RainDrops of Life...
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart
~ Jeremiah 1:5 ~
A precious little life... an unborn baby
The unborn John the Baptist leaped for joy in the presence of the unborn Christ Jesus! Both children were living persons in their mothers' wombs.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Luke 1:41-44
I am a Christian and, of course, Pro-Life. Please let me preface all of this with a short explanation of things you may have heard. Many years ago, some real crazies did some really stupid things. Two guys killed abortion doctors and one blew up an abortion clinic. I don’t think anyone in the Pro-Life movement thinks that is acceptable. Murder is wrong - whether it’s an unborn baby or an abortion doctor. Because of those incidents, Pro-Lifers have been labeled as “radical extremists”. The Pro-Abortionists push this label because it turns people away from our cause. People who work in abortion clinics say they fear for their lives. Those things happened so long ago. It’s time to stop this. In reality, Pro-Life people who stand outside of clinics praying, holding signs, and sometimes, handing out flyers, are not violent or threatening about what they do. The clinics don’t want you to see those things, or know the truth, because it cuts into their bottom line. They want you to think that abortion is the only option and it must be done quickly. But, there ARE other options that not only save the life of your baby but may, also, save your life.
Pro-Abortionists will tell you all kinds of lies about Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs). These are places that offer you an alternative. You don’t have to accept it. Just hear them out. You should know all of your options before you make such an important decision - one that is going to affect the rest of your life. Not all of the CPCs listed on this site are Christian, but let me tell you what I look for in one. First, they must accept ALL women and girls no matter the age, race or religion. In this time of crisis, you need someone that will show you love and compassion and the knowledge that they will be with you throughout this difficult time with difficult decisions to be made. Second, they do not recommend abortions or abortion centers. Instead, they leave that decision to you. However, they do explain the truth about what abortion is and what you can expect.
Should you decide to carry your baby, they will tell you your options, as far as keeping your baby or finding an adoptive family. Some of the CPCs have counselors - some Christian, some secular. They give you a pregnancy test and sometimes an ultrasound. If you decide to keep the baby, their services vary. Here are some: Help with continuing your education or preparing for a job; help getting to affordable or free health care; parenting classes; homemaking and finance information; gently-used baby clothes, supplies and maternity clothes. I tend to gravitate toward the ones that continue to help until you’re settled.
For those interested in adoption, some have their own adoption services, while others know the best ones with which to contract. The adoption aids will help you decide on open or closed adoption. You may even want to choose the adoptive parents. All of this is free to you. They all vary but that is a small part of the services they offer.
I also have a few Crisis Homes. They offer pretty much the same as the CPCs, except that they also include a home to stay in, until after the baby comes. Most will let you stay a while, after the baby comes, so that you have time to get back on your feet. There aren’t many yet, they’re new and still in the beginning stages.
There are some CPCs that I couldn’t get much information on, because they have no website. However, they were recommended from some good sources that I know well and trust. If you do contact any of these CPCs, I would love to hear about your experience. If you EVER have a bad experience, I would be so grateful if you’d let me know what happened so that I might pass the word. I would hate for it to continue.
I hope and pray, with all of my heart, that you find the right answer for you and your baby. I know it seems the world is coming down on you right now. Please stop, take a breath and remember this decision cannot be made without knowing ALL of the options and ALL of the truth. God bless and guide you through this tough time! ~ pippin
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.~
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