Abortion

"If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking." - James 1:5 (NLT)

I was confused…with a protocol a nurse had followed by initiating it. For a pregnant inmate. Some of the standing orders that included prenatal vitamins and a bedtime snack given to sustain the life in her womb. I read her notes. Only to discover that the young inmate chose to abort the baby.

“Should I just cancel these?” I asked a co-worker sitting next to me doing orders like I was in front of the glowing monitor.

“Follow it for now,” she advised…

“But she already signed a consent for her to have her baby aborted…” I explained. She didn't know what to say next...

I felt my fingers on the keyboard suddenly felt heavy. Out of confusion, I tried not to mix my own emotions. Yet…I still typed. And ordered the prenatal vitamins and bedtime snack. Except for the duration of only 30 days instead of the usual length of pregnancy (40 weeks). I scheduled for her to see the OB doctor. As I softly prayed inside the hidden closet in my heart and mind…that this young inmate would be guided by His wisdom. From many years working in the corrections, I knew…I just knew…Most of them who chose to have abortion wanted it for convenience…This precious life that would be lost…Was innocent…Formed by the active God in the mother’s womb.

Is abortion really a matter of a woman’s right to choose? What about the matter of either life or death of a “human being”  made in God’s image?


"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 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 139:13-16 (NIV)



The Beautiful Miracle of Life from sharethemessage on GodTube.

Father, I pray...For those who are needing Your wisdom to make the right decisions. Give them the courage that they need to do the right thing. Even if they are facing the worst of the worsts, I know that Your knowledge will help them overcome. And for those who had already chosen to give up the life growing in their wombs, for whatever reason they had, may they come to know that Your love and forgiveness have no limit. May they be able to receive Your compassion, Your love, Your forgiveness...Anytime....Anywhere...In Jesus' Name. Amen...

14 comments:

  1. You subject but one that has to be addressed. Have you seen the 180 video? I think that's the name of it.

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    1. No...I haven't seen that video. Thanks for sharing that with me...

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  2. I meant to type tough subject...not you.

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  3. That must be really hard for your heart to bare dealing with that at your work! :(

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  4. Bless you my dear friend, love you.

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  5. It's hard not to let one's personal feelings show.

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  6. Oh this is a really difficult one, Rozelle. I pray that the inmate gains wisdom from God in this situation. And for you who obviously feels so much for the mother and the unborn child. Bless you dear heart. Hugs, Jo

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  7. It is painful to be on the frontline facing people who choose abortion, because we know the truth about it - it is really murder and women are not told of the terrible ripping abnd shredding of their hearts, lifelong guilt, and sense of condemnation that they have to live with. In our ministry we often minister to women who are suffering from the emotional aftershocks of abortion. It is terrible - the guilt, the remorse, the brokenness of their hearts. Because the truth is that when they choose the way of death, they have actually opened a door for this spirit of death to access their lives. Often, too, a cover up scheme becomes necessary for them to resort to, to hide the pain. A hard shell begins to grow around their hearts... it really is such a demonic scheme. People do it for convenience... because Convenience has really become a false god in many people's lives, and Convenience demands that we sacrifice unborn babies at the altar. Really when people worship Convenience, they find out too late that Convenience as a god is demanding, ruthless, and heartless.

    Thank you for writing this post. I know you need so much courage and faith in God to remain strong where He has placed you. You are his agent for blessing where you are. I also read the previous post entitled CPR. Beautiful post, Roselle. The song you shared is one of my favorites... the original is written and sung by Andy Park I think. Blessings on your day, my dear kab kababayan.

    Love
    Lidia

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  8. I was doing my OB/GYN rotation in nursing school when Roe vs Wade became law. As a young nursing student, I witnessed abortions. Some of them were late term abortions and we had to examine the fetus. These were babies! I was appalled. I know many women who have suffered the guilt of abortion from when they were younger. It is so sad. Praise God for His forgiveness.

    A very difficult topic. But as a nurse, you must deal with this issue. Praying for you sister.

    Love,
    Debbie

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  9. Oh Rosel, so sad. :o( Those precious souls never have a chance to walk in the calling God has for them here on earth. I pray the Mom will come to know Jesus as her Savior so that she can be reunited with that child one day.

    Bless you!
    Beth

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  10. My heart is sad to read about abortions...may God open the hearts and eyes for people to see what a terrible thing they are doing.I am sorry you have to experience it up close.

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  11. Rosel, I am so very sorry. :( Hugs to you dear one. Thank you for posting on such a topic.

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  12. I join you in praying for this young lady and others like her to seek God's wisdom concerning whether or not to keep the precious life He has given them.

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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