My best half and myself have just recently watched the film called, “UNPLANNED: What She Saw Changed Everything”.
This movie, which was made in Texas, was banned from Canada (what else is new?) but somehow it got across, and what do you know, some of the first theatre owners to present it here were sent death threats courtesy of Planned Parenthood. But these courageous folks went ahead with the showing anyhow, and now there’s no stopping it, as public libraries have it in their possession. Which is precisely how it came into our house.
“UNPLANNED…” was a very well done movie which tells the true story of a woman who naïvely joins up with Planned Parenthood (PP) in her college days, and who eventually ended up being the youngest director of a PP clinic in Texas. It’s a compassionate story, a very sad one, and one of redemption and forgiveness. It presents the ugly picture of the abortion industry and the devastating effects it has on those who choose that route, not only women, but men. I would recommend it for anyone 12 and over, with parental guidance.
But here is where I want to present my readers with another true story, of amazing courage and determination, self-sacrifice and love of life. This was told to me by a dear Chinese friend of mine: it is her story.
In 1980, or shortly there-before, the Chinese government had declared the “one child” law. Anyone caught pregnant with a second, or heaven forbid, a third child, would be forced to have an abortion.
My friend’s mother had become pregnant with her third child (my friend) shortly after this law came into effect. She loved her unborn child so much that she didn’t wait around for the government spies to find out she was pregnant with child #3. She decided to hide here and there in different relatives’ homes until the child was born. Thankfully, her relatives also supported her desire to keep her baby, instead of reporting her. But that was in the early days of this cruel and inhumane law…before the masses had gotten on board with it.
For nine months this courageous woman hid from the government and its stream of spies, going from home to home a few weeks here and a couple weeks there, until her baby (my good friend) was born. Of course, after the birth the government couldn’t do anything but penalize the parents financially, but the baby’s life was safe.
This woman ought to be blessed for her courage, and love for her unborn child. She valued her baby’s life much more than her own safety and comfort. She sacrificed her own convenience, and her desire to be with her husband and other children, to hide for the sake of her unborn child, rather than have it ripped away in a cruel, heartless act of violence. She and her husband were also willing to suffer the loss of perhaps her job, or take a serious pay cut in his, for the treasonous act of having had – gasp! – a third child.
What a special treasure an unborn baby is! There is nothing in this world as beautiful as birth; or like the scent and softness of a newborn baby! Life is so precious!
And for any of my readers who may be considering an abortion…you are here because your own parents valued your life over their own convenience.
PASS IT ON!!