LETTER: Support is available for babies and their mothers

Thank you Shannon Mahan for answering my question, “When does human life begin?” (After life begins, there is little support for mothers, babies,” March 14).

So pro-choice folks believe life begins at birth, and pro-life folks believe that life begins at conception.

You asked me publicly if I have ever seen a crack baby. No, but I worked with Teen Challenge in Italy for 14 years helping to cure and rehabilitate both male and female heroin addicts. We also worked to free women from sex-trafficking.

To answer your second question, no, I do not decide what you do with your life or your body. God has given you a free will. You can do what you want. You won’t have to give an account of your life to me. I’m not God.

I feel two emotions when I answer these questions.

As a follower of Christ, I have love and respect for you. You are a precious human being. Your life is worth the sacrifice of God on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and mine.

I grieve for the sense of hopelessness on the part of many pro-choice people. Their outlook is hopeless with regards to unwanted children: “Nobody wants this child, so let’s abort it.”

Shannon, life is not hopeless. There are people that want to support mothers and babies.

“The Lord told Jeremiah (1:5), ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.’ Then Peter says of the Lord, ‘cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.’

— Terry Peretti

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