Abortion-Woman’s Right to Know Act / House Bill 854

Below are bullet points from proposed legislation Woman’s Right to Know Act:

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION 2011
H 2

This bill requires a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion could be performed in North Carolina. During that time a woman who is considering an abortion would be provided with the following information to make an informed decision:

  • The name of the physician who will perform the abortion

  • Medical risks associated with the procedure, including psychological risks

  • The probable gestational age of the unborn child

  • The medical risks associated with continuing the pregnancy to term

  • Information about the opportunity to view an ultrasound and hear the heartbeat of her child

  • Whether the abortionist has malpractice liability insurance

  • The location of the hospital that offers obstetrical or gynecological care within 30 miles where the abortionist has clinical privileges, should hospitalization be necessary

Here is the Link to PDF of complete BILL

People of NC and specifically Alamance Co. NC need to contact your local House Reps. to let them know we want this bill made law. It looks favorable at this point. The latest draft in in Appropriations. But there are those in our county who are not favorable to HB 854. I quote Alice Bordsen Rep.  (D-Alamance). She said the bill wasn’t about abortion but was about women and that it implied that they were either “really stupid” or that they “lack a moral compass.” She said rather than discussing abortion, lawmakers should be passing legislation to guarantee that every female of childbearing age is given “free and easy access to contraception and is urged to use it no matter what.”

Does Ms. Bordsen think that all women have the medical knowledge of an eight year educated M.D.? How is even a public high school-educated woman to know and understand the medical intricacies of the abortion procedure and its following repercussion to her life and heath? Not to mention what is going to happen to the yet to be born baby she carries? If I am not mistake, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution it still the de rigueur in our Public Biology courses. This “theory” teaches that the contents of the womb are not really human. The
embryo is said to undergoing an evolutionary process within the womb and is really not fully “human” until birth.  This lie, it what was taught to me in public High School Honors Biology in the late 1980’s. From what I have researched the same is continuing to be taught at truth and fact even in 2011.

A woman does not have to be “dumb” as Bordsen suggests, in fact, she is educated; Or I should say MISEDUCATED!  I have been posting this blog for several years and the most hits I get are from people looking up pictures of what an unborn baby in utero looks like. The girls do not see these images in  public schools. I am so glad we have the internet where images are readily available. The truth can be seen and known, much more easily now.

HB 854 is a great piece of legislation. It will present the facts about abortion and allow a woman to make an INFORMED DECISION, not a blind one, as I did.

By October of this year, the bill should become law. Let us continue to pray God’s Speed to it and to our just law-makers.

photo: www.lifenews.com  

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Ask Forgiveness for a Medical Procedure? YES!

Do I need to be forgiven for having a gall stone removed? No, that’s not what I mean….

In the past 38 years since abortion became legal nationally due to the Roe V. Wade decision, over 50 Million unborn babies have had their lives snuffed out.

As much as we who are ProLife think about those precious innocent babies.  Do we stop to really think about those women who lost those babies due to abortion?

In abortion there are two victims. One is left living (usually) and the other is left dead. But the mother, who must go on living with the knowledge that she chose to terminate the life of her own child is often tortured. And many don’t realize they have committed a sin,due to many factors,including teaching about “evolution”. Our culture has called abortion a “Medical Procedure”.  The truth is that abortion is a Killing.  The killing is not just of the unborn child within the womb. Other deaths take place. Often the death of the spirit of that woman takes place. She is so wounded by the abortion experience that her life is altered forever.

Women need healing and hope after an abortion. But due to the pain, shame, and guilt, most women may keep their abortion(s) a secret.  They hold in the pain. The pain does come out in many ways, however. These women often lose their relationship with the father of the baby that was aborted. They then may go on to have serial relationships which are unhealthy or even abusive, since often low self-esteem results from an abortion. Other women may turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. And others yet may harden their hearts and conscience and try going on like nothing happened.

The women have been lied to and duped by this culture of death. They are suffering and many don’t know where to turn for relief.

As a woman who has gone the through the torture of abortion personally, I can tell you there is only one place or really one person to turn to that is JESUS.  He is the only one capable of taking away from you the sin of abortion. You see, when a woman makes the choice to kill, she has the blood of her unborn baby on her hands. That is innocent blood. So you see that is why you feel so badly. It’s why you need to drink, or do drugs, or have relationships, or sex to try to brush away that guilty stain on your heart and mind.

You cannot remove the pain, the stain; you cannot do it.  Jesus can! He died a horrible death on a Roman Cross to take upon Himself the responsibility for what you have done. Can you believe it? Many cannot.  It sounds too simple, right? Or maybe it sounds too good to be true? Or maybe it sounds like a Religion? Rationalizations can be innumerable. But Jesus is none of those things. He is a person. He is the Savior (of you,) if you will only call out with a mustard seed (tiny bit) of belief in Him, then He will show himself to you, personally. You can ask him for forgiveness. You need to ask. It is called Repentence. We cannot and will not be forgive unless we ask for it. That is the Free Will that God put in each of us.  He forgave me. He will do it for you-when you choose to ASK Him.

The only way Jesus will not come and cleanse and forgive you is if you are unwilling.  Some are too proud. Some are too smart or educated. Some believe there are many paths to God or heaven. Some think they are “good” people. Some just deny the pain away and believe they did nothing wrong, it was a blob of tissue and just a medical procedure.  You know in your heart of hearts it was so much more.

I am so grateful that Jesus loved me so much that he drew me to himself with his great Love.  He does that. He draws people through his Goodness and Mercy.

In  our culture if someone commits a homicide. Lets say goes up to someone and shoots another person with a gun. That person is guilty of murder, and is punished. Yet our culture legalized, condones and even promotes murdering the most helpless people of all. And the only punishment for the doctors and women is perhaps a guilty conscience, if that.

I hope you will think about what I have said. Let it really sink in to your heart and mind. Maybe you are a person of another religion. Maybe you don’t believe in God’s existence. Or maybe you believe in many paths of righteousness that can lead to “God” as you see Him or Her or It.

Whatever the case may be in your personal life. All you need to do is sit on your bed and sincerely (verbally or silently) say “Jesus, if you are real, as others believe. Then please show yourself to me. ” He will begin in perhaps subtle ways to draw you. You will see His faithfulness. Open your heart and you will see.

It may sound silly, but again, it’s the mustard seed of faith.  And He hears you when you call. He loves you. He created you. He knew you before your were born and even before this earth was created.

He wants to make your life whole again. He wants you to know His Great Love and Forgiveness. We all need forgiveness because none of us has lived a perfect life. And we cannot be good enough to earn it. It is through His sacrifice that we can make it here in this life and most importantly to Eternity with Him in Heaven.  And you definitely want to end up in Heaven because that is where your baby is, with Jesus. The innocent are gathered around the Father’s throne in heaven. If you choose Christ you will be reunited with your aborted (unborn) child.

May His Holy Spirit touch you now, that you Believe this: The Good News.

In Jesus Name.

Roe V. Wade: 44 Years of legalized Murder of Innocents

The county in which I live just commemorated the 38th anniversary of an unjust law in the U.S.  January 22nd was the thirty-ninth anniversary of the Roe.V. Wade decision to nationally legalize abortion in the United States of America.

Sadly our local newspaper reported that only 75 people turned out for the candlelight vigil at our county seat of Graham NC.  I must say that Apathy seems to be pervasive in the so-called Culture of Life.  Back in the spring, my children and I attended the county RTL Life Chain. The turn out there was more abysmal. I would say only about 30 folks attended and held up signs for passersby to see.

There are many reasons why people do not have the fervor for Life we should have.  I know that one reason is the fact that the slaughter is unpublished.  No one SEES these innocent babies being killed, so it’s almost like it does not exist. If one cannot see it then it must not be happening, is the problem.  Of course another reason for the apathy is that the victims have no voice with which to protest. We are supposed to be THEIR VOICE.  Thirdly, the very fact that Abortion is Legal makes is seem fine and legitimate as a choice for women who for what ever reason don’t think they can give life to their unborn child.  I think that because these precious lives are snuffed out in the secrecy of the mother’s womb in tucked away clinics, people do not understand nor comprehend what is happening. But these reason will not cause us to be free from the blood-guiltiness in the eyes of God.

What people do not understand is the fact that Judgement is coming upon this land for its evil and unjust laws and resulting practices. Proverbs 6:16-17 There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood. An Abomination is something that is detestable, forbidden and morally offensive. It also denotes idolatry. In the case of abortion, the idolatry involved is fornication, adultery (i.e. illicit sex) and murder.  Idolatry is the worship of a false god. So in effect and in practice, Abortion is the resultant “damage control action” used to protect what those in the United States truly worship: Sex, and Murder.  And let us not forget Money. The money that is paid to “doctors” to kill the innocents.  The abortion industry is a multi-million dollar  industry. This does not even include monies that are derived from the harvesting and sales of the fetal tissues obtained from abortions and all of the research and products that are created from those  dismembered baby parts.

It seems that the old saying about a Big Lie being easier to believe that a little lie is true in the case of Abortion.  But if one would only open the Bible, the word of God, one could see the Truth told by the One True God and Creator of all Life.

In the end, God will not be mocked. See Galatians 6: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.

If you have had an abortion. It is not too late to ask the Author of Life for forgiveness. Jesus gave his innocent life as an atonement for your sin of abortion. He stands with open arms waiting for you to acknowledge your wrong, repent and come running to Him.  He can and will cleanse you and give you joy for the ashes.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe upon Him shall be saved. John 3:16

Will you be that “whosoever” today. I pray you will.

Babies developing in the womb 7-18 weeks old

Precious One


“Some People may think that my journey began at birth; but my life’s journey began long before I was born…”

12 Week Old Preborn Baby
Week 1:  Conception, the baby is smaller than a grain of sugar, but the instructions are present for all that the person will ever become.
Week 2:  The baby attaches and burrows securely in to the wall of its mother’s womb.
Week 3:  The babies blood vessels and sex cells form.  Foundations of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system are laid.
Week 4:  The baby’s heart has begun to beat. Eyes, ears, and lungs begin to form.
Week 5:  Tiny arms and legs appear, as well as the baby’s face.  The baby’s blood is now separated from the mother’s.
Week 6: Tiny fingers and toes develop. The baby’s brain is divided into three parts for emotion and language, hearing and seeing.
Week 7:  Buds of the baby’s milk teeth appear.  Ninety-nine percent of the muscles are present, and brain activity is detectable.
Week 8:  The baby begins spontaneous movement and is now well proportioned, about the size of a thumb.  Every organ is present, but immature.  The skull, elbows and knees are forming.
Week 9:  If prodded, hands and eyelids close. Genitalia become visible, indicating whether the baby is a boy or a girl.  Muscle movement begins.
Week 10:  The baby’s fingerprints begin to form. Nerve and muscle connections have tripled.  Eyelids fuse together temporarily to protect the baby’s delicate developing eyes.
Week 11:  The baby “practices” breathing and facial expressions, even smiling.  The baby can also urinate and stomach muscles can also contract.
Week 12:  The baby is now 3 inches in length and weighs 2 oz.  with fine hair on the face.  The baby is able to swallow and responds to skin stimulation.
For more information visit www.hh76.com or call 800-858-3040.
Medical facts sources:  Carlson, B, Human Embryology & Developmental Biology. Toronto: Mosby Publication, 3rd edition, 2004.  Moore, K. and Persaud, T.,The Developing Human, Clinically Oriented Embryology, 6th edition, Philadelphia: W.B. Sanders 1998, O’Rahilly, R.  and Muller, F., Human Embryology and Teratology, 3rd Edition, New York. Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2001.  Information reprinted from pocket card published and copyrighted by Heritage House 2005.

Why ask forgiveness for a medical procedure?

Do I need to be forgiven for having a gall stone removed? No, that’s not what I mean….

In the past 37 years since abortion became legal nationally due to the Roe V. Wade decision, over 50 Million unborn babies have had their lives snuffed out.

As much as we who are ProLife think about those precious innocent babies.  Do we stop to really think about those women who lost those babies due to abortion?

In abortion there are two victims. One is left living (usually) and the other is left dead. But the mother, who must go on living with the knowledge that she chose to terminate the life of her own child is often tortured. And many don’t realize they have committed a sin. Our culture has called abortion a “Medical Procedure”.  The truth is that abortion is a Killing.  The killing is not just of the unborn child within the womb. Other deaths take place. Often the death of the spirit of that woman takes place. She is so wounded by the abortion experience that her life is altered forever.

Women need healing and hope after an abortion. But due to the pain, shame, and guilt, most women may keep their abortion(s) a secret.  They hold in the pain. The pain does come out in many ways, however. These women often lose their relationship with the father of the baby that was aborted. They then may go on to have serial relationships which are unhealthy or even abusive, since often low self-esteem results from an abortion. Other women may turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. And others yet may harden their hearts and conscience and try going on like nothing happened.

The women have been lied to and duped by this culture of death. They are suffering and many don’t know where to turn for relief.

As a woman who has gone the through the torture of abortion personally, I can tell you there is only one place or really one person to turn to that is JESUS.  He is the only one capable of taking away from you the sin of abortion. You see, when a woman makes the choice to kill, she has the blood of her unborn baby on her hands. That is innocent blood. So you see that is why you feel so badly. It’s why you need to drink, or do drugs, or have relationships, or sex to try to brush away that guilty stain on your heart and mind.

You cannot do it.  Jesus can. He died a horrible death on a Roman Cross to take upon Himself the responsibility for what you have done. Can you believe it? Many cannot.  It sounds too simple, right? Or maybe it sounds too good to be true? Or maybe it sounds like a Religion? Rationalizations can be innumerable. But Jesus is none of those things. He is a person. He is the Savior of you, if you will only call out with a mustard seed (tiny bit) of belief in Him, then He will show himself to you, personally. You can ask him for forgiveness. You need to ask. It is called Repentence. We cannot and will not be forgive unless we ask for it. That is the Free Will that God put in each of us.  He forgave me. He will do it for you-when you choose to ask Him.

The only way Jesus will not come and cleanse and forgive you is if you are unwilling.  Some are too proud. Some are too smart or educated. Some believe there are many paths to God or heaven. Some think they are “good” people. Some just push the pain away and believe they did nothing wrong, it was a blob of tissue;just a medical procedure.  You know in your heart of hearts it was so much more.

I am so grateful that Jesus loved me so much that he drew me to himself with his great Love.  He does that. He draws people through his Goodness and Mercy.

In  our culture if someone commits a homicide. Lets say goes up to someone and shoots them with a gun. That person is guilty of murder, and is punished. Yet our culture legalized, condones and even promotes murdering the most helpless of all.  And the only punishment for the doctors and women is perhaps a guilty conscience, if that.

I hope you will think about what I have said. Let it really sink in to your heart and mind. Maybe you are a person of another religion. Maybe you don’t believe in God’s existence. Or maybe you believe in many paths of righteousness that can lead to “God” as you see Him or Her or It.

Whatever the case may be in your personal life. All you need to do is sit on your bed and sincerely (verbally or silently) say “Jesus, if you are real, as others believe. Then please show yourself to me. ” He will begin in perhaps subtle ways to draw you. You will see His faithfulness. Open your heart and you will see.

It may sound silly, but again, it’s the mustard seed of faith.  And He hears you when you call. He loves you. He created you. He knew you before your were born and even before this earth was created.

He wants to make your life whole again. He wants you to know His Great Love and Forgiveness. We all need forgiveness because none of us has lived a perfect life. And we cannot be good enough to earn it. It is through His sacrifice that we can make it here in this life and most importantly to Eternity with Him in Heaven.  And you definitely want to end up in Heaven because that is where your baby is, with Jesus. The innocent are gathered around the Father’s throne in heaven. If you choose Christ you will be reunited with your aborted (unborn) child.

May His Holy Spirit touch you now, that you Believe.

In Jesus Name.

Roe V. Wade Anniversary-Speech 2010

“MY ABORTION DOCTOR DELIVERED MY TWINS”

Good Evening and Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am blessed to be speaking before you once again tonight as we commemorate those precious lives lost to abortion and pray for and end to this evil practice.

After many years, thirteen to be exact, of wanting to have a baby God has blessed me miraculously. The Bible speaks of the “manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10) My 8- month old twins arrived in April by the abundant grace of God.

The path of events over time that led to me giving birth to my son and daughter is so amazing that only God could have orchestrated it, and I can inly attempt to tell you about what God has done.  The maxim “truth is stranger than fiction” definitely applies to my life and specifically to my fertility, or the lack there of, and finally to the birth of my twins being conceived and received with no artificial medical means.

It was 1996 when I had my unplanned pregnancy and after much agonizing, and fears within and pressure from without, I decided on abortion.  Ever since that horrible day when I chose to legally kill — and it was my choice, made possible by pro-choice, pro-infanticide laws — my unborn baby, I desperately wanted to have a baby.  Afterwards there was a hole in my heart and in my life. After what I had done I was damaged — physically, emotionally, spiritually- and it seemed that this damage would be  permanent. It also seemed to me due to many “female problems” that I would I probably never be able to get pregnant again.

But as the Bible tells us, in Psalm 34:18 “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” and the as a result of the complete brokeness brought about by the abortion, I honestly prayed and received Jesus Christ as my Savior and LORD, to forgive me and lead me. God will and has worked out for good what the enemy meant for evil, if we love and obey Him (Romans 8:28). The decision for Christ made me a child of God, and was the first step of an incredible journey which has most recently brought a baby boy and a baby girl into my life.

The thirteen year period, between the time that I had the abortion at age 24, up till the time I gave birth to my twins at age 37, was a path I traveled with Jesus.  Though my husband and I — amidst many difficulties — tried to get pregnant, it was to no avail, until I finally gave up and prayed to God. I told the Author of life that although he knew my heart’s desire, yet I would accept the possibility that he did not have children in my future. And not long after is when I found I was pregnant. And when the ultrasound showed that we were having twins we were in amazement! There is victory in surrender to Jesus no matter what.

Of course we were thrilled when we found out the news. My husband and I began to think about where we would go for the prenatal care, as taking into consideration my previous trauma we wanted to find someone who was going to be caring and sensitive to me. We also needed a doctor who specialized with multiple births.

We started out with Womens’ Hospital High Risk Group. As you may or may not know, when a woman goes to an obstetrical practice she is shuffled around to see all the doctors in their group since they don’t know who will be on duty at the time of the birth. Each doctor needs to be familiar with the woman’s case. To make a long story shorter,  we wound up interviewing many doctors and going to several practices. I was already in the seventh and eighth month of my pregnancy and we still were not at peace with the doctors we had seen. We did not have any idea who would be delivering our babies. Of course we were praying and putting our ultimate trust in God for the outcome. We took Lamaze classes and I was very firm about not wanting to have them by c-section or by induction. The medical profession considers twins to be high-risk, and doctors really want to control the situation in that case. Very often doctors will schedule a day to induce labor chemically and/ or schedule a day to do a c-section. I knew that  the Lord wanted me to trust Him, and for me, to do it the most natural way, as these were His babies.

We did what all couples do these days and wrote out a birth plan. All of the doctors we saw told us that basically the birth plan is “out the window” in the case of multiples. So we knew it was up to God, who says,  “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. {6} In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  (Prov 3:5,6)

I was at 35 weeks when my water started leaking. That was the day I went into labor — five weeks early. At the time labor started we were at another  Practice. We had seen several of their partners. The most recent one was already somewhat familiar to me-unbeknownst to me. As my husband and I were interviewing him and telling him about my birth plan and previous abortion trauma. I saw a glint of recognition in this man’s eyes as I told him of the abortion horror that I had experienced. He said that it normally does not go that way and that he was sorry that I had had such a bad experience. When my husband and I walked out of his office that day. I had a revelation. I said to my husband “I think he is the doctor who performed my abortion.”  And  it turned out he was!

My feelings were very mixed up at that point. My initial feeling was shock and disgust, especially to realize this man was still practicing and was a doctor who delivers babies. I thought I had forgiven all those involved with my abortion including myself. But when I was faced with seeing the man who helped in the killing of my innocent unborn baby I had to ask God to help me. I prayed for God’s grace to forgive this man. And I actually had the opportunity to witness to him regarding the reality of what abortion is. I could tell he remembered me. He must not have encountered many like me who screamed their way through the whole abortion procedure. And as I mentioned he was somewhat apologetic about “my experience” — still not believing it was typical. I had mentally  blocked out much of the day of the abortion and did not even remember the doctor’s name. But when I saw this man’s face and spoke to him the light went on. I  could not believe it. I told my husband I did not want this man to lay a finger on me, much less deliver my precious babies.

But God had another plan. So the day came. The babies were on their way into this world. And who was on duty that day? Yes, it was the abortion doctor. He was the one who delivered my precious twins. How can the same man both take life and deliver life? I do not know. But I do know that we as Christians- Christ followers- are commanded to forgive. The Bible says that if we want to be forgiven that we must forgive. (Mt. 6:14,15) I do forgive the doctor and all the doctors who are murdering babies. Lk. 23:34 — forgive them for they know not what they do. Some do realize, but not the full scope of it. I also know that God commands them to repent and stop this shedding of innocent blood. And I am certainly grateful that the Lord gave me the opportunity to repent and receive his forgiveness.

The Bible declares that God is the one who gives to all “life, and breath, and all things” (Acts 17:25), and only takes it away justly (Ps. 145:17).   Jesus said He came that we “might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly”, but He also revealed that the devil comes “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10).  As you know, abortion is seen as the norm now, and is treated as another form of birth control. This is product of the sexual revolution, which has turned out to be a bloody one. The children in public schools are still being lied to and taught that God-less Evolution is the Truth. So why should they care? Its not a baby its a blob of tissue. But that is a whole topic in and of itself…

Its up to you and me, to those of us who know Christ, to show His love, his truth, his forgiveness to this dark culture of death. The only way abortion will cease is for us to forgive, show the love of Christ, and confront these lies with Gods’ truth. The war for life is above all, a spiritual battle, and the most essential truth is first that the Father sent His Son into the word to save the world, and that by repentance and faith in him — who  “loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal.  2:20) —  we can live through Him, and turn many to righteousness. (Dan. 12:3).

Finally I would like to end with a brief prayer, if I may, for those abortionists. The Bible says we are to pray for our “enemies” the unborn babies have no voice, except ours.  Dear Jesus,tonight are standing in your presence for for LIFE, life which you create and give. We pray for an end to abortion. We also pray for those doctors who are blinded by the god of this world- those who are taking innocent life. We pray for their eyes to be opened to your truth and that they would have an opportunity to repent and stop their bloody practices, and come to your to be save for all eternity. Also help our leaders to see the truth and change legislation for life.  Please help us to be witnesses for you and your truth winning souls for your kingdom. Thank you for the Grace to Forgive. We ask these things in your holy name, Amen.

Thanks be to God, and thank you all for coming.

Speech by Leslie H. Gydos given in Graham NC 1/23/10