Fight for the Unborn

Aug2013This has been the most amazing week that I have had since I started to share my story.  This week I shared the story with Lifenews.com on Sunday Night to share it with them. Monday while reading an article about abortions in cases of rape and incest, I shared the short version of my story and also gave the link to the long version of my story someone who read it told me, “Sherry you are living testimony of the good that has come out of a horrible situation. God continue to bless you and your birth mother as well.
I have learned so many wonderful things since I have become involved with pro-life. I had never spoken or known a child conceived in rape. I was always so focused on the victim. My mind has been expanded and I thank God. Now I know better and thank God I never had to make such a decision as those brave women did. God bless you all.”

I just share it and tell it God gets the glory. Monday afternoon I received an email from Lifenews.com and they shared the story on their website and a few hours later it hit their Facebook page.

Yes when I take a stand for the life of the unborn I get a lot of negative because I was conceived in rape. Also this week I read a story and was in the conversation as was told that my religious beliefs where meaningless in the conversation.  When I get stuff like this I tend to just laugh it off instead of cry about it. The important thing is to keep sharing it.

Standing up for life is Biblical and one day people will know as to how important my religious beliefs are.

What happened this week is just the beginning of greater things to come in the fight for the unborn.

Illegal to tamper with the evidence

The definition of tamper according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is to interfere so as to weaken or change for the worse; to try foolish or dangerous experiments; to render something harmful or hazardous by altering its structure or composition.

In November 2013, my husband and I came home from the church. Our door has three locks on it: the regular lock, the deadbolt, and a chain lock. We unlocked the door, but could not get in because the chain was closed. You cannot lock a chain lock from the outside but only from the inside. We called our maintenance department, and they came out and checked the back of the apartment. They told us that they had to call the police. We were not allowed to go inside our home until the police came. When the police came, they checked out the premises and then let us in. We were told not to touch anything until after forensics came to dust and checked for fingerprints.

I am 100% Pro-life with no exceptions and my fight for the life of the unborn became hotter after I found out that I was conceived in rape. After finding out that I had a biological great aunt that wanted me to be aborted. My biological great aunt could have arranged my birthmother to have an illegal abortion with a doctor in Michigan since it was before Roe v. Wade.

Let’s think about this. It is illegal to tamper with evidence at the scene of a crime in America. Rape is a brutal, hostile, traumatic and violent crime. When a woman becomes pregnant because of rape/incest that baby is innocent, it is created in God’s image, and the baby is also evidence that something horrific happened. That baby, by law, should, therefore, be protected.

In Proverbs Chapter 6:16 and 17 (KJV), the Bible says, “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.”

It is sad that we live in a world where abortion is legal. Shedding the innocent life of the unborn is an abomination to God and abortion is killing the life of the unborn. I have had people argue with me and tell me that abortion is not murder. It is terminating the fetus. Fetus in Latin means Little One. Once again, abortion is killing the life of the unborn. If a baby who is conceived in rape or incest is aborted, that is illegal because abortionists are changing the situation for worse and are altering the evidence. However, because of the way laws are written, it’s a sneaky way for babies that are conceived because of violence to be aborted, all in the name of convenience.

I have heard stories of women that were raped and then had abortions. They regret having had the abortion, think about that baby every day and miss that baby. We need to show women who have had abortions the love of Jesus. Jesus Christ forgives and heals.

If a woman is raped and is pregnant because of the rape tells you, believe her and love her with the love of Jesus Christ and do what you can to help her. These women need love and compassion and help.

Speaking up

This weekend was a wonderful weekend. Spent time with my husband, taking a stand for the life of the unborn, and going to church.  On Saturday I was reading an article on Western Journalism’s Facebook page about a 12-year-old girl who was brutally raped and she chose to keep the baby. As I read through the comments some of the comments made me cry.

One of the comments someone said that she should have had an abortion because it would have prepared her for parenthood. This person also went on to say that abortion is not murder, but terminating the fetus. Well it got the best of me. My response was Abortion is murder it is taking a life. I then shared my story about how I found out I was conceived in rape. The person responded  back saying that terminating the fetus is not sin, just like being gay is not sin. My response again was Fetus in Latin means Little One so again Abortion is murder,  being gay is a sin and one day we all will stand before God.  After that I left the conversation went out to eat with my husband and grocery shopping. Came home checked the conversation again and was told to have fun washing myself in religious beliefs. Religion has nothing to do with it. It is about having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Someone told me that what I said was well said. Then I was called a brainwashed idiot.  Good thing I have learned not to take things personally. I actually laughed.

I shared the story with one of my Pastor’s sons and his response was Well, if you’re a brainwashed idiot then so am I. We both laughed.

I am thankful for the friends that God has given to me and the life that I live.

Fearfully and wonderfully made; not damaged goods

Fruit of the womb

Last August when I started to share my story I shared it in a forum, not long after that I fell in the category that society likes to call the rape conceived an evil seed. I quickly stood up for myself and the many others that are conceived in rape.

Society looks at those conceived in rape as products, evil seeds, and will become just like the rapist.  Society likes to dehumanize those that are conceived in rape, incest and poor in utero babies. The Society also calls us damaged goods.

Not that long ago I read an article on Lifenews.com where Delegate Brian Kurcaba of West Virginia took a stand for life and said those conceived in rape are beautiful. Thank you Delegate Brian Kurcaba for standing up for me and the many others that are conceived in rape.

When I found out I was conceived in rape, I questioned God, Why?  The still small voice in my heart and also from the word of God says in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (NIV) I continued to feel in my spirit to not worry about the circumstances and to allow God to use me for such a time as this. I allow God to use me to be a light and share the truth that all people are created in his image, and no one is damaged goods in God’s eyes. We are all created in his image to worship him, to have a relationship with him and he fearfully and wonderfully made us. Psalms 139:14 says I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (KJV)  Psalms 139:13 says,  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (NIV)

I am thankful that I am created in his image, and I was knitted together in my birthmother’s womb and to God I am his reward. He calls me his daughter!!
Psalms 127:3 Photo used by permission from Pro-life Christian Fellowship-Proverbs 31:8