Sheila Harper runs a bible-based post-abortion healing ministry called "SaveOne
" and sends out monthly updates about the work of her organization.
Last months commentary she sent out hits the nail on the head about the disconnect people have with respect to the anger people are exerting about people abusing dogs and how they have no anger about people killing people.
We reprint, with Sheila's permission, the full text of her letter.
By the way, the next time someone tells you that pro-lifers are all about men telling women what to do, check out the "Meet the Staff
" page of Save One and see for yourself who is telling women what to do.August 15, 2007
Dear Friends of SaveOne,
My blood pressure is through the roof, my hands are shaking, and my head hurts. I’m so mad. I know many of you have seen Senator Robert Byrd on the senate floor with fist pounding on the podium yelling the words, “Barbaric, barbaric!” in response to the dog-fighting allegations against pro-football player Michael Vick. He’s right; dog fighting is horrific. But what angers me is that the liberal senators who vote to keep abortion legal are not screaming these same words against this barbaric practice. How can he and countless numbers of other congressmen and women stand in front of the American people and get so emotional over dogs, but yet do nothing to end the barbaric practice of legally killing unborn children?
My other question is, when are we as a society going to get sick of this self-righteous arrogance? Our mandate from the United States Constitution tells us that EVERY person has the right to life, yet we continually bring people into office that vote directly against all that we stand for and all that we were liberated for.
It doesn’t help that I just finished reading the book, “Unprotected” authored by Anonymous, M.D. This book is the truth written by an Ivy League college psychiatrist that felt if she signed her name to the book her job would be in jeopardy. In this book she reveals how political correctness in her profession is endangering students. One of the truths she discusses is the fact that her profession refuses to recognize post-abortion syndrome as a true Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or actually, a syndrome/disorder at all. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’s definition has been loosened over the years to include any type of trauma “outside the range of natural human experience”. This includes hurricanes, child abuse, bullying, and harassment, and even encompasses insensitive obstetric care. But this brave doctor has a quote that I think is genius. She goes on to say, “Will someone please explain to me, why does psychology, in its quest to identify and counsel every victim of possi ble child abuse, sexual harassment, or hurricanes, leave no stone unturned, and then go berserk at the suggestion that maybe, maybe, some---not all, but some---women and men hurt for a long, long time after abortion, and they too need our help? Will someone help me understand why seeing your home destroyed by water automatically places you at risk for a psychiatric disorder, but having your pregnant uterus emptied by “gentle suction,” or flushing your fetus down the toilet, well, that brings relief?”
I am by no means making light of seeing homes destroyed by water, but rather bringing awareness to the fact that these liberal congressmen and women, as well as the American Psychological Association, do not recognize the plight abortion has caused to individuals in our country and around our world. Abortion has left millions dead, and walking dead, in its wake.
Following is a quote from Senator Robert Byrd (D) W.Va. in that same speech referenced above.
“I am confident that the hottest places in hell are reserved for the souls of sick and brutal people who hold God's creatures in such brutal and cruel contempt.”
If Senator Byrd is confident that people who dog-fight are going to hell, then I’M confident of another group of people who have their seat reserved in the lake of fire; the abortionists who every day tear children from their mother’s wombs and leave the survivors to fend for themselves.
So, my blood is boiling now and it will be awhile after I’m through writing this month’s letter that I will calm down. No, I take that back, I hope I never calm down! But one thing I know for sure is that at SaveOne our passion to fight for this cause will not die. Our passion is only stoked by these ludicrous words we hear. Please get as sick of this as we are and come fight with us. We need you!
I know this month’s letter is quite strong, but I do not apologize. I will never back down or be quiet about this until abortion is banned from the east to the west, and the north to the south.
May God have mercy on America,
Founder & President
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