Rape and Abortion

woman_cryingThis past week, a counselor came into the office and asked for prayer. Her client had just told her that she was seeking an abortion because of a rape. How do you help a person see past the pain of their own situation and help them see the life they carry as a victim too? How do you love someone and show compassion, and ask them to do something that they find painful? By sharing the TRUTH. Genesis 50:20 says, As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good…

Does God really take the evil that man does, and make good out of it? Valerie Gatto, Miss Pennsylvania in the 2014 Miss USA pageant would say, YES.

At a very young age, Gatto’s mother told her, “[S]omething bad happened to me. A very bad man hurt me, but God gave me you.” Gatto’s mother was just nineteen years old when a man attacked her on a busy street, pulled her behind a building, and raped her at knifepoint. Her attacker planned to murder her once he had raped her. The lights of a passing car became her saving grace when they startled the man, allowing her to escape.

Gatto went on to say that keeping her allowed her mother to deal with the painful experience of the rape. Hard to believe that something wonderful can come out of something so terrible? Not when you know the nature of our God.

To read more about Valerie’s story, go to LifeNews.com.

Editors note: Less than 1% of abortions are performed on children conceived by rape.

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