Saying No to Abortion – Naomi’s Story
I have been to Planned Parenthood. I used their services. Unmarried and 18, I sat in the chair with a positive pregnancy test and was offered “options.” I am no better than any other woman that has chosen abortion. I was scared out of my mind and did not believe that I could have a baby on my own. I was well aware of the shame and condemnation in front of me and I was overwhelmed with my own sense of guilt. The fear was so palpable that I had a physical sense that the world all around me was falling. I had no idea how to cope. I don’t know why, but my brain clicked and I heard myself say, “I am not getting an abortion.” I left.
Let me restate this– I do not view myself as better than any other woman that has chosen abortion. I believe God spared my mind at that moment and saved my son’s life. My heart breaks for every person that made the choice to have an abortion. I am speaking out on this because someone needs to hear it.
I am tired of the lies and the deceit. There is no freedom in the destruction of life. The abortion industry hates ultrasounds because they prove that the blob of flesh that appears on the screen is indeed a baby with life. Life is the evidence of purpose, and purpose is proof of a plan. God has a plan for every life in the womb. Planned Parenthood hates the videos that have come out because they show what has been done in secret. Darkness always runs from the light.
If you are angry with me for this post, that’s ok. I feel angry too. I am angry at the way abortion has stolen from our generation in the name of freedom. I have sat with too many broken women who were tricked into believing they would be set free and then realize afterward that it was all a lie.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and feel afraid, I have been there. I know the pressure of those who just “want it to go away” and I know the hypocrisy of some pro-lifers who ostracize people in the name of Jesus. This is what I learned: God is faithful. Always. He is the creator of all life and He will provide for you and your baby. I am not promising an easy road. But, I can promise that if you choose life for your baby, you will have no regret. www.standupgirl.com and www.abortionmemorial.com are two resources to check out.
If you have had an abortion, I am so sorry. Know that you are not alone and do not have to carry this burden anymore. www.hopeafterabortion.com
If you are working in the abortion industry and feel trapped, there is a way out. You do not have to stay. www.abortionworker.com
In short, there are “options” and there is my 15-year-old son Isaiah. We can shroud truth with politically correct language like “freedom of choice,” “women’s health” and “fetus”, but our words do not change the truth about what abortion is and what it does to all its victims. I pray that we will be the generation to finally take a stand for the unborn.