Thursday, February 2, 2012

Abortion Facts

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I went to the Speak Out Illinois Conference this past weekend and met so many wonderful men and women who stand up for LIFE. There were people from all walks of life and ages who came together to learn from the movers and the shakers of the Pro-Life Movement.  The keynote speaker was Abby Johnson who is a former Planned Parenthood Director in Texas turned Pro-Life Advocate after viewing an ultrasound guided abortion.  She could no longer deny that it wasn't a baby growing within the mother's womb.  After years of believing that she was on the right side of protecting women's reproductive rights, she had the scales removed from her eyes to see truth.  The truth from God's eyes and she converted.  Her story isn't an easy one to listen to as she describes one of her jobs as "counting all the body parts that came out of the machine to make sure they had everything" and the numerous times the doctors went in blindfolded (without an ultrasound) and poked around to get to the baby and in some cases, perforate the mother's womb.  Her testimony is so needed in this day and age for our society to learn the truth.  IT IS A BABY inside the mother's womb.  I applaud her honesty and courage to come forward and educate others on this truth.  If you haven't read her book, you should.  It will give you a brutally honest behind the scenes look into a Planned Parenthood Clinic.

I learned some tragic facts from Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition in Chicago how abortion impacts the African American community.  (Margaret Sanger would be so proud) Here is what they say:

Abortion is the greatest killer in the African American community:

* Greater than Cancer
* Greater than Aids
* Greater than Homicides
* Greater than Heart Disease
* Greater than Stroke
* Greater than Diabetes

They also state that "their goal is to strengthen marriage to reduce the 70% illegitimacy rate in the African American Community."

Disturbing facts following the closing of the Rockford Abortion Clinic.  I pray that as time goes by, more and more people will see this truth and defend the unborn.  Find your local abortion clinic and go and pray in a peaceful prayer vigil.  Write your congressmen on your views of abortion.  They need to hear from you!  But most of all, pray for the unborn; their mothers and fathers; and the abortionists themselves.  Abby Johnson credits her Pro-Life prayer warriors outside the clinic she worked at for the truth being revealed to her.  Prayer works!

Jesus, protect and save the unborn!



  1. Noreen,

    I think you wrote a review of Abby Johnson's book? I will read it.

    Getting together at conferences can be very supportive. To see so many people working together for one cause can be encouraging. I know you found out a lot of tragic facts but I hope you came home feeling inspired and renewed, ready to continue fighting the battle.

    Praying for you and your work...

  2. You have a good memory Sue! I did write about her book last year so it was really impactful that I was able to meet her. She's as dynamic in person as she comes across in her book. I thank God she is now on the side of the unborn!