To The Herald-Whig:
Recently I contacted several people and churches about displaying a "right to life" sign. All respectfully declined for one reason or another, and I appreciate their consideration.
With the recent political atmosphere in Illinois, now is the time to speak out for the unborn. Abortion happens virtually every day of every year. I have talked with many women who have had abortions, and the majority are in some way scarred, some physically. One woman could never have other children. Some of them are haunted by memories or "what ifs." Others can't forget what would have been their baby's birthday and on and on it goes.
So, abortion doesn't leave just one victim but several -- the mother, the baby and perhaps the father and other family members. We now are all well aware that the product of conception is living and human and can never be reproduced.
I hope that people will take action now by writing or contacting state representatives and the governor, or speaking to friends and family about the urgency for acting now. Everyone can help by displaying right to life banners and supporting Birthright and programs that help expectant mothers, or supporting local right to life organizations and speaking out for those who cannot speak for themselves.