People who are involved in the abortion industry often find themselves in a very dark place. Ask Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood Director and author of “unPLANNED” who stepped into the light and started telling the truth. There are many accounts of abortionists, their staffs, post abortive women, boyfriends, parents, grandparents, politicians, who have suffered from spiritual bondage of darkness that prevents them from being able to see the truth but by the grace of God. I know about this firsthand.
Many times those who are suffering from spiritual darkness get dragged down the wrong path. This is true for many post abortive women who are in prison. Rhonda Arias from Oil of Joy Ministries once did some research that revealed that many of the women in prison who are post-abortive feel as though their abortions were a part of the scenarios that led them to prison.
Angela Stanton, in her book, “Life Beyond These Walls”, describes how, as a convicted felon, her choices let her to prison twice. Read her book to discover how sexual immorality can lead to darkness and bad choices. Angela is also post-abortive.
So what does God think of prisoners, those who are in what we call “jail”? Read here and find out.
We read in Luke 4:17-21, “And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, “THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD.” (Emphasis added)
And JESUS closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
God loves all people. In fact, in Mark 2:17 it says, And hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
In the beginning I said that those in spiritual darkness cannot see the truth but by the grace of God. We need to pray for all those who have been deceived by evil into thinking that abortion is an answer to their problems. Jesus came for such as these and we are to imitate Jesus. Let us reflect on these thoughts as we await the anticipated Resurrection celebration.