2363: “Before I formed you in the womb”
November 4, 2021
- The number of babies lost everyday in America to abortion.
This tragedy is easily looked over and easily forgotten because so many people want to forget; they don’t want to realize what actually happens everyday for various reasons: politics, convenience, etc. This is not a political issue, it’s a human rights issue, which is why so many pro-lifers like myself don’t stop talking about it or writing about it. The more people who know what is happening the less and less that number, 2363, becomes.
Here’s an example of that. The 2363 campaign brings awareness to these innocent lives taken everyday by abortion, and one of the first things on the website is a video that changes minds. In this video, random people are asked of their stance on abortion, all of which say pro-choice, and then they are showed a cartoon video of what abortion actually is from an abortionist. After that video, they all were very emotional and decided abortion is never ok. While I am not putting the video straight into this article because, although not graphic, it is highly emotional. It does give a warning before that part is shown in case you just want to only see the reactions from the people (which is before they switch to the abortion video).
As stated in the video, because abortion kills innocent children, this is a scientific issue. It is scientifically proven that life begins at conception, when a human is formed and develops throughout the whole pregnancy. Therefore, abortion always ends a human life.
Our Catholic faith teaches us that abortion is wrong because of that, one of things religion and science agree upon. “The word of the Lord came to me: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.’” (Jeremiah 1:4-5). This theme comes up many times throughout Scripture of God creating us and loving us, and many pro-life themes show up in this.
But, that is not the end of Jeremiah 1. It continues with, “‘Ah, Lord God!’ I said, ‘I do not know how to speak. I am too young! But the Lord answered me, do not say, ‘I am too young.’To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you—oracle of the Lord. Then the LORD extended his hand and touched my mouth, saying to me, See, I place my words in your mouth! Today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to uproot and to tear down, to destroy and to demolish, to build and to plant,” (Jeremiah 1: 6-10).
God begins with telling us our worth in Him in verses 4 and 5, and to tell us of how He chose us from the beginning. Then, He tells us that in Him, anything is possible and we are to do His will. We are to speak His words to the nations, to cause change and bring everyone back to Him. God is with us, and He gives us the courage and strength to do His will His way.
The whole point of the pro-life movement is love: to love the mother and to love her baby. God calls us to love them all, and part of loving the mother is helping and supporting her in her pregnancy, not killing her baby for a “quick fix” that fixes nothing and instead hurts everything and everyone worse.
We believe that the only sin God doesn’t forgive is the one we don’t ask forgiveness for, and He wants you to come home to Him. “‘What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance,’” (Luke 15: 4-7).
Women who have had an abortion can find healing and help through Project Rachel.