I had a conversation with a man that I had previously only known on Facebook. He is the friend of my recently found great step-uncle-in-law (got all that? Yeah, me either…it’s complicated).

Anyway, he and I talked about all manner of things. It was really great to hear his stories, his views on the world (he chased Communist Russian Subs all over the world in the Navy!), and about his life. I look forward to many more years of conversations with my new friend.

In fact, I have had the pleasure to come into contact with more new people recently than I ever have before, which is weird, since I live out in the boonies. Go figure.

Anyway, I have met and gotten to know some absolutely amazing people. I have heard of how their lives have touched so many (whether they know how profoundly or not), and how much good they do/have done.

But, one thing seems to be a recurring theme in the lives of these extraordinary people: their mothers could just as easily have chosen to abort them as not.

Some, we don’t know how it came about that the mother chose life, but they were adopted by a family. Some, the parents, though advised by doctors to abort chose not to and they were born just fine – better than, if truth be told.

It makes me wonder…if there are so many special people out there who were not aborted, how many could there be, except the mother chose the path of death for the child? How many more people could there be out there, making the world a better place, save their lives were extinguished because the mother was told she had the “right” to do so?

I have already shown, in other posts, how this is a twisted version of a right and not a right at all. Yet, it’s legal. But, so was everything Hitler did in Nazi Germany. Doesn’t make it right or good.

I pray that someday, we will be able to meet more and more lovely people, busily going about doing good, whose lives were spared at the deciding time.