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© Abortion: Peace & Prayer

Updated on May 20, 2016

© Abortion: Peace & Prayer

There Are Two Sides To Every Coin

As much as I do not enjoy engaging in the debate about abortion, God has encouraged me to write this and I feel this particular point of the subject needs to be discussed. Don’t stop reading before I say what I’m going to say because there’s a lot more to this opinion than you might be expecting and I believe everyone could benefit from listening.

I do pray that those of you who are reading this would be peaceful and that your eyes would open to the Spirit of God. We’re all entitled to our own opinion but we are not entitled to attack or to be hateful…

There’s a new Planned Parenthood Clinic in our area and it has been protested since the idea first went public. To be fair, let me first say that Planned Parenthood Clinics are not just abortion clinics but provide women’s health care services as well, including STD exams, cancer screenings, and birth control options. However, one service that appears to be missing is a mandatory counseling service for women, whether it’s for preventative care or abortion services. But I’m not going to get into that here…

Apparently there were protestors at the City Commission Meeting. I hear they were holding graphic pictures of aborted babies. Some people walked out of the meeting but of course the protestors stayed, and well, protested. “The babies are torn apart, limb by limb, then crushed and sucked out with a vacuum. There is proof that the babies are in fear – their heart rates increase, (nearly double actually) sensing danger, and they try to run and hide, but of course to no avail.” That statement appears to be factual, according to various research.

I am a Christian woman and a mother. But I’m also not blind to the facts on both sides of the fence. I am pro-life. But sometimes we make wrong decisions in our free-will (especially those that are lost) wrongfully thinking we’ve made the right decision for ourselves. I just pray more mothers make the right decisions.

Babies are life. Life comes from God. We don’t know better for ourselves than God does. While we may not know the reasons why a woman would choose to abort: fear; rape victim; fatal maternal or fetal disease, etc. we can clearly see there are countless reasons why a woman may feel trapped in a corner and see no other alternative.

I don’t want to see another neglected or abused child – ever. So for those of us who are so passionate about protecting life, please, we’d all be more useful in using that passion, time and energy to be of better support. The words you use and the actions you take could very well save or lose a life. You can’t force morals on anyone or remove fear through aggressive behaviors and language. In fact, it would more likely lead to the opposite of saving the life or lives you’re supposed to be fighting for.

It would be more beneficial to be supportive to the care of baby and mother by coming together to create, provide and support various types of services, such as counseling and referrals, basic needs, housing, education and employment services, financial and emergency services, etc. because apparently there aren’t enough. This statement is written in seriousness, not in mockery. It's not impossible to do. Prayer and passion are all you need.

Matthew 25:40 (NIV) The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Life comes from God and there are so many reasonable options where abortion should never be one of them. However, we cannot be the judge to those women for the choices they make and we also will not (and don’t have to) understand why. That’s ultimately between themselves and God. God is the only One who’s entitled to make judgment.

John 8:7(b) “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

At one point in my life, I was blind. I faced that fear. But now my eyes are open to the Spirit and I have a better understanding. My job - our job - is to listen, to comfort, to reason, and most importantly of all, to PRAY with and for them. Being angry doesn’t help. Shouting words of hate doesn’t help either. It’s also not Christ-like. Too many protestors claim Christianity while shouting words of hate, but they don’t realize that they themselves are blind as well. They have forgotten that Jesus Christ does not condemn. He would speak with them and bring them the Light of God. He would pray earnestly on their behalf and on behalf of their babies. But He would not attack or hate or pass judgment. He would love mother and baby to life.

We need to be prayerful. Yes, God has called us to save His people and that of course includes the babies, but He certainly did not call us to do evil works in His name, and when you threaten or intimidate those women, those behaviors comes from the evil one – Not God. Let’s try talking instead of yelling and let’s pray instead of manipulate. Listen first then give her Light and provide her with available resources - be willing to help in some kind of way. Most of all stay in prayer! God hears you. He hears and sees all of us.

In Jesus' name I pray one day abortion will cease to exist and child abuse will cease to exist because everyone will be brought into the Light that only Jesus can provide.

James 5:16 (KJV) 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

*God bless everyone*

"Beautiful Life" -- Trip Lee feat. V. Rose

Hans Zimmer - Published on 3 Nov 2012

© 2014 Mothers of Nations


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    • Keisha Hunter profile image

      Keisha Hunter 

      3 years ago from Kingston, Jamaica

      Ooh! I see. Indeed that is a horrible thing to do. I know someone who does that, she already has two children but aborted several times before and after those she kept. She was just hospitalised the other day and I couldn't be a hypocrite and go visit her knowing that was the reason she was hospitalizes and doesn't seem to care. I hope she got the message...

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      Keisha Hunter, no ma'am that's not what what it means lol birth control is not abortion (unless it's the abortion pill.)

      "Birth control abortion" is when women use abortion as a form of birth control. For example, rather than using condoms &/or contraceptives, they take the risk of pregnancy and believe the resolution to prevent from having children is to abort.

      Unfortunately I've come across many women over the years who use abortion as the resolution to "preventing" unwanted pregnancies. And also many who pride themselves on the fact that they have no children but it's simply because they've aborted numerous times. It's terrible.

      Infanticide is not the answer, especially when there are so many other reasonable options for prevention and even adoption.

      Hope that helped to clarify things for you. God bless you.

    • Keisha Hunter profile image

      Keisha Hunter 

      3 years ago from Kingston, Jamaica

      You lost me at 'birth control abortion'! I had no clue that people considered birth control as abortion.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Rachael for taking the time to read and comment. I agree that protesting is an aimless sport when there are so many other avenues to take that would actually make more of a difference, not through fear but through love. God bless you.

    • RachaelOhalloran profile image

      Rachael O'Halloran 

      4 years ago from United States

      I can't believe the center doesn't offer counseling when they are offering all the other services. Do they think women will go through these procedures and life events unscathed that they don't need counseling?

      About protesters, there will always be protesters and there will always be followers of protesters who rarely know all there is to know about the subject matter they are protesting, but enjoy being in the fray. I've seen that in many places I have lived.

      But as far as violently protesting, as many participate in creating much property damage and physical damage to human beings, I agree they would do well to put their energies elsewhere because protesting is an aimless sport. It accomplishes nothing and usually the ones in the fray end up getting arrested or hurt or both. It does nothing to be a true voice for the babies (or the mothers). It doesn't help or support the babies - who really should be the center of attention and many often lose sight of that - and not only does it not support any one human life, it doesn't do much to change public opinion. As I said, an aimless sport.

      If they were Godly people - real and true Godly people - they would find other ways to be a voice for the lives lost through abortion and the women who feel they have no other choice but to go through abortion. Counseling - where pro and con alternatives are offered - should be mandatory for any clinic setting, and as far as I know, any center operating under the banner of Planned Parenthood is supposed to be offering it. I hope that gets addressed soon.


    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Ms. Dora. I absolutely agree with you. I'm happy to know someone was able to understand my perspective on such a controversial issue. I pray the article will encourage peace by helping others to see it from a different perspective. God bless you...

      God bless y

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      I agree with you that the mothers should receive mandatory counseling, and also that energy is better spent in support for the child than in protesting. Just maybe, we can reach the hearts of some of the women and encourage them to change their perspective; but certainly we can nurture the life of the baby. Thank you underscoring an issue which should be of interest to every godly person. Great message in your first hub!


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