The book, Abandoned, the Untold Story of the Abortion Wars, by Dr. Monica Miller, will be available for purchase at a special price on Saturday, Dec. 1. Miller will be signing copies of her book at Fuchs Church Supply in Madison Heights from 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. Says Dr. Miller, “It makes a great Christmas gift!”
The question you might ask is why would anyone want to give a book on abortion for Christmas, even if Dinesh D'Souza says it is the ‘best book written on the subject’? In fact, why would quite a lot of people buy Dr. Miller’s popular book on abortion for a Christmas gift?
Dr. Miller has 40 years of personal experience as a pro-life activist and her book is the first of its kind on abortion. Says Dr. Miller, “People will be shocked by what I reveal. It rips the veneer of normalcy off the face of the culture and reveals the tragedy in a way that hasn’t been done before. The pro-life person will be taken deeper in awareness and commitment. They will not see abortion ever again in the same way!”
Still you wonder, why talk about abortion and tragedy at Christmas?
For those who go deeper, who know that the Church is in a time of Advent grace, the drama makes sense. Advent is a season of preparing for Christ’s coming. As we prepare our hearts to receive Christ, we are reminded of the miracle of life, the gift of new life in Christ who came to us as a little child and puts a human face on God. If we can see God in man, we can see God in all mankind.
If we believe in Jesus, we believe that God became man. But that man came to us first as an infant carried in the womb of a woman with a problem pregnancy. Mary had to be brave to face a pregnancy outside of wedlock. She could have been stoned for it. But she trusted in God and carried the infant with great love. Joseph too, quietly took on the role of fatherhood with great devotion, supporting mother and child.
Today many babies need to be received, some pregnant mothers need shelter, and they are extremely vulnerable. Do we see the gift of a newborn baby and do we see God in the newborn baby? But we have learned that babies are being left to die even after surviving a failed abortion. The children have been aborted or born and not received and not protected by doctors or governments. If we can see God in baby Jesus being hunted by King Herod, we can also see God in the drama before us today with hostile government forces seeking to expand abortion.
Christmas is a time of peace and joy, but it is also a time when the nativity scene is being driven from public areas. Religious freedom is under attack under the federal government’s HHS Mandate: legislation that forces business owners to be complicit in providing abortion coverage. The Christmas season is a time of division more than ever.
If Advent is a time to prepare for Jesus’ coming into our hearts at Christmas, what is the purpose of his coming and of our response? According to scripture, it is very much like the abortion battle for life and death. Will people receive the child? Will they be blind to the evil and prefer the darkness?
He came to give us life so that we would have it more abundantly. (Jn 10:10)
He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. (Jn 1:11)
I have come in My Father's name and with His power, and you do not receive Me [your hearts are not open to Me, you give Me no welcome]; but if another comes in his own name and his own power and with no other authority but himself, you will receive him and give him your approval.” – John 5:43
“I have come as a light into the world, so that whoever believes in me may not continue to live in darkness.”- John 12:46
We are free to judge for ourselves but the difference between those who see and those who do not causes a deep division. “Then Jesus said, I came into this world for judgment [as a Separator, in order that there may be separation between those who believe on Me and those who reject Me], to make the sightless see and to make those who see become blind.”- John 9:39
The mystery of the Nativity asks us to believe in salvation: that God would become a man and, embracing the truth, we would also see man made in the image of God, elevated with great dignity and worth. If we will recognize this great gift of love, a gift of a newborn baby through the loving response of a young woman and a husband who was not the real father, Mary and Joseph who were ordinary human beings like us, we can also accept all newborn babies who will bring more light and love into our world as well. But we have to be brave enough to look at the truth before we can even judge.
We can talk about peace on earth but it will not be until we work toward justice that we will have peace. “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” – Matt 10:34
Dr. Miller, says, “We need both to respect the battle for life in our country and to look with new eyes at the problem we face. We must defend the vulnerable!” Maybe this Christmas we will be gifted with the vision to do that.
Book signing for Abandoned
12 noon to 3 p.m.
Fuchs Church Supply
32525 Stephenson Hwy.
Madison Heights, MI 48071