There are many stories about widows and as the stories describe, they are looked down upon. In those times, however, widows didn’t have a voice in society. It was the husband that usually spoke for the wife and since widows didn’t have husbands, their voice in society was taken away. This sounds a lot like the voice that unborn babies have in today’s society. Nonexistent. And not because they physically cannot talk but because society doesn’t see them as important. They are look down upon because they are voiceless.
I am reminded of the parable in which Jesus told in Luke Chapter 18: 2-5 (NASB) and it starts like this:
“In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ For a while he was unwilling;” (Lk 18:2-4).
See, widows didn’t have legal rights either just like unborn babies in this society. The judge didn’t listen to her because he didn’t care and viewed her as unimportant. Since unborn babies physically do not have a voice yet, Pro-lifers do the talking for them and lately, society/government views them just like the judge, unimportant. Let’s keep reading:
” . . . but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out” (Lk 18:4-5).
The widow was persistent. She knew what she wanted and she was determined to get it. As Catholics, we should also be persistent like the widow on behalf of unborn babies because we believe that life is God’s own property; sacred from the moment of conception and shouldn’t be controlled by human beings (CCC 2270).
This year is the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade and to this date over 55 million babies have been killed by abortion. January 22, 2014 is not only the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade but also the day that hundreds of thousands of people are marching to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. praying and rallying to show that Abortion is an unjust act to innocent people and should become illegal. If you are interested in joining the march in Washington D.C. click here to view details.
If you can’t make it to the Washington D.C. rally, look to see where a pro-life rally is being held in your nearest city. Be like the widow and be persistent in wanting protection over the opponent abortion. Please pray for all of the rallies, babies, the hearts of the people in Office and the abortionists.
“Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” – Proverbs 31:8