I am the mother of four children, and I have a deep commitment to and love for our schools. I have had nights when I was unable to sleep thinking about how important it is to teach young people about the sanctity of human life. It is critical that students do not graduate from high school without knowing the truth.
We need to do more than simply hand out pamphlets. Education about the life issues needs to be incorporated into the school curriculum. Students need to understand why life matters and that abortion is wrong.
All faiths, even agnostic and atheist, can agree on scientific knowledge regarding life, knowing right from wrong, and understanding that it is wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human being. And abortion does just that.
We must give students the armor they need as they go into a very secular and uninformed world.
To not educate and to not speak about this subject puts the blood of unborn children on us. It is our duty to know and to share the facts and to fight for life.
When our students leave school, they need to be ready to make educated decisions on life topics. If they do not have the facts, how can they make correct, informed decisions? How can they defend the right to life? They need to be taught what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. Truth spoken in love can win this “war” on life.
Remember: our students are old enough to undergo this procedure without their parents’ consent or knowledge. Scary? Yes, and that is why they need to see videos, watch movies, hear speakers, and read books about this topic.
At the end of their time in school, students will go to college and into adulthood bombarded by social media, peers, and colleagues who will challenge them with questions, pressure, and negative comments. Will they be prepared to defend life from fertilization to natural death effectively? Will they know how to navigate through a conversation on this topic in the context of rape, incest, abuse, and fetal abnormality? Can they respond to the rhetoric about “a woman’s right to choose” and “it’s her body”? Will they understand the implications of the hotly debated Born Alive Infant Protection Act? Do they know the history of Planned Parenthood, founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who purposely placed these clinics in lower socioeconomic areas to eliminate minorities?
Young people are hungry for real answers and real truth. It is our duty to educate them about the most important mission, which is to defend all life.