By: Laura Rosecrans
This past year and a half has been such an incredible journey. I have tried to share as much as I can with you about my abortion healing, which occurred March of 2014, and all that has transpired since. As Pro-Life events come up and my incredible husband Dan Rosecrans and I attend – I have tried to share with you how these events are seen through the eyes of woman who endured the pain of an abortion and is now healed.
This event, Protest Planned Parenthood, was the crème-de-la-crème and the proverbial icing on the cake. I wish I could tell you how my heart felt as we drove up San Mateo in Albuquerque 15 minutes after the event had begun.
I have to admit every time I have had to go to Planned Parenthood for ANY event – 40 Days for Life or the incredible Women Betrayed Protest and now this one – my heart is full of trepidation. To say I dislike being so near to the place that has murdered so many babies and devastated so many lives is a huge understatement. It is literally like going to the Lion’s Den for a woman who has been through an abortion. BUT…
As we drove up to find parking we found HUNDREDS – yes…HUNDREDS – actually up to 500 – people lining the streets on both sides peacefully protesting the butcher shop that is known as Planned Parenthood. As we drove past the second time to catch this vision on video, my heart was EXPLODING with joy. You see as a woman who went through the torture of an abortion – mentally and spiritually – and lived with the pain and guilt of murdering her own child…this event is like the “knight in shining armor”.
Most of us did not want to have an abortion. Most of us were coerced or felt trapped in some way. Most of us endured abuse to an extent many would not understand. The abortion was not the beginning of our journeys. It was the culmination of years of pain and a past filled with trauma. 33 years ago I hoped that there would be a knight in shining armor to save me from the day I was dumped at the age of 16 – by a predator 5 years my senior – at an abortion clinic. Someone who would say THIS IS NOT RIGHT! Someone who would protect me and my precious baby.
Today there were HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of Knights in Shining Armor. There were HUNDREDS of protectors of life standing protesting against the dragon of what is Planned Parenthood. There were HUNDREDS of valiant soldiers standing in the gap to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH thus being the protectors of the many women who are even now – today – considering abortion. Protectors of the precious babies who are facing a possible end to their lives in a horrific death at the hands of Planned Parenthood.
From a woman who has known a living hell for the past 33 years – THANK YOU New Mexico! Thank you PROTEST ABQ! Thank you Bud and Tara Shaver and Father Stephen Imbarrato for leading the charge as mighty warriors of God to slay the beast and once and for all end the tyranny of abortion.
I look forward to seeing what else GOD has planned. I praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has raised up courageous leaders in the Faith who are more than willing to say THIS MUST END! TO God be the glory – may we all continue to unite and stand firm and not grow weary until that day that abortion is abolished from our nation and we no longer stand as a country with the blood of our children on our hands.