By AlaskaWatchman.com

Pregnant belly

The safest place on earth should be the womb. The Lord designed it to provide warmth, nutrition, oxygen and protection for the growth of new life.

Lately, however, I haven’t seen too many pregnant women in the stores, and very few newborns in little car seats. In pondering this, I began thinking of everything an unborn baby must go through these days. 

They face quite the gauntlet, including just coming into existence. A growing number of young people have no desire to marry or have kids. Birth control and morning-after pills are major challenges to a child ever being conceived.

Miscarriage is another difficulty, which increases when pregnant women catch Covid or receive the Covid shot.

Then there’s abortion. At any stage of pregnancy, a mother can change her mind and choose to have her son or daughter killed in the womb. Add to this the environmental hazards and everyday risks that can jeopardize an unborn baby’s survival. If they get around all these factors and are finally born, what a miracle they are!

But murdering our children for the sake of the environment, or any other issue, is pure evil.

It’s no secret that the national birth rate – including in Alaska – is in steady decline. How will this shape the next generation? Who will take care of the elderly? How will that effect our state and country as a whole – financially and economically?

Our schools and the mass media consistently claim that overpopulation leads to global warming. This further drives the anti-baby agenda, which asserts that the earth is unsustainable with so many destructive people on it.

After pondering this and discussing the overpopulation claim with many educated friends and family, I have come to conclusion that our population is not the problem. It’s our lifestyle.

I’m not even sure I believe in global warming. Yes, we can be very wasteful and destructive to the earth, but these problems can be addressed with basic changes in routine and lifestyle. A common-sense approach to natural resources, development and working with the environment can have huge positive impacts on preserving the diversity and health of the natural world.

It’s time to reassert the value life, protect the innocent, and stop the harmful indoctrination that endangers our unborn.

But murdering our children for the sake of the environment, or any other issue, is pure evil. God loves his people, and has plans for each one.

It’s heartbreaking to know that the place where humans should be safest – gently knitted together by God in the womb – has now become one of the most dangerous environments.

To truly promote all life, we must first end abortion. No one has the right to murder someone else, and we need to protect those who are innocent and cannot speak for themselves.

Additionally, we must address the way biology is taught in our schools. Teaching evolutionary theory, stripped of any reference to a Creator, has conditioned whole generations into thinking that humans are nothing more than randomly evolved bacteria – devoid of a Creator who loves and designed us.

Biology without a Creator also undermines the dignity of human life, which then affects how people relate to each other. If we are little more than intelligent monkeys living in a godless world, there are no morally binding rules – no absolute right or wrong.

It’s time to reassert the value life, protect the innocent, and stop the harmful indoctrination that endangers our unborn. If we don’t get it together, we will be the endangered species.

Let us start with love and compassion – not just extending it, but teaching it to our youth. They need to re-learn that human life is a beautiful gift to be cherished and protected.

We must also reach out to our wider community, either personally or through helpful organizations and churches. This can provide scared moms the comfort and security they need to defend their unborn baby. Finally, Alaska must pass – and enact – pro-life legislation as many other states have done.

It’s an uphill battle, but a critical one.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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Pamala Samash
Pamala Samash is a longtime Fairbanks area resident. She currently serves on the Alaska Commission on Aging, and is the president of Right To Life – Interior Alaska.