Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day and it coincided with the National Right to Life March in Washington DC. The holocaust and abortion are sometimes compared to each other. The same blind eye that was turned during the Holocaust towards Jews and their destruction is being turned toward the unborn in modern times. Apparently, I am not the only one drawing these conclusions. The video below is a valiant effort to wake up those who would wake up and let their voice be heard on this issue.
We see what happens when we are silent. We who would stand against this evil should make our voices be heard. Not angry voices, or patronizing voices, but voices that are strong, yet loving and firm, “This needs to stop, and it needs to stop now.” We owe it to young mothers who are being convinced to end the life of their baby, we owe it to the women who are convinced by society that it is socially acceptable only to find that they have murdered their own soul when their baby was aborted.
The reality is that abortion is a crime against women. It is so awful and despicable that every excuse under the sun, every slander against those who would stand against, and every argument that can be conceived will be used in order to pacify the souls that have been tortured through this practice. The souls of would-be mothers.
The baby is dead and that is one tragedy, but that baby’s blood cries out against those who took its life. No one feels that cry more than the woman who was carrying that child. That cry is too much to bear for most. So it is understandable that those feelings would be repressed, ignored, or suppressed. The reality can be too tough to face.
Every woman should know that there forgiveness is available even for this. God can forgive, the child can forgive, but forgiveness is impossible without acknowledgement. That can be difficult when facing reality threatens to drive a person over the edge. Great care should be taken on this path. Human frailty makes this impossible in many cases, but with God all things are possible. He can grant forgiveness, heal the soul, and restore the person. He does this gently with love and forgiveness. This happens when the admission is made and the tears come and the soul cries out in humility and shame and the declaration is made, “I did it, I’m sorry, forgive me.” Then the burden is lifted and the soul is eased and a life is restored.
There is freedom from this for all sides. A better way is possible. We must turn to God for the answers. Then we will be able to heal this hurt and heal our nation.