Saturday marked the 38-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Pro-Life Action website states that since this tragic decision, over 46 million children have died.
Let that sink in – 46 million.
This hits me at home because one of those 46 million is named Elizabeth and she was mine.
Every year at this time, my heart turns to the anniversary of this enormous mistake our country made. Each year, I volunteer to speak at my Church to keep my Church family aware that this issue has not gone away. This year, I am putting my words on this journal site.
The hot-topic of abortion will not go away until the hearts of the people of this land stop for a moment and realize that abortion is not about choice, it’s about money. Abortion is an industry just like any other industry.
Women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant are experiencing the result of lust. It is that simple. Whether it’s lust of their own where they freely offer a most holy gift to someone unworthy, as in premarital sex, or whether someone else abuses a most holy gift, it makes no difference – the core of the issue is lust.
Abortion is not a choice and it is not a quick fix. How do I know this? Because thirty-four years ago, I was not given a choice. Everyone in my life that I considered an authority, advised me to have an abortion. This is not to lay blame on anyone. I walked into that room myself. No one forced me to go. I sacrificed my child by my own hand.
I look back on that time now and wonder. I am not so arrogant to believe that if someone actually told me there was another option that I would have been wise enough to consider it. But, I would have liked to have had the CHOICE.
Abortion, a quick fix? Certainly not!
How do I know this? Because it has been thirty-four years and my heart still breaks. Women who’ve had an abortion will tell you, it doesn’t matter how many years have passed, how long you have prayed, how many post-abortion bible studies you do – your heart will still break from time to time.
No, they do not tell you that in the clinic. What they tell you is that the ‘procedure’ will not last long.The procedure may not last long, but the loss remains with a woman for many years.
If you have not read Won by Love: Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe V. Wade, Speaks Out for the Unborn As She Shares Her New Conviction for Life, you should. Norma McCorvey thought what she was doing was a quick fix. She later worked for Planned Parenthood and became the icon of the abortion movement.
But God began to draw her. He burdened a few women to pray for her and Norma McCorvey came to these women puzzled and amazed at why they would put up with her angry, violent treatment towards them. They talked, Norma got saved, and has now written a book about the her conversion.
Abortion is not a choice. It is not an option. And, from personal experience let me tell you, it is not a quick fix.