Pro-life commentary on this week’s news

Kim Ketola commentary on life issues in the news on Dr. Bill Maier Live August 4

KIm Ketola

Kim Ketola

Catch my take on the news Thursday mornings at 6:30 CT on Faith Radio with Dr. Bill Maier Live:

  • Bachelor alum Michelle Money on placing her son child for adoption when she was 15
  • Woman abandoned as a baby in London finds her rescuer 22 years later
  • Planned Parenthood’s virtual reality of abortion clinic visit a far cry from the actual reality
  • Live Action’s animated depiction of actual abortion procedure causes quick reversal in pro-choice students

Here’s the audio from today’s segment:

Us Magazine reports the sweet story of Michelle Money (hattip Live Action). Her story shows that teen pregnancy need not end in abortion; adoption is an option everyone can live with.

And the UK’s phonebox baby inspires hope in the most desperate circumstances. A newborn was abandoned in a phone booth by her mom who called the authorities to say she was in an abusive relationship. Twenty-two years later she found the man who rescued her and they had a joyous and tearful reunion last week.

Across the Line is a new piece of Planned Parenthood propaganda on the political issue of abortion access. Viewers journey with a patient to learn “what they experience as they try to access reproductive health care.” The ironic warning of disturbing content as the video opens, is not due to a depiction of the actual violence of the abortion procedure, but rather angry, unhinged protesters. The audio of actual protesters screaming verbal assault is unacceptable and does not represent the non-violence of the pro-life movement. But not content to blame all Christians for harassment and hate, perhaps the worst aspect of this propaganda is the screen slide at the end of Across the Line dedicating the film “to those who lost their lives in Colorado Springs, CO on November 27, 2017.” The actual reality in the Colorado Springs case is that in May of this year, the shooter Robert Louis Dear was declared mentally incompetent to withstand a criminal prosecution. To my knowledge, Planned Parenthood has not publicly commented on the ruling; yet they openly suggest the angry “Christians” depicted in their film are responsible for Dear’s tragic and deranged actions. Apparently trying him, and Christians, and the pro-life movement in the press will have to do.

In contrast, Live Action’s animated video depicts an abortion procedure with commentary by Dr. Anthony Levatino, a physician who left his late-term abortion practice after the accidental death of his own child. This film has over 4 million views and is used on college campuses. Students who identified as pro-choice prior to viewing changed their minds immediately to protesting what happens to the child destroyed in the abortion.

The big takeaway: John 1:1-14 demonstrates that  adoption is God’s Plan A not just for orphans, but for all of us. It’s the only way to join his forever family. And even if you are heartbroken and angry about abortion, Romans 2 says clearly that to judge and condemn a woman on her way to abortion is to condemn yourself. And it says God’s kindness leads to repentance. If someone else choosing abortion makes you angry and sad, turn to Jesus. Trust, weep, and pray.Then choose appropriate action through the pregnancy help movement or other caring pro-life outlets. And if you’ve been hurt by abortion, turn to Jesus. Trust, weep, and pray. Then repent and be restored. Please reach out today for your resources for help and healing.

Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion provides affirmation and hope after abortion from the Scriptures. Here are more resources for help and healing. If you are pregnant and need free, confidential help call 1-800-712-HELP. If you’ve had an abortion and need immediate help call 1-866-482-LIFE. Join us on Cradle My Heart Radio. Call 1-800-811-3003 LIVE from 9:30-10 pm ET Sundays on Faith Radio or voicemail 24/7. Ask a question at kim @ kimketola. For a list of radio stations or for live streaming, go here. Podcast on iTunes and archived here.

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