"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sad Commentary on the Total Depravity of Our Society

I read this article last week and wanted to share it, but I didn't have time to post it. 

 www.charismanews.com/opinion/34176-kill-your-baby-for-free-day-sees-dozens-slaughtered

‘Kill Your Baby for Free’ Day Sees Dozens Slaughtered

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"Dozens of babies were literally massacred in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday in what area pro-lifers will remember as "free baby-killing day."
Scores of pregnant young women—probably scared, anxious or resentful—lined up at the Orlando Women’s Center to take the abortion clinic up on its offer to brutally murder their pre-born babies—free of charge.

In a sickening marketing display that treats murder like a two-for-one special at McDonald’s, the pregnant women were only responsible to pay for a $150 state-required sonogram. That’s less than half the price of a regular abortion. It seems it was an offer too good for many scared, young pregnant and cash-strapped girls to refuse.

Emily Sarmiento, co-founder of the Orlando House of Prayer, sent me an email Tuesday afternoon reporting there were 40 to 50 women at the clinic waiting for abortions by pill. Lord, have mercy!
This abortion center was offering the equivalent to drive-thru abortions. The website says, “Time constraints? Have only two hours to be in the office? Make private appointment for consultation with Dr. Pendergraft … VIP and exclusive private appointments available …  immediate appointments available.”

This is so sickening I’m almost at a loss for words. Pregnant young women who are considering abortion are already under immense pressure. This Orlando abortion clinic tapped into that pressure with a promise to do a rush job that leaves them little time to reconsider their decision. VIP and exclusive private appointments relegate abortion to box seats at an NBA game. What's next? BOGO abortions?

And this Pedergraft … he’s known widely for late-term abortions, surgically murdering pre-born babies up to 24 weeks old. The abortion clinic’s website boasts that women were traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles to an abortionist to kill their 24-week old baby until he opened multiple centers in Florida.
Prayer does work. Sarmiento sent me another email late last night, reporting some success from the efforts of sidewalk counselor John Barros and the outpouring of prayer that went forth throughout the day.
“John Barros preached the Word with the Spirit's power, calling the 80 aborting moms and dads to listen to the voice of God in their conscience and get out of there,” Sarmiento said.
“Keishley came out of the door of the killing place with a smile on her face and announced in front of the crowd: ‘I heard His voice, John. I heard that voice.’ John sent Keishley over to a pregnancy center. And another couple left, saying, ‘We're not doing this’.”
Of course, it’s always joyous to see babies saved from abortion, but Sarmiento reports that Barros was alone and has never seen so many infants slaughtered. She asks that we pray for him as he will be back there today.

Today is late-term killing day.

I urge you to pray. Pray not just for the abortionist, but pray for the women considering abortion. Pray for them to get a revelation of the precious life they carry within. And pray that the women who have had abortions would come to the knowledge of the saving grace of Christ, which rids them of the guilt and shame of abortion. Just pray. And don't stop praying. Amen."

Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including Did the Spirit of God Say That? You can email Jennifer at  jennifer.leclaire@charismamedia.com or visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.


How very sad, my friends. But abortion isn't just about killing precious little babies. It is the direct result of a  sexually promiscuous society. We need to be teaching our young people to save themselves for marriage...and then the murder mills will go out of business, and the "American Holocaust" will come to an end.




19 comments:

  1. Amen Lisa. This just breaks my heart. I had just posted on FB a couple of days ago a testimony of a Dr. that use to do late-term abortions and is now prolife, giving the details of an abortion. What also grieves me is that a number of relatives & friends (who claim to be Christians) read my FB and are quick to comment on anything of no significance, but whenever I post anything "controversial", they run & hide. How our LORD must grieve.

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    1. Hello Jane,
      I Posted this on my FB last week, and only got one comment from a long-time friend of mine. And, like you, most of my FB friends/family are Christians. Why doesn't this grieve our hearts? Have we become jaded to this? And as you said, how it must grieve our Lord!
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing, my friend.

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  2. I live in Orlando and I did not know about this. I am sickened to hear this. My daughter and I have been watching videos on abortion survivors. There are many. It is very sad. I will definitely add this to my prayer list.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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    1. Thanks for joining in prayer, Amy Jo.

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  3. So many prayers going up..so very many. Prayers for the mothers, that they realize they can be mothers through the power of their God and Savior. Prayers for the doctors, that they will be convicted. Prayers for the families of these women, that they will learn love these women so much that abortion no longer seems like the better choice.

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  4. Too sad for words but never for prayer...

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    1. Right, my friend. Praying is the MOST we can do.

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  5. Very troubling, indeed. God have mercy on us!

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  6. Thank you for this. I had not heard. My husband and I were just talking about this issue the other day. If young people were taught to save themselves for marriage and to be ready for the blessing of children, this entire problem would disappear. Have you read unPlanned by Abby Johnson? She's the Planned Parenthood clinic director who switched sides after assisting in an abortion. I follow her on FB and, although her posts can be quite descriptive, it is encouraging to see so many abortion workers turn to the Lord. You're right - keep praying!

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  7. That's the problem, Meghan: we have dropped the ball on teaching this to our children. I'll have to check out Abby Johnson on FB. Thanks.

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  8. How terrible and sad. Very Sad! And how Sad it is to our Father's heart!!!

    ... I don't live far from Orlando.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. More reason to why it so important to pray for the protection of the unborn.

    God Bless you:)

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    1. I can't imagine how this grieves our Father's heart, Deanna.
      Thanks for stopping by and for praying..

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  9. The burden and pain these young ladies will one day carry for putting their babies to death overwhelms me. That our culture approves of such activity should cause us to fall on our faces before the Lord. Thanks for posting this, Lisa. Sorry I didn't see it until today, but pray, I will, nonetheless. May the Lord have mercy on us all!

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    1. Thanks for joining in prayer with us, Lisa..

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  10. I'm sorry, but after reading just the first few paragraphs, I simply couldn't read anymore. The idea of having a "Kill Your Baby for Free Day" literally sends chills down my spine. How could our society have sunken this low to create something as destructive and maddening as this? I'm still in shock that something like this has taken place in our day and age. What is our world coming to? :(

    May God send much forgiveness and mercy to the mothers who participated in this tragic event.

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    1. I agree, Mara. This was very hard to read. But I think it is important to know what's going on in our country so that we can pray about it. Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. I hope you are feeling better. :)

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