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National Right to Life Pro-Life Essay Contest 2021 Senior Division Winner

by | Mar 2, 2022

Editor’s note. Over this week and into the next, NRL News Today will repost all six of the winning essays from the 2022 NRLC Essay contest. Today we are posting the second place winner in the Senior Division, grades 10-12. The Junior Division is grades 7-9.

Why I am pro-life

By Helen F.

The greatest gift that one can ever be given is the gift of life. Life is given by God, accepted and nurtured by our parents, and then gifted to us. We who have the opportunity to receive this precious gift should be honored to fight for and defend those who are too vulnerable to fight for themselves. These little souls never get a chance to speak for their rights. Every person, no matter how small, deserves to have basic human rights, and women who are given the opportunity to nurture life deserve real support. This is why I am pro-life.

When life is created in the womb, the baby is infinitely special. Each child made by God has opportunities to unfold, discoveries to share, and the potential to change our world. I was given the gift of life from my parents, so I speak for those whose life is taken from them before they even leave the womb. These lives lost hold infinite possibilities for greatness and they deserve to have a chance in our world. They also deserve to speak for themselves. They deserve a chance to live. Since we have been given the gift of life, we should be empowered to safeguard this opportunity for others. Infants in the womb can’t speak, so I am a part of the pro-life movement to speak for them.

Another reason I am pro-life is because every woman who is given the opportunity to nurture life in the womb deserves love and support. Many women are afraid to reach out for help during their journey of pregnancy. They hide in their misery and feel too broken to accept the honor of being a parent. Without support, women feel that their only option is to take away the precious baby living within them. They trick themselves into thinking that this will give them comfort and normalcy. Unfortunately, abortion only makes women more hurt. Women caught in this trap need real love and support. They need information on the value of life. They may have made mistakes that they will forever regret, but they deserve love and support so they can have a future free from these mistakes. Every woman needs to know that they are valued. They can get help. This is why I am pro-life.

I am pro-life because every person, no matter how small, deserves a chance to live, and women deserve real love and support. Those who can’t speak need to be spoken for. We have the opportunity to use our gift of life, so we need to act and live in a way that promotes life at all stages and supports those whose lives are in danger. We also need to support women so they can feel confident in choosing life. Life is a gift, a treasure, and a priceless opportunity that deserves to be valued and respected at all times.

This is why I am pro-life.

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