That's the mantra Democrats are espousing today, especially with the recent sexual assault allegations made against American men like Justice Kavanaugh.
"Believer her...believe survivors," they scream.
But this is not the first time we've seen Democrats shout such nonsense.
Back in the early 1970s, Americans witnessed a similar situation in which an anonymous woman, Jane Roe, reported she had been gang raped, which resulted in her becoming pregnant.
She wanted desperately to have an abortion, but couldn't do so legally.
So, what did she do?
She spoke to politicians (much like Dr. Ford) to "get her justice."
The result: the 1973 Supreme Court case in which a 7-2 ruling granted women the right to have an abortion (within limits), which was protected under the right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Truly, this was a victory for women's rights...
...or was it.
Jane Roe, later revealed as Norma McCorvey, publicly admitted, after converting to Roman Catholicism, that she lied about the rape.
Given such public testimony, it would seem only fitting that the Roe v. Wade case be revisited, especially since the decision has led to the murder of millions of innocent babies.
But, many Americans care not about McCorvey's lies.
They don't care because it doesn't fit with their narrative and agenda.
They don't care because at the heart of the matter is something more dark and sinister, something far more evil than anyone could imagine.
Many Believers today have spoken about the atrocities of the abortion industry. We have launched pro-life movements and campaigns since 1973; yet this case still remains a major part of America.
But with the new Supreme Court appointment, several Believers across the country are hopeful that we will see Roe v. Wade overturned.
The question is, will this appointment be enough to end legalized abortions in this country? And is this the solution Believers should actually focus on?
Is Abortion as Taboo as Many Christians Claim It to Be?
The most prominent voices of the pro-life movement have been those of the religious community.
In fact, you will rarely hear any arguments against abortion without someone quoting the Bible as the source for one's discontentment.
From "thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20) to "I knew you before you were formed in the womb" (Jeremiah 1), Christians everywhere use the moral high ground as the basis for their arguments.
But is abortion as taboo among this population as it claims to be?
According to recent data, it may surprise you that the women who have no religious affiliation obtain less abortions than women who claim to be apart of the faith.
Here's the breakdown:
These numbers indicate a significant problem: Either Christian women are lying about their true thoughts regarding abortions or abortion really isn't a big deal within this community.
My Social Media Debates on the Abortion Topic
Recently, I brought this topic to my audience on Facebook. As of today, I have about 10,000 followers across all social media platforms, and engaging in tough discussions is one mark of my virtual ministry.
When I shared these statistics with my audience, the responses varied:
That's pretty much what the religious community had to say about it.
When I shared with this same audience that before I gave birth to Aaliyah, I took the abortion pill myself. I did it for many of the same reasons most Christian women have abortions. And suddenly, the responses weren't so harsh.
It seemed that when it became more personal, when the abortion issue was experienced by one of their favorite influencers, Christian men and women ceased in their judgmental tone and began repenting openly for others to see.
If there's one thing about my ministry and my life that I want you to know, Dear Reader, is that I am transparent. I am not ashamed of what God has delivered me from.
At the time when I took the abortion pill, I was under intense stress. I found myself in a dangerous situation as a public school teacher. I was depressed, angry, and bitter. Although I knew the Lord, I wanted to give up on life because life dealt me an unjust blow.
I was in a tumultuous relationship with my ex-husband, and the last thing I wanted to do was have his child.
When I learned about my pregnancy (the one before Aaliyah), and I heard there was an abortion pill I could take, I made the choice to do so.
The doctor gave me an exam, performed an ultra sound on me, and wasn't sure herself if I was really pregnant because she couldn't see anything.
But I knew I was, even if I was just a couple of weeks pregnant; plus, my pregnancy test confirmed it.
When she prescribed the medication, I thought the process would be a simple one.
I went back home, entered the bathroom, sat on the toilet, and took the pills.
(Whoever said having abortions was safe for women, lied! After the medication took its toll, I felt like I was dying.)
The drops of blood began filling the toilet; and what started as a small portion quickly turned into globs of blood.
What's worse, the medication made me feel like I was in another world. It's hard to describe, but I remember thinking, "I am going to die."
After the process was completed, I went to my room to rest.
I took more pain pills because the agony was unbearable.
Initially, I thought I would be fine after that day, but two weeks after the process, I was still in pain.
I Hate Abortions, But Not for the Reasons You May Think
After that experience, I never wanted to have another abortion; and months later, my ex-husband and I became pregnant again, this time with Aaliyah.
I said to myself, "If I'm going to go through pain, I'm going to have something wonderful come out of it." For me, that experience changed my life; and becoming a mother was the greatest accomplishment I experienced.
To this day, when I speak about abortions to women, I don't come from the religious approach of "Thou shall not kill" or "Don't murder your baby."
My approach is quite different.
I share with women that at the time when I took the pill, I watched something change in my daughter's father. While I thought he was like so many other men, ones who wanted nothing to do with fatherhood, I was wrong.
Aaliyah's father wanted to be one for a long time; and when he learned of our first pregnancy, he was happy about it, although he didn't express that to me until much later.
Looking back, I can see how the abortion affected him. This is not to say that he was the perfect husband or that his behavior towards me was justified, because it wasn't. But my actions had a hand in the way he felt towards me at times.
To him, I was the love of life, the woman he wanted to grow old with, the woman who would bear his children.
Never did he imagine that I would be the woman to kill off his first offspring, especially because he knew that I was a Believer.
When talking about abortion to women, I teach them to consider the father's feelings in the matter as well. Abortion really isn't just a woman's choice. A man has a right to choose as well, especially if that man is an integral part of her life.
Abortion not only does something to a man, but it also has lasting ramifications for the mothers who have them and the siblings who come thereafter.
My Nameless Daughter
Back in April 2018, I shared a Facebook post with my audience, which I now share with you. I had hope that by sharing this story, it would encourage other women to see that life truly does begin at conception.
While the doctor could not detect the baby in my womb because it was literally the size of a piece of dust, still, it was life.
My two daughters' story proves this.
A TRUE STORY
This post was by far one of the most emotional ones I've shared over the years. Yet, it touched so many hearts:
You can read more comments here.
Will We See an End to Abortions in America?
That's the hope many Christians have, especially now that we have a Conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
But whether we see an end to legalized abortions or not, there is something that God's people can do today.
We don't need to wait around for the government to do its part.
We must learn to take our message and this Gospel to the people who need it mostly.
I've said repeatedly to my audience that when women have abortions, we are in a different mental, physical, financial, and spiritual state than women who don't have them.
Quite often, our finances are low, and the data prove that low-income women are more likely to have abortions, thanks to genocidal clinics like Planned Parenthood.
Quite often, women who have abortions are in tumultuous relationships.
Quite often, women are simply enduring mental battles that make them believe they aren't fit to be good mothers.
These factors are real, and when I hear Christians using condescending rhetoric to convince women to keep the baby...well, it's no wonder why more than half the abortions in the country are committed by religious women.
We Must Do Better...Because We Can Do Better
In order to save the child in the womb, we must first learn to save the heart and mind of the mother.
We can't focus on the sin she committed, because it's already been done.
We must now focus on helping women transition into this next phase of their life as mothers.
It is a known fact, and I know because I've lived it, that when a woman becomes a mother, her priorities change. This happens to many of us, because we now see life through the eyes of a nurturer, a care provider, and a giver of life.
This newfound perspective causes us to make choices that are for the betterment of our children.
This is why we read about women entering college after becoming mothers, women starting businesses after becoming a mother, and much more.
Many of us elevate our standards, even with our choice in men, because we don't want anyone around us who would pose a threat to our children.
We become different women, more mature, more secure, and ever ready to create a better life for our offspring.
This is why I hate abortions, because it strips a woman of her new life before she's had the chance to experience it; and, of course, it kills off the potential that child could have brought to the mother's life had she chosen to give birth.
As we look at the shift in American history under the Trump Era, my prayer is that we see more Believers doing what we've been called to do: to go out and make new disciples.
We don't have to wait for the government to do its part.
We don't have to wait for Roe v. Wade to be overturned.
We already have the power to make a change, power that comes from knowing the Holy Spirit.
We can be a source of strength and support to women contemplating abortions, if only we would take the time to listen.
Will you, Dear Reader, be among those who are changing the world--someone's world--for the better?
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