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Monday, June 17, 2013

Babies Feel Pain Too (& What You Can Do)

You guys, this is very important so take a second, stop what you're doing and listen up. This is something SO close to my heart and I'm so passionate about it, I can't help but share ... because it's matter of life and death. My friend Jessi shared all about this on her blog and I found out about it this afternoon, which is why I'm just sharing it now. (Check out her post to learn more too.)

Tomorrow, the U.S. House n HR1797- Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection. It would ban abortions after 20 weeks based on the scientific evidence that by at least 20 weeks, babies in the womb feel pain. During surgery in-utero, babies at the same gestation receive pain medication. Laws should reflect science. I am just horrified by the fact that 300 abortion providers in this country will do abortions at and after 20 weeks and 140 providers will do them at 24 weeks. Abortion at any stage is murder and so so heartbreaking, but at this stage of life in the womb, a baby's body is formed - legs, arms, taste buds present on the tongue, kidneys making urine, the ability to swallow - and the baby can also feel pain. If a pregnant mother finds out her unborn baby needs in-utero surgery, doctors will give the baby pain medication. And yet before a horrible abortion procedure, the baby receives NO pain medication and suffers greatly. My friend shared this link on her blog, and it is helpful if you need to be informed about the abortion procedure at this late stage of a baby's development read it here - written by a former late term abortionist (no pictures or video, just graphic description) 

If you're anything like me, your heart is breaking after reading the last paragraph and you just want to help somehow. Well, you can. This is a bit late notice, but we can still help: 

  • I called my Representative in California this afternoon. Their office was closed, so I left a message: Go to this website, put your zip code in, and you'll get the phone # for your representative. There are ideas on what to say exactly. Your voice makes a difference! Ask your rep to vote YES on HR1797. 
  • And pray. Tomorrow is a pivotal day that can save precious human life. Pray God works in the hearts of all our Representatives and pray that abortion is stopped. It's so close to my heart. If you truly look at the facts, you cannot deny it's murder and so wrong - regardless of your religious beliefs or political stance. So please, pray that our country sees the light. 

Loves, if you are a girl who is pregnant and you are thinking about having an abortion, please reach out to someone who can help you. There are so many ways to get help. But don't kill your baby. You are so so loved by God and your baby is loved too. And if you're a precious one who regrets having an abortion in the past, know that in Jesus there is forgiveness, grace and hope. 
(via pinterest) 

11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this Erin!! You are such a blessing and so bold. Love you sweet girl!

    ps- if anyone ever reaches out to you who is pregnant and doesn't know where to turn, you can always refer them to Option Line: http://www.optionline.org/
    They can find a pregnancy resource center in their area who will counsel them about their options (and will always encourage life and never refer for abortion) and will talk to them about abstinence as well.

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  2. I so agree with you on so many levels it's not even funny. I've yet to understand how anyone who has carried a child for how ever long would even think about killing that child. It's living inside of them. You're feeding that child. Going to the dr to make sure the child is ok. God has blessed you with the child. You should be forever grateful and you should feel love and compassion for that child. and do even think about that while having a living soul inside of you is wrong. and just hateful and mean.

    I didnt quite understand how they did abortions until late high school when I was in an health class and the teacher told us and when she did all of us were crying. Just the thought of what they do to those poor little souls. Makes me sick to stomach.

    I pray this changes and that they make it illegal.

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  3. Definitely calling my representative tomorrow! Thanks for the post, Erin! :)

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  4. Thanks for posting this! I work at a christian based pregnancy center and every movement to end abortion is a great one! I hope the lawmakers open their eyes to the poor acts that are happening to innocent little babies! I am linking this post onto my blog!

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  5. Thank you for posting this Erin, it's so important.

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  6. Thank you so much for this post, and for your heart. I called and left a message with my congressman and will be keeping this in my prayers.

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  7. I agree with you...this breaks my heart! Thanks for posting!!

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  8. My heart is aching this morning as I read that link and as I read your post. Thank you for being bold and speaking out that abortion, no matter at what stage, is murder! Calling my representative today!

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  9. Thank you for posting this, Erin! The unborn NEED a voice.

    I totally agree with your post. Making abortion illegal on 20 week and older babies is a huge step! We must do what we can, and writing blog posts on the topic is something we can do.

    Keep standing for Jesus. :)

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  10. Thanks for posting this. Those of us who believe in life need to speak out much more, honestly people need to see all those graphic images, maybe it would change some hearts and help them understand what it is they are choosing to do. We all need to be more aware of what is going on politically, and participate more in order to protect the weakest among us.

    This whole topic just makes me so angry and sad, it's just so pathetic that anyone would fight for the right to kill their own child.

    Thanks again for posting this.

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing this. I agree it is really important that people know the facts...and also that abortion at any stage is murder. After my daughter - I could never imagine aborting a baby...that's a real person in there - no matter how small.

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sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.

xo.

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