Have you seen it? The disturbing trending hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion is being used by women to tell the world about their uplifting and life-fulfilling abortion experiences. But I’m not buying it.

shoutingJoseph Goebbels, who was Hitler’s Minster of Propaganda, wrote in 1941, “The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.” He is also often credited (though nowhere that I can find, formally authenticated) with having said the more famous, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” I think this is exactly where we find ourselves. Hey Planned Parenthood, you’ve planted yourself squarely within the threshold of “ridiculous.” When you say you are “for women’s’ healthcare,” it is really hard to take you seriously anymore.

There once was a time when you could loudly proclaim that a fetus is “just a clump of cells” and perhaps fewer would have felt confident to stand against that line of thinking. With where technology has come in the past 50 years, there’s really no denying that the fetus is a tiny human rather than a formless blob of cells. And even before the baby is easily recognizable as a baby, he or she has a heartbeat. At 18 days after conception, a small enough period time that many women won’t even yet know they are pregnant, that tiny heart starts beating! If you were really “for women’s healthcare,” the very least you could do is REQUIRE them to have an ultrasound before making the life-altering, and life-ending, decision of aborting. (Some states do require this, which is good but not at all equal to abolishing abortion all together, so I applaud you but only with a slow clap.)

Why are we shouting anyway? Why #ShoutYourAbortion? I know my 6-year-old shouts when he doesn’t want to hear what I have to say. Is that what is happening here? The horrible, evil, inexcusable, truth behind the abortion industry has been made visible to all. The veil has now been lifted. Is the shouting an effort to drown out the truth? Or, is the shouting a failed attempt to quiet the constant internal gnawing grief of silence – baby cries never to be heard?

An estimated 11 million people were murdered during the holocaust; 1.1 million of those were children. We come close to murdering that many children through abortion EVERY SINGLE YEAR! And in fact, exceeded it recently in 2008 (1.21M), 2002 (1.29M), and coming close in 2011 (1.06M).* Abortion is our modern-day holocaust, no doubt. And Planned Parenthood is our Hitler.

In the garden of Eden, the enemy convinced Eve she could be like God by simply eating a piece of fruit. We mock her for being so naïve. But are we really doing any better? Every day, women walk into Planned Parenthood facilities having been deceived by the enemy that they can be like God – that they have the authority to end a life. The difference between us and God, of course, being that God can and does redeem lives, even in death. We have no redemption to offer to others – even our children (born and unborn); but we can, at the very least, let them live, for crying out loud!

I don’t believe for a second that anyone can choose to end a life and not be profoundly effected by it. If you have chosen abortion in the past, you can #ShoutYourLies all you want, but please know there is love and forgiveness and healing from your hidden pain at the feet of Jesus – which happens to be exactly where your baby is!

America, if we are not disgusted and infuriated by the damage that has been done and the millions of murders performed at the hands of Planned Parenthood, then good riddance – we don’t deserve the breath to beg for mercy from God.

John 8:44

And Planned Parenthood, you can continue to #ShoutYourLies all you want. It just further proves you are a product of the father of lies. By all means, #ShoutYourLies; it just makes you look more ridiculous. Your credibility is lost. Game over. Over 57 million babies have been murdered on your watch and because of your lies. This ends now.

Dear Planned Parenthood: you can go to hell.

*According to Guttmacher Institute and the Centers for Disease Control (www.abort73.com)



Author: Shannon Erickson

I am a wife, mother, and Christ-follower who desires to see everyone telling the stories God has written into their lives, for the His glory and the benefit of others. I also run on sarcasm, coffee, and a whole ton of grace! Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope you'll stick around!

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