“My friend’s abortion failed, and she doesn’t know what to do.”
How do you respond to a message like this? Many who support “a woman’s right to choose” will deny this actually happens in abortion clinics all over the country; but this actually did happen. (One study concluded that 46 babies survived 65,045 abortions; that is 1 in every 1,400 abortions results in “failure”. There are approximately 1.2 million abortions done every year in American, which means every year approximately 849 babies survive first-trimester abortion attempts). In this specific instance, a college-aged girl chose to have premarital sex with her boyfriend and a pregnancy ensued. There are two options; kill the unborn child or deliver the baby; she initially chose the latter.
“Since the abortion failed, the doctors told my friend that the baby has a 30% chance of being born with a severe deformity or other complications.”
Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your worldview, this young woman has a chance to reconsider the two fore mentioned options; attempt another abortion or choose to allow the child to live and hope he or she is healthy when born. Despite the terrible thought that the prior abortion attempt may result in complications and/or deformity, there is still a 70% chance the unborn child will develop normally.
“My friend said she wants to keep the baby now, but she wants and needs advice. She has an appointment to talk with a doctor at Planned Parenthood.”
What type of advice do you think this doctor will offer? I surmise the “good doctor” will encourage her to proceed with attempt #2. The doctor certainly won’t encourage her to seek advice from “close-minded tyrants that are against women’s reproductive rights.” This young woman’s boyfriend had no problem impregnating her, dropping her off at a Planned Parenthood and then quickly abandoning her. The doctors, nurses and counselors at Planned Parenthood had no problem encouraging her to go through with a “procedure” that destroys life and desecrates emotional, spiritual and physical health. Who should she seek advice from; Planned Parenthood, her incredibly selfish boyfriend, or Crisis Pregnancy Center, a parent or close friend? By God’s grace she is beginning to seek advice through her friend (a Christian) and indirectly my wife (also a Christian).
What type of advice do you think our wise friend and my wife will offer? Value the life of her child, accept God’s grace and forgiveness, and do the RIGHT thing. If abortion is nothing more than the removal of a glob of lifeless tissue why is this young woman so distraught and anguished over what she has already done and must now choose to do!? The consequences of an unplanned pregnancy are far less severe than the consequences of killing your child…regardless of what ignorant liberals think they know. If someone with Godly wisdom had been able to speak with this young woman maybe she could have been spared from the horrifying consequences facing her and her unborn child; whom if allowed to live may have lasting scars and deformities as a reminder of the evil cloaked in egalitarian words such as “rights” and “choice”.