It is still so hard to believe that after many years of being a polite society here in these United States of America that Roe v. Wade will soon be in its 40th year. With abortion still legal, we as a nation and a society have become a dismal failure.
In this past 39th year of Roe, much has happened to further the lives of our unborn children but as we all know, it is not enough. We can march around world a bazillion times but until we are led by a prolife president that has the guts to say NO to abortion and to Roe, marching won’t matter. I know marching and other protests bring awareness to the problem, but even I’m sick of the word ‘awareness’: I WANT RESULTS.
We cannot change the problem until we can change the heart.
This past 39th year of Roe, I have been entwined with the Heartbeat Bill here in Ohio. I had to get out of the box and say out loud, in the House committee that was hearing testimony for the Bill, that I had an abortion and how it has affected my life. And as difficult as that was for me to testify before the House Committee, it was even harder to hear testimony supporting abortion. I can’t tell you how awful it is to listen to men and women say it’s a RIGHT to kill an unborn child. In my entire 50 years on this earth, I still am in awe of people – especially those that consider themselves ‘clergy’ – that fight the devil’s fight to kill our unborn. All it did was fuel the fire that God has put in my gut to stop this heinous bleating of ‘reproductive rights’.
The Heartbeat Bill brought me in front of the media, as well. It was something that was kind of cool and rather humbling. The local news and newspaper was interested in the Bill and that I testified on behalf of post abortive women, like me. Somehow that didn’t make sense to people but it certainly did to me. I know that God set me up to be the one to look to for the post abortive answer to the abortion question.
As this 39th year of Roe progressed, I was given the distinct honor of being asked to be the speaker at the closing rally for 40 Day for Life here in Dayton. It blessed me beyond measure. A great big thanks to everyone that came and supported me and the cause for LIFE.
In October, we went to Dayton Life Chain and stood with 2000 other people in silent prayer for one hour in reflection of the lives of the unborn that were aborted. I think we at least a 3 mile chain this last time! As drivers passed by, maybe at least one unborn child was saved. I really enjoy making the devil MAD.
As the Heartbeat Bill progressed, I was honored to testify again, this time for the Senate Committee. As I sat through the first day of testimony, I was grieved to see very young girls and boys in Planned Parenthood t-shirts. Obviously, these kids have no idea what they were doing. They giggled and made fun of Prolifers behind their backs with obscene gestures…..all bought and paid for by our tax money.
In this 39th year of Roe, women that I know felt comfortable enough to confide in me about their abortion experience. In a way it is nice to know that I am not alone, but I kind of wish I was. I hate that anyone ever had to go through the abortion procedure. The life of a post abortive woman is never a bed of roses – of that I am sure.
During this 39th year of Roe, I became a grandmother again. She was not planned or even considered until her mom realized she was pregnant. I am thankful that her mom chose LIFE. I’m thankful that my son is a good dad. And she is quite beautiful.
Part of being prolife is being a bit of an evangelist. This last year has given me further proof that GOD is in control and will prevail. He will change the hearts of women and men about LIFE; all I am is His servant…as we all should be. Without understanding that GOD is the Creator – the Author and Finisher, the Alpha and the Omega – then we stand a weak chance of changing the mind of people about LIFE. After all, if you don’t know where LIFE comes from, how can you respect it?
So as this 39th year of Roe v. Wade comes to a close, and the 40th year begins, we need to be much more attentive to the post abortive woman. There are AT LEAST 55+ million of us that have to deal with our failure every day. But our failure can be what changes the face of abortion and overturns Roe v. Wade. I am ever thankful to GOD that He has brought me this far in my Prolife LIFE, but there is far, far more to do.
I want to thank my husband for being the only one that stood by me at every event and encouraged my every written word; whether it was on this site or one of my many Letters to the Editor of our Ohio newspapers or writing testimony. I say I don’t know if I could have done this alone, but GOD is with me! And it took my husband to remind me of that every step of every day of my Prolife LIFE this 39th year of Roe v. Wade.
Let me leave this with you regarding your Post Abortive walk:
“For thus says the LORD: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.” Jeremiah 29:10-14, NKJV
GOD knows you are or were in Babylon, a place where you are not celebrated, just tolerated. He wants you to know that all you have to do is ask Him and He will take you away from the captivity of being Post Abortive. GOD LOVES YOU! He knows your heart; He knows that you regret your ‘choice’. He knows you want to heal. So now it’s your turn to turn to HIM and be made whole again. Celebrate LIFE – celebrate Him.