Most people do not see clearly the evils of their own century

I came across this great article over at first things, that chronicles the work an undercover abortion activist. I was particularly moved by the following two quotes:

One cold, wet day in San Jose, California, I was stuck inside my childhood home, looking for a book to read. Because I was homeschooled, the daughter of passionate book lovers, and one of eight children, our home was full of books of all kinds. It was my goal, at the age of nine, to read all of them. On the bottom shelf of a bookcase, I found something called the Handbook on Abortion by Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Willke. Curious, I opened it. And there they were: pictures. In shock, I quickly shut the book and pushed it away. And then I opened it slowly and looked again. I was looking directly at the picture of a tiny child, maybe ten weeks old, with tiny arms and legs, who had been the victim of an abortion.

Right then I knew it was ugly and wrong. But over the next decade I grew in my understanding of the gravity and urgency of this holocaust of unborn children, of our duty to protect them, and of my desire to help.

When I was thirteen I wrote in my journal, “God, it’s time I actually do something about abortion.”

I found this quote so moving because I myself had such a moment in my life with abortion. For me it was the 2008 anniversary of roe vs. wade. I was walking to the Main library at ASU to study and I saw all these girls having a party. I read their shirts and they said “choice” on them. The most troubling thing I saw was a sign that said,” roe v. wade, never go back.” I went into the library and prayed, “lord whatever I have to do to never see such a sign again I’ll do.” That moment changed my life.

The second quote is as follows:

Most people do not see clearly the evils of their own century, their own age. It is the history makers, the revolutionaries, and the visionaries who identify the failings, injustices, and opportunities of their century and work tirelessly to address them.

Amen. Abortion is the most horrific injustice of our day. We have created a way to make money from, to have women pay to kill their children. Lord, forgive us.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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