She exposed lack of support driving abortion

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Cradle My Heart Today | Frederica’s story 10-2-17

“No woman wants an abortion like she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion like an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.” Watch now:

Frederica Mathewes Green says her memorable quote was first circulated in the 1980’s by those advancing abortion as a woman’s right.

While she is most certainly not in favor of advancing abortion, Frederica says women who choose abortion lack critical social support.

She says. “Women most often choose abortion to protect some other important relationship, and most would prefer to not have chosen it at all.”

Today Frederica still advocates for finding common ground as the way out of the abortion wars, and into shared solutions to save women from a choice no one should ever have to make.

If we truly value the lives of children in the womb, we must provide the women who carry them the support they both want and deserve when facing so much uncertainty. Thousands and thousands of local pregnancy centers do just that, and without a fee.

But the service is not without cost. It’s made possible by generous Christians living out Jesus’ command to love one another.

Pregnancy centers deserve our support as they carry out the difficult and rewarding work of helping facilitate life-affirming decisions at one of the most difficult moments a young woman may ever face.

Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment—to love one another—is the same message you heard before. 1 John 2:7

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