By Emily Geiger
Sometimes, the best way to win people’s hearts and minds on the abortion issue is to show a real life example of someone living out their pro-life convictions, even under very difficult circumstances.
That is why Sarah Palin’s pro-life testimony was so compelling, and why she scared the heck out of and became an immediate enemy of all those in the pro-abortion camp. It’s kinda hard to argue that there’s nothing wrong with aborting Down Syndrome babies when one is on the news being loved and cared for and bringing joy to the world on a daily basis.
And we have another amazing pro-life example in the news this week.
Imagine wanting a baby so badly, but not being able to have one. You scrape together enough money for in vitro, and you’re lucky enough to have a child.
But, you’ve got five embryos “left over,” and because you believe that all life, even those embryos, are precious, you decide to do in vitro one last time. The doctors tell you that this is probably your last chance at getting pregnant and being able to carry the baby to term.
You have the embryos implanted and you find out you are pregnant. But, just a few weeks into the pregnancy, the fertility clinic calls and says that there was a mistake, and the baby growing inside you isn’t really yours.
But you know that killing that baby is wrong. This particular pregnancy isn’t “wanted” by you, but that baby is wanted and loved.
So you know there is only one thing to do.
You have to have that baby. Because it is a human being, and you love it enough to give it life and give it up to the family where it belongs.
This story is reality for Carolyn Savage and her husband.
And not only are they brave enough to do the right thing, they are brave enough to let the public see their struggles and be an example of a family living out their faith and the courage of their convictions.
This woman is brave enough to give a child life, despite the great personal sacrifice it took to do so.
And if this woman can do that for a baby that’s not even her own, can’t any other woman do the same for her own flesh and blood?
If this woman can love someone else’s child enough to give it life, can’t we all love our own children enough to do the same?
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