Sunday, April 14, 2013

What is the difference?


I try not to get too political on this blog, but some issues go beyond politics.  I may offend some of you, and I secretly hope I do (sweet smile/timid wink).  First, I want you to take 20 minutes of your time (which I know is precious) and watch this video.  I am not pushing my agenda on you because, after all, you are choosing to read/watch what I posted.... and this is totally my opinion.  I just wish for you to view it with an open heart.  It might just break it.

As you know, I am pregnant.  Seeing the images of these innocent victims hurts me.  It makes me want to speak comfort to the unborn (but divinely created) child inside of my womb.  I refuse to call my 13 week old child, a fetus.  It's offensive to me.  

Here's what I believe about what happens inside a pregnant woman's womb (at any gestation).  

Psalm 139:13-16
For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

God had our ALL of our days ordained for us BEFORE one of them came to be.  Even the babies conceived out of passion, hate, envy, confusion, drunkenness....the list goes on, He knew.  Every moment being planned out by the Creator, God.

If you watched the video, you would have seen images from Dr. Gosnell's late term abortion procedures.  Babies born viable in life, breathing, cooing and then snip.... scissors cut the spinal cord behind the neck as they squirm in pain until they bleed out, brain dead. What!? Does that make you cringe inside?  Why? Well, because there is something inherently wrong with ending such an innocent LIFE.  Little babies fully dependent on us from the moment of conception taken from the earth as quickly as they came.  I cannot bare this thought.

Ok so here's the dilemma friends....why does this story shock us when early term abortions equate to the same ending? It just happens to be on the inside.... they still feel it:(

Praise God for his mercy and miraculous forgiveness.  Many women have walked through the doors of a clinic (probably one more sanitary and professional than this one) and been educated on the simple procedure to remove the "fetus" within them.  What they are not informed about is the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual pain that follows this decision (as you saw from the moms in the video).  I am thankful today for Pregnancy Resource Centers across the globe (like the one my mom runs Alpha Women's Center) that offer these same mothers other options: life, adoption, hope.... and for women who have already walked the path of abortion: Christ's forgiveness.  Let me be clear on this, nothing can seperate us from the love of God, not even abortion.  He offers a new life with a hope that washes away our past, Jesus.

Thanks for listening:) You may not agree with my viewpoint, but it's something to consider.  Why is this doctor getting charged with murder because the infants are killed OUTSIDE the woman's body, at a later gestation?  Why do we charge murderers who kill pregnant women with two counts of murder?

Oh sadness.

While some pregnancy center's offer hope... here's what Planned Parenthood supports:

Makes me sad.