Raising a Post-Roe Generation 

I recently took my granddaughter Harmony, age 12, to the 50th annual March for Life and a historical first since Roe vs. Wade was overturned from a federal level on June 24, 2022.  I wanted Harmony to catch the spirit of a new era that her generation was experiencing. I wanted to activate within her an understanding of current events, educate her on the issues of abortion and current legislation, and help her to find her voice.

I wanted to pour into my granddaughter the truth of God’s standard for the sanctity of life. I wanted her to identify with the virtues and character of pro-life warriors who fight for this standard in our culture today.

Life is sacred and is a gift to us all, a fulfillment of God’s purpose here on earth.

Our nation was founded on principles that upheld this standard for life. Our forefathers declared in a covenant agreement with God and the citizens of our nation that we are “endowed with an inalienable right to life.”

This foundational principle for the value of life is not open for debate.  God ordained this truth. His purpose for life was revealed to the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew  you;” (Jeremiah 1:5).

We also see God’s hand in the sacredness of life through the words of the psalmist: “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb… I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret… Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.” (Read all of this beautiful passage here).

I wanted my granddaughter to know that protecting life is our duty before God.

Equally important is reproductive health for the life of the mother as well.

For unwanted pregnancies, bringing death to the life growing in the womb is like sacrificing our babies on the altar of Molech. This is what the Israelites did when they turned their hearts away from God. (Jer 32:35). Our culture has turned their hearts away from God and the sacrifice of death is glorified.

Rather, we need to explore our options for optimal reproductive health care that is comprehensive.  Pregnancy care centers can help, such as New Life Solutions of Florida. Women can receive medical care, be advised of their options that saves the life of the child and the wellbeing of the mother.

Adoption agencies can help match a newborn with a couple seeking to raise and love a child as their own.  Education from parents, church leaders, and educators can teach our children of God’s design for sexual relations in the context of marriage. We can promote abstinence and purity during adolescent years. Or at the very least, teach responsible sexual behavior for those who don’t want to follow God’s ways, but rather fall into the path of our culturally deviated norm of sexual activity without the commitment of marriage.

Moreover, there are plenty of alternatives to pregnancy that will prevent conception. Birth control measures would be top on the list. Few need to get pregnant if they are not ready to raise a child. Touting the legalization of abortion up until the birth, or thereafter, as reproductive health care to counter an unwanted preganancy is not what I want to teach my granddaughter.

As we engaged in the March for Life that cold windy day in D.C., my granddaughter and I were touched by the energy, passions, and convictions of the 250,000 participants marching from the national mall through the streets of Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court.  Throughout the walk, men, women, young adults, teens, and children offered up prayers for the unborn, prayers for our nation, and prayers to protect our rights to life, liberty and freedom. It was riveting to be a part of this historic day and to share it with my girl, Harmony. The clarion call was unified. Protect Life.

The following day, Harmony and I participated in the Pro-Life Students Summit, headed by Kristen Hawkins. It was exciting to join with over 2000 students in attendance as we listened to keynote speakers and participated in breakout sessions designed to further the cause for the unborn. Students were educated about the corporate giants of the abortion industry. They were made aware of the $600 million in taxpayer dollars that was given in support of Planned Parenthood, a strong constituent of the democratic party, who contributed $50 million back so they could hold on to their profits from legalized abortion.

The demand for the killing of babies in the womb, or born live from a botched abortion, is so great that a new dilemma facing our nation now is the unleashing of abortion on demand through the distribution of deadly pills. These abortion pharmaceuticals are taken with the intent to dispel the fetus growing in the womb of a young woman. The aftereffects of the annihilation of life in the womb is simply flushed into our wastewater systems that are not capable of adequately filtering through this deadly debris in our water supply.  I wanted my granddaughter to recognize the harm that has become imminent with the promotion of abortion pills.

Students at the summit were also equipped to advocate for the unborn with love and compassion. They were taught to have conversations with others that build bridges of empathy and understanding. Relational connections bring about solutions that offer hope and peace to all and saves lives. I wanted my granddaughter to learn how to walk this vitriol path with others with love, care, and support.

I took my granddaughter to this event because I believe our youth need to be educated and aware of the abortion argument and the pro-life movement to protect life.  I wanted to have an impact on Harmony’s moral and character development as she lives in a post-roe generation, where the fight for abortion rights has not ended, but has in fact, heated up. Without our next generation carrying the torch for the sanctity of life into our future, things could radically change.

Kristen Hawkins is leading this advocacy with her organization, Students for Life of America. So far, they have infiltrated over 1300 high school and college campuses with the message for life and education for truth.  But Students for life efforts go beyond simply education. They have a Standing with You initiative to offer support services to pregnant young women with everything from babysitting help to free diapers so they can finish school once the child is born. Alternative options do exist for the unborn, while supporting the mother through an unwanted pregnancy.

I wanted my granddaughter to know.

It was a valuable and memorable weekend to share with Harmony. My prayers were that her heart would be touched and she would find her voice in this pro-life movement.

And so, she did.

While sitting in the airport, she scratched out her reflections from the weekend into a song, straight from her heart, raw and unedited.


A Song of Lament, by Harmony Paul, age 12.

January 22, 2023

How did we get here?

How did we change into this corrupt world?

Unthinkable evil: the inhuman and wicked things we do to the living.

How did good become wrong and wrong become right?

How has love become fake, and faith become fake, and the killing of innocent lives become right?

I need your help.

I need your strength, along this rode of evilness.

I’ll fight till I die.

Till right becomes right.

Till love is true, and faith is real.

Help help help me.

Please stop stop stop killing babies.

Help help help help me.

To stop stop stop killing babies.

The darkness of this thing

The evil inside me and you

Is growing in me and you.

The dark truth about abortion.

Stop being so cruel.

This world is serving the devil.

Please help me.

Help help help stop this please.

Save save save the babies.

Listen to our voices.

Keep faith alive.

Help help help help me.

Stop stop stop abusing.

Help help help help me.

Im gonna win this fight if it’s the last thing in my life.

I’m not losing my faith.

I believe in Jesus.

My faith is not fake.

My life is real.

I’m not losing my strength.

I’m gonna fight with him.

He’s with me till the end.

He is my Jesus.

Help help help oh help me.

Please stop stop stop killing babies.

Help help help help me

I’m gonna win this fight if it’s the last thing till I die.

Help help help help me.

Please stop stop stop abusing.

Help help help help me.

I’m gonna win this fight.

Oh, I’m gonna win this fight.

Oooh I’m gonna win this I fight if it’s the last thing on my mind.


Yours Truly,

Dr. Pamela