Where Were You Before It Was Too Late?

Sometimes the people who protest the loudest against abortion are the same ones who most oppose supporting families in need of assistance. It seems to me that you should pick one or the other.

A dear friend once confided to me that she aborted her first three pregnancies. She didn’t feel as if she had any other choice. She was struggling to make ends meet as it was. She had no support from family or friends, and her husband threatened to leave her.

As she entered the abortion clinic, she said, scowling picketers screamed at her, calling her a murderer. She dared not approach any of them. Inside, the doctor who performed the abortions spoke kindly.

As she exited the clinic after her third abortion, a man gently approached my friend. He said he was not with the picketers. He just wanted to let her know about other options available to help her deal with an unplanned pregnancy. She began to sob. She asked him, “Where were you before?” It was too late.

My friend still mourns those children, more than a decade later. She lights a candle for each one on the days that might have been their birthdays.

If you believe that killing a child in the womb is wrong, what are you doing about it? Are you screaming at frightened people, calling them names, making it clear that they could never approach you? Are you fighting tooth and nail to cut welfare, or to shame those families that need financial assistance? Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?

“If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?” Proverbs 24:12, NIV

If you have had an abortion, or been hurt by abortion, you can find acceptance, understanding, forgiveness, and emotional and spiritual healing at Safe Haven Ministries and/or at Abortion Recovery CARE Directory.

Chili and Chocolate Cake is a free e-book for hurting women, especially those who have lost a child to abortion, miscarriage, or stillborn birth.

See also To My Unmet Child on Mother’s Day by Kathryn Frazier

If you are pregnant with an unplanned pregnancy, find help at a Pregnancy Care Center near you.


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