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Every now and then, I write about current issues and topics of our time. And that’s what I believe God has called me to do today. As women, we need to be educated and stay abreast of what’s happening in the world around us, especially as we are called to be salt and light in the earth and witnesses for Christ. I’m aware that many won’t talk about this titled issue on the level that I will today, and that’s okay. But as for me, I have a responsibility to do so, so here goes…

I’m sure some of you have heard by now that the morning after pill, known as “Plan B”, will no longer require a prescription. It will now be available for purchase over the counter for girls as young as 15 years of age and without parental consent. All they have to do is prove their age and it’s a done deal. How do you feel about that? Do you think it’s okay? Does this concern you at all? Or as a Christian, do you think that it’s their choice and none of your business?

Well, as a professing Christian, I would say that it is our business to care about it. And it’s not just about the age, but the pill within itself for any female. Why? Because the pill kills life. I’ve researched it and I encourage you to do the same. On the website of Plan B it reads, “You should use Plan B One-Step® within 72 hours (3 days) after you’ve had unprotected sex or birth control failure to help prevent pregnancy from happening. The sooner you take it, the better it works.” Now, compared to WebMD, it reads, “If one sperm does make its way into the Fallopian tube and burrow into the egg, it fertilizes the egg. The egg changes so that no other sperm can get in. At the instant of fertilization, your baby’s genes and sex are set. If the sperm has a Y chromosome, your baby will be a boy. If it has an X chromosome, the baby will be a girl.” Plan B makes it seem like there’s really no pregnancy (Hint below: It helps prevent pregnancy before it happens). Really? But doctors say that at instant fertilization (once the sperm hits the egg), your baby has a sex (girl or boy). Wow! Do you recognize the deception from the enemy now? Reader pay attention…be sober and alert.

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The keys here are education and the Word of God. Plan B really shouldn’t be an option for any young girl or woman for that fact. I strongly believe that abstinence should be Plan A, and then there would be no need for a Plan B. That is the best contraceptive! I know that may seem a little old fashioned to some today, but it’s not. It’s the absolute best way to God. His word tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4:3 which states, “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.” Now, if you don’t know what fornication means, here goes… In Webster’s New World Dictionary it is defined as, “Voluntary sexual intercourse engaged in by an unmarried person.” You see, sex and children is a GREAT thing, but it is reserved for marriage, ladies (and men, if you’re reading this…hint, hint). The Bible also says in 1 Corinthians 6:18, “Flee fornication.” (KJV). Simply put…RUN!

According to 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 it says, “No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (NLT) There you have it! You and I have been bought with a high price…Jesus Christ paid a lot for us as he died on the cross to save us from our sins. So it’s important that once we’ve accepted him, that we don’t sin against him again with our bodies in fornication or adultery. Hebrews 13:4 says, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”

I had to add the part about marriage and adultery, because sometimes women do commit this act and sometimes become pregnant. And at this point, Plan B becomes an option. It happens. So, I had to add that. Now I will also add here that, of course we all have a free will. We can be Pro-Choice or Pro-Life. God will never force us to make the right decisions, but He will prompt us by His Holy Spirit and sometimes will even speak to us directly, like He did with me.

I’ll never forget that day. I’ve been that teenager who was sexually active at 15 years old. And I’ve also been that scared teenager at 17 when I became pregnant with my college boyfriend. I didn’t know what to do. I was so scared to tell my parents, but I knew that I had to. Once I realized that it was an actual baby living inside of me, I actually wanted my baby. But I was encouraged to have an abortion by my mother. I was so broken-hearted, but I thought I had to obey. I love my mom with all my heart today. I just believe that she thought that she was making the best decision for me without her own true knowledge or education on what was actually being considered. I can still remember sitting on that cold, steel table rubbing my stomach, talking to my baby saying, “I’m so sorry. Please forgive me.” After waking up from a hard sleep at home, I remember crying so hard about that decision. I was broken. Something inside of me that was so precious was gone….a life. But that’s also when I became Pro-Choice.

Yet, because of my ignorance of what I was doing, I continued to stay sexually active and I became pregnant again. There I was as a young adult, headed to another abortion clinic. And shortly thereafter that, I became pregnant again…only a month later. That’s when I had a life-changing encounter with God. As I lay there thinking about this Pro-choice decision again, God stopped me in my tracks and spoke these words to me so clearly, “If you kill another one of my babies, I am going to kill you.” I had NEVER heard God speak before. I was so shaken! But I knew without a shadow of a doubt, that it was Him. God says in His Word, “I kill and I make alive” (see Deuteronomy 32:39). I will tell you, I cried so hard that day and night, because I knew that I had to stop what I was doing and make the right choice by having my baby. Today, my son is now 14 years old, and I am so thankful to God that I made the right decision.

As a back-sliding sinner at the time, I made a lot of wrong choices. The reason it’s called back-sliding is because when you’ve accepted Christ at one time, yet go back into a life of sin, that’s called back-sliding. Sure, I had accepted Christ at 12 years old, but I didn’t know much about Christianity and how to live a born-again (changed) lifestyle during my teenage and young adult life. However, since those decisions, I have definitely asked God to forgive me and I have repented of such sins. And I am even more grateful that the Lord has forgiven me. Today, I am Pro-Life and helping others to make the right choice as well. It’s not my way, but God’s way.

If you are considering Plan B or abortion, pray and talk to someone about this before you make this decision, especially as a Christian. James 4:17, “It is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” Abortion clinics and Plan B won’t tell you about the detrimental after-effects and consequences for sin like female problems down the line like endometriosis, scar tissue, abdominal pain, and other life-threatening issues. Keep in mind, the devil does not have your best interest at heart. But God does. If you or someone you know becomes pregnant, know that God encourages through His Word that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He will provide for our every need. So again, even if it’s not you, and you know someone who is considering this, pray and talk to them as the Holy Spirit leads you. Be a voice for the unborn, especially if you are a youth or young adult leader. They need to be educated. There are also pregnancy resource centers and abortion healing classes that may be in your area that can help. So again, I’ll ask you this question again. Are you a voice for life? I hope you make the right choice.

Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s get ready from the Inside Out!

~Courtnaye

P.S.

Be educated. Check out these websites for yourself.

http://planbonestep.com/about-plan-b-one-step.aspx

http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/understanding-conception

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