2008-01-30 / Community

Because she chose life

by Kristi V. Jenkins

Over 30 years ago, an 18-year-old single woman, whom we'll call Angela, gave birth to a baby girl. Angela had no job or home. Although abortion was legal and available, she sacrificed her own comfort and convenience, braved the shame and ridicule, and chose life.

I was that baby girl. Because Angela chose life, I live. Because she chose life, I was adopted by loving parents who taught and nurtured me. Because she chose life, I am blessed with an adoring husband and children who bring me joy. Because she chose life, I have eternal life through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. I am thankful for Angela. I am thankful for life.

I am also thankful for this country and the men and women who have and are defending it. Ours is a country that generally respects the voice of its people. You have a voice. I have a voice.

In 2006, a constitutional amendment (HR 536), also known as the Paramount Human Life Amendment, wassubmittedto the House Judicial Committee. Use your voice! Call your state representative and ask for their support in the protection of all life. Ask them to sign this bill. Choose life!

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