Truth About Abortion
We have come a long way in our knowledge and understanding of abortion and its impact on both men and women. In Lincoln county 800 babies are lost to abortion every year. Many are still unaware that nearly 60 million abortions have taken place in the U. S. since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
IMAGINE WHAT’S BEEN LOST IN OUR COMMUNITY
Abortion seems like a safe and legal solution to a life-altering problem. Sadly, the impact of this choice is rarely quick, simple or painless. Physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological scars can result from an abortion decision. These consequences range from drug and alcohol abuse, to anger, guilt, grief, depression, relationship barriers and anxiety. Many go on to choose abortion multiple times. Without God’s healing these wounds can last a lifetime, often impacting present and future generations. Find Peace. Begin the healing today.
Abortion providers outline that abortion is a common choice in America. One out of 3 women will experience an abortion at least once in their lifetime. Nearly half will choose abortion again and again, compounding and intensifying their initial devastation. Nearly half of these abortions take place in the lives of teenage girls and women under 25. For each young woman, there is a man who experiences the loss of fatherhood. For each couple, there is a family (grandparents, future siblings, grandchildren, etc.) that will never know a branch of their family tree. The impact of abortion echoes on for many generations.
It is impossible to know how each life lost to abortion could have impacted our city, state, nation, or even our world. Obviously, there would be many more mothers, fathers, grandchildren, friends and neighbors. Perhaps one of those lost in an abortion decision could have found the cure for cancer, become a future President, even brought peace to far regions of our universe. Our world will simply never know the worth of any individual lost.
Abortion and The Gospel
God says that He created us in His image. That He breathed His breath into man. Jeremiah 1 outlines that before the world was born, the plan for our lives was already in place. God knew each of us intimately before we came into being. The Bible says God knits us together in our mothers’ wombs and that God has a plan for each of us. Christ calls His believers to love one another, to defend the helpless and to share His message of love, hope and compassion with those who are hurting. Be a voice for the voiceless - share hope with the hopeless. Be a part of the solution with Heartbeats.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jer 29:11 ESV