Years ago a life came into the world of a 17 year old woman. That life was my husband’s, Larry Schuerr. Abortion was not an option. I think of all the contributions that Larry has made to our family and to society through his contracting career, teaching career and volunteering and I shudder to think of his lifeless body in a garage bin like so many today. When his mother was around 6 months pregnant, his father married and they went on to have five more children. Due to lack of funds, Larry was born in a home for unwed mothers called Misericordia.
As we witness the 2019 March for Life and Women’s March, the decisions are difficult and life changing. According to Alan Gutmacher Institute, a leading proponent of abortion on demand, claims that there have been more than 60 million abortions in the US since Roe vs. Wade or 3,000 abortions a day. What can we do to lower the numbers and to teach respect for life? “Who will speak for the little ones.? Helpless and half-abandoned. They’ve got the right to choose life. They don’t want to lose. I’ve got to speak up, won’t you? Equal rights, equal time, for the unborn children. Their precious lives are on the line. How can we be rid of them? Passing laws, passing out Bills and new Amendments. Pay the cost and turn about, And face the young defendants…Forming hearts, forming minds, quenched before awakened, For so many deliberate crimes, The earth will soon be shaken. Little hands, little feet, tears for Him who made you. Should all on earth forsake you now. But He’ll never forsake you. ” Little Ones by Phil Keaggy. This is a powerful song. It doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, as I am. If a woman chooses life, what are we going to do to help her raise a child? We truly do need a village to surround her in her decision. This is such a difficult and complex decision that has come to the forefront of our thinking with the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade (1973) This blog is dedicated to the life of my husband, Larry Schuerr.