On January 19, William Donohue gave an address before the Pro-Life Committee members of St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, Long Island (the address followed a Mass celebrated by Bishop McGann in honor of the unborn). At the meeting, an award was given to 7th grader, Allison Hayes, for the best essay in the “Respect Life Contest.” Donohue was so taken by her remarks that he decided to publish it in Catalyst so that all Catholic League members could read it.

Does Abortion Make SENSE?

by Allison M. Hayes

(age 12)

Dear Mom and Dad, I am writing to you from Heaven’s baby nursery. It has been one week since I was aborted, but I have been doing a lot of thinking.

I realize that you had a difficult choice to make. Oh, how I wish you had chosen life—my life. I know that I would have cherished all that life has to offer. Heaven is wonderful, but I would have enjoyed sharing my life with you on earth.

I will never SEE a beautiful sunrise.
You’ll never wipe the tears from my eyes.

I will never SMELL the lovely spring flowers.
You’ll never spend time with me, not minutes, not hours.

I will never FEEL the touch of your hand.
You’ll never play with me in the ocean or sand.

I will never TASTE chocolate cake.
Why was it my life you chose to take?

I will never HEAR the sound of your voice.
You will have to live with your choice.

Mom and Dad, I am happy with Jesus in Heaven. I am sad when I think of the things I will never be able to see, smell, feel, taste, and hear with you. Abortion does not make sense.


God’s Little Angel

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