They’re depending on you

After attending a very special Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, June 13, during which we celebrated the closing of an abortion clinic in Toledo, this special poem written by the “Nuns of the Precious Blood” which was recited. This poem says it all!

My Life Depends on You

Mamma, please don’t hurt me,

I’m helpless and so small

if you don’t choose to keep me safe,

then I’ve no one at all.

I’m not a thing to be destroyed –

in private, secretly;

I’m growing here beneath your heart,

I’m real, I’m yours, I’m me!

Perhaps your heart is troubled,

filled with fears or filled with shame.

But Mamma, try to understand

I’m not the one to blame!

I’ve never, ever hurt you.

so you’ve nothing to forgive,

Why should I have to die

before I’ve had my right to live?

If you can’t keep me, Mamma,

it’s all right, I’ll understand,

But please let someone else reach out

to take my tiny hand.

So many childless couples would be

happy as can be,

if they could but adopt and love

a little one like me.

Remember that when you were just

as small and frail as I,

Your mother didn’t make the choice

to have her baby die.

You had your chance to live,

so, please, let me have my chance, too.

I can’t escape, I can’t cry out…

My life depends on you!

For any woman who can bear children, you have been so blessed, for there are many women who can’t. Give these children a chance to live and have a wonderful life with someone who will love them unconditionally forever. There are thousands of couples that would cherish these babies.

Wouldn’t it be so much better to let your baby live than let someone take its precious life? You can live without shame or regret the rest of your life, if your heart is open to this choice. Please pray about this!

Linda Hayman,