Some Deaths We Mourn Over, Some We Don’t


Did you know? Though you can’t see it happening, every minute of the day every person loses about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of their skin. That means that at least 43,200,000 skin cells die and flake off of your body every day.

Question: have you ever “mourned” over the death of any of those cells? I know what you are thinking – what a dumb question. But not so. Each of those cells was a “living” part of the human body and each of them “died”. And those aren’t my words, they are the terms used on almost every website that comments on this subject.

Why didn’t you mourn? Why wasn’t your heart broken over each of those deaths? Because those cells may have been “alive”, but they certainly weren’t a “person”. They were an “it” or a “thing”, but not a “person”. They were the disgusting residue that remains on the inside of your black socks at the end of the day; no mourning over that. Everyone knows that you only mourn when a “person” dies.

Now the last thing I want to do in this article is cause anyone unnecessary pain who is reading it. But in light of this coming Sunday, January 23, being Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, I need to ask everyone a question. If you are a woman, have you ever had a miscarriage? When that happened, were you sad? Were you even heartbroken? If you are a man and your wife suffered a miscarriage, were you sad? Did your heart hurt?

Why would anyone be sad over the death of an “it” or a “thing”? Why would anyone’s heart hurt? If a miscarriage only passed an “it”, there wouldn’t be a single tear shed. No one cries when a “thing” dies. Then why all the crying? Why all the hurting? Because it wasn’t an “it” that died, it was a “person”. It wasn’t a “thing” that died, it was a “person”.

All the tears and all the hurting screams “PERSON”!

In spite of the legalization of abortion in 1973 by the Supreme Court, the U. S. Constitution guarantees “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” to every “person” who is an American.

Then why is abortion legal, if the life inside a pregnant woman is a “person”? Because the Supreme Court decided that the life inside a pregnant woman isn’t a “person” and therefore isn’t protected by the U. S. Constitution. They concluded that the life inside a pregnant woman is an “it” or a “thing”, but definitely not a “person”.

Those in America who are PRO-LIFE (aka anti-abortion), completely understand every tear and every broken heart when a miscarriage occurs. We know that the “it” was either a little girl who never got to play with her dolls with her mom, or a little boy who never got to go fishing with pawdad.

What about the women and men in America who are pro-choice (aka pro-abortion)? If you are pro-choice, but you shed tears and suffered from a broken heart when you or someone you love had a miscarriage, then please listen to what those tears and that broken heart are trying to tell you. They are whispering to your soul, “I was a ‘person’.”

Please, change today. Please, speak for that “person” who can’t speak for themselves. Please, listen to those tears. Please, support PRO-LIFE, please vote PRO-LIFE. God bless.

Mike Sublett is a pastor at Hi-Land Christian Church, 1615 N. Banks St., Pampa, Texas 79065. Email him at


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