By Tom Quiner
As Lincoln and Tad looked on, Iowa pro lifers swarmed the state capitol for the Iowa March for Life.
You had the sense that the man who freed the slaves looked on approvingly at the throngs praying to free the preborn from the shackles of “choice.”
Governor Terry Branstad and Bishop Richard Pates led the walk along with Lieutenant Governor, Kim Reynolds.
I heard some folks singing “Amazing Grace.”
Protestants, Catholics, and all of the participants regardless of faith, were united in their devotion to the cause of life. One preacher who led us in prayer said something that really stuck with me. Each baby in the womb has a unique genetic code at the instant of their conception.
There has never been anyone like that little baby. There never, ever will be.
Everyone single one of us is unique with our unique potential. All of our hopes and dreams are present in this potential, but not realized, at the instant of our creation.
A friend of mine said he was talking to an atheist recently. She stopped him in his tracks by saying that she is pro-choice because she is an atheist.
She suggests that the staking out of a pro life position is strictly driven by religion. Readers of this blog know otherwise, as I have heard from atheists who are pro life.
If anything, an atheist has substantial moral reasons to be pro life. The woman above doesn’t believe in life after death. We have one shot, in her view, and then we fade away into nothingness, into oblivion.
How could any moral person allow the taking away of that “one shot” of that person? A pro choice Christian might say that, well if that really is a person in the womb, he or she will end up in heaven where they’ll be okay even if they’re aborted.
The atheist doesn’t see it that way, which makes the significance of every new created being profound.
Human life is human life. Personhood is established at the instant human potential is created at the conception of an individual with a unique DNA.
The prayers of today’s Iowa Pro Life March thundered across the state. This movement is unstoppable, because it is just and moral.