Standing on the front line for the 40 days of life
I ask myself “why am I here?’ I love Jesus and want to do his work; I ‘feel’ as a Mother and want to love my neighbour as myself, but know that first I must love myself, me.”
The pro – choice campaign is supporting women so that they can make their own decision, and in reality I think that is why I am here standing praying outside an abortion clinic. I want to give these women a choice, a choice to not have an abortion if they don’t have to or need to, these are quite different options that the Pro-choice campaign are not really thinking about.
Do you know someone who has had an abortion or even a miscarriage; this might even be you yourself.
I have watched the trauma of the young girl facing an irreversible decision, there is no ‘undo button’ in this life. Once it is done it is done, but in many cases the agony of the loss of that tiny child crucifies them over and over again. Friends of mine had a miscarriage at 20 weeks, she had to give birth to their little boy, they named him and buried him but always when they talk, they talk of their son who is no longer here and are still traumatised by his passing. Another girl I know who has two beautiful; healthy; lively; intelligent children now still cries herself to sleep at the fact that when she was younger her mother forced to have an abortion, the pain is never ending.
So that is why I stand on the ‘firing’ line praying, so that girls may be given a choice, the choice to avoid that lifelong agony. Some women can see no way out; maybe their parents have forced them, maybe they have had an affair and the pregnancy is seen as a life sentence, but there is help, tangible real help to give pressurised women a true choice to save a life, first their life and in turn the life of the unborn child. And in the same way I am standing there for the Father of the child who may also not have a choice but must stand by and be a part of the inevitable decision.
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