Pregnant and Visiting a Clinic like Planned Parenthood

Dear visitor:

A pregnancy is life changing. Planned Parenthood urges abortions for pregnancies during difficult life situations. An abortion of a pregnancy is the termination of a human life, who has a heartbeat, brainwaves, and a uniquely personal genetic code. Be aware that the human fetus is not a lump of tissue, but a human being living within another. Our bodies look different at specific times in our lives especially when each one of us was developing in our mother’s womb. Our stages of development do not change the value of our lives or those of another person. Please, see more for yourself about “Fetal Development” from MedlinePlus’ Medical Encyclopedia, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Be aware of what an abortion is. The most common forms of abortion are suction aspiration and “dilation and evacuation”. Both procedures evacuate the uterus removing a human life by shredding tissue, dismembering and, or crushing bone of the unborn baby. Know that an evacuation may also include crushing the little one’s skull. Consider for yourself if this is morally acceptable or cruel and inhumane. Consider you emotions and whether you would feel guilty for aborting a pregnancy. The Planned Parenthood of North Florida performs these procedures (“In-Clinic Abortion Procedures”). They also offer abortion pills to starve and kill a newly conceived human life from within the womb resulting in a miscarriage. Be encouraged to ask abortion providers what happens to a human fetus during an abortion. Ask if this human life will be dismembered and torn apart. Ask them about the fetus’ heartbeat, brainwaves, unique genetic code, and stages of development. You have a right to know what is going to happen to you and your unborn child.

Consider your options. Women seeking to “terminate a pregnancy” are actually facing a mother’s choice to give her child life or death. Please, consider adoption. Find another way than an abortion. There are many people who can help you. Do not do something that you will regret for the rest of your life. No matter your life situation and the tough times you may be facing, you can make the moral decision to save the life of your child. Do not expect clinics like Planned Parenthood, who profit from abortions, to inform you about what really is an abortion or warn you of any emotional and mental trauma that a woman may undergo. The National Abortion Federation promotes abortion and admits,

“Although the most common emotion after completing an abortion is relief, there also can be feelings of loss or sadness. […] Some women feel grief even though they know they made the right decision. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. The feelings are real, and you should give yourself permission to have them” (“Emotions.” What should I expect after an abortion? NAF. 20 August 2013).

Please, do not let anyone urge, push and, or bully you to have an abortion. Be courageous and strong now. Stand your ground and seek out support from family and friends or an adoption agency, who shares your values. For spiritual support, please seek out a church of Christ to help encourage and guide you in this time.

Think about your faith. Some looking into this clinic may be Christians. How does Jesus’ life influence you? While Jesus was in the womb, Mary was already “the mother of the Lord” (Luke 1:42). Truly, a pregnant woman is already the mother of an unborn child, who is living within her. See, Elizabeth “conceived a son” in her womb, who “leaped in the womb” upon hearing Mary’s voice (Luke 1:35-45). Therefore, this unborn human being is already a child. Think long and never forget about how God made you in your mother’s womb. God’s Word says,

“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” (Psa. 139:13-14).

Could these be the words of your child? Listen to Jesus 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).

May God help us all to love and adore our children. For Children are a heritage, a reward, and a source of happiness from God (Psa. 127).

My prayer is for God to bless every pregnant woman who reads this,

Scott Shifferd, minister, Dean Road church of Christ

About Scott J Shifferd

Minister, church of Christ in Jacksonville, FL. Husband and father of four. Email: ScottJon82[at]
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4 Responses to Pregnant and Visiting a Clinic like Planned Parenthood

  1. deaddoyle chadwick says:

    what a woman chooses to do with her private medical decisions and the FETUS is her own choice. not mine, yours, or some sleazy politician’s. attempting to control the medical decisions of anyone other than yourself or your minor children is reprehensible, and signifies disturbing control issues. [G]od killed more fetuses and born children than all abortions combined, [blasphemy removed]. read the whole bible, not just the parts that you think support your position. thank you.


    • Yes, God allows children to die everyday and even in the Bible for the corruption of their nation or the whole world, and then He takes them into another peaceful life in heavenly Paradise. Is that unjust that we must all die or that children are safe in eternity? God gave you life and He can rightfully take it, because you owe it to Him. We are not to take and steal from others especially their lives given to them by God.

      There is no control of anyone’s medical decisions here, but simply the plea for the mother to change her mind. Yes, it is murder and everyone should be punished, who dismembers a child in the womb. Yet, there is mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Therefore, I write on behalf of the medical decisions of the minor child within the mother’s womb.

      Yes, I have read the Bible and studied it honestly without prejudice, but you clearly have not. You cannot even refer to 2 or 3 injustices that you use to defame the God of Jesus Christ. You have not considered its virtue. You overlook the Bible’s lists of virtues (Gal. 5:22-23), and you overlook its definition of love (1 Cor. 13:1-8). You overlook the morality and the value that the Bible gives to every person (Gen. 1:27, Rom. 12). For what? To serve your instincts and, or imagination? See, without God, you are either a Stoic or an Epicurean, and you either worship virtue, or your body’s desires and your ego. See, your morals either come from instinct or man’s imagination. For instinct, you would have no free-will, and for imagination, your morals are made up being invented by others and have no place in your nature or purpose in your existence. Your points are hollow and baseless, and void of the Truth.

      Study the whole Bible and not just the parts that you misinterpret to be offensive.


  2. Mary K. Morgan says:

    Dear Scott,
    I am so thankful for your tenderness on this subject. I could not read every word because to me, it is so emotional to think about what abortion does to the unborn baby. We must repent as a nation. I sometimes wonder how long God will tolerate our acceptance of murdering these precious little ones. On abortion I do not have an ounce of understanding how a mother who from my point of view should be willing to accept the risk of dying from giving birth-No greater love is there than to lay down ones life for a friend. That is to say, that I as a mother accepted the risk of death when I carried and travailed bringing forth each baby/child that I had into this world. I believe it takes great love to do so. Even the animal kingdom cries such as a cow when they lose their newborns (naturally) at birth. I simply do not understand abortion-I am clueless it is done. I do know that at times there can be extreme risks to the mother’s life but even then I believe it would require a huge dependency on God alone to go through the pregnancy knowing the mother very likely would die giving birth. Thank you, Scott.


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