Friday, August 7, 2015

The Agonizing Decision – When Does Life Begin 

     At Community Pregnancy Center, and when I am in speaking with a client, the truth is what we share.  In fact, that is how we often describe the pregnancy center, Sharing Truth-Offering Hope-Saving Lives.  I so often do not understand the debate over abortion; it is so clear to me life begins at conception-at that very moment thcell has a distinct DNA signature different from any other species on this planet.  It is a baby, yes it needs 36-40 more weeks to develop into a  a sweet, crying, wiggling, poopy-diaper baby boy or girl, but it is alive.  By day 21 - almost before you realize you are pregnant, baby has a heartbeat!  As early as 18 weeks she is beginning to hear car doors slam, and is intimately aware of the sound of momma's heartbeat and breathing and, can recognize the sweet sound of her voice.  At 8-10 weeks we can watch baby, on the ultrasound, roll over and wave at mom and dad.  This is LIFE.  For me, there is no question, but like the resident doctor in essay #4 (  Yahoo Health - The agonizing decision  ),   I share the truth, we don't have to lie or embellish the truth of abortion, because the truth is scary enough, but we share the truth for a women or teen girl so they know every option available:  this joy and trials of parenting, the fear and heroic-ness of adoption, and the sadness and side-effects of abortion.   
     We don't do or refer, or even give the locations available for abortions.  We do pray, with the client if she agrees (and yes she usually wants our prayers), with each other, we are devastated when lives are lost and, rejoice when lives are saved and redeemed.   
     We are pro-life.  We, at Community Pregnancy Center, not only want to see a life saved, but a life fulfilled; we can provide diapers and clothes,  strollers and furniture and, referrals to food and formula banks as a woman or teen girl works to break through the "ceiling" of a single parent and expected poverty levels.  CPC encourages continuing education, college, we refer to "friendly" work agencies, and want each baby, momma, and dad to know a Savior, establish a family - at home and in a church, and if they will allow us, we love on them sometimes for years to come... At CPC we are pro-life.   
     Are you pro-life?  Will you join us as we minister to women, teen girls, young men, and babies - Sharing Truth-Offering Hope-Building Families.  -community pregnancy center     
"My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."    Psalm 139:15-16