On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7 – 2 that Abortion is a fundamental right. The American people have since been divided on the decision and it is still a big debate in the Unites States.
In the past week alone I have seen at least 3 posts about abortion both good and bad. Most were from news channels fueling the fire by showing videos of rallies of Pro-Choice Americans screaming while waiving homemade signs in the air.
Negativity is something I don’t do and I usually just keep scrolling. On that particular day though I noticed someone I know had commented on a local news video and it caught my attention.
That comment led me to read other comments. Comments that were NOT nice. These comments were fowl, disturbing, and heartbreaking.
One comment read that Abortion is murder and from their on Christians were being called some pretty nasty things. (I didn’t know you had to be a Christian to be against Abortion.)
It took everything in me not to reply. I know now that was probably the devil whispering in my ear to comment and speak up.
The thing is if I would have commented I too would have been attacked with those same nasty words. There is a time and a place for everything. That was not my time.
This is my time. And if you don’t like what I am about to share that’s OK.
We all have our own opinions and beliefs. What everyone fails to realize is the truth.
Are Unborn Babies Human?
Absolutely! A baby is a human and a human is human regardless of what stage of life we are in. Look at this verse that describes Jesus from the moment he was conceived or in this case placed in Mary’s womb.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. –Luke 2:6-7
We all begin our life as an embryo, growing into a fetus, then an infant, to a toddler, into a child, and then a teenager, and eventually an adult.
In Luke 1:41 the “fetus” is referred to as a “baby” just as Jesus was referred to while still in Mary’s womb (Luke 2:6-7).
This just goes to show that the term “fetus” is just a term man came up with to argue that it isn’t a baby.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. – Luke 1:41
Rape or Incest Is Not An Excuse For Abortion
There are a lot of arguments around this topic alone. Many argue that being the victim of rape or incest is a good enough reason for an abortion. But the Bible says otherwise.
Who are we to say a baby who was aborted due to rape or incest wouldn’t have grown up to cure Cancer or Aids? We don’t know but God does.
In Jeremiah 1:5 God says:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you;
And again in Jeremiah 29:11 God says:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
The Bible has verse after verse like the ones above. But what good are verses to non-believers? This is why it is so important for Christians to not only share and preach the gospel but to live it.
Are you a Christian that had a baby conceived from rape or incest? Or even if you have a baby with deformity or disability then take a stand and show the world how precious they are!
Maybe just maybe that is God’s Plan for you.
Confession Of A Miscarriage
In 2008 I suffered a miscarriage that nearly destroyed me. I was angry, mad at the world, and anyone who crossed my path.
I was even mad at God.
Another baby was all I wanted. To get pregnant when I was told it would be very hard because I had Endometriosis was a miracle.
I smoked at the time and quit cold turkey when I received the news. That is how bad I wanted another baby.
A few weeks in I went to the doctor for my very 1st ultrasound.
I walked into that room the happiest human alive and walked out with my heart shattered. The tech couldn’t find a heart beat.
It was a Friday and the Doctor wouldn’t be back until Monday. The tech told me I would most likely miscarry over the weekend of which I did.
By Saturday evening I was in the emergency room because the blood just kept pouring out of me. My body was passing blood clots the size of soft balls.
The emergency room treated me like it was normal and tried to send me home. When I went to stand up from the hospital bed I nearly passed out from the loss of blood.
I felt so alone. I knew something wasn’t right with my body but no one would listen to me.
Monday morning came and my doctor rushed me back to the hospital for a D&C. My doctor said there was still a lot of pregnancy tissue in my uterus and he needed to get it out.
When I was signing papers for the surgery I was once again crushed by what the form stated I was having done. A post abortion also known as a D&C.
Just the word abortion alone bothered me. I wasn’t having an abortion. Was there something they wasn’t telling me?
After the surgery it took weeks before I was myself again.
It has been 10 years since that miscarriage and it still breaks my heart till this very day. My eyes are filled with tears that are rolling down my cheeks so fast I can’t wipe them away fast enough, as I’m typing.
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But I know I have to push through and share my story.
9 months after the miscarriage I was pregnant again.
That baby is now a very bouncy 10 year old boy.
He loves to play video games, has a very kind heart, loves Jesus, and is going to grow up to be something pretty amazing!
I know the baby I lost is in Heaven and God had a reason why He took her so early.
Just as He had a plan for the babies that are taken against His will. Plans that we will never know. Miracles we will never get to see.