Is Abortion the Right Choice?
Just a couple of weeks ago, my son's girl friend gave me a precious gift: a granddaughter!
In 2 weeks my daughter and her boy friend are giving me another gift: a granddaughter!
Ten years ago my same daughter gave me another gift: my granddaughter, Hannah!
In each case, the mothers could have chosen abortion, but they didn't. They made the RIGHT CHOICE and chose life.
Over 30 years ago when I was unmarried and pregnant, I made the wrong choice because I thought it was the best choice for me at the time. I had an abortion and without going into the details, let me simply say it was a horrible experience and I totally regret it. Why didn't I consider adoption? Abortion seemed like the easy answer to my difficult situation. It was not easy and it's still not easy. The tears seem endless. The effects of abortion on the mother are endless and painful with no easy answers.
Abortion is evil and is stealing the lives of THOUSANDS EACH DAY ALL OVER THE WORLD.
If you have had an abortion and are struggling with the reality that you killed your baby, please know that there is hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Christ, I have found forgiveness of my sin... even the sin of murder.
What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
After I asked God to forgive me, He then enabled me to eventually forgive others and myself. Forgiveness brings freedom from the sting and stench of sin. May we each turn to the Prince of Peace to received the peace of God today.
If you or someone you know is considering abortion, please consider the other options: parenting or adoption. This website will give you more information:
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O'Loan criticises embryo research plan as 'abortion'
Friday, March 28, 2008
Former Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan has warned the British Government against any attempt to "force abortion on the people of Northern Ireland ". Ms O'Loan criticised medical research that results in the destruction of embryos in an article for The Irish Catholic.
"Human life is sacred. To create it in order to use it for research purposes and then to destroy it must be anathema to any society which claims to value humanity," she said. Her comments came after Gordon Brown bowed to pressure to allow MPs to follow their conscience, agreeing to a free vote on controversial embryology laws after objections from key Labour figures and church leaders.
First Minister Ian Paisley also warned the government not to support any attempt by MPs to use its Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill as a " backdoor" to legalising abortion in Northern Ireland.
Former Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan said the general view of people in Northern Ireland was that they did not want to see the virtually unrestricted abortion of unborn children.
"Northern Ireland now has its own elected assembly. We have come through 40 years of murder and mayhem to a fragile peace. In these circumstances, shortly before Northern Ireland takes responsibility for matters of policing and security, there should be no attempt to change the law in Northern Ireland. Leave this for our elected Assembly. Everyone wants to see advances in medical research which will enable the treatment of terrible terminal illnesses such as Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. I have seen people for whom I cared deeply die of both these illnesses. They are terrible. The creation of human-animal embryos to be used for research purposes and then destroyed cannot be the way in which research to counter such disease should be conducted."