There is a problem in our world. I know there are many but this one speaks to my heart in such a way that it makes me weep. I'm talking about the Silent Holocaust. Abortion.
I was talking with a friend and she had heard the testimony of a man who had an out of body experience. The kind where they go to Heaven and come back and tell of the experience they had. This man had gone to Heaven and God walked him around a little bit before sending him back to his body to give the testimony. They came upon an area where there were babies as far as the eye could see. Babies everywhere.
He asked the Lord, are these the babies you are going to send down to earth? God told him no, these are the babies I SENT to be a blessing, and they were SENT BACK. Upon hearing these words my heart was crushed. It is like saying to God, this blessing isn't good enough, this blessing isn't coming at the right time for ME.
Yes there are circumstances that are not ideal in our lives and sometimes there are harsh instances where pregnancy occurs. Such as rape and incest. I understand that those exist, but also that God is bigger than those circumstances. He turns all things good for the good of His people. Those instances account for less than 1% of pregnancies in the world today.
We all hear the cries of "how can a woman move on when there is a constant reminder that she was abused?" Well I don't know of anyone that could get over being raped or abused in less than 9 months. There is an alternative everyone, it's called adoption. If you cannot bear to see that child every day after it is born, then please please please allow someone else the chance to love that child and raise it.
There is also the unfortunate circumstance of possibly having a child with a disability. There has been so many advances in the field of medicine that we can determine what the child's body will be like when they are born. When women hear there may be something wrong, they would rather end the child's life to spare it from being born that way. When in actuality it is more because they are scared of what it will do to their lives. In the immortal words of Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor with Cerebal Palsy, who among us cannot learn from the least of us?
I read a story about a woman who was pregnant with twins and she found out one had down syndrome, so she chose to do "selective reduction". Basically kill the imperfect baby and keep the perfect baby. During the procedure, the doctor killed the wrong baby. She was still pregnant with the baby who had down syndrome. She underwent another abortion and killed that baby as well. First there were two, then there was one, then there was none. What tragedy.
There is so much more to say, and so much more to learn, but I can't go on with this topic at the moment because it is so emotionally taxing for me that I have to stop and interceed for women everywhere. Women who think that this is their "right" when it really is just an exploitation of women. Doctors and Planned Parenthood workers all over the globe will say that they are giving the women the right to choose their reproductive rights. But what it really is is a money hungry beast ready to kill innocent children and convince women they are doing the right thing.
I heard this question at the pro-life rally in January 2010 when Houston was on the verge of opening the largest abortion clinic in the western hemisphere: Why is satan so afraid of babies? These women are not terminating children that will one day be serial killers or rapists. These children's lives are being snuffed out because they are pastors, evangelists, missionaries, etc. A generation is being culled to suit satan's needs. It is time to wake up! It is time to rise up church! Let us say with one voice NO to the plans of the enemy! Let us interceed night and day for the end of abortion!