Christina Bennett begins her testimony like this:
“I could have been a statistic. Just a number. I had an appointment to die. My mother went to a clinic to have me aborted, but God stepped in at the eleventh hour and rescued me. And I’m going to tell you what He did.”
What follows is a remarkable story about how God intervened in Christina’s life and made her an overcomer. Far from being a victim of abortion, she has championed the pro-life cause, particularly in the African American community, which she believes is being targeted by pro-abortion advocates.
She asks, “Why are 78% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical facilities in lower-income minority neighborhoods? Why are black women three times more likely to abort than any other race? Is it because we have a stronger desire to abort our children than other races? No, it’s because we’ve been targeted. This is one of the greatest civil rights and human rights issue of our day.”
Those are powerful assertions. Christina discussed her views with me on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Standing for Life in the Black Community.” She also shares how the Christian community can offer women hope and support them – not only during their pregnancy, but after – through parenting classes, material resources, and prayer and support.
This program isn’t graphic, but it’s probably not suitable for younger children, so please use your discretion and occupy them elsewhere when you listen on your local radio station. Or tune in later online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Let me also take a quick moment to remind you of the fantastic work pregnancy resource centers are doing to save babies and to minister to their mothers. Focus supports them through our Option Ultrasound program, which provides grants for sonogram training and technology. To date, more than 800 ultrasound machines have been placed around the country, and more than 450,000 babies have been saved.
We’re working hard to raise that number to one million babies saved sometime in the near future. With that in mind, I’d like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. What’s amazing is that it only takes $60 to save a baby’s life by providing ultrasound machines and additional resources.
If you haven’t supported Focus before, why not support us now with a pledge that will save a baby’s life? It’s one of the best investments you can make in the kingdom of God. To make your pledge, or for more information, visit our website or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
Thank you for touching others with the love of Christ.
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