I sat with a friend at lunch today, who is both pregnant, and also works at a crisis pregnancy center here in the central Florida area. She recounted the story of a young woman who inadvertently showed up at the center, hoping to get an abortion. Meghan was very saddened by the conversation, as she offered a free ultrasound, and the mother refused to even look at the evidence of life. It struck me, thinking of how we all do this in some way: we turn our eyes from our sin, and pretend it is not there.
Abortion is sin, and sin separates us from God, and others. My heart breaks for the women who are deceived into thinking that an abortion will somehow make their lives better, but live with guilt and shame instead. They are separated from the joy they can have in Christ, co-creators of new life. It's equally shocking to me that such a large percentage of abortions are done by those who call themselves 'Protestant' (see stats above.)