When asked where life begins it can be a very controversial topic. For some it begins when you are born, from the moment of conception, and others think life begins at a certain stage during a woman’s pregnancy. No matter what your view point is, Webster defines life as “the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body.” Going along with this definition is the word “vital”. Vital means something of extreme importance. I am going to take my stance on where life begins – at conception, when it is vital for you to come into existence or to begin your journey into the world. Continuing in this mindset, I realize that I may offend many of you reading this who are pro-choice. Please understand that I am only asking you to open your mind to other viewpoints and mindsets, and try to stay on the topic of life and what it means to me. There is no political agenda in this post.
Why are we here?
Have you ever thought about where you would be if you woke up one morning and decided to just seek out the meaning of your life and your existence? To truly understand why that heart that beats inside of you beats harder in certain situations you find yourself in and slower in others? Why you always find yourself constantly seeking for more truth – the truth of life? What does it all mean?
Life has purpose…and is special
I believe that when we are put on this earth our lives begin with a purpose. That purpose is different for every one of us and should not be compared to anyone else’s. The world is so full of copycats that we are losing more and more originals. We lose ourselves to politics, to society, to Hollywood, and the list goes on and on. When is the last time you asked yourself “Why am I here?”, “What does life mean to me?” Stop comparing yourself to everyone else’s purpose and wondering why your’s doesn’t look like theirs. It won’t look like theirs because it not your purpose. It’s their’s. Don’t get me wrong, to love and accept and try to get along the best we can, while growing and enriching all of humanity’s lives is definitely a universal purpose for all of humanity,but outside of that we all have separate purposes.
Is there any sanctity in life?
The word sanctity is defined by Webster as “the quality or state of being holy, very important, or valuable.” So when asked the question “Is there any sanctity in life?”, my immediate response is “Yes”. If we agree that a living thing has a heart, and a heart starts beating only 18 days after conception, when you choose to abort (for whatever reason you are choosing to take a life), that is considered murder. It’s called “murder” when it happens outside of the womb, so the fact that when it happens in the womb, as a woman’s choice, it isn’t considered murder defies basic logic. The whole woman’s choice movement makes sense when we’re talking about not letting the government interfere with our choice of contraceptives or the ability to get wellness visits and where we go to get them, but to say that “It’s my body” and “I have the choice” is irrational. In fact, many times women are considering this because of their irresponsibility with sexual interactions. To blame an unborn child who has a heart beat at 18 days, functioning organs at 8 weeks, FINGERPRINTS at 9 weeks, can feel pain at 10 weeks, and can smile at 12 weeks, is asinine! If forsenics have shown us that fingerprints are individual to our DNA and every human’s fingerprints are different, then doesn’t that alone show you that each life matters? There are no two the same?
But no, you’d rather have your “choice” and then wonder where all the world changers are. Why we can’t cure cancer, why we don’t have a cure for AIDS…the list goes on and on. I understand, it’s cliche to say that, right? But have you ever thought about the fact that there is not ONE single person on this earth that is a 100% the same? Who were those 58 million babies to date that we’ve killed as a country (by abortion)? Who would they have become?
Why is life so special?
Which brings me into the the question, “Why is life so special?” It is special because we only get one! However long or short, hard or easy, whatever cards your dealt, you only get one – so make it count. Stop worrying about what people think, where people are telling you to go, and do your own thing. Be your own person. There’s only one you and if you aren’t you then you’re stealing from the world.
Is it our job to protect human life?
Yes, as Thomas Jefferson stated “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” We have already failed in this as a nation in both respects. And Pope Francis said it all when he stated, “The right to life is the first among human rights.” Since we’ve clearly taken away the right to life where does it end?
It needs to end with us, humanity coming together – all together regardless of religion and political stance…we need to end it and we need to end it now.