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Save and Protect the Unborn: Pregnancy Choices

Abortion is a highly sensitive topic that can vary greatly depending on one’s religious, moral, and personal beliefs, especially amid pregnancy challenges. We respect all other viewpoints, and as we said, we align ourselves with belief in Christ: Sanctity of Life, Love and Compassion, Supporting Mothers/Family.

Life Begins at Conception

Life is divine; it begins at conception, and the unborn child is a creation of God with inherent dignity and value. Essentially, life cannot be artificial or replaced by any technology. Advanced technology can only imitate humans because a technologically built man can never have feelings/emotions, love, compassion, critical decision-making, human dignity, or social connections. Christ-like humans need to be critically involved in being responsible stewards of technology. They can advocate for ethical AI development and use so that love, compassion, and moral conduct can guide AI and other technologies. Because systems like AI follow algorithms. Also, Christians should be mindful of using AI responsibly (This topic will be covered later).

Protecting the Unborn

Protecting the unborn aligns with honouring God’s creation and essence: love. No human has the authority to take another human’s life. The owner of all life is God, who created humans and everything around them. Every life counts, regardless of its duration, as its purpose is given by its maker and has its manual. Once a life is destroyed, it cannot be replaced. While animals are intelligent and capable of some amazing things, they lack the cognitive abilities and social structures necessary to build and maintain complex societies like ours. They were created to be alongside men but not to replace them.

Navigating Unplanned Pregnancy

It can be a tough and emotional time when a woman finds out she is pregnant and feels unprepared for it. Understandably, she may consider terminating the pregnancy due to a range of reasons, such as feeling alone, incapable, or overwhelmed. It can be scary to think about what peers or parents might say, and worrying about missing out on opportunities or not being ready for motherhood is natural. Sometimes, it’s just the fear of the unknown that drives this decision. It’s important to remember that everyone’s situation is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution, so we are not here to judge. Take the time to explore all your options and make an informed decision that aligns with your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Exploring Alternatives

You have other options. It is always advisable to seek professional counselling before making any decision, regardless of how daunting it may seem. This will provide valuable insights and help you weigh the pros and cons of various options. You can opt to complete the entire term of your pregnancy and then consider giving the child up for adoption.

It is essential to inform your loved ones about your decision. Many individuals and couples are interested in adopting children, especially if they are unable to have their own or are seeking a child of a specific gender. You can also seek professional guidance to help you navigate the adoption process. Parents are always loving, even if they may be harsh at times. It’s essential to sit down with them and request that they take care of the baby as if they were their own until you feel ready to take on that responsibility yourself.

Opting to continue your pregnancy and embracing motherhood despite the obstacles demands great strength, resilience, and profound faith in God. You are embarking on a journey that will test your limits, but it will also bring immense joy, fulfilment, and purpose to your life. Trust that, in the end, your unwavering determination and trust in God will bear fruit, and you will be blessed with a remarkable and beautiful reward that will make every step of the journey worth it.

Confronting Fear

Fear is a powerful and complex emotion that can be deceptive and tormenting. It can blind us from the truth and even destroy our soul if we allow it to consume us. However, it’s important to remember that fear is a natural and common reaction everyone experiences when facing challenges. The good news is that fear can be managed and overcome, allowing us to move forward with courage and strength despite the surrounding circumstances.

Fear can be a powerful weapon used by the evil one to distract or even destroy a person. It’s a feeling that can be overwhelming and paralyzing, making it difficult for an individual to move forward. That’s why having a strong relationship with Christ is crucial; who can provide the courage and faith needed to counteract fear. When one has faith, they can face their fears head-on and overcome them, including an unplanned pregnancy. Unfortunately, fear can even cause someone to make a decision as drastic as terminating a healthy pregnancy. Therefore, it’s essential to seek guidance and support from a trusted source when dealing with this fear or any other.

Consequences of terminating a healthy pregnancy

Physically

It is imperative to be cognizant of the potential complications that may arise during a pregnancy termination procedure, particularly if executed by a novice or rushed medical practitioner. The retention of segments of pregnancy within the uterus can result in prolonged vaginal bleeding, which may lead to significant blood loss and, consequently, insufficient perfusion of other vital organs, culminating in organ failure due to shock.

Furthermore, the intensity of the procedure can provoke a ruptured uterus, which may preclude the ability to carry a pregnancy in the future. Infection is yet another peril that may arise due to unhygienic practices and can even lead to death because the whole blood is contaminated.

There are also some instances where a person had an abortion in the past, and no one knows about it (people tend to keep it to themselves because it is not a good thing to say); not even their doctors know. So when they plan to conceive, they get miscarriages because, in the previous pregnancy, the unborn had a different blood type (rhesus +ve while the mother was rhesus -ve). This left antibodies in the mother’s blood that are harmful to future pregnancies if no prophylaxis is given before conceiving again.

Psychologically

Some experience mental issues because subconsciously, there is unprocessed guilt, a kind of trauma; some feel it is a dent in their moral code. For some, it’s a state of shame and abnormal emotions every other day. To cope, some resort to self-harm, alcohol and substance abuse, anger issues, exaggerated fear, loss of sexual drive, nightmares, depression, and anxieties.

Spiritually

You experience a disconnect with God, feeling very sinful. Some hate attending church and any church activity engagement; they find it hard to pray and lack purpose in life. To counteract these feelings:

  • Forgive yourself and seek treatment for the complications.
  • Open up to the right people.
  • Ask your creator for forgiveness; Christ is a friend to all, and believe you have been forgiven.
  • Reset your mind; work on overcoming negative feelings by shutting down the negative voices in your mind.

Moving Forward

START LIVING RIGHT AND CHOOSE WHO SURROUNDS YOU AND REMAIN A GODS CHILD.
STOP BEING SIN-CONSCIOUS, STOP CONDEMNING YOURSELF, AND SET YOURSELF FREE BECAUSE CHRIST HAS SET YOU FREE. THE MORE YOU RELATE WITH GOD, THE MORE RENEWAL OF YOUR MIND AND YOUR LIFE ADJUST TO THE BETTER.

Hey, I’m Angeline, your RN and founder of Finally Am Found. With a heart for mentorship, I’ve been guiding teens and young adults since 2017. As a Registered Nurse, I blend medical expertise with personal experiences to create a Christ-aligned space for self-discovery. Connect with Angeline on Facebook and let the journey to self-discovery begin!

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