In 2022, 42 abortion facilities closed, and 66 women’s health clinics stopped providing abortion. Whether these were a direct result of the overturning of Roe v. Wade or they were already on a downward spiral, we can’t know for sure. We do know that the Supreme Court decision certainly opened these providers’ eyes to the reality of their own future viability.
Should we view closed abortion facilities as a success? Of course! The danger in placing too much weight on a few closed facilities lies in assuming that this will have a trickling effect and that, eventually, all abortion facilities will close. Ah, were that to be!
As women have a more difficult time finding access to abortion, they’re more likely to seek ways that could be extreme. They’re still vulnerable to the mobile abortion units launched by Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion organizations. Our concern is that the mobile units getting to them first will be those that want to offer them an abortion…on a bus.
At ICU Mobile, we offer services that acknowledge, serve, and preserve life. Pregnancy tests, counseling, ultrasounds, sharing the Gospel…all speak hope and life, and those good things are appropriate anywhere! We’d do it on a rickshaw if we had to.
But abortion? A woman has made the most tragic and painful choice of her life. A choice that will end the life of her very own child, a choice that will alter her entire mental well-being, a choice that only ends in death. And Planned Parenthood wants her to do that on a bus.
When it’s done, she’ll be sent on her way back into the lonely world that didn’t disappear just because her baby is gone. She faces new problems now that include an act of violence committed against her in a place typically used for camping and family fun.
When she leaves an ICU Mobile unit, she leaves still in tact. Life still within her and hope renewed. When she steps out of our space, she’s reminded of the joy of family, the love of her Heavenly Father, and she is assured of a circle of support that will be there for her anytime she needs us.
So, yes, closed abortion facilities are a success, but if they’ll just be replaced by even more mobile abortion units, then we’re only getting started again in our mission to save lives.
We have pregnancy centers and teams all over the country waiting for an ICU Mobile unit. They’re ready to be trained and to GO into their communities and make a positive impact in the lives of women facing unplanned pregnancies. They’re ready to show them the blessing of the new life within them through ultrasound.
Will you help us get a mobile pregnancy ultrasound unit to them?
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Thank you for blessing us and the women whose lives you will change for the better!
Published on Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 2:14 PM EDT