There was the truth, her friend’s 13-week-old baby moving on the screen during the ultra-sound. It all came flooding back, the memory of her abortion as she held the 2 1/2-inch, 12-week fetal model in the palm of her hand. This would have been the size of her baby at the time of the abortion. Looking at the tiny soft model, she kept repeating…"I didn't know, I didn't know."
Like most of us, we didn’t know or maybe we didn’t want to know, either way when the discussion of abortion comes up its a good idea to be able to talk about the personhood and not situation. At our center's banquet this year, we handed out a powerful book, ‘Why Pro-Life’ by Randy Alcorn. This book tackles the controversy issues with compassionate answers to some of the difficult debates one might face with abortion.
Do you know what takes place at the time of conception?
Before my abortion, even though I saw the heart beat at 6-weeks, I still thought I was dealing with a bunch of cells and it had no sense of feeling in the first trimester. Boy was I wrong! Here are a few things that I’ve learned since then.
1. The baby has its only DNA
2. 5 to 9 days after conception, his or her gender can be determined through scientific testing.
3. The preborn after conception may not appear human to us because of how we judge the appearance of a human being. However, it is at this stage of what we humans look like.
4. Twenty-one days the heart is pumping blood though the body.
When we choose to ignore the truth about the unborn, it can be very deadly.
Hosea 4:6a My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
We come and give praise to Your Name, all Mighty God. We look to Your for instruction, and to show us Your ways and Your heart. As a nation and as individuals , we have drafted from Your Turth...please forgive us.
We ask for You to bend down and hear from those that praise Your name and look to You for guidance. We pray that our government and the people of this nation will be brought to a place where they will see the destruction that is taking place because of their own knowledge. We pray for Your ways, desires, and truth to fill the hearts of those that call upon Your name. In Jesus Mighty Name...Amen!