August 22, 2011

LOVE will overcome abortion: Part 2

Sorry it took me so long to post this!!  Here is part 2 of a mini-series I started a couple months ago.  To read part 1, click here.

Sometimes, when two sides of an argument sounds so right it is very hard to figure out who really is.  After all, someone has to be right!

The same is true with the controversy between pro-lifers and pro-choicers.  They both sound right and they both have one common goal, to help girls who are pregnant.  But they are moving toward that goal in very different ways.

Pro Choice is somehow Pro-child?

Pro-Choice:  Pro-Choicers want to help girls by "not judging them".  They believe that girls (even if they are 12 years old!) should have the choice and that they shouldn't be judged.  Now, don't get me wrong here.  There is a logic to this.  It's not going to make the girls feel very loved if we just waltz up to them and tell them how wrong they were to get pregnant.  But is it really going to make them feel loved either if we let them make their choice without asking any questions and just sternly tell them about the policies of the abortion clinic?

This is a 4 minute video that demonstrates my point.  Live Action Films was started by a girl named Lila Rose.  They go undercover to abortion clinics and catch video footage of Planned Parenthood workers (mostly) breaking the law.  This is a video of a 14-year-old girl.  Her "boyfriend" was 31 and that would count as rape in the state of Wisconsin.  But the clinic workers don't report it like they are supposed to.  They just "don't judge".

Now, you might start to understand what is really happening.  I would encourage you to check out Live Action Films on youtube, look at and  The information on these websites are proven true by video footage, sound recording, and such.

I don't want to present this case coming from a completely biased platform.  Obviously, I am pro-life, but I will admit that there are some real awesome people who are pro-choice and some real jerks who are pro-life.  I am just trying to demonstrate the reality of both sides accurately.

All we can do is condemn!  Jesus did not come to the
Earth to condemn sinners, but to love them!  Okay yeah,
they just quoted scripture, but in context Jesus was
talking to thePharisees because they were judging sinners. 
Go figure.

Pro-life: Why are some women avoiding Crisis Pregnancy Centers that are pro-life?  It is because they are afraid to be judged.  For the most part, they know they are wrong and want to push it to the back of their mind.  They are vulnerable, either they were raped, their boyfriend has left, or he is pressuring them into having an abortion.  That is a very hard situation to be in, and when everyone is judging you and telling you that you are wrong, it will not help.  I have heard testimony from women who have were pregnant and went to a Pregnancy Center and were judged, not treated with respect, and definitely not loved.  I believe them.  We, in the Church, those who are called most to love, are not loving like Christ would have us.  I am among this number as I proved in Part 1 of this series.

So, instead of demonstrating what pro-lifers are doing at large, I am going to demonstrate what we should be doing.  Many of us are already doing it and I respect them very much for it.

Here is what I believe (and I hope God agrees!) we should be doing, how we should be loving:

Two years ago, I had a teacher for one of my online classes.  Recently, his family had adopted a little boy.  But this was a special little boy.  He had almost been aborted.  Thanks be to God that a family decided to show Christ's love to his biological mother!  They welcomed her into their home and helped her decide to put her son up for adoption instead of aborting him.  They showed her that it was wrong to abort her child, but they did not condemn her for what she had done and had decided to do.  Because of this, a precious child was saved, and the biological mother will not live her life in fear and guilt because she murdered her child.

This is what we can do to combat abortion.  As my teacher would say, just storming the capital and demanding to make abortion illegal isn't going to make abortion just go away.  But love will help girls in need the most.

(Just a side note: If you are looking for an active way to show this love, I would suggest looking into 40 Days for Life.  This is an organization that is made up of volunteers around the world.  The people involved go around to different Planned Parenthood Clinics and pray outside of them.  As girls walk in to get an abortion, the people there are able to share the Gospel with them and ask them to change their minds about aborting their child.  Several Planned Parenthood Clinics have actually had to shut down because of what these people are doing.  It is amazing how many girls have responded to the love that they have been shown by the 40 Days for Life volunteers in a positive way.  They realize that what they are doing is wrong, but they aren't scared, they are loved.  Check it out.)

Anyways, this has turned out almost as long as the last post, but I hope you decided to read all the way to the bottom.  God has been working on my heart the past few years and has shown me that this truly is His way to go.  If you have any questions about this issue or would like more ideas to get involved email us at or even me, personally at

In Christ,


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