The past few weeks I have read (& watched) a lot of information on the abortion industry (Neil over at Eternity Matters is great at keeping people updated). As a nurse, a mother, and a Christian; I am extremely saddened by the devastating loss of human life. Planned Parenthood is deceitful not only when it comes to abortion but also other issues of sexuality. I am NOT here to judge those who have had abortions or who are considering them; but I feel the need to make people aware of what is really happening. I believe that unfortunately many people are truly mislead and deceived.
I believe that loosing babies either through miscarriage or abortion can cause severe emotional damage; especially when someone knows (or finds out later) that they were carrying a life inside them. I know that miscarriages usually cannot be stopped but abortions can. We need to expose the truth about the abortion industry and lovingly point women in another direction. As Christians we need to also be willing to love and comfort those women who have already suffered the loss of their child(ren). Abortion is something that Christians are good at condemning and judging; leaving women without a place to turn to when they need our help to break free from emotional bondage.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
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,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
*This may be graphic for some* I worked several years ago as a nurse in an OB/GYN office. One day we had a couple who came in after a miscarriage. I cannot remember how far along the woman was when she miscarried; but she brought in the tissues that she passed in a plastic baggie. The doctor asked one of the nurses to send it to the lab. While she was writing up the paper work we got a chance to look at it. Most of it was in a circle (placenta) a little smaller than a half dollar and we could see a clear form of the baby inside the circle. I will never forget my heart feeling like it was going to break. Since then I have had two early miscarriages myself and now know the pain of loosing babies long before they are born. See “My Valley” for more of my story.
Here are a few videos & articles that I think people need to see:
- Bloodmoney Trailer (for a movie that exposes the abortion industry)
- Unborn Music Video (If a baby could speak from the womb; what would he or she say?)
- Interview with Abby Johnson (a former Planned Parenthood Director)
Article about a Planned Parenthood’s Pamphlet (PP is telling people with HIV that it is their right not to disclose their diagnosis to their sexual partners and that they have a right to “fun, happy and sexually fulfilling lives” (among other things). You can see the actual pamphlet (in pdf) here).
(along with one of Neil’s posts about the controversy using photos of abortions)
WARNING: The following is a site that I came across when looking for a picture of a baby in the womb. I highly recommend watching the video posted on the home page (it shows babies in the womb at different stages of pregnancy). But the site’s “Abortion Pictures” tab is VERY GRAPHIC with pictures of dead aborted babies (children or people with weak stomachs should not look at it). Some of the videos they have posted also contain graphic images. They have posted the following on the home page: “Abortion paints a horrible picture. Those with weak stomachs should not view this website. Those who are considering an abortion should definitely view this website.” Even as a nurse I am deeply disturbed by the pictures that I will forever have in my mind. But I believe that it is time to make people aware of what is happening to our babies.