4/01/2007
Is an abortion clinic a place of prayer?
Should Christians pray in front of abortion clinics? Of course they should. As a matter of fact, we know that the more people do pray in front of abortion clinics, the less abortions actually are committed.

The Missouri Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, on the other hand, is a group that promotes abortion as a form of spirituality.

Yes, let me say that again. The Missouri Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is a group that promotes abortion as a form of spirituality. Abortion clinics, by default then, are places of prayer or even houses of worship.

If you don't believe me, then read through this informative essay written by their executive director, the Reverend Rebecca Turner.

There's much to go though here, but we'll keep it short. Reverend Turner spends much of her essay trying to convince you that abortion is OK, it is certainly not sinful (“I believe that God is always forgiving, and that there is nothing you can do to separate yourself from the love of God"), and that if a women had a problem dealing with her abortion afterwards, the reason is that she had some kind of spiritual defunct beforehand. Certainly, it has nothing to do with the abortion itself.

If that is so, and if abortion is no big deal, then why is Reverend Turner also on the board of the St. Louis Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership, a group that tries to prevent teen pregnancy? Maybe she does sense that there is something wrong with abortion and that it needs to be prevented and yet, is unable to bring herself to admit it.

But the answer to the question is no, abortion clinics are not a place of prayer. It is quite the opposite. People do not go to them seeking spirituality, they go seeking a solution to a problem that has brought them to consider destroying the life inside of them. That is not a women exercising "healthy spirituality." That is a women exercising spiritual death, and a huge part of the recovery process after an abortion is admitting what they know deep inside to be true, that they were the cause of the death of their child.

Once that is accomplished, then a women (or a man) can truly heal. To ask them to do otherwise only contributes to the problems they already don't know how to overcome.

If you know of anyone who has suffered from an abortion, please let them know that God does love them and wants them to heal, and that there is a time tested way for that to effectively happen. They can contact our After Abortion Care Healing program at 214-544-CARE (2273) (Dallas), 817-923-4757 (Ft. Worth) or 972-679-4760 (Spanish) and receive free, confidential assistance.

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