To abort or not to abort...that is the question. But what is the answer? I mean, the right answer?
It’s amazing how many people establish an opinion on important issues without having all the facts. If we're honest, we'll all admit, everything we hear or read in the media isn't “the whole truth and nothing but the truth”. The media (depending on the source), will either skew facts or completely dismiss some, so the public will have no choice but to agree with the media representative's opinion.
Personally, I don't believe the American people are so feeble-minded. I believe whether Christian or non-Christian, we're all endowed by our Creator with a conscience that allows us to distinguish between right and wrong. And if we're provided with accurate information regarding any issue, we are capable of making decisions that are right in the sight of God.
Almost one and a half years ago (September 26, 2011), Living Waters Publications (LWP) released the 180 Movie; a 33-minute documentary made available to the public via DVD purchase or can be viewed online at www.180movie.com.
This vividly intense documentary shares the truth about abortion, it’s effect on the morality of our nation and people just like you and me. Because the issue of morality was brought up by some of the interviewees, a clear and biblical Gospel presentation is also included in this movie. Which I'm so grateful for and expected nothing less from Ray Comfort and his ministry family.
I found the 180 Movie to be a passionate and intellectually gripping movie. Ray Comfort, Founder and President of Living Waters, presents the viewer with a perspective on abortion that speaks directly to the condition of a person’s heart, rather than keep abortion at a comfortable, political distance. Our faithful brother Ray opens the movie with a stern warning that history will be repeated, if we aren't wise enough to educate ourselves and learn from it.
Abortion isn't only a hot political topic, but it can hit closer to home. It can affect marriages.
Prior to marriage, some couples don't consider whether or not abortion is an option for their spouse. They assume their husband/wife feels the same. But when they are surprised with the news of a baby they were not expecting (emotionally, financially, etc.) or they discover that the baby has a deformity or other possible health issues, sadly, abortion is often mentioned by medical professionals, friends and family members.
Married women account for 18.4% of abortions*, often leaving devastating heartache that some marriages don't recover from. So why not provide information to everyone, prior to marriage about the truth of abortion?
In the state of Texas, a Woman’s Right to Know Act - HB15, went into effect on September 1, 2011. This bill mandates that all medical facilities supply women who requests an abortion to receive proper information 24 hours prior to the procedure. HB15 also requires all doctors performing abortions to show women the sonogram of their unborn child and verbally describe his/her physical traits and vital development. Women can choose not to look or listen, but the doctor performing the abortion is required by law to share the truth with her regarding her unborn baby so she can make an educated decision.
Below are links to local pregnancy centers in the Dallas area who fully disclose the truth about abortion, both for women who are considering having an abortion, and support for those who've already had one.
Real Options for Women, 700 E. Park Blvd., Ste 206, Plano, TX 75074 | Phone: 972-424-5144
Mid Cities Pregnancy Center, 8251 Bedford-Euless Rd, Ste 220, North Richland Hills, TX 76180 | Phone: 817-577-4387 ** 1111 W. Airport Frwy. Ste 229, Irving, TX 75062 | Phone: 214-441-3460
Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center, 12959 Jupiter Rd, #260, Dallas, TX 75238 | Phone: 214-343-9263 ** 6500 Greenville Ave, #405, Dallas, TX 75206 | Phone: 214-369-6281 ** 3901 Holystone St, Dallas, TX 75212 | Phone: 214-905-9068
For those of you who do not live in the Dallas, Texas area, I recommend these two options to call for prayer, loving and truthful counsel and compassionate help: Heart Changers and Every Life is Beautiful.
*Statistic taken from The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform,www.abortionno.org/Resources/fastfacts.html