Are You Too Old to Save a Life?
By Fr. Frank A. Pavone
People beyond childbearing age may tell us,
"Abortion is not my problem--I'm too old for that!"
While such people may be too old to get pregnant, they are never too old to
be concerned about abortion. By our active concern, any one of us can save the
life of a baby scheduled to die. To try to save our youngest brothers and
sisters is an expression of love. Are we ever too old to save a life? Are we
ever too old to love?
Parents and grandparents, furthermore, have a crucial, sometimes decisive
role in the attitudes of their children and grandchildren toward abortion. Do
they pass on a concern for life? Do they convey compassion, so that if their
daughter or granddaughter were to become pregnant, she would know she could turn
to them for understanding, rather than turn to the abortionist?
Despite age, people can continue to make their voices heard in arenas of
public opinion and the political process.
Let nobody say they are too old to be concerned about abortion. As long as we
possess life, we have the duty to defend life.