January 22, 1973 is the anniversary of the decriminalization of abortion, and since that day, over 58 million babies have been slaughtered in the name of choice and convenience at the rate of over 4,400 a day subtly destroying the lives of my fellow brothers and sisters. The womb has been declared a tomb for the unborn and as a survivor, I cannot be silent.
This year marks 39 years since that day. It struck me being 39 thinking about the 39 lashes that Jesus received before being crucified and 39 categories of disease.
Abortions don't start being done until the 6th week of gestation. By that time, the baby has a beating heart, brainwaves, ability to feel pain etc. Babies in the womb have their own unique DNA different from the pregnant woman, which indeed makes them a separate human being from the woman. So, when an abortion is done, it is a literal homicide, one human being killing another with no just cause other than convenience and "choice" No one that supports abortion was ever killed before their birth and clearly don't consider the child's "choice" to live. It's NOT "my body, my choice, my rights" It's the baby's body, a woman's selfishness, and pure discrimination against the life of another human.
Most professing and pew warming Christians are quick to say they are against abortion thus Pro-Life but when it comes to putting their words into action and saving lives from death before birth, extending compassion to those who either have had abortions or work in the industry, apathy, judgement, and silence win over thus abortion minded individuals are left to feel helpless to save their babies, those who have had abortions feel more hopeless for healing, and those in the abortion industry hearts grow cold to ever getting out of the dark tunnel of death.
Attitude and approach truly is everything.
I've experience "non-judgmental and caring" Pro-Life Christians react to those who have abortions in the most hateful and condemning ways, I've also seen such clergy put out of their hen churches women who reach out for help to prevent an abortion yet get rejected for services the church offers because it's a unforgiveable sin for church members to be raped then become pregnant as a result. And, if you go for an abortion and walk back into church after and ask the pastor why he failed to acknowledge your pain in his Mother's Day observances, he'll stamp your non-refundable one way ticket to the lake down under. Wait a minute, Christians, especially clergy aren't supposed to play the devil's advocate, that's not Christ-like. Sadly, most do and also think mentioning abortion in the pulpit is unacceptable.
Proverbs 24:11-12 however, clearly instructs us to act on though most tend to ignore that verse and continue in their apathetic dream world!
Pro-Life isn't perfect nor is it a dangerous cause, it stands for the equal rights and freedoms of all involved in abortion regardless of anything from conception to natural death. Abortion isn't only homicide but the ultimate child abuse. It's in NO way the caring, safe, healthy, or loving option or "choice"
You can't deny that abortion is the murder of an actual living child. Everyday thousands of babies are murdered before their birthday. Everyday beating hearts are ended in the name of "choice"
Why am I writing this you ask? Allow me a few minutes to explain.
My name is Brandi. I speak for those who have NO voice, the unborn... the silent victims of abortion.
This fight is something very near and dear to me, I was aborted yet I survived. I am the face of "choice" I am a walking medical miracle. I am here not as a hero, but as a survivor of the worst holocaust in the world known to man since the time of Hitler- the sin of abortion.
The day of my birth was anything but "happy" On September 12, 1983, my biological mother who wanted 3 boys and couldn't handle knowing I was a girl as well as a high risk pregnancy gave me the ultimate stamp of rejection that any mother could ever give to her child, the sentence of death imposed without just cause in the womb before birth.
I was burned alive in her womb @ 21 weeks gestation by saline abortion. My biological mother's sister who drove my birthmother to the door of death was praying for a change of heart yet when it didn't happen, she continued to pray. After the long period of being left in the solution used that was intended to kill me and no sign of life, the nurse was preparing to toss me out like trash when to everyone's shock, my arm shot up so they were aware that Brandi was indeed alive and the murder attempt was a total failure.
By the grace of God, I was spared the horrific act of infanticide which is commonly imposed on babies like myself who survive the traumatizing sentence of death in the womb by abortion for which some politicians have radically supported yet when confronted, fail to accept invitations to see the faces and hear the voices of ones they deem as worthless to society. How do I respond to them you may ask, forgiveness and even praying that they would come to understand the dignity of all life!
I survived the extreme death attempt to be a voice for those given NO "choice", ones who will NEVER be able to speak and be loved by their mother who they already have begun to love, and like myself, are told that they have NO "rights" or "choice" which is WRONG!
Some people attempt to discredit those like myself who survive abortions and even deny our reality but though I have faced my fair share of struggles as a result of the circumstances of my birth, I am not hindered by shame and embarrassment nor do I allow any limitations from disabilities to silence me from sharing my story with the world as some would like to suggest of survivors who actively sacrifice everything including the very lives that were saved from brutal death sentences imposed against their will in the womb to engage in seeing abortion ended.
I have physical challenges as a result of being aborted but I don't allow them to be obstacles to hold me back, I overcome them and use them as a testimony of what God can do and has done in spite of the horrible circumstance of which I came into this world.
I let the world know, as a baby in the womb of a pregnant woman, I didn't "choose" nor was I willing to accept abortion.
My birthday was intended to be my death day. I am an abortion survivor. I am alive today and I represent the reality of abortion.
I encourage you to think about what that day was like for me. Think about the babies whose "birth" involves being pulled from their mother, dead and lifeless. Once you reflect on that, ask yourself if you can continue to be silent and sit in churches who are apathetic about abortion and shun those wounded by its pain?
Ask your pastor if he can consider those in his services on January 22nd who may be considering abortion as well as those suffering in silence from the pain of having endured the trauma. Pastors acknowledging what January 22, 2012 is could save a life. You'd be amazed at how many pew warmers drive into abortion clinics because their pastors never mention abortion or anything about it.
I lay my life down daily for the unborn and have seen some traumatic stuff on the frontlines of the fight to end abortion. I've not only seen babies saved, and hearts changed but I've also had to see countless doctors, lawyers, teachers, judges, presidents lose their lives without even asking to die before their birth. I've had to witness moms become severely injured and even die as a result of abortion but in spite of it all, I continue the battle and will do so with love exposing the truth until the shedding of innocent blood no longer stains this nation.
I strongly believe when Christians awaken from their apathy and no longer stand silent in the pulpit on abortion, it will end.
Brandi Abortion Survivor/International Speaker