2 women, 2 abortions, 2 very different lives

I’m kind of tired. I’d like to just curl up in my bed in my favorite pajama pants and finish the book I’m reading.

I don’t much feel like doing anything that requires thought–like arguing over who should be our next President. The last thing I want to do is spend the next 41 days on the proverbial campaign trail. And, unlike my husband, who loves a good, hot political debate, it all just makes me cringe

However.

I’ve been thinking about some things. And I’ve read some things that make me sad. And my heart is breaking for the little lives that are being sacrificed on the altar of convenience and “personal rights.”

I’m also sad for the people who are lost. Who don’t know Jesus. Who dedicate their entire lives to a cause. That cause being the eradication (getting rid of) God from our country and our world, in whatever way they possibly can. And calling it something noble.

So, maybe I’ll just give you some things to think about here and there over the next month-ish.

First of all, here’s an article written about a woman who believes its pure selfishness to have children. Oh, the rubbish and pollution and carbon footprints they leave! She had an abortion, then got her tubes tied, all in a “heroic” effort to save the planet. It’s one of the saddest things I’ve ever read. (click here for some really good thoughts on the article)

Then there’s the story of Lysa TerKeurst. She’s the founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries and shared on her blog last week that she had an abortion 16 years ago. She carried her secret shame for years before accepting Christ’s forgiveness and sharing her story to help save other girls–and babies–from going through the same thing she did. She says that research shows that 1 in 3 women in the church have had an abortion. Read through some of the 100+ comments on her post from women who have had abortions and been through hell.

Last thing. I’ve mentioned Randy Alcorn before, how I love his books and all that. He’s a fervent pro-lifer and does an amazing job of gathering info about the Presidential candidates and their beliefs/actions, etc. on his blog. I’ve only skimmed his latest posts. I’m off to read them now.

And that’s all. And thanks to Christy, who spurred me on to write this post tonight. Here’s a comment I left on a post of hers a couple weeks ago.

This will sound completely naive and off-the-wall to someone who’s not a believer (and probably to some who are), but I’ve got to go with the candidates who are closest to having the mind of Christ. I believe that if you’ve accepted Christ and seek to follow Him, if you ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with wisdom and discernment, He’ll give it to you. Leaders aren’t going to be perfect, not even Christian ones. And not every Christ-follower has what it takes to run a country. But if one candidate (and his running mate) value faith and LIFE and one (and his running mate) don’t, then my choice is made. Unless the Christians are clearly less competent (which they aren’t in this case), then I have to go with the ones who believe the Truth and will act on their faith.

I know people say that Christians are 1-issue voters. That it’s all about abortion. But abortion is more than an issue. It’s about murder of innocent life. No other issue is like that (except war, but that’s still different). And one of the candidates doesn’t even believe that a child who survives a botched abortion should be given medical care. Even though he’s out of the womb and viable. Because the original intent was to kill him. And that should be carried through.

I’ve watched some stuff lately that makes my blood boil.

You can read her post here.

G’night, all!

15 thoughts on “2 women, 2 abortions, 2 very different lives

  1. jbnygaard

    It’s crazy to have a conversation with someone who is for abortion. Christian and I sat in on a conversation with his aunt and cousin in Denmark about the topic one time. INSANE! Are they all brain washed, selfish individuals?

  2. Airdee26

    Guess what….I just had another person ask for a Diego purse. Nina must not be the only girl who loves Diego 🙂

    By the way, I’ll have the purse done this afternoon. I’ll post a picture for you to see 🙂

    Erin

  3. OkinawaAna

    I agree.  We’re not one-issue voters ourselves… it’s just that a candidate’s stance on this one issue defines their value and belief on a whole myriad of issues.  We’ve been amazed at how economic policies on each side from WAY back have made the senior adults in our community eager to vote for a man who will legalize abortion.  Wes is on a slippery slope there in informing them of the whole picture (separation of church and state and all), but I honestly don’t think they understand how the parties have changed so drastically in the past few decades and how liberal the liberal side has become.  They would be in utter shock to hear that they’re enabling abortion and gay marriage to be legal.  (Makes me mindful to really HEAR what the candidates are saying in fifty years, rather than assuming that the conservatives are still who they were today.)  It’s frustrating.

  4. Anonymous

    Our missionaries in Estonia run a pregnancy decision and abortion counseling center over there.  Estonia has almost a 50% abortion rate.  Unbelievable.  Their government has started to see the issue that this has created for the future of their country.  They are starting to help these kinds of counseling centers.  That’s just amazing.  We could learn from those who are further down that path than we are.  God save us all.
    Cudos on tackling the tough.  Blessings.
     

  5. setapart1979

    I am blown away at her pregnancy being labeled as “disaster striking” in the anti-children article. Powerful comparison with the Proverbs 31 ministry article & powerful reasoning set out regarding voting. Thank you for sharing.

  6. M3mine

    About 35 years ago, a friend of mine had an abortion, before it was legal here in the US.  I saw what the emotional and mental effects of it did to her then.  No one should ever have to go through that or even seek to do that. 

  7. swbtsmom

    If it steals, kills, destroys…

    I wish I could tell you about the young women I’ve counselled after they’ve had an abortion, and cannot shake the guilt and grief. Makes me furious that we’ve given women such an easy “choice” – it’s no choice at all. It has touched my family, my loved ones.

    Steals. Kills. Destroys.

    Lord, deliver us.

    You keep telling people…and pray!

  8. Airdee26

    Wow, thought provoking. So many people vote one way or the other just because their parents did or whatever. They don’t care about the issues. To me the most important issues are the moral ones. If we let that completely degrade then everything else is worthless as well. Who cares about economic issues if we’re becoming a Sodom and Gommorra.

  9. ladymiss3739

    I’m on my way to bed and now I think my brain will be keeping me up for a while after reading your post.    I agree with you wholeheartedly (great explanation of the how you decide to vote by the way).  That’s exactly what it means to be a Christian voter. 

    It’s so hard for me to understand those who don’t understand the abortion issue.  And I’m super concerned about where our country will go in terms of young lives should certain candidates be elected.  It’s hard to swallow all that we’ve allowed to occur in our country under the guise of “rights” and “freedoms.” 

    I don’t know how you tackled a post like this and kept it so concise.  Must be the writer in you.     

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