became pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's child. She asked me, crying
and fretful, if she could use "my name" when she had her abortion.
She couldn't risk using her "real name" because her father was a
doctor and he would find out. She begged and begged and cried and
pleaded. Understand...I am not making excuses. I was young and I was
stupid. I did not have the strength of my convictions like I do now.
I could not stand up to her and say, "NO". It was only my
name...right? Until a bill came to my apartment. A bill for $2.40
left unpaid on the account...for the abortion. Only then did the
consequences of my decision become real. Somewhere, in the city where
I lived, it is on record that I had an abortion. I did not commit
adultery. I did not become pregnant with someone's child and I did
not have an abortion. Even then, when I was not a Christian, I knew
right from wrong. I KNEW abortion was wrong. I KNEW abortion was
"murder". I didn't do the right thing. I allowed her emotions to
affect my decision. I wonder if she ever thinks about that day when
she asked me to "help" her? I wonder if she sees it like I do? I
know that God has forgiven me, because I have asked Him to forgive me.
There are still consequences for what we do in life. I did not do
the right thing...but that is yesterday. I cannot change the past. I
don't have tomorrow, or the next moment guaranteed to me. All I have
is this moment in time. So in this moment, my hope is that if you
are contemplating abortion that you would think about it one more time
and just stop...God knew Jeremiah's name before He formed him in the
womb, and it is true for all of mankind...
"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." Jeremiah