NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--As the United States marks the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in America, a group of Christians is working hard in Romania to curb the practice of murdering unborn children.
Romania and Vietnam are the top two nations in numbers of abortions performed each year. In 2001, 1.6 million abortions were reported in Romania. Abortion is used as a form of birth control, and most of the women who abort their unborn children in Romania do so because of economic reasons, said Sharon Herrera, founder and president of Iochebed Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Eastern Europe.
Herrera, a former crisis pregnancy counselor who lives in Nashville, Tenn., explained that before founding the Iochebed ministry in 1998, she had no connection to Romania and no interest in missions.
|A wise decision|
A Iochebed counselor, right, talks with a mother, the child she decided not to abort, and the baby's father, who reunited with the mother.
"I would never even have prayed about missions because I knew if I prayed about missions God would send me to Africa," she told Baptist Press. "I had zero interest in Romania."
But when Herrera's pastor began an evangelistic partnership with Romania, God began to make that country more special in her life. Read More