I think we can agree on a lot of things that are wrong. No one is going to say that abuse of any kind is okay. Or that starving children in third world countries should remain hungry. We can all agree that school shootings are terrible. And that no person, young or old, should have to deal with the pain of cancer.
But what about abortion?
It’s confusing. Especially when you hear so many conflicting voices. It can be hard to see clearly whether it’s right or wrong. I understand it’s difficult to make that judgment. In my own mind, I know that a woman, especially in a crisis situation, deserves what is best for her. She deserves to be cared for.
But when I think about the baby, I want the baby to be loved and cared for too. What is best for both of them? Is it the same in every circumstance?
I don’t want to judge anyone; just like I don’t want people to judge me. I’ve heard other people say that we shouldn’t have to decide how we feel about it. If it’s not directly affecting you or I, why should we care?
Abortion is a big deal today. It’s hotly debated. I know that I don’t want to sit on the fence about any issue that is as fundamentally important as “life.” What about you?
Just because something isn’t directly in your life that doesn’t mean nothing can be done about it, or that your voice can’t influence someone else. You never know when abortion will hit close to home for you.
This month on LifeTeen.com we’re going to be talking about this issue of abortion. The only correct way to form an opinion about something is to hear all the facts about it.
That’s what we’re going to give you. If you want the truth, keep coming back here and I promise to bring you videos, articles, a fact-sheet, and more to help you understand what’s really going on and what the Catholic Church has to say about it.
Then you decide for yourself. You’ve been given a life, a brain, and a heart – use them for good.
As a graphic designer, the way that I minister to others is through my works of pen, pencil and Photoshop. I hope this piece inspires you to stand up for life as much as it has for me. Let me explain it. The red object in the image is a called a Cannula, which is a medical tube that is inserted into the body. In most cases, it’s used to deliver fluids, like in the case of an IV. In the case of abortion however, it is connected to a tube (like in this image) where the amniotic fluid, placenta and fetus are sucked out of the womb into a jar and destroyed. No joke. The tool we designed to help sustain life also takes it away.
- Gabe Telepak