She walked into Planned Parenthood with two older friends. They were high school girls…they could drive. She looked up to them, so when she began having sex at age twelve, she knew she could talk to them about it. She sat down in an unfriendly waiting room and filled out some paperwork. Even though she knew she could lie about her age and name, she filled in the truth on every line. When she was finished with the papers, she was led back to a room and had her first pap exam. Then, she was shuffled into another room where she was asked, “What kind of birth control would you like to try?” She chose the pill, and she was given a years supply, along with a bag overflowing with condoms. It felt like a jackpot to her! “I can have all the sex I want, and it will be safe!” She thought to herself. Little did she know how wrong she was…
The writer goes on to reflect on how things might have turned out differently if she had walked into a pro-life pregnancy care center instead of a Planned Parenthood clinic. She challenges each of us to support these centers that care for both the soul and the body. She ends with these wise words:
Just remember, as a good friend recently reminded me: God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the called.
Do read her whole post. Then listen carefully for the sound of God’s call.