Where is it safe to stand as a mother?
Is there safety in the knowledge that through motherhood, lives, families, communities, and the world are changed by a mother’s selfless decision to usher in a new life into the world? Does gratitude greet the expectant mother who has quieted some of her own fears and apprehensions about the future in exchange for an experience that will change who she is forever? For women in America, motherhood is war.
Long before conception occurs, girls in America are bombarded with images and mantras that discourage them from walking the path to motherhood. Like sniper’s victims, they are pierced with lies that motherhood will rob them of their career potential, their earning power and their voice in a society ruled by men. As girls become young women, the lies amplify into a deafening boom of manipulated feminism that obscures the beauty, power, and grace of women into a message that makes women the victim of an impenetrable force of men who want control of their minds, bodies, and wombs.
But such feminism is not true.
True feminism recognizes women as equal actors and influencers in a world that is hungry for her impartation. True feminism explores, celebrates, and unleashes the uniqueness of women and exposes the voids that are inevitably created when women are maimed, subdued, and silenced.
Like warriors in battle, women war for their right to be a mother, and as they honor those who have suffered unspoken scars as casualties of miscarriage, of forced abortion, and infertility. For the reluctant mother, she must face the firing squad of abortionists who are willing to take aim at the life growing inside her — ready for bloodshed – even to the moment of birth. The battle is bloody and the stakes are high.
In America today, motherhood is war.
But the good news is today, many young mothers are finding strength in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Yes, Victoria Looney’s, mother of the Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney, personal relationship with Christ has allowed her to win the battle with the Devil who comes to “kill, steal and destroy.” Victoria’s life and Pro-Life testimony, are shining examples of the promise keeping power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Yes, in America today, motherhood is war, but we’re winning.
Dorothy Norwood (born May 29th, 1935), an American gospel singer and songwriter like Victoria Looney, puts it this way: “Victory is mine. Victory is mine. Victory today is mine. I told Satan, to get thee behind, victory today is mine.”
Christ never fails and has already won the war and given the victory to those who believe in Him and trust in Him. Thank you Jesus! And thank you Victoria for allowing Christ to use you, to save the lives of countless women and children. My wife Lori and I are praying for God’s richest blessings to be upon you and yours.
Walter B. Hoye II is the founder and president of the Issues4Life Foundation, the founder of the California Civil Rights and the Frederick Douglas Foundations of California, and proponent of the California Equal Rights Amendment.
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