When did we lose our way?

The recent egregious Supreme Court “leak” has thrust the Roe v. Wade controversy surrounding abortion-on-demand back into the spotlight.

For some, abortion-on-demand has become their most important issue.

As a mother who has lost four little ones to miscarriage, I simply cannot understand the viewpoint of those willing to kill a baby in the name of convenience or expediency. 


When we can witness these precious ones in the womb with beating hearts and watch them developing into unique individuals at each step of their journey from conception to birth, how can anyone try to deny their humanity?

There are few sane people who would condone killing a child for any reason whatsoever. How can it be controversial to outlaw killing them while in the womb?

Seeing the violent hostility many on the pro-abortion side show toward those who disagree, I scratch my head.

Admittedly, when I was a teenager, around the time of the Roe decision, I accepted the popular feminist view that these “products of conception” were merely clumps of cells. “My body, my choice” sounded bold and empowering. After losing a child to miscarriage, my mind and my heart began to change. The advent of the ultrasound confirmed what I had begun to realize; these are our children being ripped apart and thrown away.

We now have incontrovertible proof that children in the womb grow, move, and feel pain. They hear their mother’s voice and even recognize music. There can be no controversy about that. The only question remaining is whether anyone has the right to kill them “on demand”.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 (NLT)

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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