It's been my experience in owning a dog that his goal is to please you. My dog sits beside me when I'm watching television, and he eats raisins with me, one at a time. He doesn't even like them; he's eating them because I am. It reminds me of how important it is for one person not to die from cancer, and at the same time, the same importance is given for one fetus or baby not to die from abortion. Even if only one raisin is dropped, he smells and hunts for that one raisin like he can't live without it. There are more raisins, but he doesn't want even one to get away. That is how important we as individuals are to God. I believe the umbrella of life has been lifted, and we are no longer under the protection of our Creator. We can no longer boast and nothing is certain. We continue to ignore the wake-up call and continue to put convenience and monetary value first. We have a heart problem in this country; our government has failed us in heeding the warning of God's answer to "abortion on demand", which is, I believe, cancer and possibly all types of debilitating and fatal illnesses. If you think that is absurd because the link is not direct, and no one in your family has had an abortion, think again. We are all in this together, and God is not a respecter of persons. Examine the facts: In the early '70s before abortion was legalized, cancer was almost heard of, and today, with an unborn baby's life being taken every thirty seconds, cancer and other illnesses are rampant. Consider, also, that most babies in the '80s were pushed in umbrella strollers. Now, umbrella strollers are, for the most part, nonexistent or unheard of. There is a connection between taking life with "abortion on demand" and giving life with birth. I'm sure there are thousands of babies that have been born that have saved the lives of their mothers. Maybe that will help you understand that children are a blessing, regardless of the circumstances you may have to experience with them. Your baby or your daughter's baby just might be the one who saves your life, your daughter's life, or some other loved one's life. Maybe you, too, will look at pregnancy differently. One person lost to cancer too many.