Mother Theresa on Abortion~ My Five

Friday January 27th  is the Right to Life March 2017 in Washington D.C. The theme is The Power of One. I’m one blogger who wants to bring attention to the march. I’m sharing this quote from Mother Theresa and four more thoughts.

  1. “But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child – murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even his life to love us. So the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love – that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts. By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion. ”
    ~ Mother Theresa

2. Today as a woman I cannot stay silent on this issue. I agree wholeheartedly with Mother Theresa! My choice is to speak up now and stop sticking my head in the sand on this issue.

3. I have heard from dear women who were lied to about the need to abort their babies and have suffered deeply because of it.

4. This act is not a good choice for women. For many it’s a hard choice, very hard, but it’s not a good choice. It will not bring peace to the situation. It will haunt you forever. Give your dear baby up for adoption over abortion. This choice will go well for you.

5. Dear one, If you have already aborted a baby in your past please know that God loves you and offers forgiveness and peace to you, too. This peace comes through what Jesus did for us on the cross. He died for all our failings and poor judgement and offers peace with God through forgiveness of our sins. Choose this life with God through his dear son Jesus Christ and enjoy his peace and love and joy.

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So thankful that these and many more were not aborted but were allowed to be born and thrive albeit with struggles and challenges along the way.

Linking up for Five on Friday with Amy at Love Made My Home and Friday’s Fave Five with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

21 thoughts on “Mother Theresa on Abortion~ My Five

  1. Children are indeed gifts, but so often, women in underdeveloped countries struggle to provide food, shelter and clothing for their children. We, who are so blessed, must help women who are unable to provide for their families, and who are, so often, the victims of injustice in many forms. I believe life is sacred, but that goes far beyond the womb.

  2. Very thoughtful post, Ellen. I also believe in Providential Reversal…what the devil meant for evil (in the case of rape and incest), God can turn to good. Ethel Waters’ story and how God used her and gave her mother the strength to give her life and raise her and how dear they were to each other is such a powerful one. Rambling now… Choose life, trust God… Many of us have done that without regret.

  3. Interesting but I don’t agree. I don’t think it’s ever an easy decision but there are lots of reasons why women choose this option.I don’t think it should be made illegal. Numbers have been going down and by giving women other choices – good, informed healthcare including free birth control – will insure the numbers keep going down.

    I was encouraged by the marches. They gave me hope when I’ve felt pretty discouraged the last few weeks.

  4. Had not heard of Mother Teresa’s statement on abortion and was thankful to read her thoughts in your post. I feel compassion for girls who are convinced by others that abortion takes care of everything. No one can know what sorrow and regret will come for the years that follow that act. I once was faced with a pregnancy that was unbearable, but then when I explored abortion that had just been legalized, I realized I would never heal from the loss of my baby no matter how bad the situation with my husband was. That precious child is 36 now and I wouldn’t have missed one moment with her, or her two wonderful children. I hope God shows women today that each life is a miracle and there is a reason for everything. Thank you for being brave enough to share this post. Blessings to you.

  5. i worked in ministry for 5 years part time at a crisis pregnancy center. most of the women we saw coming through lur doors WANTED to keep their babies but lacked resources, skills, confidence, etc.Many were from abusive situations. i am definitely pro life but i also firmly believe that SO many young girls……especially ones in inner city and rural settings, need access to good, affordable health care, birth control and parenting classes. Many men and women took the parenting class i taught but they really coukd have used the birth control options. ( we were not a medical facility so could not provide birth control). as for rape and incest…..i think there are so many different situations…i know that if one of my two daughters was raped, i would not hesitate to get her to the pharmacist for the morning after pill before a pregnancy could occur. but again, every situation is sooo different!!

  6. I’m in total agreement with you, I will never understand how someone can worry about the plight of baby seals, endangered animals, caged chickens and yet think that aborting a child is ok.

  7. Thank you for writing this post, Ellen. I agree with you wholeheartedly but I also know that the options are not always black or white and above all we need to show love and compassion to these women. .I realize too that it takes courage to put your beliefs out there for all to read. God Bless!

  8. This was a brave and respectful post and stance on the subject. I agree and I also think that we as a people need to start loving a whole lot more in action and giving of our time and resources to help those who are faced with what they feel might be an impossible situation for themselves. Thanks for this post.

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