Truth About Abortion
Most people won’t talk about abortion. And when they do, they don’t understand it or know how to talk about it. Most people don’t know that in Kansas City 25 babies a day are stolen by abortion. Many wouldn’t believe that nearly 55 million abortions have taken place in the U.S. in the last 40 years. Many are shocked to learn that African American women abort at 3 times the rate of white women. In fact, 43% of all pregnancies in African American women are aborted, a sobering statistic that’s slowly shrinking the African American population into eventual extinction.These are the facts. The truth. But most people don’t know because abortion masquerades as a friend to young women in trouble.
Imagine What’s Been Lost In Our City
Abortion masks itself as a quick solution to a life-altering problem. But the impact of abortion is not quick, simple or painless. In, fact the emotional scars that result from abortion range from drug and alcohol abuse to anger, guilt, grief, depression and anxiety. Those wounds – for many – last a lifetime.
One in three women in the U.S. experience abortion firsthand – and 44% of those women go on to have multiple abortions. More than 50% of all those abortions happen in the lives of teenage girls and women under 25. And for each young woman – there’s a man who experiences the loss of fatherhood and there’s a child never born.
What would those babies have grown to become? Certainly mothers, fathers, friends and neighbors. But what could they have contributed to our city and to our world? Was one of those innocent lives our future President, the person who would have cured cancer or the teacher who would have made a difference in the life of your child?
Abortion And The Gospel
God says that He created us in His image, that He knew us before we came into being. The Bible says He knits us together in our mothers’ wombs, yet abortion steals God’s children, ending their lives before they breathe their first breath. Abortion traps young men and women, leaving them hurt, lost and shamed. But Christ calls His believers to love one another, to defend the helpless and to share His message of love, hope and compassion with those who are hurting. He loves us exactly where we are. In our city, babies are being lost. Men and women are hurting. It’s happening right here. It’s happening every day. But it doesn’t have to. Be part of the solution with Rachel House
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
– Jeremiah 1:5
Abortion Clinics In Kansas City
Within our community there are seven abortion providers or referral offices that are strategically located near college campuses and low income neighborhoods. These clinics prey on the vulnerability of the young and the financially challenged in their moments of doubt.
As young women contemplate whether they’re ready for a baby or can afford one – abortion swoops in, parading as a simple, quick solution. There’s no one at the abortion clinic talking about parenting classes, assistance or adoption or pointing them to the hope available in Christ. No one there cares to share the lasting physical, emotional or spiritual effects of abortion or talks about the tiny life fluttering in her womb. Abortion is presented as a simple procedure. Then it’s too late.
Has Abortion Affected You?
One in four people have experienced abortion.
“It took me 27 years to break the bondage in my life as a result of my abortion. I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had known of a place like Rachel House before I made the decision to terminate my pregnancy.” – Anonymous
If you, or someone you love, have suffered emotionally, spiritually or physically from a past abortion, you are not alone. Find help, hope and healing with our friends at If Not For Grace.