This is Teresa.

Thirteen months ago she was born.

Nine months before that, she was conceived.

Before we even knew, she was created for a greater purpose.

She is a human being. She is a woman. Her feet kicked my sisters womb. Her little heart poured out love to those who awaited her arrival. For nine months she was forming, but she was already a person. 

She has a soul, and has had one for longer than we know. Something no human being can create. Something given as a gift of love to receive, and share. 

She has rights too. First and foremost, the one to her own life. 

This is Teresa, she is a human being, she has a soul, and she has, and had the right to life.

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

before you were born I dedicated you,

a prophet to the nations I appointed you.”

                                      -Jeremiah 1:5