Years ago, a friend – we’ll call him "Mike" – received a phone call from an old girlfriend – we’ll call her "Kate" – who asked him to accompany her to the abortion clinic. She was in a bad way, fearing the worst from the life that was growing inside her womb. She was single, and otherwise responsible, but somehow her birth control had failed her. Now she found herself with child. She had a job, friends, a whole life ahead of her to think about, and a baby being thrust into that mix was inconceivable to her.
And yet, here it was. The test strip, the last of five identical ones, proved without a doubt that a baby was taking shape inside her. So she did the only logical, sensible thing that our culture forces down our throats – she scheduled an abortion.
But as the day approached, she was filled with trepidation. Contrary to common knowledge, abortions are surgery, and deadly serious. Kate knew enough to be daunted by the prospect, so she reached out to a friend she trusted not to “judge” her harshly.
Kate called Mike, “Please come with me to the abortion clinic and hold my hand.”
How could Mike refuse? The culture instructed him that he was just a man, with absolutely no say in decisions of which lives are worthy, and which might be discarded like yesterday’s pasta dinner, especially because he wasn’t the father. But even the father is effectively and tragically cut out of the conversation, typically because “my body, my choice” is the lie our culture has purchased.
Mike took a deep breath, “Can we talk? I mean, honestly talk, for a moment?”
Kate responded in the affirmative, anxious for guidance, but also keen to have Mike’s encouragement.
“Kate, you are asking me to support you, and you know I do, as a friend, but I’ll be honest with you, too, which I’m sure you want as well, right?” Mike asked.
“Of course!” Kate answered quickly. She was nervous. She hadn’t anticipated a whole conversation about it. She expected him to just acquiesce and tag along. There, there. It’s all gonna be fine, Kate… .
But this was not to be, because Mike had a conscience, and an opinion, and he was also armed with the truth.
Mike continued, quietly and with conviction, “This child inside your womb is the greatest love story of your life, Kate. Killing it will not solve your problem; it will create an even bigger one. I understand you feel a great burden. Bringing a life into the world can be just that, but in removing that life from your body, you will be destroying an opportunity to know love like you have never imagined. So, I beg you not to do this thing. Change your point of view, instead, and see this as the greatest of love stories, one that will be yours for the rest of your life.”
Kate was crying. She thanked Mike and told him she would think about it.
Kate decided on not having the abortion, but did, in fact, have the most beautiful love story with a son who is now grown, married and a father to Kate’s grandchildren as well.
It is said that nothing good can come from a lie.
Secular humanists have made the word abortion sound like a woman's right, synonymous with health care, female empowerment, standing for women’s issues, a choice, a solution; anything but the truth.
The truth is, however, abortion is the termination of life. It is just a euphemism for murder because the only reason to get an abortion is to avoid the potential of birth – a human birth.
We dress it up with “my body, my choice,” but it is still a life inside of a woman’s womb, and that life is still extinguished by the brutal procedure of abortion.
In some cases, disturbing the nest of a sea turtle and stealing its eggs is a crime punishable by years in prison and tremendous fines, but we have an entire industry in this nation devoted to the murder of unborn human beings. This is the new civil rights cause for our country. Barely a century after our grave and costly war against slavery, against depriving some human beings of their dignity and based solely on their skin color, we codified into law the right of the citizen to kill her progeny, based solely on its size and location, while unwittingly depriving herself of love that is pure and enduring.
This is the definition of evil, pure and simple.
Sam Sorbo is the host of The Sam Sorbo Show and the co-writer and producer of “Let There Be Light” (in theaters October 27th, 2017). She is a home schooling advocate and the author of two books: "They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate" and “Teach from Love.”
Kevin Sorbo is an actor/director/producer and author who is best known for his worldwide hit TV shows, "Hercule: The Legendary Journey’s" and "Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda". His movies, "God’s Not Dead," "What If," and "Let There Be Light" are among the over 50 movies he has starred in. His book, “True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal—and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life,” chronicles his recovery from three strokes. He is also Spokesperson for the number one after school program, A World Fit For Kids.