POWERFUL! Is that the lyrics to a song?
What will people have to say on judgment day for participating in this holocaust? Here are some sobering lyrics written around the time of the Civil War. The first verse and refrain:
I dreamed that the great judgment morning
Had dawned and the trumpet had blown
I dreamed that the nations had gathered
To judgment before the white throne
From the throne came a bright shining angel
And he stood on the land and the sea
And he swore with his hand raised to heaven
That time was no longer to be.
And Oh, what a weeping and wailing,
As the lost were told of their fate;
They cried for the rocks and the mountains,
They prayed but their prayer was to late.
I am at my wits end with the prejudice that is still being poured on young women like me who choose abortion.
Originally when I started my campaign it was really to confront those who had scared, insulted and distressed me as I attempted to document my feelings and understand the process in my blog. I am stronger now. There is no pro life insult or photograph, campaign poster etc that much effects me anymore.
But I had to go through it all the hard way. I find this totally unacceptable. No young women in the 21st century living in the Western world should have to be labelled a murderer for deleting a mistake that would have ruined their young, bright life.
The abuse directed at women by these judgemental fools is astonishing.The majority come from a middle class, two point four comfortable background. I am so angry that they direct their screams of hatred to vulnerable women at their most rawest of times and say that they do it in the name of God- or as the defender of the innocent.
They are the first to say they live in fear of God and only wish to bring his teachings into the world. I am a Catholic myself. I do not fear Holy punishment for what I did. I do not fear His judgement. In fact, I find that there is so much in the Bible that can other comfort and allows for healing.
Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.
I read a comment in a pro life blog that really struck a cord with me.
When you are willing to give up wealth by taking a woman considering abortion away from this choice by financing her pregnancy paying all of her medical bills and adopting the child then We will listen to your view.
I think this is wonderful. But it still attempts to justify a woman’s choice. I would not have chosen adoption- I wanted no association with the child whatsoever. That is what I fear. There is no voice given to those who just didn’t want the baby.
Everyone assumes it was a medical, trauma or financial reason. These were not my reasons. My now-ex-boyfriend and I were close, we were soul mates. My family supportive. They would have provided for me and most likely encouraged my return to university after the birth. The baby was due in late Summer. All would have been possible- and had I not been adamant that I still wanted my life style as I knew it- then all would have been probable.
I did not want to be a mum- and that is what the pro lifers need to understand. There is no cruelty, there is no evil- there is just choice.
Margaret Ann Fletcher, Uk. 2012
I have a hard time with some of the posters and graphics I see out there–because I can only imagine what it may stir up in some women who have suffered and gone through such pain. I don’t want them to feel judged, but loved. I personally do not hold signs at rallies, or clinics, that say things like “Abortion is murder” or a graphic image, because I believe it could turn some women away, feeling unloved. Being pro-life is all about love–love of God, love of the mother, love of the father, love of all involved, and love of the child in the womb. So I hold signs that say, “Women deserve better than abortion” if I hold anything at all, besides my rosary. I pray and love, at all times. (1 Thes 5:17). I will say a prayer this evening for you–may you know God’s love and mercy and may He bring healing and peace to your heart. In Christ through Mary.
I pray that this helps you. It is a reflection by Carmen Pate, a post abortive woman who discovered an amazing truth in and through her abortion about the nature of our God and how he can turn even the most heavy burden and situation of despair and turn it around and make it a trophy of His grace. This is Carmen’s story:
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sin is covered. Blessed is the one to whom the Lord shall not impute sin. Romans 4: 7-8
In the passage above, the Apostle Paul making a point about justification by faith, refers back to David’s words in Psalm 32
In spite of the enormity of David’s sin-adultery with Bathsheba and his murder of her husband- and the utter absence of any personal merit, David in his brokenness, understood the imputed righteousness of God.
David’s response was not continued guilt over his sins, but praise for his freedom from guilt, and God’s power to live life differently.
Once your relationship with God has been restored, your guilt has served its purpose and should no longer be given place in your life. This is true regardless of your particular sin, according the sin of abortion.
As a post abortive woman, I too struggled with this issue until I realized that punishing and hating myself after receiving God’s forgiveness was an insult to God.
It was as though I were minimizing Christs work on the cross as insufficient to cover my sin. I was denying Him the opportunity to bring glory to His Name for the healing and restoration He wanted to do in my Life.
I was giving victory to the enemy who having lost the battle for my soul, was bent on destroying my testimony as I accepted the continual guilt he heaped on my mind.
It is my joy to continually sing of God’s grace rather than give the devil a foothold in my life. DONT WASTE GOD’S MERCY! Accept His mercy and forgive yourself as testimony of His amazing grace.
Sorry about the Typo Margaret. I meant “including” the sin of abortion.
× 4 = four