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My friend, Pat Layton, was in town earlier this week to speak at a nearby church. It was a great excuse for me to get to see her, but it was also a great opportunity for me to hear another big name in the pro-life community, as she was sharing the podium with Carol Everett. Carol is the author of the book, Blood Money, and head of the Heidi Group, which offers full prenatal care in the inner city, only to women with no money or health insurance, or those waiting on their Medicaid. She is also a former abortion provider, at one time considered to be at the top of her field.
When she began her talk, she started with an apology and plea for forgiveness to those in the room for whose abortions she might have been responsible, as she ran a large abortion clinic in the area for many years. It was with great humility and visible brokenness that she did this, as Carol Everett is, today, a saved and redeemed woman. She goes all over the country – world – to speak out on behalf of the pro-life movement, exposing the lies and tactics that are widely used to persuade women toward abortion, and to promote healing to those who have made that choice. After sharing her startling testimony, she said that abortion had to be stopped – not just a change in legislation, but stopped all together.
How marvelous it would be if God stopped abortion…how much more marvelous if He transformed the lives of those in the industry in the process.
He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free.
1 Timothy 2:4 MSG (emphasis mine)
There is a movie of the same name (that I blogged about a few weeks ago) being made from Ms. Everett’s book, “Blood Money.” To preview a trailer featuring the author, go here.
Praying…thank you for all you do.
Wow!! I can only imagine how moving her testimony was!! Isn't the love and forgiveness of God an amazing thing? He stands so ready to forgive us of all sorts of sin–if only we will confess and turn.
Praise you, Jesus!!
Thank you so much for making us aware and reminding us to pray.
Praying always for this topic. I am thankful that so many are active in pro-life causes and I will be more faithful to pray on a regular basis.
Melinda,that video was gut wrenching. What a testimony of God's amazing grace and forgiveness!! I will be praying with the prayer team in the morning.
Love and Blessings!!
Thanks for giving us yet another way to be in prayer…
still praying in Oregon
Amen! Let it be, Lord. Let the hearts of those who promote abortion be redeemed, changed, saved for eternity!
Still praying with you,
WOW. She is an amazing testimony!!! Praying with all of you.
Love you and miss seeing your face every week!!!!