As a talk radio host, I’ve received many calls from listeners in pain, but none so poignant as the calls from mothers who aborted their babies in years past. In some cases, the women break down weeping as they talk about aborting their baby several decades ago. In one case, it was a troubled father who called the show, also breaking down in tears as he described how he talked his girlfriend into aborting their child many years back. All the “shout your abortion” campaigns cannot undo the agony of abortion, nor can Planned Parenthood’s light-hearted, Ooti the Uterus, emoji campaign.
Recently, I received a call that was unique in its perspective and pain. It was from a young Christian woman who, in a time of financial need as a single mother, took a job at Planned Parenthood. (She called in anonymously.) She wondered if she was doing the right thing, since she wasn’t directly involved in performing abortions. But she was struggling deep down, also asking me if God could forgive her for what she was doing.
After I assured her that God would absolutely forgive her but that she needed to leave her job – it was a Friday afternoon that she called, and I urged her never to go back – she then opened her heart wide, beginning to sob on the phone. (Click here to listen to the call.)
She said, “But there is a room in the back that is called a POC room — Products of Conception. It’s where things are processed. They refer to it as either tissue or fetus but I saw it for the first time. It’s a baby. It’s not tissue. It’s really bad. It is. It’s a baby: there’s legs, there’s arms and there is eyes. It’s a baby.”
Yes, it’s a baby – actually, many babies – ripped apart into little pieces, tiny children who were intricately formed by God but have been torn up by people for profit and convenience. It really is a horror.
Off the air, I received this woman’s contact information and passed it on to some pro-life co-workers. Telling her story in more depth to one of those workers, she said, weeping, “It’s murder. I saw an ultrasound during the abortion…and the baby was trying to escape…to get away…but he couldn’t…”
No wonder she was in such spiritual…