This Day Finally Came

This photo was taken when I was canvassing my neighborhood getting signatures. My son was not yet two.

I remember writing letters to congressmen. I carried a sign and joined others along the main thoroughfares of my town protesting abortion. I drove to rallies in larger cities. I walked my neighborhood with a petition to put a bill on the ballot.

But the force of the abortion movement remained a formidable foe.

My husband and I attended more meetings than church. We anchored a pro-life booth at the county fair. We worked on campaigns for pro-life candidates—making phone calls, putting up signs, canvassing our precinct.

Roe vs. Wade was firmly ensconced in our society.

When our children arrived and we had to cut back on our activities to accommodate their needs, we felt the sting of defeat. Our efforts had not produced the desired end. In the bleak outlook of a nation in denial of the truth, the future appeared as a wall of terminated pregnancies, aborted babies disposed of like baskets of trash.

Now, today, the Supreme Court of the United States has reversed that decision of January 22, 1973, returning the authority regarding abortions to each individual state. Though not a perfect resolution because some states will continue to allow abortions, it is a tremendous step in protecting the lives of innocent children across our nation.

God ordained life to begin at conception.

In Psalm 139, King David writes: For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.  My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

With today’s ruling, those children God formed will have an opportunity to live out the lives God ordained for them from the beginning.

The murder must stop.


3 Replies to “This Day Finally Came”

  1. Thank you! My biological mother was raped by her half brother and her mother tried to get the family doctor to abort me. She was 14 years old and said no! Pushing back against parental pressure. She was taken from Texas to California to have me in “secret.” Her love of me and the strength of our Heavenly Father gave her the courage to give birth to me and give me to an infertile couple to start a family. The sperm and egg are just catalysts in God’s infinite plan to create life in His image.

  2. Patricia Lee says: Reply

    Andi, thank you for sharing your story. And blessings on your biological mother for standing strong in the faces of voices who wanted to influence her “choice”. You have been set apart by God to bear testimony to how wrong abortion is. May God richly bless you. Pat Lee

  3. You’re welcome, Patricia! It’s my story and if helps just one young woman to make a decision in favor of life then I’ve aided humanity. I wish my biological mother was still alive she’d be so happy about what SCOTUS did.
    May God bless you for all of your hard work over the years.

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