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2023 National Right to Life Pro-Life Essay Contest: Third place in the Junior Division

by | Mar 7, 2023

Editor’s note. Last week we posted the three winning essays in the Senior Division in NRLC Pro-life essay contest, grades 10-12. Today we begin posting the three winners in the Junior Division which is grades 7-9.

Why I am pro-life

By Ashton A.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small” (Dr. Seuss). Every human being has a right to life; it shall not be taken away. I am pro-life because God created all of creation, everyone is loved, and each person needs support.

God created all children as a gift and blessing. God created everyone with purpose and meaning. “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jer. 1:5). Everything God created is good. Nothing is bad. Science proves life begins at the moment of conception, not when babies are born, not at a certain number of weeks, but at conception. Abortion and euthanasia are like any other normal human murder. They’re definitely not okay. Some people would believe abortion is women’s healthcare, women’s rights, and the statement “my body, my choice,” but it’s not! If only they could understand they’re killing an actual baby. “It’s not a choice, it’s human” (unknown). Just because it has a disability, doesn’t mean you should end that child’s life. If anything, people should love that child even more! We should all cherish life as a wonderful gift from God.

Every human being, no matter the age, is loved by God. The Declaration of Independence states “that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” No one can take away the right to anybody’s life. The YOUCAT states, “God alone is Lord over life and death. Not even “my” life belongs to me…protecting innocent human life is one of the noblest tasks of the State.”

Someday one of these children could solve cancer or be the next Einstein. Someone in the world will always want the blessing of a child, just because you don’t doesn’t mean nobody else does. Adoption allows for someone else to love the baby. Everyone is loved and wanted.

Everyone is this world needs support no matter the age, stage, or circumstance. Everyone should support life, even if you’re a guy. Some guys might say, “Well, I don’t carry a baby, so it doesn’t apply to me,” but it does because dads are important. The people who need our help the most include innocent babies, young mothers and fathers, and the elderly. The government should support life too, but instead they say “Abortion is women’s healthcare.” It’s not. Healthcare is supposed to help life and save life, not destroy them!

Every human being has a right to life. It shall not be infringed. I am pro-life because God created all of creation, everyone is loved, and each person needs support. Never underestimate people, no matter how small they are.

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