SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: A Letter to the Pre-Abortive Mom

Dear pre-abortive mom: You see me and others on the sidewalk praying and holding signs that are LIFE affirming. You see us long before you pull into the parking lot of the abortion facility and automatically think we are there to shame you and condemn you…NOTHING IS FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. We are here to tell you that your baby deserves to LIVE despite what everyone else has told you. Life Chain 2012

Pre-abortive mom, just like you, we all have a ‘story’. You might have been caught up in a bad lifestyle, maybe your significant other bailed on you, your parents kicked you out, or raped. But no matter what brought you to the decision to abort, you are still pregnant with a baby that did not choose to die.

But let me tell you why I’m here, on the sidewalk, waiting for pre-abortive women. I, too, was you. I was pregnant at a time that I shouldn’t have been, but none the less, I was pregnant – a baby separate from me – that deserved to live despite my lousy life choices. Most pre-abortive moms think they are doing this great service to sacrifice their baby’s life so that he/she will not know pain and disappointment or even more horrible, so that you can continue in a lifestyle that will bring you right back to the abortion facility.

At the 40 Days for Life Fall 2011 Closing Rally
At the 40 Days for Life Fall 2011 Closing Rally

I guess you can think of it this way: No child chooses their parents or the circumstances that they are in at that time or in the future. For instance, when I was born over 50 year ago I did not know that my mom and dad would separate and divorce leading me into a life that would one day leave me pregnant and alone mostly because they left me alone…so, should I have been aborted so that I would not grow up in a single parent home that hardly ever had two nickels to rub together for food and rent? And what about your life, was you home life perfect? Did your parents’ bad life decisions like drug addiction or alcoholism lead you to where you are right now? Should YOU have been aborted so that you wouldn’t know life’s pain because they couldn’t deal with it?

NO, NEVER SHOULD ANYONE HAVE TO DIE FOR SOMETHING THEY HAD NO CONTROL OVER.

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Memorial balloon release for aborted babies.

I’ve been in that valley of decision, and I’ve made really BAD decisions. But this one…I totally caved to what everyone else said to do. I’m still shocked at how everyone I knew told me to kill my unborn baby…EVERYONE, the ‘father’, parents, family, friends, coworkers – everyone. And it’s amazing…as soon as you say “I’m pregnant” everyone comes out of the woodwork to give you money to kill your baby rather than help you get maternity clothes, baby clothes, food, a ride to the doctor and other essentials. Yeah, it seems the money dried up fast when I kept my second baby who is now 31 years old. I remember having to go to a pregnancy center in my city to beg for $20 to buy one pair of maternity pants that I wore the entire pregnancy. But I stuck it out and he’s since made me a grandmother to a beautiful little boy! I chose LIFE so that my descendants could LIVE:

[Deuteronomy 30:19] “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”

LET’S GET BACK TO YOU. Like I said, I know you. I know why you’re here. I’ve seen you defiant, I’ve seen your head down. I’ve seen you with your high-minded parents willing to kill their grandchild, I’ve seen boyfriends and husbands usher you in there against your will. But mostly, I’ve seen you cry when you leave…empty and defeated because no one told you that you did not have to abort your baby.

Here on the sidewalk, we begged, we pleaded, we tried to give you important information. We stand in summer heat, in the rain and below freezing temperatures. Our agenda? Yes we have one…it’s to save your baby’s life and let YOU know that your life is important, too:

[Jeremiah 1:5] “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Dear Pre-Abortive Mom, don’t believe the abortion lie. Your life and your baby’s life are known by a Holy God that NEVER MAKES MISTAKES.

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