After writing my last post, I came across another one that broke my heart.
Just so you can fully see the other side of the coin, I want to share this heart-wrenching post by a post-termination survivor. The choice is not easy, and many don’t see it as black-and-white. Women like this, who are put into an awful position, and have to decide something like this, need our compassion, grace, mercy, and LOVE. They need Jesus. Not a lecture, or a new law, or whatever. They need freedom in Christ.
There is language in the post, but it comes from a place, where I think other words might be insufficient to describe the pain and fear she went through. I offer no criticisms against her or her decision. I believe it was morally wrong (especially without getting a second opinion before terminating – ultrasounds are tricky and subjective), but if I were to see her face-to-face, I would open my arms and offer her my shoulder to cry on, my ears to hear her, and the unconditional love of Christ.
I would tell her that her baby is safe in the arms of God, healed and whole. I would tell her that she has the chance to meet her child someday, if she wants to. That there is healing at the foot of the Cross – not condemnation. I would not pretend to understand. I don’t. But I could still love her, because God still does.
Grace & Peace,