Protesting the Blackout of Life
Everyone seems to be up in arms and coming together to protest SOPA/PIPA this week. As an artist myself, I can appreciate what is trying to be done to prevent piracy but don’t support government censorship of our creative content. What many people are worried about is the stifling of budding creativities. Or that these bills could kill tons of jobs, taking away people’s very livelihood. I believe we have a right to be upset.
Google with it's logo "censored"
I also believe that there is much more serious threat to us all that is keeping our future inventors, researchers, doctors, artists, musicians, writers and leaders from ever achieving the great works that could benefit mankind. For the past 39 years, we, as a nation, have been killing those bright possible futures through abortion.
It took me a long time to gather my thoughts for this blog because there is plenty to be upset about. I could list medically, morally, ethically, logically or spiritually, all the reasons to be pro-life. I could pick apart the common misconceptions the pro-choice community tends to have. I could quote admirable men and women who have spoken out against the termination of human beings in the womb. I could teach on the dangers of moral relativism (the “I would never do it, but…” approach) in our already confused world.
But instead, I decided to share with you a moment of beauty from this past weekend. In our youth group hall, in front of 60+ people, my wife and I shared a live ultrasound of our baby. Susana is 11 weeks pregnant and our little guy or gal is healthy and active (praise God). Thanks to Fatima Women’s Center and their mobile equipment, the teens had the opportunity to see (and hear) the heartbeat, count the fingers and toes, and even watch the baby “Tebowing” for a moment! Seeing the support and love this child already has from family (five out of the eight aunts and uncles were there), friends and a whole class of teenagers filled me with joy and pride.
Mantled Catholic Clothings new Pro-Life Tee (www.marymantles.us)
This weekend in Tucson and many other places around the US, you’ll see Pro-Life Marches being held in solidarity with the huge March in DC going on Monday. I suggest you try to attend, regardless of your moral leanings on the issue. It’s a peaceful protest done out of love in a beautiful celebration of life and testament to those futures that could’ve been.
If we, as a community, can come together to support our favorite blogs, social media outlets and websites by writing to our local government leaders and petitioning against legislation like SOPA and PIPA, why can’t we do the same with Roe v Wade? I’m calling you to action. Step up for those unborn Einstein’s, Dali’s, Mother Teresa’s, John Paul II’s, MLK’s and JFK’s. Speak up for the freedom of the voiceless as we’ve spoken up for the freedom of the web.