WILL YOU CHOOSE TO SAVE ME?
By: Gary L. Rodgers
Today was a sad day for me and approximately four thousand of my friends. It hurt us all to know that we were not given a voice. I listened with excitement when the doctor mentioned RU-486 to my mother. You see God gave me understanding just as He gave John the Baptist understanding when he was still a baby resting in the comfort of his mother’s tummy and he heard the great news about Jesus. He was so happy that he leaped for joy. (Luke 1:44) When I heard RU – 486 I thought about all the numbers that God put into His Bible and what this combination of numbers must have meant. When I heard this mentioned I was so excited because I thought that the Doctor was asking my mother a question when he said RU. You see the numbers tell a story that had me excited enough to say that the numbers are about me mommy, it’s about you and me!!!!
The number four is typically used in the Bible to represent CREATION; and I thought to myself that is what I am a new creation for my Mommy and Daddy. The number eight is typically used to represent NEW BIRTH and I thought about all of the love that I would show my Mommy as soon as I was born. In my inner most thoughts and dreams I could feel her nose against mine as we looked into each other’s eyes as we felt a special bond with one another.
I tried to show her that I loved her while I was in her tummy but I knew that as soon as I was born a whole new experience would evolve for me and my Mommy and Daddy. I would be just like them as a human and that is what the number six means in the Bible: HUMAN. You see Mommy and Daddy we were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) and we were made as humans to protect and care for one another and that is where love begins. As soon as I was conceived I knew that you would love me and I would love you even more than I do now. God knows us before we are formed. (Jeremiah 1:5 and Isaiah 44:24)
Two weeks ago Mommy and her friends saved some puppies that were about to be destroyed and I am so proud of how hard she fought and argued for their right to live. That’s my mom she is a real hero…. Everyone should have a great Mommy like mine! I can’t wait to grow up to be like her!
Mommy something is wrong and I am desperate for your help! I’m having a very hard time breathing and the fluids in my body are drying up. Why am I so hungry? Aren’t you eating enough to feed us both Mommy? Mommy this is starting to hurt me! Please Mommy I need your help! Why aren’t you helping me? Did the doctor give you the wrong medicine? Why am I starting to be born when I am so weak and the time for me to be born is not now? I was strong but for some reason the 486 is becoming less meaningful to me than before. Why don’t I feel the love anymore? Why are you crying Mommy? Mommy I can’t hold on any longer please do something to save me; I love you! Mommy will you choose to save me just like the puppies?
RU-486 is a drug that produces an abortion. It is taken after the mother misses her period. It can be used up to the second month of pregnancy. It works by blocking progesterone, a crucial hormone during pregnancy. Without progesterone, the uterine lining does not provide food, fluid and oxygen to the tiny developing baby. The baby cannot survive. A second drug is then given that stimulates the uterus to contract and the baby is expelled.
Women who abort with the drug RU-486 experience nausea, severe cramping, vomiting and bleeding. But the resulting emotional distress may have even more impact. Rather than being “over with” in a few minutes (as in a surgical abortion) this abortion could last for over a week. Then, when the woman finally does abort, she will expel a tiny dead human being – her baby.