Towards the end of the 1993 movie Schindler's List — based on the true story of Oskar Schindler — a pensive Schindler reflects on the lives he could've saved if he had been just a little more selfless, a little more committed.
"I could've got more out," he opines. But wasted money, a beloved corruptible automobile, and a decorous perishable lapel pin stood in the way of Oskar plucking additional Jews from Holocaust fires.
About six million Jews were killed during Hitler's Holocaust beginning in the 1930s.
But over 61 million babies have been murdered in the United States since 1973.
How many unborn babies have we left behind? What has stood in our way of saving more unborn babies from murder?
It's not unheard of in some pro-life circles to hear laments such as "Have we killed the little girl who would've cured cancer? Have we murdered the little boy who would've become the next Einstein? How about the next ... ?"
It's hard to fathom the thwarted occupations and accomplishments of the people who've been murdered in the wombs of — according to Jesus Christ — "wicked mothers." But equally hard to fathom are the pitiable creatures of God, degenerates like unelected Kamala Harris, who love to murder.
Sixty-one million is a large number. But numbers are not murdered. People are murdered.
Rather, how many spontaneous five-year-olds' crayon pictures won't land in daddies' hands? How many cups of milk won't be spilled at kitchen tables? How many newborn smiles will be denied the widowed elderly lady whose weekly social interaction consists of a trip to the grocery store?
As Catholics, we must wholeheartedly pursue every God-given moral option to prevent the murder of innocent human life. And those moral obligations begin with volunteering at constitutionally protected assemblies such as 40 Days for Life prayer vigils on public sidewalks.
So if you've never prayed outside an abortion chamber, don't be like Schindler and regret what might have been — the lives you might've helped save.
Sign up today for the next 40 Days for Life prayer vigil starting in September.
Learn more by watching The Download—Abortion Fronts.