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What Do the Signs Say?

Today men and women, teens and children will be marching in Washington D.C. It doesn’t matter that it is very cold with the prospect of more snow. Today is the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. 

The marchers will be carrying signs. What do the signs say? LET THEIR HEARTS BEAT. Young adults will be carrying signs that say I AM THE PRO-LIFE GENERATION.

Roe v. Wade was overturned last year, but the issue of abortion is far from resolved. Although abortion seems to offer a quick fix for a woman who does not want to be pregnant (or a solution for a boyfriend or a parent), it doesn’t change the fact that a baby is being killed. Women often carry wounds from the procedure.

Currently the safety of the abortion pill, mifepristone, is being challenged. In some states it is available without any physician visit. It can be prescribed over telemedicine and received through the mail. 

About 20 years ago I read about the death of a young woman who had taken the abortion pill and subsequently died of toxic shock. Infection is possible if all of the pregnancy is not evacuated. Heavy bleeding is possible. If the pill is taken when the pregnancy is more than 10 weeks along the possibility of severe complications rises.

The Supreme Court will issue a ruling on the availability of the abortion pill this year.

In a previous blog I wrote about resources available for women who have had an abortion and are seeking to heal. Both the woman and the infant are priorities. You can read Unplanned and Post Abortion Help here.

A resource for teens who want to know facts about abortion is the book by Janice Morana, Everything You Need to Know About Abortion

Websites with resources: Unplanned Pregnancy Support , Abortion SurvivorsStudents for Life

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

4 Comments on “What Do the Signs Say?

  1. ‘It’s really not a baby,
    just tissue, random cells!’
    And no-one calls them crazy,
    and no-one rings church bells
    that John Donne said would toll for thee.
    No-one to attend the grave,
    no grave beneath a spreading tree.
    There was nothing left to save,
    for the babe was just considered waste
    tossed in a sterile bin
    with jocular indecent haste.
    No-one there to call it sin
    for we have been by state abjured
    to hold our thoughts and faith secured.

  2. I agree, it’s sad that abortion is looked at as a solution by so many, when it does so much harm to the mother as well as to the unborn child. Visiting from FMF.

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