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I watched this video for the first time today.  And may I say that every, single woman out there ought to see this.

Specifically, if you are a mother, if you are pregnant, if you are unsure, insecure, wondering, wandering, wanting to know who you are and how or if you can go on – watch this.

If you find yourself in an unplanned pregnancy, know that you are part of a community of those who can. You are part of a steady stream of women – and even girls – who have gone before you, who have done this. One of the most famous women with an “unplanned pregnancy” is mentioned in this video.  And her Son made history.

Women need to be told these things. We are women. We are strong. We are capable. We are ready. We are able. We are all these things for ourselves and for our children. And, in fact, we were created that way; we were this way in our mothers’ wombs. Why? How can this be? It has all been made possible for us by One Who gave His life that we might live. On the cross, Christ won every battle that ever had been and was ever to be waged. The battles are already over, and they’ve been won.  We must only choose to accept Him and the victories He has won on our behalf.

Because of Him, you can do this. I can do this. We can all do this.  And when we feel weak, when we feel like it’s too much to go on, let us choose to reach out to the people around us who have been given strength for our moment.  Of course, call upon Jesus, and He will be there.  But also, also, call out for the help of the people He has created.

Call here.

Or here.


Or even here.

If you are in an unplanned pregnancy, a difficult pregnancy, or suffering after an abortion, call those numbers and get the help you need.  Help is within reach.  You are not alone, and you are awesome.

Women – and young girls – choose abortion for many reasons.  All of them are sad, and none are necessary – despite how it may seem.  (Note, please, that saving a woman from an ectopic pregnancy by removing the child or saving her from cancer by using chemotherapy or other such life-saving treatment is not an abortion, even if the baby dies.)

Often, women choose abortion because they are convinced they will be alone if they do not.  They believe that their parents will reject them and throw them out.  They believe their boyfriend or husband will leave them.  They believe their friends will scorn them or make fun of them.  They believe they will become an outcast in their family, at school, or in society.  They fear loneliness and rejection, but in their fear, they do not realize that abortion itself is the ultimate loneliness.

Children are created to be with their mothers (whether the mother is a biological or adopted mother).  Children were never created to be killed.  When a mother kills her child – a very unnatural act – she creates a vacuum in her heart and in her life.  She creates the very loneliness she was attempting to escape.

The following is a writing about a woman who almost chose an abortion, in part, to escape loneliness and the rejection that she believed she would suffer if she kept her child.  This writing reveals her thoughts as she went on to choose life for her daughter.  (If you have participated in an abortion in your past, please consider contacting a local pregnancy resource center or Rachel’s Vineyard for help for post-abortive women and men.)


When you showed up on that little stick as a plus sign, I was so unaware. 

I tried to push thoughts of you aside by chatting away to the friend on the other end of my cell phone, but I had no idea you would soon fill my vision entirely.  You found yourself in my womb, and instantly I knew you were a different sort of person than I’d ever met before.  Confident and bold, yet humble and unassuming at the same time.  Little did you know the sway you already held over my trembling heart.

You were what I needed – for all of time – but I refused to let myself see the truth.  Instead, I plodded along in my great aloneness.

Of course, I inwardly cursed myself that I planned to choose my friends, my life, and him over you.  That I would never be free to sit with you over a coffee – or a juice box – across a table, and let you enter my heart.   I used your father as an excuse for what could have been the greatest failure of my life – the failure that would have sentenced me to a great aloneness for the rest of my days.

You may have had no idea of the struggle raging inside me.  Or maybe you knew all along.  But I refused to let you see who I truly was.  I was bound up by society’s ideals and my own sense of pride.  My adamant refusal to risk getting hurt or being told I was wrong – that I didn’t live up the the standards – nearly led me to choose this great aloneness.

Proper manners ordered me to dismiss you cooly, as though you had not already captured my soul.  They ordered me to keep our conversations to the business at hand – ending your life – when what I really wanted was to take your tiny, chubby baby hand in mine, forever.  They whispered in my ear that I was not good enough, that you would not want me as your mother if you knew.  I feared taking a chance that would risk my heart.  I shook my head at the daring ideas racing in my mind.  I rejected courage, and my heart beat in solitary confinement.  But it is I who imprisoned myself in this great aloneness.  But only for a time.

I am not one to give up so easily.  I ride on the wings of hope.  And I am comforted by the power of prayer.  Perhaps my courage has taken its sweet time to surface, but it has come to me at last.  I believe, my child, that you are worth risking my pride, my comfort, my convenience, and even my life as I know it.  And now I am actually willing to act on my belief.

I can only hope that you will reach up your tiny hand, smile at my world – and at my very soul – as you take your first breath on the day of your birth.  Welcome to my world, little daughter.  You are here to stay.

Abortion is many, many things.

It is painful.

It is cruel.

It is a tragedy.

It is the source of harm for countless women, men, and families.

It is the cause of death for millions of innocent children.

More specifically, though, if you want to hear true, accurate descriptions of abortion from those who have been there – women who’ve experienced abortions and abortion doctors and clinic workers – you should follow the Expose Abortion project.  (There are other descriptions of abortion here that are worth reading, for those who want very detailed information.)

I’ve written a whole article about the Expose Abortion project for Live Action.  You can read it here.  This project exposes abortion by revealing truth from the inside.  Below are just a few of the project’s quotes, most from abortion doctors and clinic workers:

I was helping the doctor hold the baby [to keep it in the birth canal]. The other nurse got the instrument [a large syringe with a large needle], handed it to the doctor, and he inserted it into the base of the skull. Then he pulled the baby out. Its little hands were grasping. When the baby quit grasping, then he delivered it. He used the syringe to suction out the brains.

– Testimony of witness to an abortion. See

It [abortion] goes against all things which are natural. It’s a termination of a life, however you look at it.

– Robert Harris, abortionist, From author Magda Denes, PhD. “In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death Inside an Abortion Hospital”.

And typically when the abortion procedure is started we typically know that the fetus is still alive because either we can feel it move as we’re making our initial grasps or if we’re using some ultrasound visualization when we actually see a heartbeat as we’re starting the procedure.

– This account of D&E is part of sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S), by Dr. Martin Haskell, an abortionist.

You can see a miniature person… as a physician… I am destroying life.

– abortionist Benjamin Kalish, MD

Question: Can the heart of a fetus or embryo still be beating during a suction curettage abortion as the fetus or embryo comes down the cannula?
Answer: For a few seconds to a minute, yes.

– Sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S), by Dr. Harlan Raymond Giles, an abortionist. He describes legal activity.)

I was finally able to remove the head and look squarely into the face of a human being…a human I had just killed.

– abortionist Paul Jarrett, MD

I have taken the lives of innocent babies and I have ripped them from their mother’s wombs with a powerful suction machine.

– abortionist McArthur Hill, MD.

**To find out more, visit the Expose Abortion page, read my article on Live Action, or follow the project on Facebook or Twitter @ExposeAbortion.  Tell your friends about this project and help them know the real truth, too!  It’s one thing to know the truth, but it’s another to share it!  Choose to share!!  (Hopefully you learned this as a toddler =)

***If you haven’t seen it yet, you should definitely check out Live Action’s Inhuman investigation.  Make yourself sit down and watch the videos or read the transcripts.  These are the things Americans NEED to realize are happening…

Here are 10 Reasons Not to Choose Abortion, an article for men involved in abortion decisions, and one for women who feel pressured to choose abortions.

Death. Apathy. Women as Pawns. Lies, Inaccuracy, Misinformation. 

These are the things Roe and abortion have brought to us.

Live Action’s awesome magazine, “The Advocate” is now available online! This magazine is designed to be han


Yes, rights and responsibility should most definitely go together. And abortion is not the responsible way to care for a child we have helped create… (Photo credit: physiciansforhumanrights)

ded out on college campuses (and high schools and church youth groups) around the nation. It’s written specifically for the younger generation, but its information is appropriate for older generations, too. In the magazine, Live Action’s writers expose the truth about abortion and encourage people around the nation to TAKE A STAND. Here’s how Live Action explains The Advocate:

As one college student recently told us, “I was on the fence about abortion before, but after reading The Advocate and seeing those images, I’m now pro-life”. Every edition of The Advocate bears witness to the momentum the pro-life movement is gaining in our culture, especially among our youth.

You can get your own FREE copies to distribute (please do this!! Even if you only want five…) by clicking here. Pastors, please get these for your youth groups (and your entire congregation). Political activists, please get these to pass around your clubs and to leave in your party offices. Teens and college students, please get these for your friends and fellow students. People in general, please get these to give out to ANYONE you know. Even giving it to one person can make all the difference in the world. Abortion can end one person, one heart, at a time…

I was honored to be asked to write in the Winter 2012-2013 edition of The Advocate. I was asked to write on “Forty Years of Roe, Five Years of Live Action.” So, if you’ve ever wondered just what Roe has brought us, and if you’ve ever wondered just what Live Action does, you can read my article (and the whole magazine) here.

After you read, let me know what you think – what has Roe brought to America, to women, to the unborn children, to your friends and family, to you?


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No need for me to add to this glorious news!  Read the story yourself here:  Now we can only hope that Congress will see the truth behind Planned Parenthood’s lies and the real actions of this horrible organization based on the files Ms. Richards provides them with.  We can pray that they will be de-funded once and for all!

Also, if you happen to be interested in (or if you have already seen) the film “Eggsploitation”, you will probably want to tune in to Students for Life of America’s webcast on October 5th.   This film covers stories and facts behind the infertility industry.  For more information, go here:


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Mingi.  In Ethiopia, some members of the Hamer and Karo tribes kill mingi children by leaving them alone in the jungle or drowning them in the river.  Drawn From the Water was an orphanage that worked to save these children until they were shut down by an Ethiopian insider who betrayed them.  How does a child become mingi?  Among other ways, by being born a twin…

Missionary Mary Slessor, affectionately known as the “White Queen of Calabar” went to Nigeria in the late 19th century.  She adopted many Nigerian children who were sentenced to die.  Why were they sentenced to die?  Because they were twins…

Throughout ancient history, and in many cultures, twins have been considered bad luck.  Kings would sometimes kill one son so that the other would be free to reign.  Parents would kill one child or give her to a local orphanage so that the “devil’s child” would not remain in their family.  All because these children were twins…

I would estimate that 99.9% of Americans reading this would be shocked with horror.  Why in the world would we kill an innocent baby simply because he or she is a twin?  Well, apparently, a rising trend in America is to kill twins.  In our “modern society”, many women have a selective abortion if they are pregnant with twins or other multiples.  They simply choose which child they want to keep and kill the rest–kill the rest inside the mother’s womb, while the “chosen” child sits and watches his brother or sister be murdered.  Creepy visual, I know, but that’s exactly what happens.

And do we really think the “chosen” child is going to grow up a secure, emotionally healthy individual?  I highly doubt it.  If my parents had killed my twin, I’d personally wonder what I could do someday that would possibly make them want to kill me.  What if they have a younger child later on that they like better?  What if I somehow become inconvenient to their lifestyle?

Be SURE to read this newsbreaking article yourself.  You can find it in the  August 14, 2011 edition of The New York Times Magazine’s cover story, “The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy.”  Go here for selected portions of the article and an explanation.

I also HIGHLY recommend reading this blog post:

What are we going to do to stop the rising genocide of twins in America?  What are you going to do?  And how is killing a twin any different from killing any other innocent child?

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Political season is about to be in full swing once again.  It’s just around the corner.  With all the recent debates, straw poll, and announcements of new candidates entering the GOP presidential race, we’ve only seen the beginning of the political news that will soon bombard us.  And every time political season comes around again, I wonder how important life will be…

Yes, we have incredible problems facing our economy.  Yes, we have international issues to resolve.  Yes, government spending is out of control.  I’ll never deny that we have more issues that abortion to solve in America.  But, if the candidate we choose cannot take a simple stand for innocent life, how can we trust him or her to make the best decisions on behalf of those of us who are already living, walking, and breathing outside our mothers’ wombs?

That question reminds me of a statement made by a pro-choice lady I once debated.  She said that the standard for determining whether or not a human is a person is whether they are living, walking, and breathing.  Yep, you heard that right.  Think about that one and its implications for awhile.  I think if that was the standard, I’d be VERY afraid of ever being in a wheelchair or on a ventilator…  Anyway, that was a rabbit trail (but do think about it).  Back to current politics.

How important is life?  Well, here’s what a couple candidates think.

Michele Bachmann (winner of the Iowa Straw Poll)–In the recent Iowa debate, in explaining a compromise she made on an economic bill (that included a provision about abortion), she explained her compromise on money issues by stating, “You can get money wrong, but you can’t get life wrong.”  Kudos to her.

Rick Santorum–In the same debate, Sen. Santorum gave one of the best-thought-out responses I’ve ever heard for why a baby who was conceived in rape should not be aborted.  Here’s an excerpt from the LifeSiteNews article, which is well worth the read:

One moderator, Fox News host Byron York, asked Santorum: “Polls have shown that large majorities of Americans support some exceptions for abortion. Are your views too much, even for many conservatives to support?”

“You know, the Supreme Court of the United States in a recent case said that a man who committed rape could not be killed, would not be subjected to the death penalty, yet the child conceived as a result of that rape could be,” replied the former senator.

“That sounds to me like a country that doesn’t have its morals correct. That child did nothing wrong,” he said to cheers and applause. “That child is an innocent victim.”

“We in America should be big enough to try to surround ourselves and help women in those terrible situations who have been traumatized already. To put them through another trauma of an abortion is enough,” he concluded. “And so I would absolutely stand and say, one violence is enough.”

One violence really is enough.  Why do we insist on perpetuating it and letting the violence continue on, spreading to more innocent lives?

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By now we have all likely heard about the possible government shut-down tonight at midnight.  Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader says that “the only thing holding up the agreement is ideology.”  He accuses the Republicans of having “drawn a line in the sand” over ideological issues unrelated to the budget.  (See

Ok, wait a second.  Ideological issues “unrelated to the budget”???  Really???  Our federal government gives about $363 milliion (yes MILLION) a year to Planned Parenthood.  This, according to news stories, is one of the Republicans’ holdouts.  They want to eliminate this handout for free abortions and cut it from the budget.  Does the federal money for Planned Parenthood go to abortions?  Yes.  At the very least, it frees up their own money for abortions, despite their best claims.  So, is abortion an “ideological” issue?  You could say that.  But how, HOW is this “unrelated to the budget”?  We dish out $363 million a year to the largest abortion provider in the nation but that’s not related to our budget. 

Why is Sen. Harry Reid the Majority Leader?  I think I agree with the Representatives demanding his resignation if he cannot figure out how $363 million relates to our budget.  Note, also, that the large majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars going to fund abortion.  (Among other polls, see:  One significant quote from this article states:  “A Rasmussen poll released last month showed that only 13% of Americans want the health-care reform bill to use tax dollars to fund abortions.  A Pew Research Center poll two weeks ago showed that support for legalized abortion has dropped to its lowest level in years to 47%, down from 54% last year.”)

In addition, it’s not just the people who want to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding who are holding out on an ideological issue.  It’s also the people who refuse to cut their funding who are holding out just as much.  There are always two sides to an ideological issue.  So, Sen. Harry Reid, blame yourself for holding out on an ideological issue that IS related to the budget. 

Finally, I hope you agree with me that saving lives (by de-funding Planned Parenthood) is worth shutting the government down over.  I pray that the Republicans will hold out on this one and not cave in.  If you’re curious about Planned Parenthood and what they do with abortion visit  You’ll find the article 38.4% of Planned Parenthood’s 2009 “Health Center Income” is from Abortion especially interesting.

**If you are a girl or woman who is being pressured or threatened into having an abortion, please read this article.

**If you are a guy who is trying to stop an abortion, please read this article. (Some of the info in this article may also help parents or friends who are trying to stop an abortion.)

Ok, so I’ve been on the lookout for unusual resources that support a choice for life.  (See, life is a choice, too!)  Resources that are clear, easy-to-understand, and compelling.  I’ve come across this free online book called “101 Reasons NOT to Have an Abortion”  A Girl’s Guide to Informed Choice:

You definitely need to check this one out!!  It’s well researched, well argued, and well thought out.  If you’re already committed to life, this will give you more understanding, truth, and explanations to have under your belt.  Maybe you should print it and pass it on to a girl you know.  Maybe you should forward it in an email to people on your list.  If you’re on the fence, this will explain the issue from many different aspects.  You have nothing to lose by doing your research!  In fact, this book will demonstrate to you the inconsistency of the pro-choice position.

Why, if abortion is so right, should it be “safe, legal, and RARE” in their words?  Why, if abortion is so right, do they agree it’s “tragic”?  Why, if abortion is so right, is it such a “difficult decision”?    Why, if abortion is right, do they say it shouldn’t be used for birth control?  Why, if abortion is right, do girls sometimes cover their bedrooms with pictures of babies after having an abortion?  Sadly, I’ve heard from girls who’ve decided that abortion is the way to go.  The most common reason is “I already have my life planned out.  This isn’t right for me.”  I realize that other girls contemplate other reasons for abortion, but do we really live in such a self-centered society that the life of a baby hinges simply on the fact that “I don’t want it right now.”  What if you replaced the word “it” with “her” or “him”?  It’s easy to dismiss a person when they’re just an “it.”  But when you realize that this little baby is a tiny girl or or a tiny boy, their death becomes a lot more real and a lot more personal.

Wondering if you should read “A Girl’s Guide to Informed Choice?”  Wondering if it’s a good resource for you to print and pass on to a girl you know who’s considering abortion?  Here’s an introductory page from the book itself:

If abortion is right…

If abortion is right…

Then it’s a natural healthcare choice for women.

If abortion is wrong…

Then it’s the destruction of the family, the little child and, ultimately, women.

If abortion is carried out on a female’s body…

Then it’s an elective surgical procedure she should have full control over.

If abortion is carried out on a separate person within her body…

Then it’s a perversion of all we stand for as females and women.

If abortion destroys pregnancy tissue, a potential baby or blood…

Then this is all a lot of fuss about nothing.

If abortion destroys a developing baby, a child of God…

Then it’s no wonder our conscience is pleading “Stop!”

If abortion is morally virtuous…

Then repeat abortions for birth control or sex selection are totally acceptable.

If abortion is not ethical or morally right…

Then it can’t be justified for accidents either.

If abortion is an easy, simple choice with no lasting impact…

Then all those women with Post Abortion Syndrome are faking it.

If abortion is a complex choice with long term consequences…

Then it’s time you read 101 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion: A Girls Guide to Informed Choices!

Disclaimer:  Although I believe this is a great resource and well-argued, I do not agree with all of the author’s language…for example, I do not think that abortion is “still your choice.”  Legally, yes, it is I suppose (unless you believe that Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional, as I do).  But morally, I do not believe it is ever “your choice” to kill another human being…


Photo from this site, with more info about this little baby.

Photo from this site, with more info about this little baby.

If you’re a woman considering abortion, please consider that you have other options. I know, you’ve probably heard that. But please read on. Abortion – no matter how great it seems in the moment – is a decision with very lasting and painful effects. Read what other women have to say about it! Please at least go to this site, where you will find a helpline, a way to chat online, or a way to email someone who can help you. Or, the site can help you find a pregnancy resource center in your area where you can go for emotional and material support, as well as often a free ultrasound – which you should totally see!

Maybe you’ll want to check out 10 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion.

You can also comment on this article – I’ll see it before anyone else does – and I’ll be happy to email you back and help you however I can. Also, please consider that every woman should know the truth about abortion before she ever has one. Go here to see a video (or here – and read the description below the video!). Go here to read about abortion. Please be informed.

A 4-D ultrasound photo of a baby at 8 weeks…check out more photos at this link. Amazing!!

You can also read this article or this one if you’re wondering why not to have an abortion. There are literally at least 101 reasons! At least check it out! Read these incredible stories, from a group that helps pregnant moms. A baby is a baby from the very beginning – her heart is beating at only 21 or 22 days! His brain waves can be read at only 6 weeks! And her little heart is crying out for you – her mother – to love her and give her the precious gift of life. I’m here for you, and so are many others – really. If you’re a dad who needs help, check out this advice article, and feel free to contact me.

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Each of us will likely encounter at least one woman this year who is considering an abortion.  We will probably either be friends with her or she will be the friend of a friend.  As I may have said before, we need to figure out and share creative, personal reasons with people as to why they should not have an abortion.  Of course, a normal, often-heard reason is better than no reason at all!  I’m just encouraging you to get creative, study the truth (like human development in the womb), find ultrasound pictures, do your research, and find stories to share.  Learn to refute commonly-held myths about adoption.  (See link before story below.)  If the woman you know has been raped and is pregnant and you’ve never gone through that situation, try to find someone who has been there and made the right decision.  Get their story or get your friend to talk to them.  You should still personally help your friend see the truth, but try to find people who were once in her position and made the right choice.

Some people wonder…if I tell my friend she shouldn’t have an abortion and try to help her see why not, I’ll just push her away.  No, in all reality, if you tell her the truth with urgency and with love and she rejects you, she’s the one pushing you away.  You did what you could to rescue a baby about a die and a woman who’s life was about to be severely damaged.  If your friend refuses to listen to what you have to say, and you wonder if you should let her parents, husband, boyfriend (or someone else) know about her pregnancy because you know they would help her keep the baby…DO IT.  If you’re worried that your friend will accuse you of going behind her back and betraying her, tell her you love her too much to just sit back and watch her make an irreversible decision to kill her child and hurt herself. 

No woman I know who chose to keep her child has ever regretted it.  So incredibly many regret their abortions.  Take this story for instance, reported in “You Can Stop Injustice” by Human Life Alliance.   (Visit to download your copy of the full publication which has great info on birth control, breast cancer and abortion, as well as adoption myths that many people falsely believe.)


I plead, “Please don’t make the same mistake I did.”

Since I had already enlisted in the Air Force, I thought I had to have an abortion in order to make something out of my life.  My best friend drove me to the abortion clinic.  It was like an assembly line.  When the ultrasound was being performed, I asked to see it, but this wasn’t allowed.  So much for “an informed decision.”  Then I asked how far along I was.  I was told I was nine-and-a-half weeks pregnant.  That hit me hard.  I started doubting and wanted to talk to my friend, but I wasn’t allowed to do that either.

When it was my turn, the nurse told me I was going to feel some discomfort, like strong menstrual cramps.  The truth is that the abortion was more pain that I’ve ever felt in my life.  It felt like my insides were literally being sucked out of my body.  Later, I went into shock. 

After the abortion, I tried to make up for it by trying to get pregnant again.  I wanted my baby back, but I never got pregnant again.  I don’t know if I can ever have another baby.  I named my baby.  Later I found out this is part of the grieving process.

Two-and-a-half years later, I ended up in the hospital with bullimia.  I felt that no one had punished me for what I had done, so I was punishing myself.  I was obsessed with women who were pregnant, and my life was in shambles!  I was suffering from post-abortion trauma.  When I was 21 years old, I received help from a woman who was involved with pro-life activism.  I went through a program called “Conquerors.”  Not only did I experience forgiveness, but I was challenged to help others.  I answered the challenge and started sidewalk counseling.

There is a healing process that comes from getting involved in the pro-life movement.  I talk to youth groups and students and share my testimony. 

To them, and to you, I plead, “Please don’t make the same mistake I did.”