Four years prior to starting my work at the Human Coalition – Grapevine Women’s Care Clinic, I experienced horrific recurring dreams in which babies were abandoned and ignored. People were stepping over them as if they weren’t even there. Every time I picked up a baby, I woke up with tears streaming down my face. For months, I pursued the mystery of these dreams, desperate to hear God’s voice.
At the time, my husband and I led a church in Fort Worth. We’d walked with many families afflicted by abortion during our time in ministry, but we didn’t publically talk about the church’s role in ending abortion.
The dreams kept coming. In the last dream, I picked up a baby again and cried out to God, “Please tell me what You want me to do, and I’ll surely obey!” I made a decision that day to stop trying to figure it out. In time, I knew He would show me what to do.
When I joined Human Coalition in 2014, the first months were unforgettable. There was so much I didn’t know about how abortion affects our culture. Even now, I still learn something new every day. The U.S. government reports heart disease as the leading cause of death in America, killing about 600,000 people each year. But in truth, abortion is the leading cause of death, destroying the lives of almost twice as many. Over 60 million children have perished since 1973 when Roe v. Wade changed the course of history. Each year, we lose nearly 1 million lives. Every day, almost 3,000 children die from abortion.
As I have come to understand the complexities of abortion, I have discovered how challenging it is for pastors to talk about it from the pulpit. The problems are multifaceted. Some pastors are bold and courageous, shamelessly speaking up for the voiceless preborn child. Others fear the consequences of how addressing abortion will affect their congregants who’ve experienced it, or those who simply find it too hard to talk about. Now that I am more educated, I am determined to speak up for women and families who are being exploited and lied to.Abortion is not primarily a political issue; instead, it is a symptom of a spiritual condition Click To Tweet
Abortion is not primarily a political issue; instead, it is a symptom of a spiritual condition by which we exclude the rights granted to human beings by their Creator. In our culture, we talk a lot about women’s choice. But what about the rights of preborn children? Do they have a choice or a voice? I learned how to defend preborn children based on Scott Klusendorf’s S.L.E.D. Test: Size, Level of development, Environment, and Degree of dependency. This approach exposes the abortion for what it is: unjust discrimination. Preborn children are created in the image of God, but they are the most discriminated people group in our nation.
Brian Fisher, Co-Founder and President of Human Coalition, gave up his life in the business world. And, along with his friend, he decided to test an idea that first blossomed into a concept, then a strategy, and then a plan. That plan grew into Human Coalition, one of the largest and most effective pro-life organizations in the country today, with over 100 employees and hundreds of volunteers. Every team member has a personal story of why they are committed to rescuing children. Human Coalition uses a business-oriented, technology-driven approach to impact hurting communities with grace, compassion, and tangible help. Since 2012, this strategy has effectively rescued more than 7,000 children from the grips of abortion.
We see the fruits of Brian’s vision every day. At our women’s care clinic, our Care Coordinators minister to women who’ve been exploited, abused, rejected, and need to know they are not alone. We help them see their inherent value, as well as the value and purpose of the child living inside of them. Every time we receive news of another mom who’s chosen life for her child, it makes all of the hard work worth it!
Abortion touches us all. It affects the entire family, community, and nation. For every baby killed by abortion, there are countless others affected – mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and so on. I’ve met women who had an abortion 15, 20, even 30 years ago who are still dealing with the pain and shame.
Some of these women believed abortion was the ultimate sin, never to be forgiven! How heartbreaking. Because of Christ’s death on our behalf, redemption is available to all. Romans 3:23 states: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Whether or not a woman understands the gravity of abortion at the time, the cross removes the stain of all her sin. When Christ died on the cross, He said, “It is finished,” which means “paid in full” (John 19:30). This is the Good News!
There are truly compassionate pro-life people who desire to bring hope and healing to post-abortive women. Human Coalition offers many resources to families, including a community where they can share their struggles and carry one another’s burdens. Whether or not a woman chooses life does not discount her from care in the Human Coalition mind-set. We care for all women, and we are working diligently with people all over the United States to lead abortion recovery classes in their churches and homes. As the body of Christ comes together to carry all women and families, hope is spreading across this great nation that abortion will end.
Preborn children are the most voiceless and helpless among us. We must speak up for them and be their voice. As Proverbs 31:8-9 says:
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. (NLT)
Since the Women’s Care Clinic in DFW became a part of the Human Coalition family, 10 times more children are being rescued from abortion. Our strategy works!
I have the incredible honor of helping raise funds and working alongside the churches in our area for our Women’s Care Clinic. There is a vast difference between those who think of us as just another “charity,” and supporters who believe abortion will become unavailable and unthinkable in our lifetime. What we do at Human Coalition far surpasses charity. We are a coalition working to rescue and serve fellow humans, because all humans are created equal. Justice demands that we step up when other humans are being oppressed and killed. Our work will be complete the day abortion is seen as an unthinkable act of oppression against human beings. As the church, we must stop cowering. We must be bold, fearless, and courageous.
Recently, I met a businessman who uses his team’s resources to serve families at Human Coalition. He contributes financially, and he gets his employees involved by keeping them on the clock while they visit and pray at our clinic. He sees the urgency and makes it a priority. He believes he must do something every day to help children who may lose their lives to abortion.
If you are a Christian, use your voice to defend LIFE. What better time than now? In a world filled with hatred, racism, and confusion, our voice may be the only pro-life voice people hear. If you are a pastor, speak the truth boldly and compassionately. You have the greatest opportunity to see the broken healed. We must no longer remain silent. We can walk with families through their crises and do simple things like throw a baby shower or become a monthly supporter. We can all do something.When we all use the resources God has given us, we can change culture and impact families. Click To Tweet
When we all use the resources God has given us, we can change culture, impact families, and see the impossible become possible.
It’s more than charity. It’s about becoming the hands and feet of Christ to end the most devastating genocide in history.