This is adapted from “The Beginning of the End of Abortion: 40 Inspiring Stories of God Changing Hearts and Saving Lives” by Shawn Carney. The book will be released Sept. 12.
I couldn’t sleep. The woman’s words kept eating at me.
I had just spoken at a banquet for a pregnancy center, and the atmosphere afterward had been cheerful. But when I asked one of the center’s employees why she got involved in the pro-life movement, her mood quickly grew somber.
She explained that she had worked at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility near a major city. At the time, she justified her job because it was restricted to bookkeeping and other business tasks that were separate (she thought) from what went on in the rooms next door where the abortions were done.
“But one day,” she said, “that all changed in an instant while I was sitting at my desk opening the mail.” Her expression became more and more troubled as she continued. “I opened an invoice from the local morgue. It was for $350.”
When she scanned the invoice, the reality of abortion hit her. “The service listed in bold, capital letters pierced my heart: CREMATION SERVICE FOR 150 POUNDS OF MEDICAL WASTE.”
She looked me in the eye and said, “Shawn, I asked myself a question as I stared at that invoice, and the answer was what first got me involved in the pro-life movement.”
“The question that pierced my heart was, ‘How many babies have to be aborted to add up to 150 pounds of ‘medical waste’?”
I didn’t know the answer and neither did she.
She told me how that question triggered her resigning from the abortion industry. She began working for a local pregnancy center to help women in need welcome babies into the world. She went all in to help preserve life.
I often think of that woman when I hear a Planned Parenthood advertisement or see its well-designed promotional materials. They are produced by big advertising and marketing firms, so they look and sound professional and positive.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post, Shawn Carney