Last month, I stood in front of a patient sitting on the end of the exam table after an ultrasound. She was weeping. She was thinking about having an abortion. She felt guilt, and sadness, and fear, and it was all running down her cheeks into her mask. She had already agreed with me that life and death are in God’s hands, not ours. This realization was what made the tears start flowing. So I asked her if I could pray with her, and she said yes. I held her small hand and we prayed for help from the only One who can help.
According to Merriam-Webster, a battle is defined as “a struggle to succeed or survive.” The term “war” takes it a bit further and is defined as “a struggle or competition between opposing forces or for a particular end.” Some days it feels like we are advocating for pro-life in a battle and other days in a war. Since our war is the war on abortion, we can confidently say that a battle was won recently in the State of Oklahoma. As you may have heard, Governor Stitt has signed into law, three anti-abortion bills.
Every day we see and hear so many references to “life:” The purpose of life, a day in the life, school of life, this is the life, life story, life is good, my life, tree of life, the Book of Life, and on and on it goes. And at Eden Clinic, we are unashamedly Pro-LIFE. But what does that really mean? Certainly, it means that we want to save babies’ lives every day, and we do! But we must start thinking a little beyond “life.” Saving a baby is only the beginning.