This week I felt the reality of these verses more than ever.
On Wednesday I had the opportunity to speak with a young girl outside Planned Parenthood who was 15 weeks pregnant with her third child and seeking an abortion. She admitted that she didn't really want the abortion and that she knew she would regret it.
I told her we could help and got her in touch with the Sisters of Life, another very large pro life organization that is a great resource for us when trying to help the women who need immediate help. She said she would meet with them and was very grateful for our help.
However, against my advice, she went ahead and went inside Planned Parenthood to talk to them since she missed her appointment.
Not intending to do the procedure, she was somehow convinced by the workers inside to begin the two day procedure that morning despite missing her appointment.
Inspite of the efforts and prayers of myself and many other people including the sisters at Sisters of Life, this young girl's baby apparently died yesterday at the hands of Planned Parenthood.
When I heard from another intern that she returned for the rest of the procedure the next morning not really wanting to but convinced it was too late, I witnessed first hand the deception that fuels Planned Parenthood.
A stronghold of the enemy is a lie. Lies are always entangled in other lies. The bigger the lie, the craftier the deception, and the more power the stronghold has.
Just such a stronghold is over Planned Parenthood, I am convinced, because it is an organization rooted and based on lies. They say, "Abortion is safe."
And how do you define "safe" I wonder?
I'm sure they told the girl on Wednesday that, "Once an abortion process has begun there is no safe way to stop it."
I know this to not be true as many women have been rescued mid-procedure in a late term two-day abortion and were just fine later giving birth to a healthy baby.
They say on their website,
"Absolutely no one should pressure you into making a decision you do not feel comfortable with."
Wait a minute really??
Then why did you perform an abortion on a woman who clearly was not comfortable with it??
The manipulation and deception that are the basis for how Planned Parenthood operates is sickening.
But there is hope!
Ephesians talks about just this and how we can fight with the armor of God. It is emphasized that after we have done all we can do, we must stand firm.
This is where I found myself after fighting for the life of that particular baby on Thursday.
Here I stand.
The truth wins!