Friday, September 07, 2007

Why I minister at the Killing Places

I had been ministering outside killing places for several years when abortionist James Scott Pendergraft came to town in 1996.
When I first learned that they were going to kill babies through all nine months of pregnancy at
Orlando Women's Center I was horrified.
The process was simple: induce labor and allow the poor little infants to be BORN.
How is is possible that mothers could murder their own babies by childbirth?
How could a mommy feel her baby moving, perhaps even see her child on ultrasound and then pay someone to kill her own son or daughter,
maybe even both if she were carrying twins?
Each week we watch as the mothers arrive at the killing place with big round beautiful pregnant bellies.
They carry pillows, blankets and snacks so they can remain comfortable for the 6-72 hours it takes for their infants be be delivered.
The clinic workers instruct the moms to walk to hasten the birth.
We have witnessed the eerie sight of a whole line of laboring women walking in circles in the back parking lot. It is a death march.
Many of the little boys and girls are born alive.
Why wouldn't they? After all, they are alive!
The laboring mothers are told to squat over the toilet when it comes time to push and to deliver their babies. Why? Two reasons:
# 1 The amniotic fluid, blood, the poor infant and the placenta are all conveniently caught, keeping the clinic workers from having to clean up the mess.
Reason # 2: The clinic worker can escort the mother out of the bathroom and the infant can be left to perish in the icy water of the toilet and scooped up after she has stopped moving.

Now, 11 years later, the horror of these late term murders and live births continues.
How can we, as the Church of Jesus Christ, look the other way?
How can we refuse to do what we can to intervene?

Lost mothers and fathers and abortionists and clinic workers will always murder babies. Why?
The Holy Bible explains:
Because lost mothers are not basically good.
Because their hearts are evil.
Because pregnant women are possessed and enslaved by original sin.
Jesus explained the reason people murder innocent infants:
"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders ..."
(Matthew 15:19, Mark 7:21)

“ The heart is deceitful above all things,And desperately wicked; Who can know it?"
Jeremiah 17:9

Murder begins in the heart.
The Gospel of life and eternity is the only solution to the dominion of sin in the heart of those who are perishing.
James 1:27 describes what real faith in Jesus Christ looks like:
"Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans ... in their affliction ..."

Proverbs 24:11 & 12 confirms:
"Rescue the perishing;
don't hesitate to step in and help.
If you say, "Hey, that's none of my business,"
will that get you off the hook?
Someone is watching you closely, you know—
Someone not impressed with weak excuses."

That is why I go to minister at Orlando Women's Center when mothers come to kill their babies.

For Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries