An About-Face for 30-Year Activist

For You From The Word

I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them.
(Ezekiel 11:19, ESV)

For You To Think About

Leslie Davis Blackwell

Leslie Davis Blackwell

“Nearly five years ago, a powerful message clearly came to me that I could no longer fight against the lives of the unborn,” says Leslie Davis Blackwell. “God’s grace allowed me to see clearly that life is sacred.”

It was an about-face for Leslie, a staunch pro-choice activist who was just a month away from becoming a Board member of the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood when her heart dramatically changed.

She had spent 30 years arguing for a woman’s right to choose in the wake of terminating two pregnancies in her early twenties, working to validate her choices, hiding from her hurt, and running from the truth. “I moved on with life, feeling bogus and unworthy, but strained forward in my motherhood, marriage, career, and community involvement,” says Leslie.

Her change of heart led Leslie to learn to forgive herself and cherish the dignity of the unborn. Today she is one of four Silent No More Awareness Campaign regional coordinators from Virginia and regularly participates in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Leslie’s experience demonstrates two wonderful truths: people can have a change of heart about life. And God is the One who makes that change possible.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Thank You for changing hearts like Leslie’s. Move in many others to help them face their hurt, find healing, and cherish the dignity of life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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