Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Cannot Keep Silent

Okay, so I really don't want to post this. I've been going back and forth in my head all day and finally, I've reached the point where I feel like if I don't, well, I just feel convicted that I'm too worried about what other people think of me. I'm worried that I might offend someone. The sad thing is that this is a political issue, the fact that it has become a political issues shows how far our society has gotten.

Can I just ask a question? Maybe just set this up for a moment. Let's say there' s this billionaire who gives lots of money to research cancer and help people, they go into lower-income neighborhoods and help people kill their children. This billionaire is deemed by society as doing it a "service" helping moms put to death their innocent children. The mothers are told that this is "safe" and that it's not a child, it's just a fetus ... Okay, I'm getting ahead of myself here. But would this billionaire still be a murderer? It doesn't matter how much good that this person would do, the fact is, they are a murderer.

Yes, I am talking about abortion. As I said earlier, there are certain people I don't want to offend. If you are a woman who has had an abortion, I am deeply sorry. Maybe you knew what you were getting into, maybe you didn't. I have heard multiple accounts and I can only imagine the tragedy of your pain and suffering. I am not writing this so that you will feel more guilty and more entrenched in shame. I am JUST as sinful as you are. I cannot say that if I were in the same situation I would not have done the same. That situation beyond difficult, abortion clinics are not upfront, boyfriends and family can pressure and we can all make poor decisions. There is forgiveness for you in Christ. He can take this tragic sin and only He can make you holy. He can heal you and bring eternal forgiveness into your life. If you want to know more about this, you can email me at and I would love to talk to you about it.

Then, there are the ones who I don't care if they are offended or not. I am saddened that this has become a "choice" or a "political stance" ... How is it that this feels SO MUCH like Nazi Germany and the legalization of the genocide of the Jewish people. We have legalized the genocide of our own unborn. I do not want to be like those in Germany who quietly stood by. They may not have supported the Nazis, but they sure enough didn't object. So I will say that I object.

I often wonder about the abortionist who sees the remains of the baby as they suck it out of their mother's womb. I wonder how they justify it as they see tiny human body parts of the mutilated fetus. I am so sorry to mention this in my post, I do not want to offend, but this is something that happens thousands of times a day. It is something that is covered up and hidden. I am often frustrated when I listen to public radio and they talk about social injustice but never talk about the human abortion of life. It is hidden and practically denied.

I am a truth-seeker. I want to have the courage say what no one else will.

Proverbs 31:8 says
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

I personally want to do all I can to help young girls with their unplanned pregnancies, but I do not feel that abortion is anywhere near a good solution.

1 comment:

  1. Jody, you might be interested in seeing this website: It's got so many great resources on why abortion isn't just bad for the unborn but why it's bad for women. How it leads to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer and the negative social impact on the poor in particular. It's amazing, especially the book they have called The Cost of Choice.

    Abortion is something that just blows my mind. How can people advocate that a child is a life only if the mother wants it to be a life? If a mother is attacked and her unborn baby dies, it's considered murder. But the mother can choose to have that same unborn baby terminated at any point. It makes no sense to me.