It's all over the news. Planned Parenthood wants nothing to do with actual parenthood. They are agents of death, murder, and deceit. (If you have not seen the footage, I encourage you to go to centerformedicalprogress.org.) They are not here to help women, but to use them and their crisis pregnancies for profit and here is the thing that keeps running through my head:
Those of us who have built our families through adoption should be screaming the loudest.
These babies are our babies. These babies are the victims of an industry that tells young women that they are better off allowing a doctor to dismember and suction the parts of their unborn child out of their womb and sell their organs for "research" than to carry that baby to term, love it, nurture it, and then place it into the arms of a family who longs to parent that baby and will honor her for her loving sacrifice that gave her child LIFE and a FUTURE.
How is this being successfully marketed?
Where is the outcry against the lies that are being told to young women, sentencing them to a lifetime of regret, trauma, and grief? Why are we, as adoptive families, not leading the charge against the holocaust against our children?
“Because of violence to your brother Jacob,
You will be covered with shame,
And you will be cut off forever.
“On the day that you stood aloof,On the day that strangers carried off his wealth,
And foreigners entered his gate
And cast lots for Jerusalem—
You too were as one of them.
“For the day of the Lord draws near on all the nations.
As you have done, it will be done to you.
Your dealings will return on your own head."
Obadiah 10, 11, 15
Look at your children, my friends. Imagine what would have been if Planned Parenthood had intercepted our precious birthmothers and convinced them to believe their lies. Imagine your babies at the hands of a suction machine. Imagine what your family would look like if your birthmother had not bravely chosen life, to walk through her pregnancy regardless of how uncertain her future looked, to lovingly make a plan for her baby that included LIFE.
How are we not on our faces before the Lord over this? How do we put a face on abortion and expose the lies that have taken over and destroyed the moral fabric of our country?
Most of us have been silent. We have led puny quick-prayer lives instead of spending solemn hours in prayer and fasting. I am so guilty of this. All around us lives are being destroyed...ripped apart limb by limb and sold to the highest bidder and the young woman who, out of desperation, believes the lie is left to wrestle with what she has allowed and mark every year, every due date, with unspeakable grief.
These are our babies. Get mad, church! Get on your knees and weep. Get out your phone and call. Get out your Bible and pray for mercy.