PRO LIFE or PRO CHOICE?
ABORTION CHANGES A WOMAN’S HEART
As well as being a Minster of God’s Word, I love sharing with others the message of being Pro life. I am actually a Pro Choice person, who believes in Life. Jesus was Pro Choice! He shared the Truth that set people free. He gave us a free will and lets us choose. When I share with others the message of LIFE, I share their choices, in truth and love. They have a right to choose what they will do in an unplanned pregnancy. I cannot force anyone to make a choice for life. I pray that the truth sets their foot on a path to choose life for their unborn child, but even more, for them.
After speaking at a banquet in front of hundreds of people, I went back to my hotel room and then went into the hot springs to relax before flying out in the morning for another event. I soon found myself in a pool with men. 2,1/2 hours later these men were still asking me many questions. The conversation began by asking me what I was doing there alone. I began to share that I had been there to share at a Pregnancy Center fundraising event. Most people have no idea what a pregnancy care/resource center actually does. I love educating people on the work that thousands of volunteers and loving people filled with grace and non judgmental care are doing around the world. Soon though one of the men was beginning to get angry with me. He finally said ” I think a woman who was raped should be able to have an abortion. She had no choice about being raped and she should have a choice to abort her baby.” he was very passionate about this and I secretly thought he might know someone who had been raped! . I started to respond but he continued to share his heart about this. I felt honored that he felt comfortable enough to share his feelings. One of the other gentleman then asked him to let me speak. I responded with the fact that I was one of those women. I had been raped at gun point on more than one occasion by a very prominent man in our community whom I dated very briefly. I became pregnant and terminated that child. I shared how statistically women who carry that child do better than women who terminate. I know it did not solve my problem. The baby was not the problem. It added ten problems that I had not anticipated. It changed my heart. Statistically a woman who chooses abortion is effected negatively by that choice. even in the case of rape. Now she has two things to overcome. The rape and the abortion! We see after abortion , increased drug abuse, alcohol abuse, sexual promiscuity, and more, in women and the men involved!
As I began to share the statistics of women who actually become pregnant from rape and the numbers of abortions in our nation and the effects of abortion, I know I changed a heart that night and impacted a few hearts. As I said… 2.1/2 hours later these men were still listening to a woman sharing the truth about abortion even in the case of rape. We talked about Abstinence, Abortion, Adoption, and most of all ‘Our Jesus’ that night. I went on that trip to share at a large fundraiser, but the most amazing ministry happened in the Hot Springs pools with some men whose hearts were right but just had some wrong information.
Isn’t God awesome. There was much more that happened that night. Mostly My amazing God was glorified under the stars of a beautiful night changing the lives of men forever. I am humbled by His amazing Grace and love.
Contact Connie at 720-308-4333 or firstname.lastname@example.org for speaking engagements and Ministry