I care so much. I care more than I could possibly express. But the first step to caring about the kids who ARE born is caring about the ones who AREN’T.

The same God who made the sunset in the first picture made those babies.

The same God who made this beautiful and majestic bald eagle formed those babies.

The same God who created this beautiful sky designed those babies with a specific purpose.

The same God who made each individual snowflake uniquely and perfectly made each baby uniquely and perfectly.

The same God who made the sun, moon, and stars made those babies.

Psalm 139:13 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

God knew who we were going to be before we were even born. He knit us together in our mother’s womb. He is not a God who makes mistakes. So He is not going to make a baby that should not live. He is not going to bring life into this world that should not be here.

Well, I believe I have run out of things to say. If you have questions or just want to talk, my DMs are always open.

If you or a loved one are in a bad situation and are considering an abortion, there are other options.

ProLife Across America has a hotline: 800-366-7773, as well as a website with many other resources and support: ProLife Across America

Live Action has many resources to help educate people on abortion and it’s effects: Live Action