A young father's pro-life awakening; Will the anti-contraception clergy please stand up?

Matt C. Abbott
June 19, 2008
Reproduced with Permission

The following is an unedited, heartfelt account of a past abortion experience and subsequent pro-life conversion of young father Timashion Jones. It comes from pro-life activist-professor-author Monica Migliorino Miller, founder of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.

Dear friends and family,

I know it's a sensitive subject, but I want to share my heart and let you know why I got involved. Back in the mid 90's I was dating this young lady who got pregnant by me and we decided to get an abortion. It seem like it was the right thing to do because we were in high school and we had plans on going to college and all. From what I learned about abortion at the time was that it wasn't murder because the child wasn't born or even formed for that matter it was just tissue.

We prayed in the lobby of the clinic and she went in pregnant and came out with no baby. My mother was crying as she drove us away from the place and I asked her because she was a nurse "What happens to baby or tissue once the abortion takes place"? She said "Baby you don't want to know" My mother later shared with me that she had an abortion before she had me. That rocked me, man! I was like that could have been me...wew! So having a conversation with my mother was all the research that I did.

A few months later the young lady and I broke up and we went our separate ways. I went on with life! and a few years later I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I know that I have been forgiven because of what He did on the Cross for everything that I did. However, I was still thinking about it a lot and just saying wow I would have a 2 year old child or 10 yearold child or little stuff like, I wonder what it would have looked like?

I said to myself that I never wanted to feel that feeling again so not only did I commit to never have another abortion, I committed to not having sex until I was married. So from the time I was 18 until I was 22, I didn't have sex at all. It was rough season but it was worth it. To this day I think about it quite often but it never really hit me until first, Taivia [his wife] had Yoshua and I seen the birth take place and I held him in my arms. I was like, wow!, how can anyone abort something as precious as this?

Then it hit me again last summer when we went to the Detroit Science Center for the "Universe Within" Body exhibit with the real human bodies. They had a section in there where they showed the baby inside of a woman then they had 9 glass jars with babies in there during each month or stage of the pregnancy. I looked at the 9 month old one and was like wow and walked all the way down to the one that was 1 month and was a bit shaken up and teary eyed because it was so tiny, but it had hands and feet and a head it was a little baby and I was like, man "That aint Tissue! That is a Baby, man!"

A few months ago I began to think about it a lot and I was trying to see if the enemy was trying to make me feel guilty or what. But after I spoke with a good friend of mine who said it could be God telling you to be a little more vocal about your story to help other people. After much prayer and feeling that Peace that only God can provide, I knew he was right. Every since that moment at the science center something was stirred up in me and I began to ask the question; when does life start?

I believe that the same breath of life that God breathed into Adam happens at the point of conception. Genesis 2:7 "the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being."(NIV)

So what am I trying to say or do? I really don't know! All I can say is that I will make every effort to try to get people not even to think about the decision of an abortion by not having sex until you are married and when you get pregnant "After you are married" keep the baby! Make the decision not to have sex before you decide to kill the baby. For others, especially those who are in the faith, be more vocal about this issue.

This is A Billion Dollar Businesses of killing babies!!! Ephesians 6:12 our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (NIV) I just think it is the Christian Thing to Do!

So if you want to get involved let me know.I welcome your comments, personal messages or emails "Please don't let the enemy make you think that you are alone."

Grace and Peace, Timashion

The Visionaire Jeremiah 1:5"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."