Not Buying the Lie About Abortion

safe legal rare thumbnailI think it’s time for America to stop buying the lie about abortion.  

Even if you or a woman you know had one in the past. 

(Ladies, there is hope.  Please read the last paragraphs following the quiz, if you have had an abortion).

Take this little quiz to see if you’ve bought the big lie:

  1. What did Roe v. Wade do?
    • a. Make abortion commonplace, legal in all 50 states
    • b. Make abortion safe, legal, and rare.
    • c. Was used to find a right to privacy within the 14th Amendment that exists for mothers but no right to life for babies residing in utero or equal father’s rights without the mother’s consent.
    • d. Deprive state governments of their Constitutional rights for voters to make moral decisions in the abortion debate on a state-by-state basis and did so through Supreme Court judicial overreach.
    • e. a, c, and d.
  2. How many abortions have been performed since Roe v. Wade?
    • a. less than 1 million
    • b. 5 million
    • c. 27 million
    • d. 40 million
    • e. more than 55 million
  3. How young can a fetus/baby survive outside the womb (in a 40 week pregnancy)?
    • a. 36 weeks (four weeks early)
    • b. 32 weeks, four days
    • c. 27 weeks (third trimester)
    • d. 24 weeks (sixteen weeks early)
    • e. 21 weeks, 6 days (second trimester)
  4. How much money is earned by abortion doctors from each abortion?
    • a. depends on whether insurance covers it
    • b. depends on subsidies
    • c. depends on which trimester
    • d. depends on whether it’s surgical or an “emergency contraceptive” pill
    • e. all of the above
  5. How much revenue did Planned Parenthood report making in FY ending June 30, 2013?
    • a. $119 million
    • b. $704 million
    • c. $925 million
    • d. $1.03 billion
    • e. $1.21 billion
  6. According to that same revenue report, how much money comes to Planned Parenthood through taxpayers at the federal, state, and local levels?
    • a. $100 million
    • b. $130 million
    • c. $238 million
    • d. $450 million
    • e. $540 million
  7. Abortion is considered health care because
    • a. most of the women getting abortions have been raped or victims of incest
    • b. most of the women getting abortions are old and have deformed babies
    • c. most of the women getting abortions couldn’t get affordable preventative birth control at clinics
    • d. medical doctors have determined abortion to be safer than giving birth
    • e. politicians say it is
  8. After an abortion,
    • a. no woman feels regret. She’s emotionally well-adjusted and just forgets.
    • b. no woman gets pregnant by accident again. No repeat abortions.  She’s learned her lesson.
    • c. no woman becomes infertile. She can have kids later when it’s more convenient.
    • d. no woman wonders what happened to her baby after it was aborted. Out of sight out of mind.
    • e. none of the above.
  9. Abortion
    • a. affects a greater percentage of black babies than white ones
    • b. impacts poorest American women the most
    • c. is more common among drug-addicted women
    • d. is covered by some private insurance plans
    • e. all of the above
  10. Planned Parenthood
    • a. is the only abortion provider in the US
    • b. doesn’t do abortions, only birth control
    • c. refuses abortions to women whose reasons are insufficient
    • d. cares only about women’s health, not about the money
    • e. none of the above

If you answered “e” for all of them, you’re absolutely right.

You have not bought the big lie at all. Congratulations!

That means you’re a thinking person who pays attention to the fine print and hasn’t been duped.

But ladies, if you have had an abortion, there is hope.

First, if you’ve bought the lie in the past, you can stop believing it today and start believing something good and true. Jesus offers you forgiveness if you’ll only admit that you need it. It’s His gift of grace and love to you. None of us deserve His grace. That’s why it’s called grace. The ground is level at the foot of the Cross and no human being can legitimately judge you for whatever you’ve done legally in the past, including abortion.  God alone is Judge and His present offer to you today… is forgiveness.

Second, show yourself kindness. Your baby is already in heaven and wants God’s redemption for you, too. Forgiveness is yours, if you’ll receive it. And let me be clear: there’s Christ’s forgiveness that saves and also that of your child who understands that forgiveness is a hallmark of the redeemed.   Ask God to forgive you and you’ll have double the blessing.

And third, now you can take a stand against what you know has haunted you.

Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe in Roe v Wade) states:

“Back in 1973, I was a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy,”

“At the time I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and never had an abortion.”

“I think it’s safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie…. I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name,”

If Norma McCorvey can devote her life to overturning the law that bears her name, you can devote your life to ensuring no other women you know buy the big lie.

  • The big lie says that abortion doesn’t hurt anyone when it hurts everyone.
  • The big lie says that it’s only health care when it’s really about big business.
  • The big lie says it leads to freedom when it actually leads to death not to a life of peace.
  • The big lie says that pro-choice women are all pro-abortion which is like comparing apples and oranges.
  • The big lie says that women who are pro-life are few in number, with lower IQs, and are less sophisticated…when in fact, abortion providers have targeted those having little intelligence, inferior education, and lacking upward mobility with their clinic locations in accordance with the stated beliefs of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, who argued abortion positively serves as population control of a rising tide of inferior beings.

Don’t believe the big lie.

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You can take a stand in favor of promoting the choice to live.

Abortion doesn’t need to rob more women of their peace, their hope, or their emotional health.

And another big lie is that overturning Roe v. Wade is the only way to take a stand. Abortion doesn’t need to be illegal if no one would choose it anyway.

Changed hearts will make changing the law unnecessary.

And it begins with you telling the world you’re smart and loving and you’re #notbuyingthelie .

Post a photo of yourself on social media or just use the hashtag to go on record as #notbuyingthelie .

It’s a small step that costs nothing but some courage, but could genuinely save the lives of babies and their mothers.  I never ask this, but I do now.  Please help.

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Finally, if you’re pregnant, don’t believe the big lie.  There are resources to help you.

The National Life Center has counselors 24 hours a day.  They’re waiting for your call at (800) 848-LOVE

And the Pregnancy Resource Center is available at (800) 395-HELP

Or Text “HELPLINE” to 313131


Categories Articles, Articles and Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on August 2, 2015

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