I wrote this song as an attempt to communicate the fear and desperation of both an unwed mother and her unborn baby. Both pray the same prayer to God, begging for the chance to live, desiring to be loved, wanting their prayers to be heard. Many times, we feel sympathy or sorrow for the babies at risk of abortion, but forget to consider the young mothers as well. Both are so in need of our love and prayers.
The young women faced with the newfound discovery of an unplanned pregnancy have an excruciatingly difficult decision. The world shouts at them to abort, to take the easy way out, to make use of an easy and painless solution to a “problem.” Their other option? Nine months of shame to be followed by a challenging life raising a baby or the difficulty of giving up your flesh and blood for adoption. Nothing is simple.
We must pray for these girls who find themselves pregnant. Faced with the choice, we must pray they have the courage to give their babies the greatest gift: make the choice to to give them the chance to live.