I used to work in a deli/cafe as a sandwich maker. A friend and coworker of mine was in a bad relationship at the time, got pregnant and decided to get an abortion. I tried to talk her out of it, but her situation was just too overwhelming. She got the abortion. As I look back, I can't help but think of the position of my friend. It wasn't an easy thing to find yourself with child by a guy who didn't love you. It wasn't an easy thing to find yourself unsupported and having to decide whether or not to end a pregnancy. It wasn't an easy thing to find yourself dealing with feelings of loneliness, despair, turmoil, fear ~ and anger, too. The conclusion: It's real people who grapple over the abortion issue. It's real people who need to be loved and cared for, talked to and pointed to a better way. I hope the following list is a tiny step in that direction...
7 Lies About Abortion:
#1: The 6th commandment does not prohibit abortion. (Exodus 20:13)
#2: You can be a Christian and be "pro-choice."
#3: That thing in the womb is not a human being.
#4: Abortion is not murder.
#5: A woman is not traumatized by the experience.
#6: There is not a tremendous sense of guilt that follows.
#7: God can not forgive you if you've had one.
"If we confess our sins, He (Christ) is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
"'Come to Me (Jesus), all who are weary and heavy-laden (with guilt and sin), and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you (walk in obedience to my life-enriching instructions) and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.'"