In the Name of Empowerment
We’ve heard the saying time and again, “hate the sin, not the sinner.” As we encounter women who have been in the unimaginable position of terminating an unwanted pregnancy, we must keep in mind her eternal soul instead of leaving her as a loss, just like the life that was already taken. The baby being in Heaven means that our efforts should be directed to the mom who, too, is in need of eternal salvation.
Falling short of being a perfect person is something we’re all prone to, no matter the type of sin. As Christians, we know that in spite of our bad choices and behaviors, we have a place in Heaven because our Savior has taken the place of death for us. But what about the woman who, out of desperation and fear, was driven to a decision that can’t be erased. A decision that took a life. A choice that she was convinced was all hers.
What a burden! The pro-choice movement has fought for, and won, the ability for a woman to be empowered to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy, to terminate a life. What they don’t tell her is that with such great power and independence comes a great burden to bear for the rest of her life.
Had she known the truth that abortion ends the life of a baby, and that loss, was at her own choosing, and that choice would leave an unfillable emptiness inside her, would she see it differently?
In the name of female empowerment, feminism, independence, individuality, and equality women are being convinced that abortion is the right thing to do. They’re not ready to be a mom, they have a career, they have too many kids already, they can’t do it. Interesting the discouragement behind the encouragement, isn’t it? If they were offering true empowerment, independence and equality, wouldn’t the message instead be that 9 months of pregnancy doesn’t stop a woman from having it all. Giving birth is the ultimate proof that women can do anything on their own. Having yet one more child than planned expands their leadership position.
Yet, these positive outcomes aren’t the outcomes that are desired by the pro-choice side. They thrive on fear, falsehoods, and dependence leading women to believe that they must listen to them and therefore, they gain control. Control over someone else’s body. My body, my choice is a lie. It’s their choice. A wolf dressed in the clothing of empowerment.
Let us speak words of life instead of words of condemnation to the woman who has already made a desperate choice. She has a long road ahead of her and she should know that she can do it through the power of Jesus Christ.
But I will not say anything about my needs, for I am able, wherever I am, to be dependent on myself. It is the same to me if I am looked down on or honoured; everywhere and in all things I have the secret of how to be full and how to go without food; how to have wealth and how to be in need. I am able to do all things through him who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:11-13
Help us preserve the sanctity of life by becoming a Loving Life Partner.
Published on Monday, February 8, 2021 @ 11:58 PM EDT