"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'it might have been.'"
----John Greenleaf Whittier
I'm starting this post off the same way I did my last one... because it occurred to me that perhaps these words ring true with regard to the horror of abortion, more than anything else.
Now eugenicists like Bill Gates, and population control pundits like Governor Cuomo in New York, who applauded at the announcement of the legality of late term abortion in his lovely state - would argue that all the abortions over the years have helped the world not become overpopulated. They would say it has all been for the greater good.
But you know, there is another, much more positive, more wholesome way to look at this. Yes, it brings sadness to consider it. But I would be so bold to say, maybe we shouldn't be so willing to throw human life away?
You see, my family - myself and my brothers - and especially our wives, know the pain and sorrow from miscarriages when expecting the arrival of little people-to-be. And many other families have shared that loss. And it disturbs me beyond measure, that people knowingly, voluntarily, CHOOSE to abort those little lives sometimes. This, to me, is abhorrent.
That little baby, inside their mother's womb... might have been the first person to discover a true cure to cancer.
They might have been the next modern-day equivalent to Shakespeare.
They might have been the first person to discover how humans can survive long-term space travel.
They might have been the man or woman to discover fully renewable energy.
They might have been the one person this country needed to reveal corruption and evil long before we got to the point we are now.
One of those aborted lives might have been the very person to bring about change and end abortions outright.
One of those baby girls might have grown up and fundamentally changed the role and position of women everywhere for the betterment of all society.
One of those babies, had they been given a chance to LIVE HERE, might have been the greatest evangelical leader this world has ever known.
Now don't get me wrong. I am a full believer that things happen for a reason, and that God can use the ongoing story of all these little ones to bring about His glory in the end anyway. But it is also not lost on me that the proponents for this horrid movement never had God's will in mind.
My son has wondered what might have been, had his twin brother made it into this world. But at least neither my wife nor I ever CHOSE to end his brother's life. It just happened. And yet God still found a way to use that for His glory. If it weren't for that pain in our life, I wouldn't be a writer today.
But I digress. Have you ever thought about it? It comes pretty naturally when you get right down to it. Just think, if all the "pro-choice" crowd thought of it this way.
What if death is NOT the answer...what if MURDER is not the answer? Despite all the wars, most of mankind still agrees that DEATH is not supposed to be the answer. Why would we conveniently think the sugar-coated version of child sacrifice that we call abortion, is the answer?
Food for thought. Just my two cents on the morality of it all. What might have been... is only known to God anyhow. But maybe, just maybe, the sanctity of life is important enough for us not to have to wonder about it anyway.