By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life
In recent days, much of the country experienced millions of billions of trillions of snowflakes, and more on top of that. In other words, a countless number of snowflakes. Each snowflake is different from the other snowflakes, never to be duplicated again. Once those snowflakes melt, that particular design, that special creation, will never be seen again.
In their uniqueness, human beings are like those snowflakes. Specially designed and uniquely created. There have been billions of human beings on this earth yet no two people are alike. You are one-of-a-kind. You are unique. Or as some dear friends at my church recently reminded us: you are YOU-nique.
As members of the right-to-life movement, we work against abortion and euthanasia and assisted suicide. We do so in the service of celebrating Life in all its beauty and uniqueness. We celebrate the lives of our family and friends; we celebrate the lives of the elderly and disabled who may need our help in special ways; we celebrate the new life of each baby, born and unborn, bringing new smiles and laughter into the world.
True, as we go about our usual routines, we can sometimes be tempted to be discouraged by the seemingly insurmountable task ahead of us. We know that each time a life is ended by abortion or euthanasia, a unique and irreplaceable creation is gone.
But we continue to fight the good fight, the noble fight, the just fight. We know that as we add more and more people to our Movement, we have proof positive that we are changing hearts and minds.
One day the time will come when our country will look at every human being, born or unborn, and say, “YOU are you-nique.” And why? Because each and every unique pro-lifer never wavered.