We live in a time where many demand their rights, but few rise to their responsibilities. In some ancient cultures, they sacrificed their children to pagan gods. Today, many sacrifice their children on the altar of convenience, self-preservation, and pleasure. Man’s short-term solutions based on his desires and emotions often cause more significant problems in the long term.
But Fourteen years ago, I witnessed a young mom withstand a tirade of angry faces, phone calls, angry words hurled in public places.
“Get a *?#*!#! abortion!” they said.
“No!” the mama said. She would not take the life of her child. — Angelina lives! I took her newborn pictures, and today I have the joy and honor of introducing you to her via this inspiring 12 minute video conversation below, followed by some engaging resources offering help, hope, and healing to those in similar situations.
God is the definer of morality. Without the higher law of God to set boundaries and guide us, man becomes a law unto himself, and society quickly devolves into lawlessness and looking out for self, rather than the greater good of all.Tweet
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:20-21) NKJV)
Some people knowingly make destructive decisions, others are ill-informed. Some push others into them. So it is with abortion. I’ve heard firsthand the pain of regret, the devastating aftereffects from those who made or were a part of this choice. Abortion’s casualties are the unborn, but it has many victims.
God set His standards in His Word out of love to sustain, strengthen, and equip us for life. Often it’s hard and unpopular to do right. Wrong sometimes masquerades as easy at first, but it leads to destruction. God’s Word, the Bible, stands the test of time and is a preserver.
Reasons aren’t excuses for wrongdoing. Sin is still sin no matter the circumstance, and it bears consequences. But God extends the offer of grace.Tweet
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 KJV)
Jesus came for the lost, and broken, to seek, redeem, and restore, to offer forgiveness—a clean slate. It’s important we come alongside others in compassionate care in their struggles and when they stumble to help them find their footing and proclaim truth with love.
For those whose entry into this world was less than ideal—there are no accidental people.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:13-17 NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
Angelina Lives! Fourteen Year-Old Angelina shares her appreciation for her mom’s courage to chose life over abortion, her accomplisments, dreams, and thoughts on overcoming challenges, helping others, and embracing life.
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Thank you, Angelina! God bless you and I'm looking forward to reading the pro-life essay you're writing and seeing how God uses it to touch lives!
Mama Mama, do you feel my heartbeat? Do you know what I’ll become? Do hopes for your future include me, or are you the only one? Nautical ships and airships recount the souls on board. Have you counted the souls God gave you to cherish in the Lord? You may think I am being pushy or even being harsh. But my future is in your hand; my hopes, my life, my heart. My DNA now rests in you, but it is so unique. A part of you, a part of Dad, but right now small and weak. I soon may look like you or maybe I will not. Both our hearts are beating now. Please never let them stop. Your mother gave you life, please show love for me the same. Recycle your genes through this new life, so love may be complete. DNA: Do Not Abort © Will Fredrickson (Used with permission)
SONG: Caitlin Jane | Unborn
SONG: Wanted | Danny Goke
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I SURVIVED TWO ABORTIONS Pastor Marvin Hightower shares his survivor story
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)
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STANDING FOR LIFE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
“Abby Johnson, Annette Lancaster, and Sue Thayer offer a behind-the-scenes look at the abortion industry as they describe their past work for Planned Parenthood wherein they initially believed they were helping women in need, but later experienced a radical transformation of their perspective which led them to become the passionate pro-life advocates they are today….”
VIDEO: WHY I LEFT THE ABORTION INDUSTRY, Part 2 of 2 – Focus on the Family Broadcast Abby Johnson, Annette Lancaster, and Sue Thayer offer a behind-the-scenes look
VIDEO: ABORTION SURVIVORS TELL THEIR STORY, Focus on the Family Broadcast (PART 1 OF 2):
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ARTICLE: POST ABORTION HOPE AND HEALING “What are some of the after effects of abortion? Find out more about post-abortion syndrome and the hope and healing available…”
ARTICLE: SEX TRAFFICKING AND ABORTION: THE SILENT PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS by Shantae Rodriguez ARTICLE: HOW TO IDENTIFY THE VICTIMS AND PERPETRATORS OF SEX TRAFFICKING
VIDEO BROADCAST: UNDERSTANDING THE SCOPE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING Focus on the Family Broadcast with Nita Belles, “author, speaker and anti-human trafficking crusader who has worked with top law enforcement, government officials, social services and the medical and faith communities to combat human trafficking.”
Learn more about Nita Belles and her anti-human trafficking work and the organization of which she is the founder and executive director at: IN OUR BACKYARD.ORG
SONG: Adopted Son Thanks Mom: Everything to Me | Craig Miller
ORPHANS PROMISE “Orphan’s Promise seeks to meet the emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual needs of orphaned and at-risk children around the world with the Love of God.”BOOK: Gianna: Aborted, and Lived to Tell about It (Focus on the Family) BOOK: Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line
Legal Watch & Help in Massachusettes on Abortion Issues - MA Preganancy Care Centers and Services - Article: Infanicide Becomes Law - Analysis and Text of New Infanticide Act - AMENDMENT #759 TO H5150
SONG: Untold | Matthew West
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