In 1926, during a lengthy period of much tribulation and upheaval in her personal life, the great mystery writer, Agatha Christie noted:

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still knew quite certainly, that just to be alive is grand thing.”

Yes, life is a wonderful journey of new experiences, new discoveries and, yes, it can also be messy, painful and downright ugly. It’s all part of the price of the fallen nature of this world. However, abortion, euthanasia and all that the culture of death espouses should not be seen as a “right”. Rather it is the right of every life God creates to get to make that journey and experience all the good, all the bad, all the ugly and everything in between! Collectively, society must come to realize the veracity of the author Christie’s words “…that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

On this 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, defending life, the most precious of God’s many gifts, remains of utmost importance. In defending the right to life of the unborn, we defend the right to life of all, because as history has shown us, whenever the government has the power to decide whether a group of people has the status of persons, all of us are in danger. 42 years ago it was the unborn, today the handicapped and the elderly are vulnerable. Who will it be tomorrow?