A Statement In Support Of Choosing Life

To The Reader’s Forum:

How good it was to read Dr. James Faulk’s letter to the PJ (12-2) about his cousin who chose life for her unborn child. With every conceivable politically-correct justification to abort, her eventual decision through the timely and thoughtful intervention of her aunt not only preserved the child, but her life-affirming choice also turned out to be a blessing exceeding expectations.

It reminded me of a clip from the 2019 Ohio State-Michigan football game announced by prolific play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson. After JK Dobbins scored four touchdowns and rushed for over 200 yards for Ohio State, an amazed commentator Joel Klatt exclaimed, “What does this kid not do?” That’s when Johnson chimed in saying, “[J.K.’s] mom, Mya, became pregnant when she was 18 years old. She went to the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby — but changed her mind.”

That video went viral. Angry posts of how “inappropriate,” “unnecessary,” and “stigmatizing” and “disgusting” it was demanded that Johnson apologize. Observing how sour the unhappy left responded, RedState remarked, “Think about how backwards this is, (liberals) think it’s ‘disgusting’ to talk about not aborting someone.” They’re like those who last January cheered raucously and plastered pink lights across the New York City skyline for the state passing the abortion expansion act right up to the moment of birth. If that isn’t mean enough, leftist protesters wearing pink “p—-“ hats simulated a bloody abortion on a woman dressed as the Virgin Mary, outside a cathedral in Argentina.

Contrary to that despicable act of evil mockery, the mother of J.K. Dobbins thankfully brought forth her son whom she called her “miracle baby.” This heart-warming story adds yet another real-life chapter to “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The title of “Wonderful,” prophesied by Isaiah in the Bible, speaks to the miracle baby conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit. Jesus identified with us an unborn child. As vulnerable as he was as an embryo in the womb and as a baby who was laid in a meager manger, he made himself even more vulnerable by laying down his life to become sin for us on the cruel cross. Identifying with us as sinners, his atoning sacrifice accomplished what his name is all about: “He shall save his people from their sins.” That would include those who repent of their mockery and rejection of him. It’s the ultimate wonderful life offered as an indescribable gift to you.

The Rev. Mel McGinnis



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