Today on this side of the sidewalk.

I had the privilege to witness to a very young woman at the abortion facility this week. In Ohio, there is a 24 hour rule. This very young woman rode her bike to the facility for her first appointment for so-called ‘counseling’. Well, that’s what proaborts call it, anyway. I was asked by our anchor counselor to talk to this girl about my abortion. And I did.

I did not tell her a story of monumental proportions, I did not tell her about the pain and agony. But what I did share with her is the ‘choice’ process.

Ah, the process. Yes. I remember it all too well. Choice is a very cruel thing because everyone in the WORLD believes their choice is just their own. Not one choice for anything is ever just your own. Even what we eat is a choice that is made from what we see on television, read on the internet, or advice from friends.

The abortion choice is not one bit different. Women allow everyone to give them ‘advice’, they read prochoice propaganda on the internet, believe the modern feminist lie, allows their family to bully them, on and on and on. There is seemingly no end to everyone else having an opinion of your unplanned pregnancy other than to kill it.

I looked at this very young woman in the eye and gently reminded her that she and her baby are not second best to anyone. God loves her and her child, He has NEVER looked at her as second best, but as a child of God. God has a plan for her and her baby, a plan known before the very foundations of the world. She was leaning on the side of life but has been bullied by her peers and family to abort a child that is not theirs.

I reminded her that she has to live with the loss and grief forever, everyone else who coerced her will never live with one second of regret or responsibility. God sees this a bit differently, He sees the hands that provided this abomination and knows who is truly responsible: “…who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them”, Romans 1:32.

I don’t know if she had the abortion. I have no idea what her plans are. But on this side of the sidewalk, we have truth and real options. I sincerely hope she found the peace and love she was looking for that day, that her child should not have to be martyred for her or her family, and the unending love of a Savior Who died for her – and her unborn child. His is a love without end.

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COERCION: The Battle for Unborn #LIFE Continues

To coerce is to: bully, intimidate, terrorize, pressure, suppress, harass, tactical, torment, hinder, impel, restrict, push, oblige, urge, compel, frighten, persecute, counsel, influence with false ideology. Just to name a few.

Very recently, the subject of coercion in the abortion wars has been vastly misunderstood and misrepresented. After reading much opinion of what coercion might be by post-abortive women, the general consensus is that most people believe that coercion is like masked gunman with ninja skills swooping in to do dastardly deeds to their target. While that can be true, coercion is much more suave and charming than that.

I don’t know of ONE abortion that was not coerced by someone else or something else. That statement has gotten me in the opposition’s supposed tank of hot water. Proaborts insist on a “woman’s right to choose” but don’t talk about the options and who actually affected their choice.

Is an abortion choice made without any outside influence?

Think of it this way: Have you ever made up your mind about anything without asking for someone’s opinion [family/spouse/friend/coworker/counselor, etc], extensive internet searches, thumbed through magazines, newspapers, radio, movies, television, saw it on a billboard, etc?

Then, WHO is actually making the abortion decision? If your boyfriend/spouse, parents/kids/family, friends, coworkers, classmates, teacher/professor, school, counselor, and others gave you their opinion, then they affected your decision to abort. Did you feel that you had to finish school first? Then school coerced you in your abortion decision. Did your career or job make you believe you can’t work and be a mother? Then your career/job coerced you into your abortion decision. Did your family say they would disown you? Then your family coerced you into your abortion decision.

Conversely, not all coercion is this….friendly. The leading cause of death of pregnant women is MURDER: “Men who kill pregnant women are most likely romantically involved with their victims and see the pregnancy and unborn child as obstacles and burdens in their lives.” Read the rest here.

Over 65% of post-abortive women said they were FORCED into the decision by other people, the rest made abortion decisions based on other people’s biased opinion/counsel or media. Statistics say that most women wanted to keep their baby rather than abort – then, if women are aborting against their desire to keep their child, it is coercion that forces them to abort to appease others.

Coercion is a controversial topic but it should not be. It’s very simple: A person(s) or circumstance forces or pressures women to abort their unborn children. Rather, women are given the privilege and honor of being life givers and life bearers, not executioner.

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DEATH IS SOLD HERE: Michigan’s Coercion Bill.

Being the victim of a forced abortion I understand coercion. Had this bill been law 36 years ago, I would not be post abortive today. I am so appreciative of what the State of Michigan is doing to protect pregnant abused and forgotten women and girls.

Abortion protects the abuser, coercer, rapist, and pimp, every time. 

“…a teenager came forward in Ohio to blow the whistle on how a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Cincinnati had ignored her cries for help after her father — who had been molesting her for three years from the age of 13 — forced her to have an abortion. She told an abortion staffer, who was required by state law to report suspected abuse to police. But the women’s-health provider so beloved by liberals on Capitol Hill did nothing.” Read the rest here.

The Coercion Bill protects the abused and the soon to be abused from parents and boyfriends/husbands. This bill also protects women and girls from their pimps and traffickers: “Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said anyone voting against the bills should be ashamed of themselves, ‘because you’re supporting the pimps and human traffickers who victimize women in the state every day’.” Read the rest here.

Ultimately, this bill protects an innocent unborn child and a lifetime of regret…and may out an abuser and a pimp or two.

Meanwhile on the sidewalk, we see coercion all the time. Women are led by the hand of their coercer/abuser into the facility, but not out. It’s interesting how that works…but abortion does that; once the baby is dead, so is everything else.

Coercion to abort affects at least two-thirds of all abortions and is called a ‘non-issue’. Perhaps these naysayers should be my guest on the sidewalk one day…just one day. People like to vomit their opinions but none of them have a clue of what ‘safe, legal & rare’ really looks like up close.

Regarding the newly passed Coercion Bill in Michigan, MANY commenters said that the bill infringes on the First Amendment Right of the…you guessed it…the COERCER. Abortion has never had anything to do with the First Amendment, it has everything to do with being buried within the 14th Amendment disguised as “doctor/patient privacy”.

Here are some of the comment highlights from Facebook & Freep.com:

“Stop fantasizing anti-choice Republicans, no one campaigns, forces or coerces women to get abortions.”

“All redumblican politicians should have been aborted.”

“Wow! Is it Lansing or Tehran?”

“Because pimps and human traffickers care about breaking this unnecessary law.”

….and my personal favorites: “Isn’t that freedom of speech?” AND “Freedom of speech? So if i bully you into putting a gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger, i can just claim freedom if speech. Good to know.”

Yes, being forced or coerced is akin to bullying…and there’s TONS of legislation to protected classes for that – but not for the innocent unborn who have no voice.

“The problem is that many abused women are coerced into abortions by their abusers. Just as you advocate women having the right to choose an abortion, so to do they have the right to choose not to have one, either. Or does pro choice only go one way?” 

Yes, prochoice does only go one way…the way to the procedure table cash in hand while everyone involved wipes their hands of the responsibility of it.

SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: It was my mom’s choice.

It was a rainy day on the sidewalk, a great day for ducks. While the weather can keep prolifers from coming to the sidewalk, abortion does not stop. Women and their coercers come from the tri-state area and sometimes MUCH further to hide – KILL – a family secret.

2014-08-22 10.01.54Fulton County, Georgia [Atlanta area] is about 500 miles from the facility. When a new, full size SUV pulled in with an out of state plate, most times it’s assumed that they are students at one of the local universities. Not this time. This was a family who brought this little girl – appeared to be no more than 14 years old – to a facility 500 miles from home in Georgia.

The girl’s mother was not just angry, but MEAN. When we tried to peacefully talk with them, the little girl looked back at us to listen about keeping her precious child but her mother forcibly pushed her into the facility. Not at tap, roughly SHOVED her minor daughter into a place where her tiny unborn baby was about to die at the hand of her own mother.

Then you have to ask….WHO’S CHOICE WAS THIS?

Since I’ve personally been through nearly this exact scenario, I know whose choice it was – NOT MINE. My mother paid an abortionist to kill her own grandchild, my child.

2014-08-15 09.45.20This so-called CHOICE we are supposed to have is truly not ours at all; it’s the CHOICE of family, friends, the federal government and society to say you can’t have your baby. It’s been proven over and over again that women don’t want to abort; they feel coerced into the decision from everyone else that does not have to deal with the loss of the child for the rest of the mom’s life.

It’s easy to have an opinion about CHOICE, but what CHOICE are you really giving pregnant women OTHER than abortion?

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I asked a young woman who was protesting us if instead of abortion, would she and her friends help pay the pregnant woman’s rent or gas to get to work or buy groceries so she can keep her child. SILENCE….absolute deadening SILENCE.

CHOICE only teaches and purports one thing ABORTION, nothing else. And when you see prochoice protesters, ask them what OTHER CHOICE they espouse. I’m pretty sure you’ll hear SILENCE because they can’t give an answer. Prochoicers love to tell us to adopt all the babies but where are they when pregnant women need real help? I know where….on the steps of the statehouse saying that THEIR RIGHTS are much more important and constitutional than the RIGHT TO LIFE and a woman’s RIGHT to have her baby.

After all, shouldn’t SOCIAL JUSTICE begin in the WOMB?

Jumping into the fray of LIFE

The Roe v. Wade decision turned 41 this past January. That’s 41 years of legal murder of unborn Americans. Usually when I tell people what we do we are instantly bombarded with “what about rape, incest, health of the mother and abnormalities?” In the prolife movement and politics that is  the ‘exception case’ – these cases are usually less than 1% of all abortions but they are the basis for every pro-abortion law. No one should have to die for being imperfect, for the father’s crime or inconvenience, but over 4000 unborn Americans die every day.

To bring this into perspective, on Sept 11 more Americans died that day from from abortion than from the terror attack. The twin tower massacre was a one day event and less than 3000 died. ONE DAY EVENT.

TRUTHFor us personally, in 2005 we had recently moved to a southern city and I was on my way to work when I noticed a man pacing back and forth holding a huge cross. He was alone. The next day he was there and the day after that. That’s when I realized there was an abortion facility there. The image of him haunted me because I am post-abortive. It took another 3 years for me to answer the call that God gave to go into prolife ministry.

You see, every post-abortive woman has a story – a testimony filled with anguish, despair. You can read my story here, but let me give you an example from a program I saw on television just last week…it’s a portrait of what the generational curse really is: following and leading by the example set by the people you trust the most: FAMILY.

I recently saw a PBS film about author and feminist activist Alice Walker, she is the author of many books but is best known for ‘The Color Purple’. I did not know anything about this author or her life until I saw this program. She mentioned that her grandfathers were terrible men that were abusive to the women in their lives, and if you saw the ‘The Color Purple’ you would see the connection. Ms. Walker, friends with feminist activist Gloria Steinem, also admitted to having an abortion in the early 60’s and said she developed depression and anxiety afterward. The rest of her bio on this film was one of a kind of worldly salvation of sorts of being a voice for black women, loving her daughter Rebecca, marrying a man she loved. But the truth is far from what she purported – she put herself first over mothering her daughter and being a wife to her husband. She divorced, became MIA without her daughter. Eventually [and I hate saying eventually, it lends itself to assumption] her daughter, at age 14, became pregnant and had an abortion – she was accompanied by her mother AND mother’s boyfriend for the abortion.

Just like my story, this one is full of holes and double standards that Alice declined to fill in. These mothers believe that their sin is expected to be taken on by their children, mainly their daughters, so that they can know a type of ‘worldly salvation’ that God does not recognize. But PRIDE does come before a great fall and these things will be answered for, but in the meantime post-abortive daughters are weighed down by the sins of the mother forever.

We see this all the time at the sidewalk. All the time. Every day. Most women that abort have been coerced by people they trust to murder their own unborn child. However, those ‘people they trust’ have their own agenda that does not include the unborn baby.

Divorced parents and post abortive mothers tend to create families that rely on divorce and abortion to solve a temporary problem. This happened to me, my parents divorced and my mother post-abortive. I trusted my mother’s decision that I had to abort, but she was hurting and smarting from being in a life she hated and made ‘choices’ for me based on her own inability to cope. I was forced to trust someone that did not have MY best interests at heart, but her own. That is agenda, not love.

Attorneys and abortionists are used to solve problems rather than a Holy God and patience. People want of fix everything with huge globs of duct tape thinking it’ll stick for a while but have no idea what to do when it won’t work anymore, if it ever really did.

Feminism and agenda has targeted generations of women into being childless through abortion and contraception. This is why we expose the abortion agenda to a an asleep-at-the-wheel world that does not pay attention to how or why they are being targeted. Even Justice Ginsburg said, “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of,” read the rest here.

“Pro-choicers claim anti-choicers ought not impose their morality on others, but I disagree. Frankly, I see nothing wrong with imposing morality when the objective is to enhance the lives of those victimized by people abusing their power. Did our 16th president err when he imposed his morality via the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing blacks from the yoke of slavery?” Read the rest here.

The sidewalk is the place where pre-abortive women and their coercers will hear the truth; we are the faithful witnesses on sidewalk you hate to see but wished you talked to. Ask me and I’ll tell you the truth that my own coercers would not: Abortion murders your unborn child and leaves you with depression, despair, addiction and anxiety that your coercers will not be there for.