Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Change of Heart

One of the biggest social issues that my children discuss with us and with their peers is abortion. We pray every night for an end to abortion. We talk to them about babies and about how God doesn't allow any baby to be formed by accident. That God can take a bad situation and bring good into it. We talk to them about difficult choices that women and men have to make sometimes, but that the baby is never a punishment nor the one to be punished. We talk to them about how abortion scars a mother forever. A few years ago I lost a baby to miscarriage, and my heart still aches at times for my little one. I cannot imagine what it must be like for a mother when she realizes that she allowed, in fact even asked for, her own baby's death. God's mercy is never ending. When we confess our sin, it is as if God throws it "as far as the east is from the west," though our "sins are like scarlet, we can be made white as snow." His merciful arms are indeed stretched out to those who realize their wrong doings and ask for His forgiveness.

Norma McCorvey (also know as Jane Roe in the Roe vs. Wade case that legalized abortion in this country) never actually had an abortion. She has come to the realization that her case has been the cause of millions of babies' deaths over the last 36 years. She has had a change of heart, she has turned to Christ. You can hear some of her testimony here:

There is more danger for the unborn babies on the horizon. Former President Bush signed a ban on FOCA (the Freedom of Choice Act). President Obama has said that he will try to overturn this ban. FOCA is very scary. It basically takes away every restriction that individual states have put on abortion including parental notification and the ban on partial birth abortion. Please take a moment to learn more about it here http://www.fightfoca.com/

No matter where you stand on abortion, most of us will agree that anytime for any reason, is not ok. If you feel so compelled, you may even choose to sign the petition to let President Obama know that we are a nation of peace. We value the lives of all our people, especially those most innocent, vulnerable, and those that cannot speak for themselves.

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