Pro-Life Is Prettier: Beauty in the Pro-Life Movement

I will never forget the one woman I met on Monday. She was there wearing an "I had an abortion" t-shirt. She said her abortion was 26 years ago and it was the best thing she'd ever done. Can you image living as long as she has and the only grand achievement she can claim for herself was having an abortion two and half decades ago? She even remembered she was 40 days gestation at the time she terminated her pregnancy. Someone who is unaffected by something does not remember those types of details. Despite her forced smile and false enthusiasm for abortion, it was plain to see her pain. That pain also has a way of physically altering our appearance as well.

While many of the pro-abortion supporters we saw looked angry, they also look deeply hurt. This hurt clouds the eyes and deepens the frown. It is a hollow look that is the complete opposite of glowing joy and beauty.

So yes, pro-life people are prettier.

1/27/2012 5:00:00 AM
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