By Wilma Zekveld
Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at the Canadian pro-life site, Unmasking Choice.
Recently I had the opportunity to visit the sobering 9/11 memorial site in New York City. Even though I was only nine years old when the airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers I can vividly remember that catastrophic day almost fifteen years ago.
As I walked around the site of North and South Towers reading some of the names of the nearly 3000 people who lost their lives and thinking of the thousands more who were forever affected by the horrific unexpected deaths of husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, friends, sons and daughters, my friend pointed out to me one particular name after which was written: “and her unborn child”.
As I noticed more mothers whose pre-born children died at the hands of terrorists I couldn’t help but think about the fact that there are thousands of other pre-born children in Canada and the USA.
Where are the memorials for the thousands of pre-born who are killed daily in our countries? Are we silently letting this appalling disastrous slaughter continue? In Canada alone the amount of pre-born children who will have been violently torn limb from torso, dismembered and decapitated in a procedure we call abortion, will equal the number of people killed in the 9/11 attacks in just ten days.
This killing does not end after ten days though, it happens every single day of the year in our country for any reason or none at all. Why do we stand silently letting this devastating truth continue?
We remember with horror, despair, outrage, and dismay how thousands of named people and their un-named pre-born children were killed at the hands of al-Qaeda; but we do not remember or acknowledge that there are many more un-named pre-born children who continue to lose their lives daily in our country. …
Shouldn’t we say with Helen Keller: “I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” Will you help expose this injustice? Will you speak for our pre-born brothers and sisters who receive no memorial?
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works? — Prov. 24:11-12