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  • Tara Joy Larrick

There Is No Middle Ground With Abortion.

Disclaimer: This post is not an attack on woman who have already had an abortion. If you have had to go through that God is waiting for you to come to him because he wants to heal your heart. He forgives and he loves you, you just need to say yes to his help! This is a plea to the people who straddle the nonexistent line between supporting abortion and opposing it.

Pallor Mortis is the process of the blood draining from a human body as the heart stops beating. Our heart beating is the last thing our bodies do before we die. When our heart flatlines we no longer have life.

Why do I bring this up?

To understand the ending point of life is to understand the starting point of life.

So, what is the starting point of life?

Some say it's conception, some when the baby takes its first breath, some say its in between the two. There is no true concensus in the medical field on this fact, which is why there has been so much argument over the topic of abortion.

What does the medical field do when no one knows when the baby should in fact be considered a baby?

They call it a fetus and let everyone decided for themselves. The problem with this is that by naming it a fetus it loses its humanity and its human rights.

I ask you this though, if death ends with a heart beat , why doesn't life start with a heart beat?

Well, it does. The first thing a "fetus" or human baby does when conceived is start growing its heart and by day 22 (usually around the same time you confirm with a doctor that you are pregnant -only 3 weeks) the baby's first action is a heart beat.

The baby is alive by that heart beat and growing inside the womb while it waits to come into this world.

Seems pretty straight forward right? Baby has a heart beat, its alive, end of story. Unfortunately a lot of people do not see it as simply as I do. Some say that the baby is not alive or a human until it takes his or her first breath.

The difference in opinion allows for a lot of gray area, or shall we say red, because of the medical ability to have an abortion. Some say, that because it is a "fetus" and not alive, it is morally and socially rewarded to terminate a pregnancy simple because you're not ready, it was an accident, or the new fad of terminating over the specific gender of the child. But I challenge you, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

There also is the argument between the woman's rights and the child's. And in this fight over abortion there is no middle ground.

You are either for abortion or against it.

You can't be for both.

Before I got pregnant and had a relationship with God I used to say: "If other people have an abortion that's their business but I will never have one myself."

I was trying to create a middle ground, an escape clause to make everyone else happy. I was trying not to make waves, but the human sacrifice of God's children is something that I now cannot keep quiet about.

These "fetus" have personalities even when in the womb, they are as human as you and I. I know this because I could describe my sons personality while he was in the womb. He was always actively moving and kicking, and I could tell he loved water. There was no mistaking it because every time I took a shower he would push so far out in my stomach that I thought he was trying to escape. At almost 2, his personality has matched how he was in the womb, he is always going from when he wakes up to when he goes to sleep, and if you just say the word water he will fuss until he gets to play in some.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body;all the days ordained for me were written in your bookbefore one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you." Psalm 139:13-18

Our God created our precious babies before they are ever knit together in the womb, their personalities, physical appearance and their life plan all created before we even conceive. And when you do conceive the baby's first job is to create its heart and start its life! By the time you find out and it is confirmed by your doctor your baby's heart is beating. Living its life.

And the most amazing experience, for me, was listening and seeing K's heart beat at only 6 weeks pregnant.

He was the same boy in my womb as he is now, he just was at a different stage of growth. That is how we should view these babies, not as fetuses but growing babies.

Because if they were given the chance, they would be born and be given the basic human right. Life.

Society, hollywood, and abortion clinics maybe glorifying this practice but they are selling everyone a massive lie. Abortion is not some simple non-consequential choice. It is horrific human sacrifice to the selfishness our society has placed on a pedastel and idolized.

You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. Deuteronomy 12:31

This is so much more than picking a side between the woman's rights and the childs.

It is the choice between God and satan.

God gives life, satan wants to destroy it. And you cannot hold hands with both at the same time.

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:15-19

He wants us to pick a side, not stand straddling the line because that is like being lukewarm water in His mouth. He just wants to spit us out.

There is hope, however, because God is waiting for us to choose him. Waiting to stand up fight to protect these innocent children who weren't given the same human rights as you or I.

The most horrific thing I have seen was a video of a just aborted chilled still in his/her amniotic sac moving as it lives its final moments on earth. Until his/her heart stops beating right there on the medical table as medical professionals stand by watching and poking as seen in the video. You can see the video here if you'd like, click here.

This is not a topic that should be smiled about or taken lightly. It has been made out to be a "no big deal" procedure that causes more good than harm, something to smile and feel "empowered" about.

We as Christians need to stop going along with this LIE by not saying anything about it to avoid creating waves. Saying "I don't care if others so, but it's not for me" is choosing to support abortion because there is no middle ground especially in God's eyes.

But whoso shall cause one of these little ones who believe in Me to fall, it were better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

We need to be making waves about this! It is our duty to protect Gods precious little, innocent children, not to stand by and watch as two hearts are destroyed in one fell swoop.

Raising a child is a blessing from the Lord, it takes sacrifice but it reaps so many rewards while abortion is a life taking, heartbreaking choice for everyone involved.

To all of the woman out there who are struggling with feeling alone in this pregnancy because everyone is discouraging you from having the baby for any reason:

This baby is a blessing from God, and it may be easy to give in to people who want you to have an abortion. Please trust me when I say, I know exactly how hard that situation is, and it is more than possible to say No. It is hard, but worth it to stand up for not only you but your child that is growing inside of you as we speak. God will take care of you and your child.

Information about abortion:

If you are pregnant, considering having an abortion

or need to understand your options please contact:

Option Line

1-800-712-HELP (4357)

Offers pregnancy tests, medical and professional help, and care for single mothers. Trained consultants are available by phone, email or chat 24 hours a day.



Offers pregnancy testing, clothing, parenting classes, adoption services, medical care, family counseling, and referrals for legal assistance.

The Nurturing Network


Nationwide network of volunteers provides support for women facing crisis pregnancies. Offers assistance in finding employment and help with medical, residential, and financial resources.

Bethany Christian Services


If you have already gotten an abortion

please reach out to

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