By Sonni Motton
In a shocking video, abortion advocate Amelia Bonow talks to young children about her abortion. Of course, the comments are disabled on this video to discourage discourse and conversation on a clearly disturbing topic discussed with kids who seem no older than 15 years old.
In the video, a girl questions how the pregnancy happened and if the man wore a condom. Bonow admits the man was not wearing a condom. She tells the girl having unsafe sex was an easier choice at the time.
Then we cut to an adorable boy with the bow-tie who asks if she was reckless. She pauses to gather her words because as an adult, she is being challenged by a child. She ends up explaining her recklessness as just a mistake, which she says people make all the time. Bonow also avoids using humanizing terms such as baby, fetus, or child. She knows by not using those words she can influence children to think an abortion is nothing serious and may as well as be compared to getting a tooth pulled.
The most shocking part of the video is where she challenges the adorable boy with the bow tie on why she can’t have an abortion just because. He believes if a person is reckless, that should not be an excuse to have an abortion. She then asks him, “What does God think?” As I sit here and watch this video, I know that there is no way this boy can know how God works and form complex thoughts on abortion. He gives a generic answer, but to my surprise he also pushes back by asking her the same question. She says it’s all a part of God’s plan.
Excuse me? Let’s back up a moment.
Nothing about abortion is in God’s plan. Let’s see what the Bible says on abortion and the value of human life, shall we? Every pro-life Christian I know will quote Jeremiah 1:5 when it comes to abortion.
“5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
We all know and many love this verse. My personal favorite is the “6 things God hates about us” verse. Proverbs 6:16-19,
“16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”
You cannot get more innocent than the preborn. They are sinless and only exist because of their parents’ actions. Another one from Psalm 127:3-5 reads,
“3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”
Three definitive verses which show God is not only against abortion, He hates it. He has a plan for every single person on Earth. Having an abortion kills those plans.
I did not watch the video further, but if you would like to watch it, it is linked above and here. Bonow has something else up her sleeve as well, a children's book. You read right, Bonow will be releasing a children’s book in 2020 about abortion. She has already written and edited another book called Shout Your Abortion. The hashtag movement was started in 2015 by Bonow to lessen the stigmatization of having an abortion in order to try to normalize it. I previewed the book on Amazon and the foreword written by Lindy West ends with “We are not sorry.”
But she is. She is sorry. And so is Bonow and anyone who is a part of the Shout Your Abortion movement, or at least they should be. Abortion is a way for women to have guilt-free sex. Millions of hours of sex education can be poured into schools, but this world is grossly irresponsible and will have sex protection-free because it feels better. Yes, she could get pregnant, but when women like Bonow are telling women abortion is empowering and it makes you free, of course a confused woman will get an abortion. First they go after adults, now they are coming for our children.
Make sure, parents, that you are the one who educates your children on the joys and dangers of sex, make sure it is within marriage, and pull your children out of any lesson or class that is encouraging reckless behavior or sexual promiscuity. Teach your kids the importance of life before Amelia Bonow teaches them that abortions are okay.
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