Four Losses
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Four Losses


Hi, I’m Julie Weber of Liberate Ministries. Have you ever sat under a teaching and heard
the words abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and thought to
yourself, oh, there are those words again. I wonder what they really mean? They never pertain to my life. Please don’t mention them again. Today’s topic is: What is abortion, miscarriage,
stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and how can they pertain to my life? You can find the website links for each of
these definitions attached to this video. The definition of abortion means: Also called
voluntary abortion. The removal of an embryo or fetus from the
uterus in order to end a pregnancy. The definition of miscarriage means: The expulsion
of a fetus before it is viable, especially between the third and seventh months of pregnancy;
spontaneous abortion. The definition of stillbirth means: The birth
of a dead child or organism. The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome also know
as (SIDS): refers to the unexpected, unexplained death of a child less than one year old. Looking at the definition of abortion and
miscarriage, they both mean the same thing. Expelling of the fetus. Quoted from Lady Liberty Workbook Pages 76-77. This is my workbook, my Lady Liberty workbook
and I’m going to be quoting a lot from it today. Women who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth,
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Abortion all experience loss. These losses are tough to take. Our society offers more support and understanding
for these losses except in abortion. Yet there is still a lot of misunderstanding
about each of these types of death. Some obvious differences are that the woman
who aborts, chooses to terminate her pregnancy. The mother experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth
or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, did not choose for their child’s life to end. As a result, mothers who experience these
types of deaths are more focused on the question of “why?” Quoted from Lady Liberty Workbook on Page
73. Each loss brings disturbance and emotional
pain into our lives. Yet grief is a normal, common experience. You can’t pray it away, it is an emotional
process. As people, we need to go through grief, not
around it. In today’s culture, when we lose a loved one
or friend, we are allowed time to outwardly grieve. People understand that there has been a death. It is acceptable for people to take funeral
leave, vacation, and sometimes even an extended leave of absence following the death of someone
close to them. The same is not true after you have had an
abortion. Most often, people are not given time to outwardly
grieve. Women and men choosing abortion are caught
between pro-abortionists who believe that abortion is nothing more than a blob of tissue,
and pro-lifers who believe that abortion is the death of a child. The moral debate continues in our society. As a result, women and men are not encouraged
or allowed to outwardly express their grief. Everything is kept hidden after an abortion,
including the parent’s feelings of loss and grief. Quoted from my Lady Liberty Workbook on Page
74. Jesus knew grief. Isaiah 53:3 (NLT)
He was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the
other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Quoted from Lady Liberty Workbook again on
Page 77. Even Jesus asked the question “why?” Matthew 27:46 (NIV)
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”
which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Having no answer to the question of “why?”
can make us angry, but at some point your question of “why?” will turn to “what can
I gain from this experience going forward?” Knowing “why” doesn’t remove the painful circumstances. In the Bible, Paul came to accept why he was
suffering in prison. We read in 2 Timothy 1:12 (NIRV)
That’s why I’m suffering the way I am. But I’m not ashamed. I know the One I have believed in. I am sure he is able to take care of what
I have given him. I can trust him with it until the day he returns
as judge. This is also the case for us as post abortive
women, knowing why we are suffering doesn’t ease the hurt. It still hurts. However, knowing “why” may move us closer
to acceptance of what we have to go through as a result of having the abortion. In Closing,
How could each of these pertain to your life? If you’re single? This video gives you and your friend’s information
in case you encounter of these losses. If you’re in a relationship; by either cohabiting
or married and you have experienced one of the child bearing losses, this teaching could
confirm your experience or explain what your experiencing. Hopefully this teaching gives you a better
understanding of what the differences between abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth and Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome are. Thanks for watching. Live, Life, Liberated.

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