Shout Your Abortion?

Jul 28, 20162 CommentsAbortion

As a Christian and a human being, I’m beside myself and heartbroken over the #shoutyourabortion campaign included in the #DNC2016. I cannot fathom how one can stand in front of thousands of people to foster cheering and boasting about the fact that they terminated a pregnancy; and, that the thousands in attendance stood and applauded the termination of that pregnancy.

Regardless of whether a person believes that abortion is a woman’s choice, what is to be cheerful and boastful about the destruction of a human fetus because someone decided they didn’t want their baby, for any reason? How can this be a cause to celebrate? I am compelled to shout out my own abortion story. Once upon a time I too believed it was my right to choose until I exercised it, twice, but realized later that I made the greatest mistake of my life. Going through that process, reality set in that I legally killed my unborn babies because I was afraid that I couldn’t take care of them, but after it was done, I couldn’t undo it. I did not feel great about it nor compelled to get up and shout it out to the world, on the contrary, I hid it from the world. I even left it out of my own published book about my life due to shame and fear of rejection among Christians and people, until I faced the truth 20 years later. The result of my truth is admitting that I was wrong. My choice was wrong. I had no right to deny my babies the right to live. It wasn’t my body, they were my babies’ bodies, and I was selfish.

After all these years I still think about having cheated myself and my family from these two children, knowing how stupid I was for thinking I was helping myself, or my unborn children, or my family by aborting them. The truth is that I hurt myself and didn’t help myself one bit. I will take this hurt to my grave. I am so sorry for denying two children the right to live, and I wish that choice wasn’t a lawful option for me consider while pregnant. The truth is that I could have womaned up and been accountable to fight to for them, which would have made me stronger, and given me two more children to love through my life. Or, given the opportunity to a family who can’t have their own children. After watching my younger brother grow up and adopt two children, I was further convicted of my desperate mistake! I was a young, single mother of one and I admit that was hard and scary, but fighting to do my best in that circumstance, strengthened my life and made me a better person. Looking back I wouldn’t change my decision to have the one child I do have, but if I could, I would go back and change my decision to have the children I killed before they even had a chance. I loathe this right called abortion in our country and our world. To me, abortion is nothing more than the destruction of human life.

I cast no judgment upon women who have had abortions, after all, I am one of them. I have been forgiven and healed by my Father in Heaven through an 8 step program called Surrendering the Secret. For women who have chosen abortion, I have only love and compassion. But I have no love for the law which deceives women into making the choice of abortion over life.  If we believe in life, our own, we cannot also believe in abortion. Doing so is the epitome and definition of hypocrisy. I believe that we are better than this! I believe that we can rise up and do right by the children and pregnancies we did not intend, and for whom we are fully responsible. We can control whether or not we get pregnant, except in cases of rape of course, but even then, the child doesn’t deserve to be aborted. Many children born from rape are alive to tell this truth. Please read Valerie Gatto’s story.

Following are some stats from OperationRescue,  including the number of abortions in America from 2011, and the reasons why the occurred. Keep in mind that pregnancy is avoidable, and there are wonderful alternatives to address these reasons:

• 21% Inadequate finances
• 21% Not ready for responsibility
• 16% Woman’s life would be changed too much
• 12% Problems with relationships, unmarried
• 11% Too young and/or immature
• 8% Children are grown; she has all she wants
• 3% Baby has possible health problems
• <1% Pregnancy caused by rape/incest
• 4% Other

I do not have hate for the Democratic party, or it’s supporters, even with this abomination of a campaign exploited at the DNC on live television. For the record, I am neither a registered Democrat or a Republican. I am a Christian. Many don’t know that there are 21 million registered pro-life Democrats, though they are being drowned out by the others. So while I am called as a Christian to put my faith and people (all people) above politics, I must admit and not be afraid to say that I cannot in clear conscience, vote for Hillary Clinton because of her progressive and evolving stance on abortion law. Her 2016 policy intends to make tax payers pay for abortions. In doing that, I believe I become culpable for killing more unborn babies. Only the word and direction of God can lead me to make the right voting choice for the next POTUS.

This world needs Jesus desperately, and so I will pray for our world, our nation and it’s leaders.

Isaiah 49:15-18 (NIV)

15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
    and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
    I will not forget you!
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
    your walls are ever before me.
17 Your children hasten back,
    and those who laid you waste depart from you.
18 Lift up your eyes and look around;
    all your children gather and come to you.
As surely as I live,” declares the Lord,
    “you will wear them all as ornaments;
    you will put them on, like a bride.

If we believe in life, our own, then we cannot also believe in abortion.doing so is the epitome of hypocrisy.

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  1. Jerre
    2 years ago - Reply

    Brandee, I could not agree with you more. The abortion laws have hurt so many young women as well as killing so many lives. We have done women such a disservice to encourage abortion for an unwanted pregnancy. We could come along side of them and offer them hope and support and true choices so they can find a family to adopt the child or help them bring up the child instead of, like you, subjecting them to a lifetime of regret. I wish the republicans woud fund pregnancy help centers and new mom education programs and focus on what we can do for women in these circumstances. I, like you, am an independent. Both parties have shown us who they are and who they are for, mostly themselves. I believe abortion is our nations great haulocaust.

  2. Ryne
    1 year ago - Reply

    Haujelllah! I needed this-you’re my savior.

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