Forty years almost seems like a lifetime to me...it almost is an entire lifetime for me. For forty years women have been having legalized abortions in the United States. Approximately 40 million babies are aborted each year. That represents A LOT of babies but it also represents A LOT of women. It is horrific if you really think about what abortion is. Let me tell you what it is not....
*It is not "the easy way out"
*It is not something you can just forget about
*It (the baby) is not "just a ball of cells"
*It is not a decision that only affects the mother
It is murder. It is, in many ways, a permanent solution to a temporary "problem." It is heart breaking to think of what happened to an innocent baby. It is also heart breaking for many years for the mother (and many times father) who chose the procedure. It is physically, emotionally, and often times spiritually difficult...and let me just say, that's putting it mildly.
Jane Roe (Norma McCorvey) wanted to have an abortion. She was not allowed to according to state law. She fabricated a story that she had been raped since Texas state law said that a women could have an abortion if she had been raped. She had no evidence and later admitted that she made up the story. After getting two lawyers, ultimately giving birth, and three years later, abortion became legalized in the United States - January 22, 1973. This was Norma's 3rd pregnancy...all of which she had placed for adoption.
Eventually, McCorvey's views about abortion changed. She stated that she signed a piece of paper giving women the "right." What those lawyers did not tell her was that women would be coming up to her for several years thanking her for giving them the chance to have multiple abortions. She attempted to overturn Roe vs Wade but her petition was denied. She became a Christian and now considers herself "100% prolife." Here is an excerpt from one of her books,
McCorvey now has a ministry called Roe No More Ministry and speaks on behalf of babies and women all over the United States who have been destroyed by abortion.
I found this out about Norma McCorvey when I did some research about 2 years ago. She is ABSOLUTELY allowing God to "work all things for good" because she loves him and recognizes that she is forgiven and loved by God. This realization is so hard for those that have had abortions. They feel broken, unworthy, unlovable (by anyone, especially God), and destroyed. It is a decision that you cannot take back, but choosing what to do with the experience is what is important.
God is a forgiving and loving God. He can forgive ANYTHING if we ask and call on Him. That has taken me a long time to realize but I am so blessed to hold onto this truth now!!
Forty years is a long time. Forty years is a lot of babies. Forty years is a lot of broken women. Forty years is nothing to Jesus....He can overcome anything....and the best news is HE WILL!!!!