People are in a constant struggle of desiring forgiveness; for themselves, for others, and questioning if another’s actions against themselves can be forgiven. The Bible tells us to forgive and to love each other as Christ loved us.
“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13
Forgiveness can be a continual craving for women who have had abortions, as the child they aborted is not the only victim to their decisions. In the United States, 1.21 million abortions are performed annually.
3,315 each day.
19 out of every 1000 women will have an abortion. Today.
In the time it takes you to watch this video, two women will have had abortions.
(More facts on abortion can be found here.)
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:13-16
We know that abortion exists, yet we rarely hear the stories of the women and girls who go through an abortion. As with many issues facing women, we try to keep it a secret. Becoming pregnant when it’s not on our terms is shameful to a woman, especially when it is due to rape, incest or other non-consensual sexual relations. We live in a society where the pro-life and pro-choice advocates are sharply divided, and where you never hear of a woman being congratulated or encouraged for having an abortion. More often than not, you hear of people judging her for being irresponsible, or for questioning how she could do such a thing.
GOD forgives us.
GOD loves us.
The movie October Baby tells the story of a girl who survived an attempted abortion. She meets her birth mother played by Shari Rigby.
When Shari accepted her role in the movie, she had no idea how art would imitate life in a personal and profound way.
Shari shares her Ransom Note with us.
October Baby will be in theaters on Friday, March 23rd. Click here to find a theater near you. And make sure to watch the trailer!