Thank you, Justice Foundation, for the work you are doing!
After a meeting a last fall where I heard the founder of The Justice Foundation, Attorney Allan Parker, speaking, I felt the Holy Spirit tugging at my heart-strings saying, “Daughter, the time to speak is now.” I responded, “But Lord, I can’t!” To which He answered, “You’ve been silent way too long, Daughter. I will give you the words, I will use your voice for My glory, are you willing?”, “yes, Lord, I am willing.” And so it began.
After 40 plus years of silence, I am joining with others to speak out against forced abortions. Yes, my ‘dirty little secret’ (that thing I have kept VERY private for all this time) is out.
Out of obedience to the prompting of my Lord, I have chosen to be His voice. I have chosen to be an advocate for His truth. I have chosen to be a support and an encouragement for those who have found themselves (or may now be) in a situation where others (parents/spouse/boyfriend) may be pressuring them into having an abortion when everything within their hearts says “NO! I want to keep my baby!” I choose to be to others what I wish I could have had – someone to listen to ME.
Karin sharing her testimony at a press conference in Austin, TX
So now, unashamedly, because of the love, grace and forgiveness I have through the Blood of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior; and through His strength, I speak out.
This is only the beginning. Yesterday I spoke at the press conference in Austin. That lead to speaking on the Wiley Drake Show last night. Today I have been contacted about future speaking engagements and webinars and other training opportunities ahead.
Roe vs. Wade had just been passed when I found myself with child (my grandmother had passed away, she was my everything and only when I was around her did I truly feel love and accepted – I felt such a loss at her passing that I made wrong choices in my search for love and acceptance elsewhere). . . I was SO excited! I couldn’t wait to be a mother . . . but . . . as a minor, I was told I had to do what my parent said, even the doctor would NOT listen to my pleas. I had no one to speak out for me or to help protect me and my unborn child.
Here was my closing plea at the press conference as well as on the Wiley Drake Show:
My plea to parents/grandparents/boyfriends/husbands who are demanding an abortion as a solution:
It is NOT the solution! If the woman who is pregnant WANTS the child, please listen to her and allow the decision to be hers. That child in the womb is YOUR child/grandchild and is a precious living soul – Do NOT destroy him or her . . . allow that part of YOU to LIVE! . . . And spare your daughter/granddaughter/wife/girlfriend the agony of a life-long journey of pain and misery.
This event in my life was right after Roe vs. Wade in 1973 and all these years later my heart STILL aches for what could have been.
Let me close with a poem I wrote many, MANY years ago:
On my back, legs in stirrups
in a cold bright room of white
I recall a bitter memory
where I was filed with fright.
At a hospital in California
awake, eyes open wide
in pain and deep confusion
I watched my baby die.
From me into a jar of glass
his little body flew
pieces of my precious child
the son I never knew.
This time of very physical pain
lasted only but a while
yet the ghost of this dear child
still haunts me with his cry.
“Mommy, oh, why, Mommy
did you let them take me away?
I know you cared and loved me,
why didn’t you let me stay?”
Reaching back inside myself
imagination wild –
I hold within my arms
a beautiful little child.
I reassure him of my love
choking sobs in my voice
I tell him (and myself)
I really had no choice.
©klh 4-Given Ministries