The Pro-Life Movement has put forward a lot of arguments as to why abortions should be illegal. And while most are very compelling, one has always stood out to me.
Since God is the only one that knows what is going to happen in the future or what each person’s path in life will be, the argument that the baby someone is aborting could have been the next president, the next great athlete, or could have been the person that would have found the cure for AIDS is just part of the picture.
Well, what if the baby that was aborted was going to just be an average person. Not some famous person, an important person, or even someone that will find the cure of some terrible disease? What if the person who have been someone you were suppose to work with, a teller at your bank, or the person waiting on you at your favorite restaurant?
In the past I have told you about Melissa Ohden, a woman who survived an attempted saline abortion. She is now a national speaker sharing her story with anyone that will listen. She tells of how her mother’s decision to abort her has touched the lives of so many people besides herself and her mother. She is not an accomplished musician, a great tennis player, nor has she discovered the cure to the common cold. But God still had a purpose for her life.
Today, I want to share the story of another abortion survivor. Some of you may have heard of him. Some of you have not. But he has reached some level of notoriety. His name is Fred Hammond. Fred is an award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and musician who was a founding member of Commissioned, played bass for The Winans and founded the group Radical for Christ who has earned widespread kudos for his gold- and platinum-selling albums and songs.
Fred’s testimony is one of those that makes people say, “What would have happened if he had been aborted? We wouldn’t have all those great songs.” Or like Steve Jobs whose mother chose to put him up for adoption rather than aborting him. We would have the iPod or iPad.
Each person created by God had a purpose. That purpose may not touch your life like Steve Jobs’ did but every life touches other lives. All life is valuable and should be protected.