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“Hello, do you do abortions?” “No we are not a medical facility.” “Have you had a pregnancy test or an ultrasound to check the viability of your pregnancy?” “Can you come in today?”
That’s how our conversation with a young lady named Mary started out one morning. After all, the Father of her other two children had recently left her after nine years of being together. Mary was on the rebound when she met Frank and let him move in with her and later got pregnant. Now Frank was telling her that if she didn’t get an abortion he would leave her and her children.
I asked Mary to read Ephesians 4:22-27 which says-“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness… and do not give the devil a foothold.”
“Wow – this was written for me to read today!” she said. An ultrasound confirmed that Mary was not pregnant but she now knows that abortion will never be an option in her life ever again. Pray that she follows through with her conviction to leave this mentally abusive man and to depend on Christ instead and to go back to church where she knows she belongs…worshiping with a body of believers. Pray for the many ladies in our world who, like Mary, are in desperate need to know the truth of God’s Word!
–Wanda Kohn, Director of Pregnancy & Family Care Center