Today, I had to explain to my five-year-old son what abortion is.
Every kid has the same reaction. Disbelief, confusion, denial, horror.
How could anyone do that? Who doesn't love little babies? Who forces a mom to do that? How could a mom ever do that to her baby?
It's the worst conversation I ever have to have. I feel like I'm taking their innocence by telling them the terrible truth of it.
And kids really get the evil of it. You don't have to paint a picture (I never, ever get graphic, and I use only the simplest terms). Children are naturally pro-life. The idea of someone killing a child in his mother's womb is so foreign to small children as to be absurd, nonsensical, insane. As it should be.
I wish we all could have the clarity and innocence of little children, and that the whole world could be repelled by the thought of abortion.