Boxer Floyd Mayweather Powerless to Defend the Life of His Unborn Twins

May 1st, 2014

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TraumaA traumatic event is an experience that causes physical, emotional, psychological distress, or harm. It is an event (such as rape, sudden accidental death, natural disaster etc.) that is perceived and experienced as a threat to one’s safety or to the stability of one’s world.

How horribly ironic that one of the greatest Professional Boxers in the world is powerless after Roe V Wade to defend the life of his unborn children.  Read the tragic experience of Boxer Floyd Mayweather and his former fiance, Shantel Christine Jackson…and the traumatic anger, pain and relationship implosion of a father who lost his twin children to abortion.

When couples are engaged to be married and learn of an unplanned pregnancy, there can be a great temptation to abort the child.   Parents can face economic fears, professional or educational commitments, embarrassment to face the truth with family and future in-laws…or something as tragic as not wanting an unplanned pregnancy to interfere with  the perfect wedding.

Couples sadly are ill prepared for the after effects of abortion.  It attacks the very heart of marital intimacy.  Communication and trust are often shattered by the painful, confusing and conflicted feelings which follow the procedure.  Couples may surge ahead and suppress these feelings in the busy preparations for marriage…but they will catch up with them in time.  We have learned from so many women and men after abortion that this procedure was a key  factor in their marital dysfunction and divorce.

For other couples, the relational destruction is immediate.  This is especially toxic when one of the partners, like Floyd Mayweather is given no say in the decision to end the life of their unborn children. 

Please join me in prayer that Shantel Christine repent of her actions and turn to the Lord for healing and for Floyd Mayweather, that he be open to attending an abortion recovery program so this traumatic loss does not lead to further pain and suffering in his life.

 

The Denial of Peter: A Message of Hope for Those Involved in the Abortion of an Unborn Child

April 14th, 2014

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“Surely you are one of them; for you too are a Galilean.” Peter began to curse and to swear, “I do not know this man about whom you are talking.” And immediately a cock crowed a second time. Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice you will deny me three times.   

Peter broke down…and wept.

That prior evening as the Apostles gathered for what would be their final Passover meal together, Peter felt strong, secure and confident gathered with Jesus and the other apostles.  Peter, with all sincerity offered to give his life for Jesus.

But just a few short hours later… all hell was breaking loose.

Peter must have been shaken that Jesus did not resist arrest, and now his once powerful Master suffered abuse as he was spit on and mocked by the Temple guards.  Peter was later alone and separated from his fellow apostles.  His beloved leader was no longer preaching, performing spectacular miracles like raising Lazarus from the dead…but facing the horror of Roman crucifixion.  Peter was traumatized by these events and feared for his life.  In that fear and isolation he denied the one he pledged to defend and protect.

It is a sign of the validity of the Gospel accounts that any political movement or religion would have one of its key foundational leaders presented in such an unflattering light.   Peter as leader of the Christian Church must have approved of such a depiction of his betrayal.  No doubt it was the fruit of his tearful repentance, humility and later his post-resurrection restoration by Jesus as leader of the early Christian Church.  (John 21, 15-19)

What a consolation to us in our moments of fear and weakness when in various ways, we abort God’s will for our lives.  I think of those that are involved in abortion decisions.  We know that some of these men and women prior to the abortion would consider themselves to be pro life, or at least were formed with these values in their families.  However in the fear, anger and uncertainty of an unplanned and life changing pregnancy, like Peter they can give in to those fears and deny the truth.  They deny their unborn son/daughter who bears the imprint of the Creator.

This denial also leads to bitter tears and much heartache.

Liberating Repentance  

Pope Benedict XVI wrote of the example of Peter and his words have a special significance for men who have participated in any way in an abortion decision:

  • The school of faith is not a triumphal march but a journey marked daily by suffering and love, trials and faithfulness. Peter, who promised absolute fidelity, knew the bitterness and humiliation of denial: the arrogant man learns the costly lesson of humility. Peter, too, must learn that he is weak and in need of forgiveness. Once his attitude changes and he understands the truth … he weeps in …liberating repentance… he is finally ready for his mission.     - Benedict XVI

This is the Good News for all who have participated in the death of an unborn child…but in a special way this speaks to fathers.  Like many men, Peter wanted to be strong and do the right thing, but in a time of fear and weakness he failed.  Peter is chastened and humbled by his fall and after repentance and restoration now understands that he cannot rely on his own strength, but in the power of Jesus.

It is challenging for men to put aside their pride and admit they failed to protect their unborn child from death.  But the Lord waits for them with mercy and forgiveness.  Jesus will not condemn them for their sin, but rather give them the grace of grieving their loss in liberating repentance.

In the healing of this loss men will in time discover another gift…their unique vocation in the Body of Christ.

What a great blessing it will be for our families, Churches and nation when the millions of men involved in abortion decisions turn to Christ for healing and restoration.  What a powerful army will be unleashed to share the light of the Gospel, empowering men in their mission to defend the sanctity of life in all its stages…and to protect the dignity of women, who are truly beloved daughters of their heavenly Father.

 [Stay tuned for a special announcement coming soon on a new initiative from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign calling men to repentance and healing of their abortion loss.] 

“Pro-Voice” Group Exhale: Counterfeit Healing After Abortion

April 7th, 2014

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The self-described “pro-voice” group Exhale is again celebrating April as Abortion Wellbeing Month.  Exhale describes itself as the “premiere organization addressing the emotional health and wellbeing of women and men after abortion.”

 If they truly believe this grandiose self description…the exhale folks are either seriously misinformed or seriously delusional…maybe it’s both.

Read here why groups like Exhale (however well intentioned) can never touch the deepest pain and loss of those who suffer abortion loss.

Cosmo Publishes Compelling Positive Article on Adoption

March 21st, 2014

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Cosmopolitan Magazine published a very honest and compelling personal account of a young woman’s decision to make an adoption plan for her baby.  This is from the same author who wrote a piece in Cosmo about Abortion and Relationships which I blogged a response to in February 2014. 

Let’s get the word out and support a prominent women’s magazine like Cosmo offering such a powerful life-affirming and adoption-affirming article.      Here’s a link to the Cosmo article.  

 

Our Sunday Visitor : Prison Program Helps Men Cope with Past Abortions

March 12th, 2014

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The Holy Spirit clearly wants to get the Word out on the excellent prison ministry for men with abortion loss in the Diocese of Palm Beach Florida.

Another article this time in Our Sunday Visitor.           Praise God!

Proclaiming Liberty to the Captives: Abortion Loss Widespread in Prison Population

March 6th, 2014

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Catholic News Agency Published an article on my visit to a maximum security prison in Florida and my meeting with inmates who experienced abortion loss and found healing in Christ through the Rachel’s Vineyard program of the Diocese of Palm Beach Florida.

Read the article at CNA

 

 

 

Crime and Punishment…and Redemption: A Prisoner Shares the Connection between Abortion and Violent Crime

February 26th, 2014

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Catholic News Agency Publishes Prisoner’s Story of how his Abortion led to violent crime and incarceration.


 

Australian Model / TV Personality Suicide Rooted in Abortion Grief

February 26th, 2014

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AUSTRALIA, February 25, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A famed Australian TV personality known for her beauty and bright personality was found dead Friday, hanging in her apartment. While international mainstream media blames Charlotte Dawson’s death on her depression caused by social media bullying, the woman admits in her autobiography that it was in fact her abortion 15 years ago that introduced her to what she called the “depression bogeyman.”

Read the rest here

Gender Selection Abortion Scandal In UK: The Countess of Grantham Responds

February 17th, 2014

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It is of the mysterious wisdom of God that we talk, the wisdom that was hidden…  None of the rulers of the age recognized it…    -   1Corinthians 2

An investigation in The Telegraph reveals a gender-selection abortion scandal in UK.   It is Interesting that this is considered a scandal.  Hasn’t this genie been out of the bottle since 1967?

Former Liberal leader Lord Steel, who introduced the abortion act in 1967, said it needed to be made publicly clear that “whatever happens in other countries, this practice is not acceptable in this country.”

Lord Steel opened the gates of hell in the 60’s and now wants to put some of the demons back in their stables, and snubs his nose at those other countries that practice gender-specific abortion.  We can just hear him channeling the Dowager Countess of Grantham from Downton Abbeywe are not like those barbarians in our former colonies.

Lord Steel has been having some second thoughts about abortion since those euphoric days of sexual/social revolution in the 60’s.  From a 2007 article in The Guardian:

Lord Steel, architect of the 1967 Abortion Act, says…that abortion is being used as a form of contraception in Britain and admits he never anticipated “anything like” the current number of terminations…[Read this to better understand the phenomena of repeat abortions that Lord Steel references.-KB]

Leaders like Lord Steel fail to understand the forces they unleash upon their societies when they introduce revolutionary social change in the name of progress…even with the best of intentions.  (Good intentions allied with revolutionary fervor have caused more death and destruction in the last century than at any time in human history.) Now that we have dehumanized, desecrated and in later stage abortions tortured unborn human babies to death,  some of the abortion rights revolutionaries are saying “some of these female fetuses…in certain circumstances…need to be protected.”

If I may have the Countess of Grantham address His Lordship in her inimitable style:

Pray tell Lord Steel, where lies the moral or political authority you or any other pro abortion activist draws upon to issue your statements condemning gender selection abortions?  If we are to use the language of the pro abortion revolutionaries…is this not a private and personal health care decision between a woman and her doctor?   How does the architect of legal abortion in the UK criticize the practice of sex selection abortion in some of our less civilized former colonies?  Lord Steel how many female citizens of the United Kingdom have been lost to abortion since 1967? ( Millions. )

 Taking slight liberty with an actual exchange between Sir Richard Carlisle and the Countess from the Downton series:

 

Lord Steel:  I’m leaving the morning Lady Grantham, I doubt we’ll meet again.

Dowager Countess of Grantham: Do you promise?

 

Deconstructing the Abortion Rights Construct   

 The scandal of gender-selection abortion reveals that the pro abortion construct is built upon moral quicksand:

Abortion is a private personal decision.  A woman must have total control over her body and reproductive health.   This principle cannot be violated as it is a fundamental civil right.

How can you accept this premise…and then tell a woman it is not ok to abort her baby because for some reason the parents do not want a female child.   Couldn’t they just as easily say they are under emotional stress, or they lost their job, or they are worried about the environment and consider it immoral to overpopulate the planet?  Aren’t these reasons OK?

I may not be as learned and clever as Lord Steel and the other architects of our enlightened age.  However it seems to me that if abortion is wrong in cases where the reason for aborting is the gender of the fetus then it is equally wrong for any other reason.  Focusing on the issue of gender reveals both the humanity of the fetus and the need to protect the dignity and well being of all unborn human life.

You can’t have it both ways and cry out “whoa…hold on a second; this gender selection stuff is really bad!”  You can’t cry foul now that pro-choice feminism ends up serving the goals of patriarchal oppression.  You let the genie out of the bottle in 1967… and this genie is diabolical and nasty.  It not only has an insatiable appetite for the destruction of unborn life, it also viciously attacks the hearts and souls of those that experience this loss.

With that said, we must support all legislative efforts that reduce the number of abortions.   Please pray for Lord Steel.  He is clearly having some second thoughts as the natural consequences of abortion unfold in his country.  May he discover the source of a wisdom that has its foundation not in the passing fads of political ideology, but in a foundation that draws from the Wisdom of God.  May Lord Steel come to repent of his role in unleashing the scourge of abortion upon his land.

Lasting Wisdom (1Corintians 2, 6-10)

When I came to you, brothers, proclaiming the mystery of God, I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.  For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. I came to you in weakness* and fear and much trembling, and my message and my proclamation were not with persuasive (words of) wisdom,* but with a demonstration of spirit and power,so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

Yet we do speak a wisdom to those who are mature, but not a wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age who are passing away.  Rather, we speak God’s wisdom,* mysterious, hidden, which God predetermined before the ages for our glory, and which none of the rulers of this age* knew; for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  But as it is written:

“What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard,

and what has not entered the human heart,

what God has prepared for those who love him,”

this God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.

 

Growing Network to Help Hurting Fathers

February 13th, 2014

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From Brad Mattes CEO of Life Issues Institute.  This is an important article for anyone involved with PRC’s and other pro life outreach:

Catherine Coyle, RN, PhD and Vincent Rue, PhD, have developed a set of guidelines and suggestions for pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) to incorporate or enhance assisting men while helping women as it relates to pregnancy, parenting, relationships and abortion. 

Read the rest here.