Why Am I Pro-Life?

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By Marysia Kasprzak, Assistant Program Director, Don Bosco YLC, Montréal, QC

When I heard this question in the past, my gut reaction would be “I am because it’s what the church teaches us.” Yet even as I write this, I feel embarrassed because although it’s a good start, the more important question is “Why does the church teach this?” When I looked this up, I found the following quote that resonated with me: “each and every human life has inherent dignity, and thus must be treated with the respect due to a human person” (1). I am pro-life because I believe that each human life is sacred, and so only God should be the one to decide when it should end. Finally, I would like to leave you with the following quote, which I think gives helpful advice on this topic:

“The big picture is really ugly, but instead of letting that dominate your thinking, I would say to keep the faith and concentrate on the one or two things you can do. You may not be able to save thousands of lives on your own, but the one life you can save today does mean a lot. Whether it’s teaching our own children to be pro-life, contacting our elected representatives, or working at crisis-pregnancy centers, we can all do something. These examples are in addition to prayer, which everyone can do and which everyone should do. Prayer is the basis of any good action. Each little effort helps to bring about a culture of life, a culture in which children are appreciated rather than disposed of.”

Matt Birk, NFL Player, Super Bowl Champion, Pro-Life Advocate, and Harvard Alum

(1) https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/abortion/...

January 19, 2021 - 10:40am
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