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I Was Almost Aborted (But That’s Not the Biggest Reason Why I’m Pro-Life)

am grateful to be alive. If she would have went through with aborting me, I would have never gotten married to my amazing wife, had two wonderful kids or been privileged to train millions of teenagers across America and around the world to share the Gospel.

I’m glad to be here, but that’s not the biggest reason I’m pro-life.

Another reason I’m pro-life is that I witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of shame on my ma when it came to almost aborting me. Night after night I could hear her bawling her eyes out through our paper thin apartment complex walls. Day after day I’d hear her say things like, “I don’t want you to become a bum like me.”

This is the shame my ma felt for almost aborting me, I can’t imagine the hurt that would have been in her heart if she had actually followed through.

Honestly, I hurt for those who have had abortions. Many must struggle with unimaginable grief, guilt, shame and pain. It hurts my heart to think about it. I long for them to know, like my ma knows now, the mercy and grace that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

It hurts to think about the pain and shame so many women who have had abortions must be experiencing. But that’s not the biggest reason I’m pro-life.

The biggest reason I’m pro-life is that I believe in God, the Creator of life.

The great Apostle Paul wrote, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16,17)

Every life was created by Jesus and for Jesus. Every life is a precious gift from God and for God.

King David put it this way in Psalm 139:13-15, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Every baby is a masterpiece that God himself wove together in the womb of his/her mother. It is not within our rights to destroy the Artist’s masterpiece. It is not within our rights to take a precious life that God created.