I keep thinking of that verse, the one that says He came that they might have life and have it more abundantly.
And then, I think of Planned Parenthood, which isn’t about the abundant life Jesus talked about.
I keep thinking about the parents I prayed for, the ones who just lost a baby girl at twenty-one weeks due to complications during pregnancy. I’m thinking about my high school friend who lost her daughter two days ago when a car hit the bicycle she was riding–how she was headed off for college, how her sister is getting married in one week just like my daughter, how an entire family is mourning, but finding solace in a God who brings life even in these dark nights.
And then, I think of Planned Parenthood, which isn’t about bringing life in the darkest hour. It takes a twenty-one week baby from the womb and whisks it off to another room where the body is dissected and sold for parts.
I keep thinking about the work I need to do. The deadline that is coming up on Monday which marks the end of a six-month project. The basement I need to clean and prepare for some construction work because my daughter, her husband, and their four children under the age of five will be moving in soon to save money. I keep thinking about the major changes to my career path that are likely and all the discernment that has gone into that.
And then, I think of Planned Parenthood, which is dicing up aborted babies for cash.
I keep thinking about the guy who commented on my last post about companies who contribute financially to Planned Parenthood, the guy named Danny who couldn’t understand why I had a problem with anything that was happening with post-abortive fetuses because I know where meat comes from, and I don’t give that another thought.
I am not a “pro-life extremist” — but I am a woman. And I cannot focus on much of anything because I see a baby when I see a little leg or a little head. I see a baby. And now, I will try to do the impossible. I will try to do my day’s work even with all of this on my mind.
I’ll keep working, but I can’t stop thinking.