i couldn't tell you how many times i have read that phrase from those who advocate unlimited access to abortions, "If you don't like abortion, don't have one..."
& i get what they're trying to say.
i totally understand that an unplanned pregnancy can be a tender thing - full of shame and uncertainty. Watching women going in & out of that abortion clinic has solidified this view for me. These aren't liberated, confident women... these are fear-filled women; many of them are coerced - and i'm willing to bet that none of them feel like they have any "choice" in the matter.
The reason i feel like i can't be silent about abortion isn't because i want a hand too, in manipulating these vulnerable women... it's because there is another life at stake. There is a little one in danger of being torn from the safety of his mother's womb.
To say that i should only consider my own children borne of my own body when i consider the world-wide epidemic of abortion, seems rather short sighted. That's like saying that if i don't like child abuse, i shouldn't abuse my own children....
Should i not speak out on behalf of the little ones who are battered and wounded at the hands of their parents? Or is it enough that i don't lay a hand on my own, since child abuse is such a personal matter, between a parent and child.
Should we not seek to protect the vulnerable ones... both born, and unborn? Whether they're ours, or not?
Standing at the abortion clinic and praying - is the most effective thing that we can do to change hearts and lives. We often hold signs to remind those mama's of the tender life they carry - not in judgement - but in compassionate mercy.
Hey, mama... you have other choices. We love you - and are here because you and your little one are precious in His sight... i know it hurts to see us here. i don't want to cause pain, but i do want to save you from the permanence of abortion...
If you don't like abortion... join us & pray.