It’s Another Boy!
I have been praying, and hoping, and waiting, and crying out to God for a child for almost two years now. Going through fertility issues is one of the most stressful and heart-wrenching experiences I’ve had to deal with in my short life of 30 years thus far. Nicole and I had a miscarriage about a year and a half ago, and have been desperately trying to get pregnant again ever since, with no luck as of yet.
When I watch the despicable horrors of these videos being released about Planned Parenthood and their profiting from the sale of fetus organs, it doesn’t break my heart… it completely shatters it. Thousands of women each day choose to have their unwanted children killed rather than born, and we are sitting here praying and hoping each month that God would finally answer our cries and bless us.
As if taking innocent life wasn’t enough, Planned Parenthood is now incentivized for doing it! No wonder only 1,880 women “chose” an adoption referral in 2013 compared to the 327,653 abortions performed by Planned Parenthood that year… That’s 174 to 1! That’s just under 900 deaths per day; 900 heartbeats that were forcibly stopped; 900 futures that would never be known; 900 souls that never got to love.
A woman who walked into Planned Parenthood in 2013 was 174 times more likely to get an abortion than choose any other mode of coping with an unwanted pregnancy. That has nothing to do with “planning” or “parenthood”… that’s genocide – the mass killing of a specific category of human beings for one’s own personal cause, in this case: convenience.
It’s appalling to me how those who pride themselves on fighting for civil rights and social justice keep silent on this. Where is the evangelical left on abortion?! They expend every bit of energy they can muster up fighting for the civil rights of gay people to get married, but then turn their back when it comes to the human rights of millions of innocent human beings to simply live. Or even worse, consider the rights of a woman to convenience over the rights of an innocent child to life! Why not just give parents the right to kill their own child when the going gets tough? (“I brought you into this world; I can take you out of it!”)
But lets be honest – this is America. The country where killing an African lion on safari upsets more people than killing babies and selling their body parts. While today #AnotherBoy and #lifematters are trending on social media, a month from now no one will care anymore… only those of us with shattered hearts, those of us who will remain in the settling dust as the media washes over into its next cycle… still praying, still hoping, still waiting on God for our own blessing.
If anyone out there reads this and is considering abortion, I will take your baby. My wife and I will gladly take all your babies! I’m completely serious. If you are pregnant and don’t want your child, we will. It’s not a fetus. It’s a blessing. Life matters.
About the Author
Kevin Cook is a 4th year student at Asbury Theological Seminary and an Aspirant for Ordination in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). After graduating, Kevin hopes to plant a contemporary three-streams Anglican Church. He and his wife Nicole attend Wilmore Anglican Church in Kentucky.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University. Kevin enjoys playing music and leading worship, reading fiction and spiritual classics, drinking coffee, and spending time with family and friends.
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