One of the main arguments you’ll hear from pro-choice campaigners is that women sometimes need to have an abortion in order to advance their career.
However in the long run being successful on earth won’t necessarily transfer over into life after death.
“If you really understand God’s economy, you understand that no matter how prominent you may become, you’re still going to have to face the fact that you had a hand in destroying a human life.”
Whether it’s here on earth or at the time of judgment, the realization will be made, Kim says, and you’ll have to acknowledge it. This may be a difficult truth to come to terms with, but it’s true nonetheless.
Kim doesn’t speak about this lightly; she chose to have an abortion herself in order to have a successful broadcasting career.
“When I was 23-years-old and had my first major market job, and the relationship fell apart and I felt like my career was what I had to do for myself… having already launched from home… I didn’t relish the abortion, but I did it to protect what I perceived as my economic future.”
Jesus says to us,
“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 16:25.
You can’t save yourself when you try to take action in that way, and then you realize your mistake and it’s too late to go back and change it. At this point, Kim says, you find that the career wasn’t worth it.
“…each year as that career would advance and as I would prosper, the reality of knowing what that had cost me became alternately really almost impossible to bear.”
Whether or not these women are facing the reality of what this is going to actually mean for them in the long haul of their lives at this point is unclear, but they are going to have to face it at some point. But if we are able to reach them first, if we can show them that there are other ways and that the right choice is to cherish that unborn baby, then we can potentially save them from a lifetime of regret. Let’s not be silent. Let’s speak up and be heard.