Coming across this story pained me so much it brought tears to my eyes. It made me think about Lincoln’s quote and how, somehow, we must find “the better angels of our nature” because someone must speak for those who have no voice.
As reported by CNS News, “Authorities say two well-developed human fetuses, apparently twins, were found dead along a road near a San Diego County church. Sheriff’s officials say a man called 911 Friday afternoon to report the gruesome discovery in Fallbrook, California. The man said he initially thought it was a doll wrapped in a blanket.”
Thomas Jefferson wrote of our certain unalienable rights endowed to us by our Creator — the first of which is life. It is not part of the better angels of our nature to conduct ourselves in such a way that the precious lives of these two little souls meant absolutely nothing — just trash to be discarded.
As a father, I remember first holding the tiny little lives wrapped in a bundle who were our daughters, Aubrey Elizabeth and Austen Brianna. For me, those two twins left along the road represent two American lives that will never know the American dream, the promise of our great and exceptional country.