How does one explain to such a tender heart that some women choose to kill their babies, and that there are Doctors who will willingly do so? And then to further explain that the laws of our country allow for it?
I took him onto my lap and carefully, briefly, told him the truth of this abomination. He had not known, or suspected, though it's a word heard so very often. Then I told him that this is why we vote carefully for those who would stop it. This is why we pray- not merely for our legislators, but for the Doctors to stop providing this 'service', and for the women who don't understand what they are doing.
I held him tight, cried a little for the women who feel so desperate that they throw away the blessing and privilege of doing the same with their own little ones, and praised my Lord who holds all of us in his most wise and holy, yet mysterious, will.
"Truly God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,
my steps had nearly slipped.
For I was envious of the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...
But when I thought how to understand this,
it seemed to me a wearisome task,
until I went into the sanctuary of God;
then I discerned their end...
Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
-Psalm 73:1-3, 16-17, 23-26