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King David lifted his voice in Psalms 139:13, (NAS) “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14) For I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth it well. 15) My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” (The monument above is for the Sanctity of Life. Kneeling there is Jesus.)
I, like many, are disturbed and disgusted at the video that surfaced recently regarding a doctor/senior official associated with Planned Parenthood, discussing selling body parts of aborted babies, and haggling over a price while eating lunch in a public restaurant. According to one statistic, they are receiving over $540 million dollars of taxpayer funding–$1.47 million a day!
After this disturbing video, I thought that a post was necessary.
The “deeds of darkness” were brought into the light, and I hope the dastardly deeds never go back into the darkness. But before I go further, I’d like to say to all of those who have had an abortion(s), and have felt the effects of guilt, and the physical and emotional pain you’ve endured, there is hope with God’s amazing grace. God can provide healing and help and lift your burden. Our sins are never too great that God’s grace can’t cover, and His arms are big enough to wrap you in His loving care. If you’re suffering from the effects of abortion, there is help.
We must spread the word that Planned Parenthood does not care about the welfare of millions of women who seek abortion as an alternative to their “problem.” Millions walk through Planned Parenthood’s doors every year needing help, but they are walking through the wrong doors. They are being deceived. With Planned Parenthood, It’s about money. It’s a multi-billion dollar business. Since Roe v Wade, women have been caught in the web of deception–in Planned Parenthood’s lair. According to society and our government, it’s okay to murder babies half out of the womb under the guise of “women’s choice.” It’s the greatest lie of the century.
The other lie is, “You have a right to do with your body as you choose. It’s your body!” Oh, really? Well, let’s see what God’s Word says about that. I Corinthians 6:19, (NAS) “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” Our bodies do not belong to us. They belong to God because He created us, He is the Author of creation, and we are created in His image. One statistic is they are receiving over $540 million dollars of taxpayer funding–$1.47 million a day. Your tax dollars at work!
The Family Research Council (FRC) is calling for a moratorium on all federal taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. Also, you can also go to ACLU (American Center for Law and Justice) and sign their online petition.
I believe that this latest video is a wake-up call to America/Americans. A wake-up call to step out of our comfort zones and do something to protect our preborn children. For those who don’t know what partial birth abortion is, you need to know exactly what it is. I believe there are many who don’t know, or they don’t want to know. It’s a savage act of murder while the head is out of the womb. I won’t go into any more details here. It’s a horrid act of violence, and it needs to be stopped. It’s gone on for too long. I, like many others, have probably tried to ignore it, or whatever the reason, but it can no longer be ignored. It’s time to speak up if you find it in your heart to do so. I also believe (and it is my prayer) that it’s time for those who have had abortions to help others who are seeking abortions, to take courage, not stay silent, and help them. Think what the outcome of that could be!
Our government as a whole has not fought hard enough to stop this atrocity. They’ve stood silent and have given up the fight with protecting our precious babies, with the exception of a few who have put forth an effort. It hurts to think about doctors who destroy these tiny lives after they have taken an oath to do whatever was in their power to save a life.
I was a peer counselor at a Women’s Pregnancy Care Center, and I’ve learned the physical and emotional consequences of those who’ve had an abortion. The physical consequence is bad enough, but the emotional consequence is worse. And it is this: The bond between a mother and her child begins at conception. As that human being grows, so does that bond. That bond is stronger than any other human bond, even the bond between husband and wife. And this is how it is meant to be. It is what God intended. And a mother’s job is to protect her child. There have been mother’s who have given their lives to protect their child. It’s a mother’s natural instinct. Unless they’re coerced and deceived into thinking something else.
Our job, however, is not to pass judgement on those who’ve sought, or who’re seeking abortion, our job is to pray for them, to love them, and patiently persuade them to seek counseling, and to see their pregnancy to term. We must offer them a choice–to keep their child, or to allow hopeful parents to adopt their child. Abortion should never be an option. We must wrap our arms around them and gently lead them in another direction; offer them another alternative, and tell them that there is always hope no matter the dire situation.
FRC reports, “Dr. Ben Carson told Megyn Kelly on Fox News that the real shocker isn’t the video. ‘”What’s really disturbing,” he said, “is the fact that we have become so callous that a lot of people don’t even realize that this is shocking. To see the callousness with which we are treating human life… [T]here are so many people who are concerned about little spiders and things, and yet, the human being inside the mother’s womb… is much more sophisticated than many of these creatures that they’re trying to preserve.”‘
Make a phone call. Write a letter. Call a Pregnancy Care Center to ask what you can do. However, I must tell you that not all Pregnancy Care Centers are the same. If you need help, or know someone who does, or would like to see what you could do, I suggest starting here: Pregnancy Care Center in Niles, Michigan. They can help guide you to some centers in your area. You can also go here, Online for Life, to learn more.
Yes, Roe v Wade needs to be overturned, but the real solution is changing the hearts and minds of women who find themselves in a hopeless situation of an unwanted pregnancy. They need our love. They need to know that nothing is hopeless. When a women walks into Planned Parenthood, or a Pregnancy Care Center, they are seeking immediate answers and solutions. They are seeking hope. Planned Parenthood offers them none of the above. Pregnancy Care Centers do.
We need to be giving our tax dollars to organizations who support life, not to those who destroy lives. We need to hold our government accountable for staying silent on this issue for too long.
EVERY LIFE MATTERS . . . Even one such as this.
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(There is a list of businesses who are supporting Planned Parenthood. After I check the validity of this claim, I may post them here in the near future.)
May God bless you all.
Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in U.S., unto Him be the glory in the church by Jesus Christ throughout the ages, world without end. Amen.”