Planned Parenthood

Saw this video on a friends blog… I need to say nothing more. 

The Sacredness of an Unborn Life

Proverbs 24:10-12
If you faint in the day of adversity,
your strength is small.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not requite man according to his work.

This past week Michael and I stopped over at our friend’s Seth and Misty Huckstead’s house to pick up a wireless router. As we were standing their chatting, I was approached by Misty Huckstead, on being involved in an extraordinary ministry for the unborn. Misty explained to me with a light in her eyes and passion in her voice about the ministry of the Omega House. This is the letter that she sent out explaining this ministry that ministers to the life of the pregnant girls and women and of course the potentially life saving ministry to the unborn child. This type of ministry gives my heart hope for the millions of little lives that are in jepordy every day.

“According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention about 43% of all American women will have at least one abortion by the age 45 (pp. 18). 20% of these are performed on teenagers (pp.28). 50% are performed on women who have had at least one abortion already (pp. 31).Every third baby conceived and viable in this country is killed by abortion (pp. 35). The vast majority of abortions are performed between the seventh and tenth week when the baby is already sucking his thumb, recoiling from pricking, responding to sound. All his organs are present, the brain is functioning, the heart is pumping, the liver is making blood cells,  kidneys are cleaning fluids, and there is a fingerprint. His genetic code is uniquely and unquestionably human. And, if we are willing, he can be seen by ultrasound….
Abortion is one of the darkest works of the human race -it is child sacrifice. And the only way it can survive is for darkness to survive. Wherever the light of truth and love comes, darkness flies away. Therefore it is one of the great callings of the followers of Jesus to let their light shine in both ways: to do good deeds and to expose darkness. The aim is partly negative: reveal the error hidden in the darkness, but mainly positive: to bring people to love the light and be made light in the Lord Jesus.”
-John Piper
I know most of you have a passion for the unborn. We grieve at the thought of what is happening to so many babies all over the world. How they are torn from the protection of their mothers womb and murdered in one of the most brutal ways possible. It breaks my heart!
We all have the same problem in helping the unborn and that is time. With so many demands on our time we just can’t carve out time to go and help.
Recently, Seth and I had a life changing experience. Our landlords lent us a wonderful book entitled, “Wednesday Mourning” by Mary Walkes Verwys. It is the story of some of the things Mary has experienced in her, then, 13 years as a prolife sidewalk counselor. I could not put in down, I was shocked, then I read some to Seth and he also couldn’t put in down. I found out she has been volunteering here in Grand Rapids and still is faithful to go every Wednesday morning to talk to these ladies on the edge of killing their own baby. God has used her to save many children.I looked her up and found her email. She was excited to meet with Seth and I and so we scheduled a time to meet with her. We drove down Fulton, near College Ave and saw an old, very cold, ugly looking building. Next door was a beautiful Victorian style home, so homey. We realized this lovely home was where we were to meet her, quite a dichotomy of the building next door, which we found out later was the abortion clinic. We thought maybe she was renting a room here… I met her and hugged her. I told her I loved her book and thanked her for what she was doing for the unborn.

I would love to tell you all about the home, but I will make it short. God literally gave them this house and all of the funds to fix it up. It is now called the Omega House and is for a place to pray for the clinic next door, to educate people, and a place where they can have post abortion counseling, they are now hiring a professional counselor to come. There are many Reformed Churches represented who volunteer at the house. They now have 32 people there doing counseling Wednesday thru Friday when the abortions are performed and they also go to another clinic in GR two nights a week. So far this year 30 babies have been saved!! God is using this ministry in amazing ways.

One story she told us is of a 16 year old homeschool girl who was 22 weeks pregnant. She came without her parents knowing to get an abortion. After the abortion she told Mary, “now I can serve God without this baby in the way… I want to be a missionary!” How heartbreaking.

I asked how I can help, given very limited time. Mary said they do not need money, they need people who would commit to praying for them. They sit there all year, even on those freezing mornings when I am cuddled in with coffee and a blanket, they are not loosing heart in the battle for the unborn. They are aware that the battle is not theirs, that God is at work.