A Mother’s Love

joiceThe following is excerpted from Mom Who Sacrificed Her Life for Her Baby and Refused Abortion Speaks to Her Daughter From the Grave, May 12, 2015, LifeNews

The joint ministries of Initiative 180 and its program of abortion recovery, Peace After the Storm,  deals with a lot of crises – crisis during pregnancy, crisis after abortion, crisis from holding onto secrets.  Today I want to devote a story about mothers and their inherent nature to love.

Liz Joice was a woman facing a crisis.  She was told she was pregnant and instantly filled with joy because doctors had told her she would never have children.  But her joy lasted but a fleeting moment when the doctors told her that she would be forced to make the decision to take the life of her unborn baby to begin cancer treatment or put her own life in danger by forgoing it.  Liz was immediately placed in a crisis.

She pondered whether she should join a club of other courageous women who decided to protect their unborn babies and choose life.  Her choice was easy, “having a kid was one of the most important things in the world to her,” her husband later told the press. “She said, ‘If we terminate the pregnancy and it turns out I can’t have a baby [later], I’ll be devastated. She knew this might be her only chance.”  In the end, Liz was only able to spend seven weeks with her daughter before she passed away.  Liz’s love for her daughter won out.

Through the miracles of technology, Liz’s baby, Lily, is getting to hear her mother’s voice from the grave in a documentary created entitled ’40 Weeks.’  While compiling the stories, Liz and her husband spoke of their feelings, aspirations, advice, and what to expect as their daughter would grow.  Lily is now 16 months old, and Liz Joice, though deceased, finds her spirit now living in Lily who hears her mother’s voice from the grave.

To all mothers and prospective mothers, the ministry of Initiative 180 and Peace After the Storm commend and pray for you.  We are here to help you in the decisions surrounding life, both during pregnancy and after abortion.  Please contact us if we can help:  turnaround@initiative180.org


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