2 Women, 2 Abortions, 2 Totally Different Outcomes?
Out of all the commandments God could have given He only gave a total of ten in the Old Testament. One of those commandments is, “You shall not murder. (ESV)” You would think this would be one of the easiest commandments to keep. If someone were trying to kill you I am sure you would be calling the police to come help you and protect you from the person trying to murder you and you would do everything possible to protect your life. Now people are living like, if you don’t have a voice then you don’t count. Abortion is murder! God is the creator of life and He is the One forming the baby in the mother’s womb. “For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. (ESV)” For some reason, some people believe that it is okay up until the day of the baby’s due date, to murder that baby, which even a former U.S. presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton believes it is okay.
Senator Rand Paul submitted an amendment to the U.S. Senate to defund Planned Parenthood and the vote lost 45-48. This amendment was to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding! “While I am disappointed in the outcome of this vote, I will never apologize for standing up for life. If it took exposing the preference of so many in my own party to continue reckless spending over protecting the innocent, it was a fight worth having,” said Paul. We must keep praying for the ending of abortion in America because how can we expect God to send revival and the Third Great Awakening with innocent bloodshed happening!
Now in the middle of this amendment being presented a movement has started called ‘Shout Your Abortion’ and it is encouraging people to be proud that they had an abortion. We hear from Sammy as she shares her experience with her abortion. “Here is a list of things that happened on that day. I had a blueberry Danish for breakfast, I walked from my apartment to the Madison Street Clinic. I received free health care from Apple Health on that day. I sat with my friend in the waiting room while Let it Go, by Idina Menzel played over the intercom. I took three Vicodin. I laughed really, really hard, in the clinic. I cried really, really hard, in the clinic. I had a small glass of orange juice in the waiting room afterwards and I hugged the nurse who was there watching to make sure I didn’t get sick.” Sammy continues with other things that she did the day of her abortion and she ends her day with going back to work. “I didn’t feel sad, I didn’t feel angry, I didn’t feel hurt, I didn’t feel abandoned. I didn’t tell the person who got me pregnant and I didn’t look back.” As she was speaking you could feel that she really did seem sad about what happened. Creation is a miracle and a baby in a mother’s womb is a creation of God. There have been over 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade was passed. A mother is entrusted with that life in her womb and every life in America has a constitutional right to live! If you are someone who has had an abortion or forced someone to have an abortion God will forgive you and heal you when you come to Him and make Him the Lord of your life. You can read our stories at Meet My Father to find out how to make this decision!
As mid-term elections are coming up we must make sure we choose someone who is for life. We can ask our representatives where they stand on life to ensure that we vote for the right person. We can choose life with our votes!
Alycia shares her story of when she had an abortion. She expresses her remorse and sadness. “I knew it would be messy I knew it would hurt but I wasn’t prepared for this. I had been having an affair with a married man and so I felt like having a child out of wedlock with someone who was married, there was no way to come out of that pit of shame.”
She talks about all the lies she heard in her head of why she couldn’t have the child and she continues, “I felt like I didn’t have a choice. My only option was to have an abortion. I thought maybe if I have this abortion maybe I could live with all of the turmoil inside and at least pretend on the outside to be okay. I was very afraid mostly of what other Christians would say if I were pregnant.”
Alycia explains how she was told the abortion pills worked. She says that she wasn’t prepared for the depression, shame and anger at herself afterwards. “If I had it to do over I would have my child. Even though it came out of something simple, it would be hard, it would be scary, and I don’t know how I would pay the bills. But I really believe that my life would be better today if I had a seven-year-old little kid. I really believe it would be better.”
She talks about how one of the first things she had to do was confess what she did out loud. “Once it was spoken out loud there was an immediate confrontation of everything that satan had whispered to me. My parents loved me anyway, my friends loved me anyway, my family accepted me anyway and that was not something I believed would happen. The biggest thing God wanted to speak to me, in the middle of my messiness and in the middle of the disaster I made of my life, He loved me. No matter what I did He could make this good He is able to make this good. I wish I could impart to some one else that in the middle of that pain, in the middle of that whirlwind, in the middle of trying to make decisions or trying to suffer through the consequences of decisions, that the Lord is there, and He is steady, and He loves you and He will make something good come out of this. Whether you had an abortion, or you are thinking about it now. He is bigger than your pregnancy and He is bigger than your abortion.”
Because Jesus died for us we can be forgiven of our sins! “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Maybe you are having that moment like Alycia had as she shared her story, or like Mary who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears because she knew she was forgiven of much, she loved much. That can be you! Sin can take you further than you ever wanted to go, it will cost you more than you ever wanted to pay and cause you to stay longer than you ever wanted to stay. No matter where you are in that God can meet you there! While you were still a sinner Jesus died for you! It begins with confessing your sin! Once you confess your sin no matter what it is God will accept you and set you free from that burden of sin and you can make Him the Lord of your life. You can read our stories at Meet My Father and make that decision today. We want to hear from you, you can write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.