No unwanted babies
"I have an idea for you pro-lifers out there. Instead of protesting outside of a legal abortion clinic, why don't you go inside the clinic? Each young lady that walks in the clinic, with the intention of having an abortion, I want you to tell her that it's not necessary. Because you are there to sign papers stating your intention to adopt and care for the unborn child. Assure her that you will love and nurture that child for the rest of its life. Also, tell her that she has nothing to worry about, because you will also be handling all of her medical bills during the pregnancy. If you don't want to do all of those things, then perhaps you should stay the hell out of her business."
The above quote popped up on my Facebook feed, written anonymously as an angry protest against pro-life supporters. Regardless of who wrote it and their motivations behind it, it made a monumental impact on me because I believe 110 percent that this is exactly what we should be doing.
"They're terrified of being a mother." "They don't have the resources." "It will ruin their life." "They don't have any other option."
Whatever reasons these expectant mothers have for getting an abortion, it does not matter. Do you hear me? It does not matter. We need to fight for them just as much as we fight for the baby they're carrying. They are hurting and broken humans. If we are going to make our voices heard in the issue of abortion, it is absolutely imperative that we make our actions felt. Jesus calls us to be His hands and feet, not His voice of judgement.
There is a great need in our country; abortion is an incredibly heated and volatile subject. Adoption is a big part of the answer. Don't get me wrong, adoption is hard. Believe me, I have front row seats. But it is so, so crucial. And it is so, so worth it. It is a chance to be a physical representation of Jesus' love both for the unborn baby but also for a mother that is scared, broken, and lost. The potential is staggering.
This issue is incredibly close to my heart. My baby sister could have been aborted. She brings our family and everyone she meets such joy, life, and blessing, and if not for adoption she might not be alive. That is terrifying. How many lives have we lost, how much joy could have been ours, how much pain could have been avoided? It's impossible to know, but it is heartbreaking to contemplate. Enough is enough. It is time for us to step up and do something about it.
As a community, we can rally together to help make a difference. There are countless ways to get involved; even if you yourself are not called to adopt, being aware of and supporting those around you that are in the process of adopting is vital to their journey.
"There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families."
National Adoption Center