Why We Need To Make Abortion Illegal

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Last night a friend and I had the opportunity to go to Waldorf, Maryland and sit in on the Charles County Right to Life meeting. We got some ideas as to how we can make the Greater Baltimore Right to Life a successful group.

One of the things that we plan to do is have conference calls to give people things to say when they are at the booth, and they get some tough questions asked.

Just recently I was told that I was wrong that we vote for a President, who is pro-life this election. I was told that it’s the women’s choice, and the government needs to stay out of it. I responded back to this person with an outstanding response. I said, In 1966, Mississippi legalized abortions only in cases of Rape/Incest. I said the state government authorized it, and that is the government. I also brought up the Supreme Court in 1973 when abortion became legalized in the United States. I said the Supreme Court is the government.

The reasons why abortion should be illegal.

 The First and Foremost Reason abortion is murder, and The Bible says, Though shalt not kill. It is part of the ten commandments. Life is precious we are created in the image of God. We are so special to God that he knew us before we were even formed in the womb. Just recently I read a devotional on fathersloveletter.com, and I would like to share it

Jeremiah 1:4-5
4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 
5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;
(NIV Bible)

When Jeremiah was called to be a prophet to Israel, God declared that even before he was conceived, he was known by God and set apart for His divine purposes. The road that Jeremiah would walk in his ministry life would not be an easy one, for he suffered much abuse at the hands of his fellow Israelites. I wonder if he ever reflected on these words when he was going through his darkest times? When he was alone in that cold, damp prison cell, did he ever go back to the beginning of his ministry and meditate on God’s words to him? I believe the revelation that he was known by God, and set apart for His purposes, gave Jeremiah the strength to continue to walk out his destiny, even in the darkest of times.

Knowing that it was God who knew us, and formed us, and called us into life, is the bedrock of our existence. When everything else around us is not making sense, this truth can give us the grounding that we desperately need to go on. We are all looking for a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives. Many people have not received this affirmation from their parents, but it was not their parents who knew them before they were conceived, but God. It was God who formed each one of us in our mother’s womb and called us to life. It was God who set us apart for His divine purposes and plans.

Before an architect constructs a building, he meticulously puts every detail on paper, every component needed to make his dream into a reality. The idea is first conceived in his mind, then is transferred on paper, and then when everything is just perfect, he starts the process of building his creation. In my own limited understanding of God’s creation process, this is how I imagine it to be. He first conceived us in His mind, and with great thoughts of love, He began to chart every detail of our DNA in preparation for the time when he would form us in our mother’s womb. What a wonderful thought, to know that the God of the universe knew us intimately and set us apart for His purposes even before we were conceived!

The second reason abortion should be illegal is because in the Declaration of Independence says that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We all have the right to life. We are given that right the moment we are conceived.

The Third reason abortion should be illegal is because many people say that the government should not be involved. The government is the reason abortion is legal. When we have abortion illegal only then will the government be out of it.

Sherry Hensley Conceived in Rape

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker from Maryland. She was conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion.  She is married to a minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Her website is thevalueoflife.net

Abortion Is Not An Act Of Self-Defense

According to Wikipedia, the definition for self-defense is a countermeasure that involves defending the well-being of oneself or of another from harm.

During the GOP Debate Saturday Night, Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey said that when a woman is raped, and she has an abortion, it is an act of self-defense. I disagree with what Chris Christie had to say. Having an abortion after rape is not an act of self-defense.

Chris Christie, I am an adult adoptee, and it was eight years ago that when I decided to search for my birthmother, that I found out I was conceived from rape. Yes, she was raped, but she used Self-Defense. She protected the well-being of another person from being harmed, the life of her baby. While she had the pressure of her aunt to abort me she did not give into the pressure and protected me from the most horrific harm that many preborn babies face abortion.

While I write this, I am using self-defense. I am using a voice that others don’t have and taking a stand to defend the lives of my peers who are in the womb. I am also taking a stand to let people know that those of us conceived from rape won’t tolerate being talked about negatively. If you are going to talk about those conceived from rape, talk about how much our lives matter, show us respect.

Chris Christie, why do you have to be so hard-hearted towards us? What if your mother was raped and aborted you? You would not be a governor, you would not be running for president, you would not have been able to do the things that you have done in your life to get to where you are today.

Chris Christie, while you degraded those conceived in rape at the GOP Debate, I have another question for you. What makes you so special that you were born?

I know why I am special because God created me in his image to bring healing to my birthmother, to fulfill God’s plan for my life, to be a gift to my parents. And most importantly I am so special to My Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ who loves me more than anyone and paid the price for my sins on the cross at Calvary.

Sherry Hensley Conceived in Rape

Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker from Maryland. She was conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Her website is thevalueoflife.net

 

God’s Witness Protection Program

Last Night listening to the Assistant Pastor preach on this titled I thought about some things. I went up to him after church, and I told him that while it did not work out, someone called me on Saturday Night and wanted me to go a different state on Monday and Testify. I look at it as an honor for this person to think of me and call me.

I have also been thinking about other things as well. Jesus Christ came to serve, and he went to places where people needed healing, needed deliverance, needing to hear his voice.

Since I have been sharing my rape conception story, I have come across many people, and we share our stories, and educate to change the hearts and minds of people.

I live in a very liberal state, and God has got me in a position to not only where I can share my story but meet people in the political world.  You ask me why am I getting involved with a state that supports exceptions in their pro-life bills? Well, I may be the only Jesus that these people will see, and they will see a difference through the way I act around them and through me sharing my story their hearts and minds will be changed. It is my prayer that one day the state that I live in will one day turn around and only support personhood. I don’t know about you, but I serve a God, who can do exceedingly, abundantly above what we ask or even think.

Sherry Hensley Conceived in Rape

Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker from Maryland. She was conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Her website is thevalueoflife.net

 

Lindsey Graham, Being Pro-Life Is Protecting All Life

Growing up, I was taught that male and female were created in the image of God. Life is a sacred gift and should be valued with the highest respect. It saddens me that we live in a world where life is not valued. As a nation we have lost more than the value of life, we have turned our back on God, we recently now allow same sex people get married, we have abortion which is the Holocaust of our day.

In 1966, Mississippi, became the first state to legalize abortion only in cases of rape. Babies conceived in rape have been the scapegoat from the beginning. People who were conceived in rape we get called so nasty things. We get called “the rapists child, the evil seed, the product of a rapist. We get referred to as gerbils eating their young.

I found out in January of 2008 that I was conceived in rape, and since August of 2014 I have been sharing the story. Just recently I was referred to as a gob of goo.

So many people say they are pro-life, but expect and don’t want to talk about the exceptions. Why don’t they? Is it because it is too controversial? Is it because it’s difficult to talk about? Is it because they just don’t care?

Just recently, while reading an article on www.lifesitenews.com by Ben Johnson. Lindsey Graham, (R) Senator from South Carolina recently said, On today’s “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, told Mike Barnicle that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are unelectable in the fall, because they do not make enough exceptions for abortion. Graham also said, “If a woman is raped in Ted Cruz’s world, she’s going to have to carry the baby of the rapist. I’m pro-life, but I won’t go there.

Lindsey Graham, I would like to tell you I was conceived in rape and as my husband will say put ten people in a row and let me guess which one was conceived in rape. You can’t tell. My husband also says if God did not want my conception to take place, he would have stopped the conception from happening, but he didn’t. I was born to fulfill the plan that God has for my life.

Lindsey Graham, I am so glad that we have people like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio understand that being pro-life is protecting all life.  My question to all those that won’t speak up and take a stand that all life should be protected is. What makes you all so special that you were born?

Sherry Hensley Conceived in Rape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker from Maryland. She was conceived in rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith. Her website is thevalueoflife.net

 

 

Created In God’s Image, Not A Gob Of Goo

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It has been awhile since I have had a discussion about the “Hard cases.” The hard cases are the babies who are conceived in rape/incest or have problems in utero. Today was one of the days where the subject was taking a stand against abortion and supporting adoption.

I decided to jump in on the discussion because the topic of rape was brought up. I decided to share the short version of my story. There were those who supported me, and there were those who had their negative junk today. Well, there was a guy who in a round about way referred to babies conceived in rape as a microscopic gob of goo. Did it surprise me that this was said? No. People conceived in rape/incest we are considered the lowest of lows in society. We are deemed to be worthless and that our lives have no value.

I am so thankful that Jesus Christ does not see us as worthless. God uses those that are of low decent and rejects, and those who are nothing to be a witness and to spread the gospel and to educate others so will come to know the truth.

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I Corinthians 1:28 in the Holman Christian Standard Bible says “God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world–what is viewed as nothing–to bring to nothing what is viewed as something,”

I Corinthians 1:28 in the Aramaic Bible in Plain English says “And he has chosen those of low descent in the world and the rejects and those who are nothing, to nullify those who are,”

Since I have been sharing my rape conception story, God has been opening up doors for me to reach people and to let them know that I am created in the same image of God as anyone else. I am not a thick messy substance, but a person who was conceived in rape created by God to fulfill his purpose in my life. God chose my parents for me and long before I was adopted in the city of Racine, Wisconsin my parents heard my current Pastor preach at a very young age. God ordered my steps, and many years later I met my husband, and we attend Bethel Apostolic Church in Maryland. It was in the church in August of 2014 that God spoke to me in a very profound way to share the story.

Being conceived in rape should not matter what matters is that people will understand that the raped conceived are created in the image of God just like anyone else, and God is fulfilling his plan and purpose in their lives.

Sherry Hensley Conceived in Rape

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a Minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.

An Esther Moment…For Such a time as this

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Good Morning Everyone!!

I am so overwhelmed by the Goodness of God. Yesterday I had a meeting with the Executive Director of the Maryland Right to Life. I am also now the President of the Greater Baltimore Right to Life. God placed me in this position. I never asked for it. The Baltimore Right to Life came to me and asked me if I would be willing to do it. This is a door that God opened. I will be attending the State Right to Life Board Meetings, and I will be helping out with the Maryland Right to Life Banquet that they have every year.

When I shared this with my mom, last night she mentioned that she is going to pray that God gives me wisdom, anointing, and his protection. She also said the words “For such a time as this..”

This morning I received a devotional from Neil Vermillion, and this is devotional. It is so profound with the meeting that I had yesterday.

As you step forward in faith, moving toward what I have set before your eyes, you will see circumstances begin to shift. For this is a time for you to advance, a time to progress, a time to engage and initiate. It is a time to take action and begin to pursue goals and implement plans. There will still be a process involved, there will still be work and labor involved, but now is the time to take action and move towards things with eager anticipation.

For there are days of preparation and there are days of planning, but the days of accomplishment and manifestation are upon you, even this day. So do not continue to wait as you plan, but rather plan as you are moving. Do not wait for the “right moment” for the right moment is upon you even now. Take action and move forward in faith though you do not have all the pieces to the puzzle. For in your obedience, and faith, you will see my plans continue to unfold before your eyes in ways that will surprise you.

As you put yourself into motion you will find the missing answers and missing pieces, so do not allow their absence to be a hindrance or delay for you.

Move forward, taking action toward all I have already placed within you. For this is not a time to conceive new plans, to create new ideas, or devise new schemes. But this is the day to launch forward with what’s already been given you. This is the day to step out and move closer to the completion of what has been revealed to you already. So seek no new plans, but move forward with what you’ve been given, trusting, knowing, and believing what you have will be sufficient.

It will not be sufficient for you to finish, but it will be sufficient for you to begin. So look to the tools in your hands and know you’ve been given enough to get you started. And though you need more, more will be given you when you need it as you move forward in faith and trust.

So jump! Today is the day to jump and move and begin. Do not delay. Do not hesitate. Simply move upon all that’s been shown to you already. Take action, for the day of my favor is surely upon you.

 

Walk Toward The Baby And Away From Fear

The title of this blog came from something my birthmother said.

Can you imagine what Mary must have felt that day that the Angel appeared to her and told her that she would have a baby, and his name would be Jesus? I can imagine she was afraid. I know she was scared, she said how can this be I know not a man.

As I think about this, I think of all the women who were raped and conceived a baby. For Mary, it was a joyous occasion, but for these women it was not. When a woman becomes pregnant through rape she is afraid, she feels worthless, she was violated against, she has negative feelings about herself. When you meet her or are friends with her, please don’t tell her that the first thing she should do is have an abortion. Let her know that she is loved and that Jesus loves her, and She is made worthy through Jesus Christ. Show her Grace and Mercy. Don’t be judgemental.

Help her in any way that you can and help her see that the baby that is growing inside of her has a purpose, and the baby will help her heal. Pray with her and help her to walk towards the coming of that baby and help her to walk away from fear.

My birthmother was raped, and she stayed at a home for unwed mothers, and the people there showed her the Grace and Mercy of God. They helped her any way that they could, and they walked with her towards the birth of her baby and helped her walk away from fear.

As Mary walked away from fear towards the birth of her baby, imagine the people that talked about her, the people that turned their back on her. The day finally came where Joseph and Mary had to talk the long walk to Bethlehem.  Imagine the uncomfortable ride on the donkey to get to Bethlehem where our Saviour Jesus Christ the Messiah was born.

 

The Song Take a Walk through Bethlehem is by Trisha Yearwood

 

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to a Minister and enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.

 

When God Cries

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My mind has been going in so many directions lately. I know that the Bible says that when we get to Heaven there will be no more crying over there.

But then I got to thinking about God. He sees all and I am sure that it breaks his heart every time that we do wrong. It breaks his heart when we choose to go our own way and not take the way that he chose for us.

God is the creator of life, and he is the only one that has the right to take it away. God created each and every one of us for a purpose. It is our responsibility to seek his face and let him lead and guide us into that purpose.

I want to touch on the subject of Abortion. I don’t understand why the life of the pre-born baby is not held at the highest level. We live in a selfish world where we think it’s all about us.

Not that long ago I heard about a woman that saw the ultrasound photo of her pre-born baby and she said that she found the peace that she needed and then had an abortion.

I believe God cries when he sees the very life that he is creating to be used for his purpose being murdered before they are born, being torn apart limb by limb before they are born, being burned alive through a saline abortion before they are born. I believe God cries when babies who are conceived out of rape/incest who are innocent pay for the crime they did not commit.

When are we as a nation going to understand that God cries when his creation is destroyed because of our selfishness? When are we going to turn back as a nation to what this country was founded upon and that is the Word of God?  When will we once again value the life of the pre-born baby?

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Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She is married to Fred Hensley a minister of the Gospel. She enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.

When Will The Discrimination Against The Rape Conceived End

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I have been doing some thinking today. While telling my rape conception story today trying to change the hearts and minds of people. I was told to stop being the victim, that I was judgmental, uncompassionate, and cold hearted. This is just how society treats those conceived in rape, and this is mild.

Over the last few months since I am getting more involved with the pro-life movement I have been paying very close attention to others who were also conceived in rape, they have a backbone and keep going. Those who represent the hard cases have to have tough skin.

Living in the world that we do people just get something in their head, and they think that it is right without doing research, and talking to others. Why is it that Society treats those conceived in rape/incest like they are some disease that people need to stay away from? The way that society treats us reminds me of the way people were dealt with in the Bible who had leprosy. They were considered unclean and had to be separated from the people who were found to be clean.

Just because someone is conceived in rape does not mean that they are going to become like the rapist. That is so far from the truth. I was conceived in rape and society will tell me that I have the rapist blood flowing through my veins. That is so wrong. Jesus Christ died on Calvary, and it is him blood that flows through my veins. Jesus Christ, God manifested in flesh breathed life into me.

I wonder those who devalue and dehumanize those conceived in rape if they were conceived in rape, how would they feel if people talked to them like they do us.

I don’t think that the discrimination will ever end for those conceived in rape because we live in a fallen world.

If the discrimination against those conceived in rape doesn’t come to a close, and least, show them some respect. Show respect for the mothers who are raising their children conceived in rape, show respect towards the children they did not do anything wrong. Also, show some compassion towards the mother who was raped and is pregnant from rape. Don’t automatically tell her that she should have an abortion. Love her and show compassion towards her. Value the life of her and the baby.

Sherry Hensley Conceived in Rape

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She and her husband reside in Baltimore, Maryland and attend Bethel Apostolic Church. She enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.