So I've been thinking a lot about different things...and this may or may not be unpopular...but that's okay.
Someone posted on Baby Be Blessed's blog page to pray that the Reproductive Health Bill is opposed in New York this week.
I've been going back and forth on these things, but I think I'm starting to feel that I am pro-life...that I believe abortion is wrong...but here's where I don't know what to feel...
I also feel that outlawing it may do more harm then good.
I don't think we should go back to it being illegal because it makes it dirty again. You know that people won't stop having abortions because they are illegal. It will kill and scar more women who will fear retribution for what they've done, leaving them farther from society and God's love and leaving them with a self-hatred they may never have had before.
Have you ever seen the movie 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days? It's a Romanian film about abortion during the Communist era. It's a highly disturbing film.
I don't know.
There's a billboard in Pennsylvania that I always used to pass when I was driving to my grandparents house. It was a picture of Jesus standing with his arms open and it said, 'Hurting from an abortion? We want to help.' And it was a church. And I always thought that was so great because women hurt from those things too. We all make mistakes, even if we think we aren't at the time. Even if we think it's the right choice.
I'm still on a journey, a very slow journey, to God's heart. I will not always be right and I will often change my mind as I wrestle with things. But I want to be pro-life. And not just with babies...but with people who don't deserve to live and people who do. I want to be pro-life with people in Africa, down the street, in jail and around the world.
I'm just glad that God is willing to walk with me.