Welcome to considering “A Woman’s Choice.” Be encouraged and prepared to understand the cost of an abortion from “A Woman’s Choice” Abortion Clinic. If you or someone you know have any doubts about terminating your pregnancy, please review “Fetal Development” from MedlinePlus’ Medical Encyclopedia, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
The termination of a pregnancy is the termination of a human fetus who has a heartbeat, brainwaves, and a personal genetic code. The human fetus is not a lump of tissue, but a human life. We all look different at different stages of development, but this does not change the value of our lives. If you have already had an abortion, you can more forward in forgiveness. If you do not agree, see the “Fetal Development” article cited above.
“A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville” uses procedures that shred tissue, dismember, and crush bone of unborn children. The procedure Dilation and Evacuation includes crushing the little one’s skull. Human life will cease by these cruel means. Under “Abortion Procedures,” this abortion clinic reports,
The abortion procedure by D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) consists of the gradual dilation of the cervix and the use of vacuum aspiration to empty the contents of the uterus. Most procedures can be completed in one visit. If you are 16 weeks or greater, the procedure will be completed over a two day period. (“Abortion Procedure.” A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville, Inc. 7 July 2012.) [Update: Surgical Abortion. 31 July 2015.]
Ask the abortion providers about what happens to the “fetus.” Ask them about the fetus’s heartbeat, brainwaves, human genetic code, and development.
Women seeking to “terminate a pregnancy” are actually facing a woman’s choice to give her child life or death for the circumstances of her life. Consider adoption. Consider anything other than abortion. Do not do something that you will very likely regret for the rest of your life. This may seem hard, but no matter the life situation you are in and whatever tough times you may be facing, you can make the noble decision to save the life of your child. Do not expect clinics like “A Woman’s Choice” to mention the cruelty of their procedures or the psychological trauma as the woman undergoing this procedure or increased rate of suicide among women who terminate. The website for “A Woman’s Choice” clinic refers to the National Abortion Federation. The National Abortion Federation states,
Further, women who have concerns after an abortion should be encouraged to see a professional psychologist or join a support group supervised by a professional mental health provider, rather than one sponsored by any anti-choice [pro-life] organization.
The National Abortion Federation admits that pro-life counselors…
…tend to direct her [the patient’s] anger towards the abortion provider by claiming that women are misinformed about the psychological trauma that abortion inflicts. Due to the political bias of these counselors and their misuse of psychological services, women can be left feeling angry and betrayed. (“Post-Abortion Syndrome.” National Abortion Federation.)
What is the truth? Why are people adamantly “pro-life”?
As many looking into this clinic profess to be Christian, listen to Christ.
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him, and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great” (Luke 9:47–48; cf. Mark 9:36–37).
Truly, pregnant women are already mothers. While Jesus was in the womb, Mary was already “the mother of the Lord” (Luke 1:42). The unborn human fetus is already a child. See, Elizabeth “conceived a son” in her womb, who “leaped in the womb” upon hearing Mary’s voice (Luke 1:35–45). Consider,
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well (Ps 139:13–14).
What if you consider these words to be those of your unborn child? Remember the real cost of an abortion.
May God have mercy upon us all,
Scott Shifferd, minister, Dean Road church of Christ, Jacksonville, FL