“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
The ministry of A Woman’s Choice faces a constant, daily battle with the evil one. We are in a FIGHT FOR LIFE! Women who are vulnerable to abortion are literally wrestling with a decision between life and death, and there is an enemy who will do whatever he can to keep her on a track that leads to death. But thank God that because of your support, we are able to share with her a message of life!
We are on the front lines of this fight for life every day, and that conflict comes in many different forms. Not only do we face the battle that is waged with each individual woman and man we serve, but there are other fights that go on in this battle for life. Ministries like ours all over this country are engaged in a fight for the minds and hearts of our culture and in a battle against the lies perpetuated against us.
Take for example this excerpt from a recent report entitled, “CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS LIE: THE INSIDIOUS THREAT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM,” published by NARAL, the National Abortion Rights Action League, about pregnancy centers like A Woman’s Choice:
“The American anti-choice movement has built thousands of outposts across the country with the sole purpose of preventing women from accessing abortion (through lies and coercion,) and they’re hiding in plain sight. They’re called crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), and behind the doors of what are designed to look like full-service health clinics, ideologically motivated staff members deceive and manipulate women with dangerous misinformation. They consider themselves the foot soldiers of the anti-choice movement.”
Yes, we are foot soldiers fighting in a war. However, we are not anti-choice; we do not lie and coerce; we do not deceive and manipulate; and we are not a false health clinic. We offer women information, medical care and support. We help them make informed decisions about their pregnancies. We let them know that they are not alone. And we let them know that there are other options out there for them.
Yet, you can see what we are up against in how we are perceived by those who are against us. It is a serious battle. We also see that battle when we look at the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and their profit earning business of providing over 300,000 abortions every year. We are in a fight to reach those women who are going to Planned Parenthood before they get there, so that they may have an opportunity to choose life.
The battle is hard and the stakes are high, but be encouraged from this scripture verse, “They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 1:19) We are not in this fight alone! Thank you so much for standing with us, and for Him, in this fight for life!