I come from a large family, and have 5 siblings of my own, I have worked as a nanny to small children, and I enjoy helping in the children's ministry at my church. All of these are good things, but they are not the reason I am pro-life.
It may surprise you to hear me say "I am pro-life" while it seems many in my generation are abandoning Christian values for worldly ones (if they ever had them), and are choosing to live what we can consider a Libertarian-hedonistic lifestyle whose badge is "do no harm to another" and "to thy own self be true." But I am not among "those" young people who are choosing to be personally responsible and at the same time pursuing a pagan, me centered lifestyle, free from moral boundaries and restrictions.
You see, there is a higher law than Natural law which is so esteemed among my peers - God's law. And while many of the original concepts which have inspired people taking up natural law as something to be admired and followed, it is lacking in several areas. Because some might consider aborting an "unwanted fetus" as a personally responsible choice. But how is it responsible? Would not the better, more personally responsible choice have been to abstain from sexual relations until in the stability and protection of a marriage commitment? I would argue that it is.
But then again, so many of my peers have thrown off marriage as an "old fashioned" "irrelevant" and "unnecessary" commitment. Why? Because, if two people "love" each other, isn't that enough? Sadly, this society has moved way beyond cohabitation to merely hooking up when we feel like it. All commitment has been removed, and with it the reality of true love. Because if you really, truly love someone, you will be with them through thick or thin, and not just for the sex, which seems to be the driving force behind this thinking.
So if marriage is dead among my peers, then why is it so wrong to abort the child you didn't mean to make while sleeping around?
It is wrong because God made that life. He formed its tiny body parts that make it a human, not a dog, fish or cow. It is made with God's very image imprinted onto it's DNA, the very building block of humanity.
If we don't go back to the foundational reasons why killing unborn children is wrong, we have really lost the battle. Because ultimately, what I think, or what you think doesn't really matter. What God thinks is all that matters in the end, whether you acknowledge God or not. He has set up His law as a protection for our lives, not as a way to "rain on our parade.". He wants to protect us from making bad choices that hurt us, and hurt others as well.
In the end, all that really matters in this debate is what God said:
"Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."
"For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength."
1 Corinthians 1:25
It all comes down to whether we are going to take God at His word or not when it comes to the precious uniqueness of life. Do you believe God?