On Angie Smith's blog, Bring The Rain, she talks about October 15th being the National Day of Remembrance for pregnancy and infant loss. She asked her readers to post if they have lost a baby. At this point there are about 1400 posts. I have skimmed the posts and have seen at least 6 that are written by women who have lost a baby to ab*rti*n (tip from a fellow blogger). They write about their circumstances, their regret, and their sorrow.
I cannot image what these women go through, having made a choice that can never be reversed. My heart hurts for them. I have 3 friends who I know have had ab*rti*ns. 2 out of 3 grew up in Christian homes and the fear of facing up to having premarital sex (!!) was greater than the conviction to obey God. How very, very frightening.
Last year I was faced with making a decision that would end my baby's life. I agonized over it. I knew the odds and I knew my condition. But still, I did not feel good about having to make such a decision. Praise God that He took the decision making away from me, He took our lives into His hands. I cannot imagine that any woman makes such a decision lightly. And I cannot imagine that any woman goes on with her life without the sting of death on her heart.
I am praying for women and girls who are debating their babies' lives. I am praying for the women who regret their decisions and can't forgive themselves. I am praising God that He has all the little bitty babies in His hands.