By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
At an intersection of both history and numbers, that is where we are.
Historically, we mark one year since coronavirus surfaced in the United States, while also observing the 48th anniversary of the plague of legalized abortion.
Numerically, we mourn the more than 400,000 lives claimed by the pandemic of 2020, while also grieving more than 800,000 lives that perished last year in a much more enduring plague.
While applauding extraordinary efforts to save lives touched by a hostile virus, we lament everyday efforts to take smaller, completely helpless lives.
While eagerly welcoming a COVID vaccine produced in record time, we yearn for a long-awaited vaccine that will end prenatal dismemberment.
What we need is a cure for the sickness that has caused the premature demise of 62.5 million unique individuals.
For decades, the pro-life movement has been working toward a “vaccination” of sorts. One that fights not against a petri dish viral culture but instead an airborne culture of death that has gone viral.
What is our antidote to abortion? It is comprised of scientific facts, fundamental civil rights, respect for natural law, abundant compassion, and practical resources. We inoculate the public with our witness and testimony, dialogue and debate, passion and prayers.
And the more we inject the culture with truth, the more we build an immunity to the lies that feed the abortion virus. The more we combat the insidious belief that any one life is disposable, the healthier we become as a human family.
Our efforts strengthen women and men who feel weakened by distortions and deceptions, empowering them to choose life.
Our pro-life “vaccine” creates a society welcoming to life no matter the circumstances because even the most difficult circumstances do not erase our humanity.
Once through your efforts we achieve a different kind of herd immunity, we will realize that there is no crisis that calls for killing and no crisis that can’t be overcome with love and understanding, help and hope.
We will have made abortion unthinkable.
That is the medicine we need to administer in ending the deadliest pandemic our country has ever known. That is the vaccine for abortion.