I was doing some research and came across Human Coalition's website, where I read that nearly one third of my generation is missing due to abortion. ONE THIRD of human beings that should be walking this earth right now are gone. Like me, they would be working on their degrees, working that dream job, expecting their first child, and maybe even advocating for the pro-life movement.
Instead, their lives were stolen from them before they ever had the chance to even take their first breath of air. Why? Because they did not "fit" into someone else's plan? No child is a mistake.
Let me tell you a story about a little girl who was born in 1997. She is about four years younger than me, and she was born to a mother was was hooked on drugs and unable to care for her and her siblings. Her father also abandoned her.
Sounds terrible right? Single, drug-addicted, poverty stricken mothers are a perfect target for Planned Parenthood. They seek out the most vulnerable and use those weaknesses for their gain.
However, this young girl beat all odds and still made her debut into the world. She grew up to be Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles.
There are so many success stories of people who narrowly avoided being aborted and then grew up to be great. For example, Tim Tebow's mother, Pam, was told by doctors that she should have an abortion but she refused to.
Because of her refusal to kill her unborn child, we now have a man who is not only and enthusiastic athlete, but he also runs a pro-life organization to save other children!
At the National Memorial for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers at DAR Constitution Hall in 2017, Pam said, "We have the incredible privilege to be the voice for those unborn babies who have no voice of their own. We can be that voice. You're that voice as you march today. You're that loud, united voice for the unborn."
For the Tebows, this "God story" started in the Philippines, where they were working as missionaries. Pam's husband, involved in the pro-life movement before leaving America, became overwhelmed thinking about all the babies lost to abortion. He prayed for guidance and made this request to God, "Lord, if you give us a son, we'll raise him to be a preacher."
Pam was blessed to become pregnant but began bleeding almost from the start. Knowing the poor medical offered in the Philippines, they were concerned but never wavered in spite of her doctor pushing for an abortion.
"She said, 'You know, it's not really a baby. It's a mass of fetal tissue. It's a tumor," Tebow said. "She advised me that I needed to abort and abort immediately in order to spare my life."
"Well, we chose to trust God. At the time, it didn't seem like a courageous choice. It was the only thing that we knew to do and we wanted to trust God with that little boy we had prayed for."
The bleeding eventually abated and the family traveled to the capital city of Manila, where Tim was born. An American-trained doctor saved both of their lives.
The doctor later said, "I want you to know this is a miracle baby because during all that time only a tiny shred of placenta was attached," and added, "So this is a miracle baby."
Tebow was malnourished at birth but grew up to be big and strong.
"Timmy the tumor," as his siblings teasingly called him as a little boy, grew into a strapping 6-foot-3, 245-pound quarterback who went on to star at the University of Florida, where he won the Heisman, college
A few years later, the Tebows decided to spread the message to an even bigger audience with a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl that became a lightning rod for controversy because of its pro-life message.
"We told him, if you do this commercial, you know you'll be persecuted," Pam said. "He said, that's OK, this is my story and I want to share it. So he did and all his sponsors dropped him. But it was worth it."
How worth it? It's estimated that five million people worldwide changed their stance on abortion because of a commercial that showed a mother's life-giving love for her son -- and that all life is sacred.
It makes you wonder doesn't it? Whom have we lost due to abortion? Perhaps the person who was going to cure cancer or invent flying cars. We will never know because they were never given their God given right to take their first breath.