“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19, note the explicit mention of ‘seed’ in this verse – God is ‘pro-life’ and condemns the murder of innocent, unborn, children).
“Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, ‘Surely we did not know this,’
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?”
(Proverbs 24:11-12, NKJV)
Question 4: Does my partner or a parent need to know? (If I choose to have an abortion)
The lie (Planned Parenthood’s Response):
Many women go to the clinic with their partners. However, you don’t have to tell your partner. Either way, the clinic ensures complete privacy. If there are complications during the procedure, however, parents may be notified.
More than half of the teenagers who choose abortion talk about it with at least one parent. But telling a parent is only required in states with mandatory parental involvement laws. Such laws force a woman under 18 to tell a parent or get permission before having an abortion. In most of these states, if she cannot talk with her parents — or chooses not to — she can appear before a judge. The judge will consider whether she is mature enough to decide on her own. If not, the judge will decide whether an abortion is in her best interests.
If you are a minor considering abortion, find out about the laws in your state. Your local Planned Parenthood health center can help.
The truth (FCET’s Response):
Does your partner or a parent need to know if you choose to have an abortion? When the question is asked this way, it makes abortion sound like a ‘benign’ (gentle, mild, even favorable) procedure, that will not hurt you, or anyone else, for that matter. In other words, the choice to tell another person or not is not a ‘big deal’ — as long as the law says it’s ‘okay’, then you’re ‘okay’. But when you strike another person down in cold blood, like Moses did when he was trying to be a hero (but without receiving insructions from the Spirit of God), or like those that stoned Stephen did when they put him to death for his faith, I ask you, is that benign?
Or, have you never viewed the video, “The Silent Scream”, which was produced by an abortion doctor who later repented of his sin, of the helpless little child, who, as he was being aborted, opened his mouth wide in order to cry out the scream that could never be heard, but was clearly understood by the doctor who commissioned the video to be indeed a real attempt at screaming? That, my friends, is ‘cold blood’! This same doctor later appeared on James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” radio broadcast, and has confessed to being reponsible for the deaths of approximately 75,000 children — 5,000 abortions that he personally performed. The man freely confesses, now, “It was wrong”.
The question, then, “Does your partner or a parent need to know?” does not originate from the mouth of God. If the question does not originate from the mouth of God, then it is from the world, and is demonic, according to James 3:15. “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.” (James 3:15)
The question, then, “Does your partner or a parent need to know?” takes on a whole new meaning. Does your partner or a parent need to know? The truth of the matter is that, though you tell no one, God will still know, and, as I explained in “Part 1” of this series, he will still hold you and the people who performed the abortion accountable for it in the end. If you cannot ‘handle’ being accountable for having taken the life of another, if this ‘thought’ seems too ‘heavy’ for you, you can turn to God.
God will be the One to judge you in the end. And, being your judge, he is the only One who can acquit you. I urge you, do not delay to hand this issue over to the Lord — the only one who has the remedy for your situation. It is better to do it now, and be at peace with God, than to do it later, and suffer his judgment.
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:10a).
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)