Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Silent No More

On this day in 1973, Roe v Wade was passed, making abortion legal in the United States.

On Saturday morning I had the privilege and profound joy of going to listen to Carla give her testimony with Silent No More Minnesota at the State Capital in St. Paul. I was stunned to learn many statistics about abortion, all of which led me to some very important realizations:
Women DO regret their abortions.
Women ARE hurt emotionally and physically by abortion.
Men DO regret abortions.
Men ARE hurt emotionally by abortion.

I will join Carla today in praying that hearts and minds will be changed about abortion. I will also continue to pray for Carla as she honors God by reaching out in love with her story and without judgement to both pregnant and post-abortive women.

8 comments:

Katie R. said...

You're a good friend Erin. Thanks for posting and praying.

angie said...

amen!

Carla Stream said...

Awwww, thanks Erin. It meant so much to me that you and Lauren were there.

Leslie Willard said...

My pastor just talked about that. One thing he mentioned that I've never concidered before was all the correlations between unborn children and African slaves. The Dred Scott vs. John Sanford decision said slaves can never be citizens, no protection under constitution, and the private property of their owners. In Rowe vs. Wade, many of the same decisions were made. So maybe there's hope.

Kara Jo said...

Erin, thank you so much for your post. And I love it that you went to support Carla!

Kristin said...

Erin, your eyes were opened to some sad truth, maybe others will be as well through the efforts of brave and caring women and men. Thanks for posting.

Carla Stream said...

LW,
There is much, much hope!! I have no doubt that the tide is turning. We can surround desperate, pregnant women in crisis with love and support and help them choose life. The body of Christ needs a little wakeup call.

erin said...

We can surround them in love, support and prayer!