Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Sad Anniversary - Part 1



Forty years ago this week, Roe vs. Wade became the law of the land.  Since then, 55 million babies have been aborted.  Today, I read the following statement:

If we honored each baby 
aborted since 1973
with a moment of silence,
we would be silent for
100 years.

My heart is grieved over those little ones who never had the chance to grow up.  Who would they have been?  What would they have done?  We will never know.  

I watched a video from Planned Parenthood today that just turned my stomach. A handsome young man, dressed in a tux, holds a red rose and talks about celebrating "our" anniversary (Roe vs Wade).  He speaks in a smooth, sexy voice in a seductive way, like he's wooing a lover.  But his tone is one of a player who uses women for his own lust.

As I watched the video, I saw the evil one (satan) personified.  He knows how to make sin looks so good, so inviting, and such a cool thing to do.  I know that's what he did to the women who aborted their babies.  He lied to them.  He told them their lives would be better. Sadly, their lives have to be worse, because you reap what you sow.  The sin can be forgiven, but the consequences can never be erased. The abortion not only hurts the baby, but also the woman, the father and grandparents...if they know.

I've read reports of the long-term effects of abortion on these who've been deceived.  They suffer depression, anxiety, and a variety of other emotional disorders.  As much as they desire to say "it" was just a "clump of cells", in their hearts they know the truth.  Denial of that reality leads to a troubled mind and troubled emotions.

Our merciful G-d stands ready to forgive these women and give them hope.  A key to freedom from the guilt and pain is to admit the truth:  abortion is murder.  Murder is sin.  But there is hope.  Yeshua's  grace and blood will cover and forgive the sin for those who repent and turn to Him.  Lives can be rebuilt and hearts healed through His love, forgiveness, and by living according to His Word.

I also read this week that Norma McCorvey (aka Roe), the woman on which this case was built, has vowed to spend the rest of her life working to overturn the law.  Most people don't know that she never had an abortion, and says the court case was the worst mistake of her life.
 
She concludes the 60 second ad with the words: “You read about me in history books, but now I am dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death.”

My prayer is for Roe vs Wade to be overturned, and for Americans to agree with G-d's view of abortion.  I will continue to put feet to my faith by working to share the truth about abortion, and to work toward ending abortion on demand in America. 




Please read the follow up to this post:  A Sad Anniversary - Part 2.


15 comments:

  1. Thanks for writing about this, Gail. It is indeed a sad anniversary.

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  2. Yes, Gail, this is a sad anniversary. My son was born in 1973, a few months after Roe v. Wade was passed. How many other sons were never born that year because of this legislation. Thanks for reminding us.

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  3. The general consensus among pro-abortion people is the decision to have an abortion is, and should forever be a woman's decision. I went along with that kind of thinking when I was in my early 20's in the late '70's thru the mid 80's. Besides, the women I "participated" in the need for an abortion were all for it. It was considered the only obvious choice and I was relieved over it. After all I had my life. I didn't need or want the responsibility of marriage and fatherhood. I wanted my freedom to do whatever I wanted to do. Now, thirty years later, and after trying to have children with my wife but loosing the two we conceived I regret those decisions. My wife had to have a DNC procedure that required the removal of her ovaries after our second, at 7 months, died in her womb. We can never have children again. Yet, I wonder what those precious little ones, all of them, would have been like. Maybe there are men all over the nation who like me regret being participants to the murder of unborn children. I know I am. The only conciliation I have is that Christ has forgiven me though I so do not deserve it. If you're a young man or woman take it from someone who's been there. It may be a rough time being a parent financially and emotionally. It may be a drag on your social life but I promise you this: Keeping your baby will never haunt you like. Denying its Christ intended existence will.

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  4. Gail,
    I am a first time visitor to your wonderful blog. What a poignant post as we think deeply on the loss of these precious little ones. It is doubly sad to me because I was a part of the tragedy. That was 36 years ago, and I often wonder who that young person would have been had I not been so selfish. I invite you to read just what a horrible toll it can take as seen in my testimony if you have a moment: http://www.deeprootsathome.com/now-i-value-life/
    I also extend an invitation for you to link-up on Wednesdays at the 'Encourage One Another' blog hop. The content on your helpful blog is just the kind that will encourage many women, and I would love my readers to find you. God bless you and thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Jacqueline - thank you for sharing your story. I know it will touch many. G-d bless you for encouraging others.

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  5. It breaks my heart, too, Gail. I've somehow managed to get on Planned Parenthood's mailing list, and it seems to me that many in that organization truly believe they are providing compassionate solutions to women in crisis, while those of us who oppose abortion are being heartless and cruel. I can't think of a more obvious instance of society calling good "evil" and evil "good."

    By the way, I found your post through the Far Above Rubies link-up. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, we live in an up-side down world. Those of us who have the Truth must share it with those who are deceived and hurting. Thank you for stopping by.

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  6. A hard subject to write about--you did it so beautifully. I grieve over the lost lives and the mothers who never forget.

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  7. A thought provoking post. I recently read a local story (Dallas) about a young man who is endeavoring to be a light in the darkness. He asks these women what he can do to help them. Many need a place to live or finances. He has seen great success by being Christ's hands and feet to these desperate women.

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  8. Beautiful post, and true words.Our people and our nation have turned away from God, and will have to reap the consequences. Killing babies is not going to solve the problem.Turning to the Giver Of Life will.

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    1. I believe America IS reaping the consequences of these murders. So many hurting...so many with mental problems. They need the Truth...the Life...and the Way. We must show them.

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  9. Very well written. A very important subject for all of us to keep in mind, with our prayers and whatever influence we might have, including our right and responsibility to vote.

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  10. Yes, this is a sad anniversary. Well written and a good post to have out there.

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    1. I pray for this post to touch lives...so many hurting people. My heart hurts for them. Only Rapha (our Healer) can take their pain away.

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