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Please Don’t Do This!
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A Message from WebPastor David Todeschini
There is perhaps no worse emotional trauma than being very young, pregnant, and feeling that you are unable to care for your child. Worse still, perhaps, is the embarrassment that you may feel your parents will suffer if they find out.
I’m not going to lie to you – the laws in this country are structured in such a way that you can easily arrange to have an abortion, and nobody will ever know – well, not exactly nobody. Of course, you will know, and God will know, and perhaps a trusted friend or two, and the "doctor" that performs the abortion – not that they will ever tell.
I am not known for being a diplomat. I have a loving disposition, and I believe that if you love someone – even someone you’ve never met – if you love them, then you won’t lie to them, or tell them to do or not to do something that will hurt them. I’m a man of God – a minister in the Church of Jesus Christ, and I ultimately have to answer to Him. For me not to post this message on the Internet, and give permission for people to reproduce it and pass it out – to me – would be wrong:
"… To him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin." – James 4:17 KJV
There is no easy way for me to tell you this – I guess I have to start from the beginning. Right now, you are under terrible emotional stress – the reason you are under stress is that there is an internal battle within you – a battle between what you know in your heart is the right thing to do, and what your mind tells you is the "solution" to your problem, which your heart tells you is wrong. God has blessed each one of us with the capacity to know right from wrong:
"But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people." No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." – Jeremiah 31:34, 35 KJV
"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." - Psalm 119:11 KJV.
Jesus said to the woman caught in the act of adultery: "And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven." - Luke 7:48
He didn’t say, "Your sins have been un-done".
So you see, that by virtue of the fact that you are struggling with this decision, proves that you are one of those people who are blessed to have God’s law in your heart. The struggle is between that law, and what you have been led to believe – by friends, the media, or the society – to think is the acceptable thing to do.
The Holy Spirit of the Lord is a quiet, still voice. He will not overpower your decision – whatever you decide to do. You make the decision, and you will live with the consequences – good or bad – of that decision. That is the unavoidable truth.
There is one thing I can tell you for certain. People do not make rational decisions when they are under stress. Much more often than not, the decision to get an abortion is regretted for the rest of a person’s life – even the father of the child – although he may not readily admit it to you, if he knows, will be traumatized terribly by the loss of the child that was his.
When a young girl decides to have an abortion, she believes in the instant moment that her problems will be solved once she recovers from the operation. That is not the case. As with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, the consequences can arise years – even decades later. When the "old" conflict resurfaces by some "external stimulus", by then, the person may have adopted a new set of values:
"Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet I will not forget thee." - Isaiah 49:15 KJV
"Because Man is basically good, when he finds himself committing too many evils, then causatively, unconsciously, or unwittingly, Man puts ethics in on himself by destroying himself... Having harmed too many too often, and failing any means to right their wrongs, men will deliberately bring themselves to ruin." - L. Ron Hubbard
When the conflict arises again after a long time, there usually is a very different person occupying that body and possessed of that mind, as when the abortion was done. The "new person" may indeed look back on the day she aborted her child, and have a severe emotional breakdown:
"A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more." – Jeremiah 31:15 KJV
Make no mistake, my sister; the child within you is a human being – it does not magically transform itself into a human being at birth. That fetus is just as human the moment after conception as a two-year-old toddler is. Who says so? God says so. The Supreme Court disagrees, but the Supreme Court is wrong – and they know they’re wrong.
If you’ve been given this little book by a friend – please know this – he or she is your very best friend – a friend who loves you and cares for you, and wants to see you ultimately happy. That friend risked his/her friendship with you, in order to get this message to you before you do something that you will most certainly regret later.
The death of a child is a terrible thing to have on one’s conscience. When I was in Vietnam 34 years ago (1970-71) – I rescued an eight year-old boy from a bombed-out hut, who bled to death in my arms. I didn’t even know his name, and I still cannot get that day out of my mind. His death wasn’t my fault, but I still could not help but feel that I could have – that I should have done something more to help him.
I hope you don’t mind my telling you this – it is the only way that I can establish a common wavelength between us. I pray that you will hear what I am writing, and take it to heart as the counsel of someone who really does care for you, because I am commanded to care for and love my neighbors:
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. – John 13:34 KJV
Another thing I must tell you as your Brother in Christ is that however hopeless and dismal your situation may seem now, it is all relative. If you have an abortion, the situation will only get worse with time – and the thing that you fear most – being found out – will probably happen:
"For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me. I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes." – Job 3:25, 26 KJV
Consider me a messenger that brings you the most important bit of counseling you will ever get. However you came across this little booklet, consider that it fell into your hands for a reason. When a man – even a sinner like me – preaches the word of the Living God to someone, know that it is not the preacher – but the Word itself which accomplishes the mission:
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." – Isaiah 55:11 KJV
There is power in God’s Word – an inescapable power that reaches even the most hardened of hearts – it reaches even the most terrible sinners and criminals:
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." – Hebrews 4:12 KJV
No, my dear, unfortunately we cannot un-do what is already done. What we can do is avoid compounding one mistake with still another mistake. I cannot stress that enough! By your reading this so far, I am by proxy your spiritual counselor. Under what circumstances you got pregnant is not important – that you do the right thing – that’s what is important now. I pray that you consider me a friend, and that you find the courage and the strength by the grace of God to keep your baby – no matter what it takes.
A person of high moral character is not a person of moral character because he or she doesn’t make mistakes. Lord knows we are all human, and in the heat of passion, we make the most terrible and intractable mistakes that we live to regret. I’ve made my share of them, I assure you. A wise person is one who takes the counsel of someone who has been down the road that he or she is about to travel:
"Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety."
– Proverbs 11:14 KJV
"Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established."
– Proverbs 15:22 KJV
Let me tell you that if you decide to keep your baby – if you decide to do whatever it takes – tell whoever has to know and live with a moment of someone you love being perhaps a bit angry and a bit disappointed, you will see that I am right to advise you in this way.
Many times, we build up scenarios in our minds about what the people we love will think of us if we should tell them something that is embarrassing or even shameful. Let me tell you that if the people you love really love you, they will shortly overcome their disappointment with you, their anger of the moment will quickly subside, and they will help you any way that they can. Praying to God for guidance will always bring an answer if the prayer is sincere:
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" – Matthew 7:11; Luke 11:13 KJV
"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." – James 5:16 KJV
As a Christian, I can tell you that God looks after those who call upon his name. I can say this with confidence because the Lord allowed a tragedy to happen in my life in order to keep me out of the World Trade Center on September 11th. It’s a long story, but if you trust the Lord, and are His, you are protected:
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." – 1 Peter 4:12, 13 KJV
"…Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive."
– Genesis 50:20 KJV
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." –
– Romans 8:28 KJV
You may think that what is happening right now is terrible, and that there is no way out, but there is:
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." – 1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV
The temptation to have an abortion may be strong. The child you carry is not the source of the trouble – the trouble is that your heart is at odds with your mind. Yes, there will be hard times ahead if you decide not to take the (seemingly) easy way out. But the times will be harder later on, if you decide to submit to the temptation of the Devil and destroy that innocent life within you that God has blessed you with.
I beseech you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ – please reconsider what you are about to do. Be mature enough and humble enough to admit to yourself and to the people closest to you that you made a mistake – but you know that the Lord loves you, and he has blessed you with that child you carry and you don’t even know it – not yet. And you will never know how blessed you were, if you allow a murderer to cut that innocent child out of your body. Please don’t throw God’s blessing back in His face. Don’t compound a sin committed in the heat of passion with the sin of premeditated murder. I am not afraid to call the sin what it is, my dear, and you shouldn’t be afraid to see it for what it really is.
The pictures on the facing page are shocking, aren’t they? They represent the reality that is hidden from you when the devils of this world who profit from the troubles of young people in trouble tell you that what you’re about to do when you have an abortion is not wrong because it is legal. That is the same argument that the Nazis raised in the War Crimes trials at Nuremberg – they argued that the murder of the Jews was not really murder, because the Jews had been declared "not human" by Hitler’s laws. That argument didn’t get them acquitted.
For anyone to hide the truth from someone who is about to make a life-or-death decision is unconscionable. However, that is what this society has done for many, many years now – and it is about time someone put a stop to it. I am only one man, but as I said before, for me not to do this – for me – it is sin. If one life is saved for all this effort, then I’m sure I will have my reward someday.
Everything that happens in this world, my Sister, happens for a reason. God has seen fit to put this little book into your hands – a letter of love from someone you don’t know, and will probably never meet or talk to – that someone speaking the quiet, still voice of the spirit that is telling you to avoid doing what you will inevitably regret. Doing the right thing is always harder than taking the easy way out – that’s for sure – but doing what you know by God’s grace and this message of love will bring a harvest of blessings – of that you can be sure. It is not my promises that you must rely on, but the promises of the God who has cut a covenant with His people. Cry "Abba, Father" with a broken spirit and a contrite heart, and you are His forever, and under His eternal, invincible protection.
I pray the Lord’s bountiful blessings upon you, dear sister. May God prosper you and keep you and your child safe from every evil in this world. May God give you the wisdom, the strength, and the courage to turn a mistake or an accident into the blessing you deserve. That blessing is within you. All you have to do to receive it is to not throw it away!
PLEASE DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR BABY!!
If you are "in trouble" (as they used to say), and you don’t think there is a way out, please let me tell you that there is a way… There is a way to save face, keep your dignity, and your self-respect, and all you have to do is ask. Talk to your minister or priest, and all will be held in complete confidence. Please don’t commit murder… please don’t kill your baby. One day you will look back on this day, and you will thank God that you have your son or your daughter. You will wonder how you could have ever contemplated aborting your baby.
If you have already had an abortion, know this…. there is understanding, and there is forgiveness if you just turn your life over to the Lord Jesus Christ. His peace is the peace that passes all understanding, and because it is beyond understanding, it is impossible to explain… you’ll just have to trust me on this one… I wouldn’t lie to you.
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WebPastor David J. Todeschini
Because you have read this far, I will share with you a poem that I wrote about one little "War Orphan" in Vietnam. She was about 5 years old when I met her on one of our medical aid missions out into the civilian countryside. Her mother, who was probably a prostitute, left her at the doorstep of an orphanage in an obscure hamlet north of Saigon. Had this little angel been murdered in vivo, my heart would never have been touched, and I would never have written this poem.
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My sweet little angel in the white pinafore,
You’re a cute as a puppy, and all the much more,
As I handed out candy to all who were first,
It was all in your plan; you didn’t mind being last.
When it came to your turn, all the candy was gone,
And the look in your eyes… so sad, so forlorn,
I didn’t expect that spontaneous peck,
Or the touch of your hand on the back of my neck.
And as I was taken by you, completely by storm;
Being touched by an angel, my heart was reborn.
A sweet little cherub, and how was I to know?
You’re a lovable con-artist; a Hershey Bandito.
And of all of the memories I have of that place,
The fondest of all, is your sweet little face.
When you kissed me that day, back during the war,
My heart was touched, and made fonder than ever before.
From my book: "Land of Childhood’s Fears – Faith, Friendship, and The Vietnam War"
Last night my father and mother came together,
And I was conceived.
At that moment God gave me my soul
And a miracle was achieved.
I am happy nestled
In my mother’s womb.
It was made for me;
My little room,
My mother does not yet
Know I am in her.
Soon she’ll feel me
As I begin to stir.
I am a baby girl;
She’ll pick out my name.
I wonder what it will be;
Maybe the same?
I am getting big;
Now I have eyes, hands and feet.
I so hope my mother
Thinks I’m sweet,
She and I are connected
By an umbilical cord.
This has been done
By the Lord,
Today my mother found out
I am here.
Am full of fear,
She’s not happy.
About what she’ll do
I am haunted.
My father too,
Didn’t like the news.
About what to do.
It seems my parents
So they’re not sure
I should be carried.
My mother said I’m her body.
Isn’t that just fine?
I’m not a tumor;
And this body is mine!
An unborn child
Is not a malignancy;
And that is why
It is not a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy!
Somehow she thinks
My life is her choice.
She cannot yet hear my voice.
If I were born
I’d have every right.
But in my mother’s womb I have none;
And for my life I can’t fight,
Today they made the decision;
I will die
In my mother’s stomach.
I cry and cry.
I’ve named myself Mary
After my mother in Heaven.
I won’t even make it
To month seven.
Tomorrow is the day
I’ll be killed.
This is what
My own parents have willed.
I’ll never get the chance to play dolls,
Or go to school.
My mother will never
Wipe away my baby drool.
Before I ever
Get my start,
My parents will stop
My little baby heart.
The moment has come;
An object is coming inside.
I try to run
But I cannot hide,
I want to cry, "Mommy save me!"
But she’s the one
By whom to me
This is being done.
I am caught by my leg,
I let out a silent scream,
This is the end
Of all my little girl dreams.
I thought I was safe
In mother’s womb.
But I wasn’t safe there;
It was my tomb.
Author: Rock Peters
Copyright 2003 all rights reserved.
Web site: www.GodSaveUSA.com
The following from: "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation" - Ronald Reagan - A most incredibly moving essay written by a sitting President in his first days in office. Afterwords by C. Everett Coop and Malcolm Muggeridge - ISBN# 0-8407-4116-2 - Thomas Nelson Publishers.
"During the decade following the
Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, more than 15 million unborn children were legally aborted - a figure that surpasses by more than ten times, the combined total of American lives lost in all of the nation's wars."
"Make no mistake, abortion on demand is not a right granted by the Constitution." - Id at 16
"No more sick or misshapen bodies no more disturbed or twisted minds, no more hereditary idiots or Mongoloid children. Babies not up to scratch would be destroyed, before or after birth, as would also the old beyond repair. With the developing skills of modern medicine, the human race could be pruned and carefully tended until only the perfect blooms - the beauty queens, the Mensa IQ's, the athletes - remained..." - Malcolm Muggeridge
"... The origins of the
[Nazi] Holocaust lay, not in Nazi terrorism and anti-Semitism, but in pre-Nazi Weimar Germany's acceptance of euthanasia and mercy-killing as humane and estimable..." - Malcolm Muggeridge
"Surely some future Gibbon surveying our times will note sardonically that it took no more than three decades to transform a war crime into an act of compassion, thereby enabling the victors in the war against Nazi-ism to adopt the very practices for which the Nazis had been solemnly condemned at Nuremberg..." - Malcolm Muggeridge
"Abortion is a crime that kills not only the child, but the consciences of all involved." - Mother Teresa
"The cultural environment for a
human holocaust is present whenever any society can be misled into defining individuals as less than human and therefore devoid of value and respect." - William Brennan
"... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne - English poet
House approves bill criminalizing violence to fetus - NY Times 4/27/01
A woman was convicted of homicide when her child died because she smoked cocaine - 12 years in prison. Jury deliberated 15 minutes. - NY Times 5/18/01
Scott Peterson convicted of double murder for killing his wife and their unborn child, and sentenced to DEATH. – This case is a powerful precedent for overturning
Roe vs. Wade.
The following from: "Dianetics - The Modern Science of Mental Health" - L. Ron Hubbard - Bridge Publications ISBN# 0-88404-219-7 www.bridgepub.com
"The prenatal child can, of course, experience terror. When the parents or the professional start after it, and thrust it full of holes, it knows fear and pain." - Id at 78
"Anyone attempting abortion is committing an act against the whole society and the future; any judge or doctor recommending an abortion should be instantly deprived of position and practice whatever his reason." - Id at 179
"A man is evil in the direct ratio that destructiveness has been leveled against him." - Id at 198
"Anyone who is emotional around a pregnant woman, is communicating that emotion straight into the child." - Id at 210
[On attempted abortion by puncture]:
"... He [the fetus] will live because the [amniotic] sac is like one of those puncture-proof inner tubes that seals up every hole. Nature has been smart about attempted abortion for a long, long time." - Id at 323
"The child on whom the abortion is attempted is [after his/her birth] condemned to live with murderers whom he reactively [subconsciously] knows to be murderers through all his weak and helpless youth. He forms unreasonable attachments to grandparents, has terrified reactions to all punishments, grows ill easily and suffers long." - Id at 178, 179
The following from: "Research & Development Series", vol. 9, ISBN# 0-88404-217-0 Bridge Publications
"... A doctor in practice who is on the ball knows very well that you can hear a baby cry [in vivo] through a stethoscope. Very often, before a baby is born, you can hear the baby cry without any stethoscope or anything else. Mothers quite often are very startled." - Id at 185, p3
· Before 1970, about 1 million abortions per year in the United States. Of those, 10,00 were "legal", 33% were hospitalized for complications, and many died.
Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton - decisions that abortions during the first trimester were legal; 2nd and 3rd trimester infanticides were regulated for "health purposes".
· Men who give tacit consent to their wives or mates for abortion, often suffer a very severe form of "Survivor’s Guilt" later on. See: Focus on The Family Magazine - Dec 2000 issue "Abortion - Taboo Grief".
FURTHER RESEARCH FOR THOSE WHO CAN FACE THE TRUTH:
"Psychiatry, Mind Control, Genocide and Infanticide" – My book which shows how Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and the field of psychiatry have led to both World Wars, the
Nazi Holocaust, and the legalization of infanticide.
http://www.LuLu.com/content/92111 or see http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Net4TruthUSA
Stories of women who have had abortions and have bitter regrets about it.
Thanks to their work, many innocent lives are being saved.
The Matthew 28:20 Project
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"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." - Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV).
It is time for America, and each individual to choose:
Life or death;
Blessing or cursing.
Please Choose Life
And let your choice be known.
WebPastor David Todeschini
"Please Don't Do This!"
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