“But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.
By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.
This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
–Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
My official response to any and all situations regarding a pregnant woman, including the so called “chance of death” which is brought up all the time, but no specific case studies are available, is that all life is worth the chance to live.
Years ago at Antioch when it was at the Regan’s house, we had a discussion on Abortion. While there were some who knew of exactly what they were talking about, many had no clue. In an effort to educate, we were shown a video called, “The Hard Truth”. This video is graphic and shows abortion in it’s true form. I am going to post a link here where you can watch this video in segments. There is no narraration for the video except at the beginning. I will tell you now, THIS IS GRAPHIC and does show actual abortion as well as what happens to the babies after the abortions. This is a tough video to watch, but if you do watch it, by the end you will more fully understand our nations greatest travesty. This puts everything else in life into perspective.
I am Pro-Life. Very much so. I saw Jim Caviezel speak the the Grand Rapids Right to Life Banquet last fall that was $50 a seat and over 5000 people went. I donated well over $200 to the cause that night and I feel it’s well worth every penny. Not only is the Catholic Church doing something about it, but we are actively praying, all the time, for an end to abortion, for a return to Family values, etc. Re: Theology of the Body. There are also women that talk with the girls that are considering an Abortion, etc. Not condemning them, but being honest and open with them, and genuinely caring for them.
“Take care, my brothers, lest any of you have an evil and unfaithful spirit and fall away from the living God.” Hebrews 3:12
It’s possible to know the Lord and then fall away from that relationship. It’s possible to be delivered from the evil one and be re-inhabited by seven other devils far worse than the first (Lk 11:26). It’s possible for a Christian to fall into a condition worse than unbelief (2 Pt 2:20).
The Bible warns us to take care. “My fear is that, just as the serpent seduced Eve by his cunning, your thoughts may be corrupted and you may fall away from your sincere and complete devotion to Christ” (2 Cor 11:3).
We must “encourage one another daily while it is still “today,” so that no one grows hardened by the deceit of sin” (Heb 3:13). We don’t have it made, but “He Who calls us is trustworthy, therefore He will do it” (1 Thes 5:24). Let’s encourage one another, not because we are ignorant about our weakness but because we are sure of His promises.
In our weakness His power reaches perfection (2 Cor 12:9). We were saved not by our power, but by His. Likewise, we persevere in life with Jesus by His power. “In Him everything continues in being” (Col 1:17). “We have become partners of Christ only if we maintain to the end that confidence with which we began” (Heb 3:14).
Ivy Walker: Sometimes we do not do things we want to do so that others do not know we want to do them.
Ivy Walker: When we are married, will you dance with me? I find dancing very agreeable. Why can you not say what is in your head?
Lucius Hunt: Why can you not stop saying what is in yours? Why must you lead, when I want to lead? If I want to dance I will ask you to dance. If I want to speak I will open my mouth and speak. Everyone is forever plaguing me to speak further. Why? What good is it to tell you you are in my every thought from the time I wake? What good can come from my saying that I sometimes cannot think clearly or do my work properly? What gain can rise of my telling you the only time I feel fear as others do is when I think of you in harm? That is why I am on this porch, Ivy Walker. I fear for your safety before all others. And yes, I will dance with you on our wedding night.