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And the Middle School Winner is...

Our middle school winner is Amelia Sweet! Congratulations Amelia! Read Amelia's entire essay below.

Amy Schlichter

Executive Director

Hoosiers for Life

Abortion is Murder

On April 20, I went to an abortion clinic to help save babies for the first time. When we got there, we talked to some of the sidewalk counselors, but then a young woman pulled in the parking lot. The security guard walked to her car and started walking her in while we were pleading with her to save her baby.

She ignored us and walked right on in without a care that she was about to have her baby killed.

It was at that moment when I realized, with tears in my eyes, how murderous abortion was.

Abortion is killing 8,000 babies in one year, just in Indiana.

Already, this year, in the United States, abortion has killed around 307,000 babies. On average there are 125,000 abortions per day in just America. If there was a shooting that killed 125,000 innocent lives it would be all over the news and people would be devastated.

So why aren’t people devastated about these innocent lives, these innocent babies that can’t speak for themselves and fight back? Why aren’t more people standing up and fighting for these babies being killed daily?

Abortion is an issue that people don’t even recognize. This year, worldwide, over 13,000,000 babies have been murdered because their moms don’t want them, they are “forced” by others, or they feel like it is “the right decision.” Well let me tell you what, it’s not “the right decision!”

The right decision would be to let the baby live and if you don’t want him, put him up for adoption. Once the sperm and the egg combine it is already a life waiting to live, a human being, a baby, an innocent baby that if not killed by an abortion, would get a chance to live.

God loves you and every baby in the womb and every man on this earth. God said in Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

Life matters! Maybe the doctors say that he will have a slight chance of living or a mental illness, but there is a perfectly good chance that the baby could be healthy and live. I know a woman who was told that her baby was probably not going to live, but her daughter is now in her twenties, healthy and beautiful as can be. Later, she had a boy and then got pregnant again. She was told that this baby was probably not going to live, and I am now best friends with that same girl who is fifteen, healthy and beautiful.

Some people that can’t have children would love to adopt the babies out there that are getting murdered. It is a baby in the womb and it is legal to kill the baby, but it against the law to murder someone who is already born.

How is Indiana okay with this? All lives matter, and all babies are created in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 says “So God created mankind in his own image in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” No innocent baby should be murdered. The baby can’t speak for himself in the womb. Babies should not be aborted.

Abortion needs to end period, because abortion is murder.

Amelia Sweet

8th grade

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