This letter is in response to the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier (Letters, "Family planning very important to parents, children," Nov. 17), who wears the title of being a former president of Planned Parenthood as a badge of honor.
Telling us about several women who died during their pregnancy is sad, but failing to acknowledge that women have died during an abortion in a legal abortion clinic is failing to tell the whole truth.
God clearly tells us how He feels about abortion in the following scriptures in His word (Psalm 106: 37-38). He states that He hates child sacrifice and the shedding of innocent blood. (Exodus 1: 15-22) The King of Egypt ordered the Hebrew midwives to kill the baby boys as they were born. God tells us that the midwives did not obey the King because they feared and honored Him and for that He blessed them for their faithfulness to Him.
The issue of family planning is really not about contraceptives because they have always been available at Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics without a prescription from a doctor. The foolishness of the statement about what a woman does is between her and her doctor when the fact is few women go to a doctor before they go to an abortion clinic. The truth is abortion providers want everyone to have to pay for abortions, their largest money maker.
Women are lead to believe having an abortion will be the perfect answer to their situation, and it is never mentioned how many women find out that was not the perfect answer because now they live with guilt and regret daily.
I have encouraged women who are pregnant to visit a pregnancy center and not an abortion clinic. I want women who have had an abortion and are living with guilt and regret to also visit a pregnancy center. People there will walk you through a healing, Jesus loves you and will be there for you.