My best friend (we'll call her 'Sarah') recently had a nightmare.
First I'll tell you a little bit about Sarah. She's happily married to the love of her life (we'll call him 'Mark'). They have two beautiful little boys. They're happy. They're pro-life.
But two weeks ago I logged on to find a rather shocking email from her in my inbox. It read:
“I just woke up from the most disturbing dream ever. I was pregnant and Mark wanted me to have an abortion. I said no and he told me I'd have to choose between him and keeping the baby. So I actually did it. It was so real. It was hideous.”
I promptly wrote back affirming that it was indeed a horrible dream, offering my sympathies. Dreams can be very jarring! I've had a few nightmares of my own.
She responded, still shaken.
“It's weird, though, because it's like my mind couldn't reconcile it and I kept praying to God for a do-over. And everyone kept saying 'No, sorry, your baby's dead.' Then a nurse came up to me and said 'God heard your prayers, you get a second chance.' And she did an ultrasound and the baby was there. Then Mark got furious and tried to make me do it again and I said no…and he left me”.
“But the part right after I had the abortion was so vivid. I felt suicidal for killing my baby. Then I woke up and had to tell myself several times that it wasn't real.”
I am telling you about Sarah's nightmare for four reasons.
One: 64% of women feel somewhat or extremely pressured by the baby's father to abort. And often those that choose life are then abandoned by the baby's father.
Two: There are severe physical and psychological consequences that accompany abortion.
Three: Very few, and I mean very few women are aware of either of these incredibly important facts.
Four: It is absolutely our responsibility as pro-lifers not only to educate women on the consequences of abortion, but to provide support and help to women in crisis pregnancies.
We've heard countless stories of abortion-bound women changing their minds because they've heard the truth about what abortion is, what it does to a baby, and what it does to a woman.
We at LifeSiteNews.com are on a truth mission. Because we know just how powerful truth is. We've seen first-hand the life-saving nature of truth.
The truth is, countless women are actually living through nightmares just like Sarah's. But they don't have to. Together, through spreading messages of hope, providing information on crisis pregnancy centers, encouraging pro-lifers to come alongside women in dire situations, telling astonishing adoption stories…
WE SAVE LIVES!
But it all starts with information. It all starts with telling the truth.
And that's what we at LifeSiteNews.com do.
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This year we will be reaching 21+ million.
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I wish you all the joy and peace that this season has to offer.
God bless you!
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