Pro-life activists operate in a very dangerous world where passion is the primary emotion. Standing up for the unborn who have no voice and are legally murdered every day can be perilous work. The people we stand against often become quite angry when they hear us begging for the lives of their children – it’s hard for them to hear the truth, decide to make an evil decision and then not try and blame us for their shame. But we’re not trying to “shame” them… we’re just trying to save innocent lives.

An example of how dangerous the work of a pro-life activist can be happened recently when a young man in Alabama was admitted to the emergency room after being beat up by pro-choice advocates. His name is Ke’Ontai and he had been handing out Students for Life’s Abortion is not Social Justice Postcards in a local park when a man accosted him and started arguing with him about when life begins.

That’s when things started getting out of hand.

abortionmolechThe man began yelling that he and his wife had recently had an abortion because “that’s what they needed to do.” (Which is likely why he was willing to begin yelling at a teen in the park on a sunny afternoon. Guilt can play havoc with our emotions which can make us behave irrationally.) When KeOntai’ realized the guilt that the man (and his wife) were likely dealing with, he switched gears and tried to give the man some post-abortion counseling material. That move sent the man over the edge. He continued yelling at the boy while getting in his face, then he pushed Ke’Ontai down and started punching him in the face repeatedly. Ke’Ontai ended up in the emergency room with a broken nose.

When asked Ke’Ontai if there was anything they could do for him, his reply showed his character and heart. He said that he had forgiven the man who attacked him, and he hoped that pro-lifers around the country would pray for the man and his wife. Wow!

What a brave and humble young man.

On a greater level, this is exactly the kind of anger and hatred that pro-life activists are up against. We are often portrayed in the media as the ones spitting venom and hatred… but nothing could be further from the truth. We do what we do out of love. For the unborn child and for the parents committing the heinous act. We don’t want anyone to feel the guilt and shame that murdering their own child can bring, nor do we want these innocent lives to be snuffed out simply because they are inconvenient. Children should ALWAYS be seen as a blessing from the very Hand of God. ALWAYS.

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About the author: Onan Coca

Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Leah. They have three children and enjoy the hectic pace of life in a young family. Onan and Leah are members of the Journey Church in Hiram, GA.