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700 Club Interactive - May 25, 2018

A pastor’s daughter measures her value by the number on the scale and battles with bulimia. See how she overcame her addiction. Read Transcript


Gordon: A WOMAN

STRUGGLES WITH SELF-WORTH.

ITWOUL I WOULD LOOK IN THE

MIRROR, AND IT WAS LIKE,

YOUR SO GROSS.

Gordon: AND THEN

BATTLED BULEMIA.

I'M GOING TO DIE IF I

KEEP GOING THIS WAY.

Gordon: SEE HOW SHE

IS FINALLY SET FREE.

I FELT THAT HEAVINESS

AND BONDAGE COMPLETELY

BREAK OFF OF ME.

Gordon: PLUS...THE

IRISH HEA HEAD TO THE POLLS,

AND PROLIFERS ARE VYING

FOR EVERY VOTE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

JUSTICE, POVERTY, HUNGER,

AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER

AND THE EARTH AREN'T

TYPICAL THEMES FOR A ROYAL

WEDDING, BUT BISHOP

MICHAEL CURRIE IS ANYTHING

BUT TYPICAL.

Terry: HE BECAME THE

FIRST BLACK PRESIDING

BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL

CHURCH WHEN HE WAS

APPOINTED IN 20 15.

THE BISHOP RECENTLY SPOKE

PASSIONATELY ABOUT THE

POWER OF LOVE AT THE ROYAL

WEDDING.

IT WAS THE MOST TWEETED

ABOUT MOMENT OF THE DAY.

WE WANT TO SHARE A PART OF

HIS SERMON.

IF YOU CAN IMAGINE A

WORLD WHERE LOVE CENTURY

WAY.

IS THE

WAY.

IMAGINE OUR HOMES AND

FAMILIES WHEN LOVE IS THE

WAY.

IMAGINE NEIGHBORHOODS AND

COMMUNITIES WHERE LOVE IS

THE WAY.

IMAGINE GOVERNMENTS AND

NATIONS WHERE LOVE IS THE

WAY.

IMAGINE BUSINESS AND

COMMERCE WHEN LOVE CENTURY

WAY.

IMAGINE THIS TIRED OLD

WORLD WHEN LOVE IS THE

WAY, WHEN LOVE IS THE

WAYS, UNSELFISH,

REDEMPTIVE, WHEN LOVE IS

THE WAY.

THEN NO CHILD WILL GO TO

BED HUNGRY IN THIS WORLD

EVER AGAIN.

WHEN LOVE IS THE WAY

WEBSTER WILL MAKE JUSTICE

ROLL DOWN LIKE A MIGHTY

STREAM, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS

LIKE AN EVER-FLOWING

BROOK.

WHEN LOVE SATELLITE WAY,

POVERTY WILL BECOME

HISTORY.

WHEN LOVE IS THE WAY, THE

EARTH WILL BE A SANCTUARY.

WHEN LOVE IS THE WAY, WE

WILL LAY DOWN OUR SWORDS

AND SHIELDS, DOWN BY THE

RIVERSIDE, TO STUDY WAR NO

MORE.

WHEN LOVE IS THE WAY,

THERE IS PLENTY GOOD ROOM.

PLENTY GOOD ROOM FOR ALL

OF GOD'S CHILDREN.

AND WHEN LOVE IS THE WAY,

WE ACTUALLY TREAT EACH

OTHER -- WELL, LIKE WE'RE

ACTUALLY FAMILY.

WHEN LOVE IS THE WAY, WE

KNOW THAT GOD IS THE

SOURCE OF US ALL, AND WE

ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS,

CHILDREN OF GOD.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL SERMON.

WHAT A WONDERFUL MESSAGE.

BOY, DID HE EVER TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF THE PLATFORM.

AND I LOVE WHAT HE SAID.

Terry: THE ANIMATION

OF HIS BODY AS HE

DELIVERED THAT MESSAGE WAS

JUST REALLY COMPELLING.

IT WAS A MESSAGE FOR

EVERYBODY.

> WELL, SPEAKING OF THE

ROYAL WEDDING, LOLA, A

5-YEAR-OLD WHO LIVES IN

BELFAST, THOUGHT SHE HAD

RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO

THE WEDDING.

BUT WHAT SHE HAD ACTUALLY

BEEN INVITED TO WAS A

ROYAL WEDDING-THEMED TEA

PARTY AT HER SCHOOL.

Gordon: HER REACTION

HAS GONE VIRAL AND IT HAS

HAD OVER THREE MILLION

HITS, AND HERE IS A CLIP.

[CRYING]

C'MERE.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

MEGHAN'S WEDDING.

YOU HAVE TO BE ROYALTY TO

GO TO THE ROYAL WEDDING.

[CRYING]

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT

MEANS.

YOU HAVE TO BE A

PRINCESS OR PRINCE TO GO

TO THE ROYAL WEDDING.

I'M A PRINCESS.

YOU ARE, LOVE.

BUT AM I STILL GOING?

YOU WEREN'T INVITED,

LOVE.

[CRYING]

YOU CAN'T GO TO THE

ROYAL WEDDING, LOLA.

YOU CAN STILL HAVE A PARTY

FOR HER TODAY.

IT IS NOT A WEDDING

EVERYBODY CAN GO TO.

WE CAN GO OUT TOMORROW AND

GO SHOPPING TOMORROW.

INSTEAD OF MEGHAN'S

WEDDING.

YEAH, IT'S MEGHAN'S

WEDDING, BUT WE'RE NOT

GOING TO MEGHAN'S WEDDING.

SHE DOESN'T KNOW YOU, SO

THAT'S PROBABLY WHY SHE

DOESN'T INVITE YOU.

Terry: I FELT THE

SAME WAY.

Gordon: I HAD THE

SAME REACTION WHEN I FOUND

OUT I WASN'T INVITED.

Terry: YOU GO TO THE

MAILBOX OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

Gordon: THEY LOST IT

IN THE MAIL.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: ACTUALLY, I

HOPE MEGHAN SEES THAT AND

INVITES THAT LITTLE GIRL

OVER.

Terry: SHE MIGHT GET

A TEA OUT OF THAT.

Gordon: WELL, YOU

CAN'T COME TO THE WEDDING

BECAUSE THAT'S OVER, BUT

HOW ABOUT COMING OVER FOR

TEA.

> IN OTHER NEWS, A

SCHOOL DISTRICT IN MAINE

HAS RECEIVED A GENEROUS

DONATION.

THE WESTBOOK SCHOOL

SUPERINTENDENT SAYS HE

RECEIVED A $10,000 CHECK

TO HELP FAMILIES WITH

UNPAID LUNCH ACCOUNTS.

Terry: THE DONATION

IS EQUIVALENT TO MORE THAN

4,300 MEALS.

THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY

THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE

ABOUT $17,000 IN LUNCH

MONEY DEALT, BUT THEY

WOULD RATHER FACE DEBT

THAN HAVE A CHILD GO

HUNGRY.

Gordon: I WILL QUOTE

MICHAEL CURRIE'S SERVICE,

IF LOVE IS PRACTICED

AROUND THE WORLD, NO CHILD

GOES TO BED HUNGRY.

WHY AN EXPRESSION OF LOVE

TO SAY, YES, I'LL TAKE

CARE OF THAT.

LET'S MAKE SURE CHILDREN

HAVE A ENOUGH FOOD TO EAT.

Terry: AND WONDERFUL

A SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO MAKE

SURE THAT HAPPENS EVEN

WHEN IT IS COSTING

SOMETHING.

> THERE ARE CURRENTLY

MORE THAN 400,000 CHILDREN

IN FOSTER CARE HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES, AND THE

MONTH OF MAY IS NATIONAL

FOSTER CARE MONTH.

THIS S A MONTH SET ASIDE TO

ACKNOWLEDGE FOSTER KIDS,

PARENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

Gordon: TOGETHER WE

RISE AS A NON-PROFIT,

WHO'S VISION IS TO IMPROVE

THE LIVES OF FOSTER

CHILDREN ALL ACROSS

AMERICA.

THEY PROVIDE THOUSANDS OF

FOSTER YOUTH WITH CASES,

DUFFEL BAGS, AND BASIC

NECESSITIES TO HELP WHEN

CHILDREN ARE IN OUR FOSTER

CARE.

AND THEY'RE USUALLY GIVEN

TWO TRASH BAGS TO HOLD ALL

THEIR BELONGS.

THEY HAVE YOIMS ITEMS LIKE A

TEDDY BEAR AND HIJACKER

GENAND HYGIENEKITS.

Terry: THEY SELECT 10

TO 15 KIDS THAT ARE GOING

TO BE FRESHMEN IN COLLEGE

AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A

$90,000 SCHOLARSHIP.

THIS FAMILY FELLOWSHIP IS

THE LARGEST COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUTH

AGING OUT OF THE FOSTER

CARE PROGRAM.

WHAT AN AMAZING THING.

Gordon: THAT IS LOVE

IN ACTION, TOO, TO SAY,

WEIWE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A

HAND-UP AND OPPORTUNITY.

Terry: WE COMMEND ALL

OF YOU.

> COMING UP, A PASTOR OS

DAUGHTER WHO FELT TOTALLY

UNWORTHY.

I WAS UGLY, FAT,

DISGUSTING AND ANGRY AT

MYSELF.

SOMETHING ABOUT ME WASN'T

LOVABLE.

I FELT INVISIBLE.

Terry: SEE HOW SHE

FOUND HER TRUE WORTH AND

IDENTITY, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: REBEKAH

SCHAFFER SUFFERED WITH HER

SELF-ESTEEM FOR AS LONG AS

SHE COULD REMEMBER.

NO MATTER WHAT HER PARENTS

DID OR SAID, NOTHING MADE

HER FEEL GOOD ENOUGH FOR

WORTHY.

I WOULD LOOK IN THE

MIRROR AND IT WAS LIKE,

OH, YOU'RE SO DISGUSTING,

YOU'RE SO GROSS.

THAT'S WHAT I WOULD SEE.

I WOULD NEVER FIND SOMEONE

THAT WOULD LOVE ME THE WAY

THAT I AM.

EVEN THOUGH WE WERE ALL

CLOSE, AND I KNEW THAT I

WAS LOVED BY MY PARENTS

AND I KNEW I WAS LOVED BY

MY FAMILY, I FELT

INVISIBLE, AND THAT I

WASN'T SEEN, AND THAT THE

THINGS THAT WERE IMPORTANT

TO ME WEREN'T IMPORTANT TO

ANYONE ELSE.

SO I GOT INVOLVED IN

WORSHIP MINISTRY.

I STARTED SINGING.

I MADE STRAIGHT "A"s IN

SCHOOL.

I BABY-SAT, I CLEANED, I

DID ANYTHING THAT I

THOUGHT WOULD EARN

ATTENTION.

SOMETHING THAT SAID, LIKE,

I SEE YOU, I KNOW YOU, I

LOVE YOU.

I REMEMBER EVEN AT FIVE

AND SIX, JUST BELIEVING

THAT SOMETHING ABOUT ME

WASN'T LOVABLE.

I JUST FELT LIKE THERE WAS

NO WAY I WAS EVER GOING TO

BE LOVED BY ANYBODY.

ACCEPTING THE LOVE OF GOD

AND SEEING HIM AS MY

FATHER, THAT WAS FOR OTHER

PEOPLE.

I HAD DECIDED THAT HE

WASN'T THERE FOR ME.

EVEN AT SEVEN AND EIGHT, I

WAS A LARGE GIRL.

AND BY THE TIME I WAS A

TEENAGER, I WAS VERY

OVERWEIGHT.

I WAS UGLY, FAT,

DISGUSTING, AND ANGRY AT

MYSELF THAT I HAD ALLOWED

THIS TO TAKE CONTROL OF MY

LIFE.

I WAS GETTING, LIKE,

COMMENTS FROM EVERYWHERE,

OH, MY GOSH, WHAT ARE YOU

DOING?

YOU LOOK SO GREAT.

YOU'VE LOST SO MUCH

WEIGHT.

I WAS, LIKE, I FEEL SO

CONFIDENT NOW.

I'M GETTING ATTENTION AND

HIT ON.

EVERYBODY LIKES ME NOW.

THIS IS GREAT.

I MEASURED MY VALUE BY

WHAT SIZE I WORE.

I MEASURED MY VALUE BY THE

NUMBER ON THE SCALE.

I'D BE, LIKE, OKAY, I'LL

FEEL PRETTY IF I JUST LOSE

A LITTLE BIT MORE.

I BECAME ADDICTED TO

LOSING WEIGHT.

WHATEVER I TOOK IN, CAME

RIGHT BACK OUT.

I FELT RELIEF.

ANY TIME THAT I WOULD

PURGE, I FELT RELIEF.

BUT ANY TIME I LOOKED AT

THE MIRROR, I STILL FELT

THE SAME THINGS THAT I

FELT WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND

OVERWEIGHT: UGLY,

DISGUSTING, PUTRID, FAT.

EVEN THOUGH I PRETENDED TO

BE HAPPY, I WAS MISERABLE.

I WENT OUT AND I BOUGHT

SOME CELERY, AND I WAS

EATING THE CELERY.

AND I REMEMBER LOOKING IT

UP ON LINE, HOW MANY

CALORIES WAS IN A STALK OF

CELERY.

AND I SAW THERE WAS SODIUM

IN SALRY.

AND I REMEMBER HAVING,

LIKE, A MENTAL BREAK DOWN.

AND I WAS CALCULATING

WHERE I COULD GO, AND HOW

LONG I HAD TO GET THIS

CELERY OUT OF MY SYSTEM SO

I WOULDN'T GAIN WEIGHT OR

WATER WEIGHT OR WHATEVER.

I KIND OF HAD THIS MOMENT

WHERE I STEPPED OUTSIDE OF

MY BODY, AND I LOOKED AT

MYSELF FREAKING OUT OVER

CELERY.

AND I WAS, LIKE, I'M GOING

TO DIE IF I KEEP GOING

THIS WAY.

I DISCOVERED THAT

EVERYTHING THAT I HAD

THOUGHT, MY WHOLE LIFE,

WAS A LIE.

I WAS TOLD TO WRITE DOWN

EVERY LIE I BELIEVED ABOUT

MYSELF.

AND FOR EVERY LIE, I HAD

TO RESEARCH THE BIBLE AND

FOUND A VERSE THAT SPOKE

THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT I

BELIEVED, WHICH WAS THE

TRUTH.

I AM A DAUGHTER OF THE

MOST HIGH GOD.

I'M BELOVED.

HE IS THE GOD WHO SEES ME.

HE IS THE GOD WHO KNOWS

ME.

ONE DAY I WAS OUTSIDE,

REPLACING THE LIE WITH THE

TRUTH, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN

I JUST FELT LIKE I WAS IN

A FAIRY TALE MOVIE.

I COULD HEAR ALL OF THESE

BIRDS CHIRPING AND

SINGING, AND I CLOSED MY

EYES AND I JUST FELT GOD'S

PRESENCE.

TEARS WERE STREAMING DOWN

MY FACE.

I COULDN'T CONTROL THEM.

HE SAID TO ME IN THAT

MOMENT, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN

RIGHT HERE.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN THIS

CLOSE.

I REMEMBER KNOWING THAT HE

LOVES ME AND NOT JUST

SAYING IT, BUT REALLY

KNOWING IT.

AND BECOMING SO HAPPY.

OH, YOU'RE GETTING FAT

AGAIN.

YOU'RE UNLOVABLE.

LOOK AT THIS, LOOK AT

THAT, THERE IS NO WAY THAT

ANYONE COULD EVER LOVE

YOU.

WE WERE PRAYING AND

INTERCEDING FOR THE NEW

YEAR, FOR THE MINISTRY AND

THE PEOPLE THAT WE WORKED

WITH, AND IT WAS LIKE

SOMETHING CAME OVER ME.

AND IT WAS LIKE I SAW THE

DEMON THAT HAD BEEN

TORMENTING ME FOR SO MANY

YEARS.

IT WAS STILL, LIKE,

HAUNTING ME AND TORMENTING

ME.

> I GOT ANGRY, AND

SOMETHING JUST CAME OVER

ME, AND I JUST STOOD UP

AND I STARTED REBUKING IT.

AND I JUST SAID, YOU'RE

NOT WELCOME IN MY LIFE

ANYMORE.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

I COMMAND YOU TO GO IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO STEAL

ONE MORE MOMENT OF MY

LIFE.

*

* HOW DEEP THE FATHER'S

LOVE FOR US IS *

* HOW THAT'S BEYOND ALL

MEASURE *

* THAT HE WOULD GIVE HIS

ONLY SON *

* AND HOW GREAT THE PAIN

I JUST FELT COMPLETELY

LIGHT AND COMPLETELY FREE.

I FELT THAT HEAVINESS AND

THAT BONDAGE COMPLETELY

BREAK OFF OF ME.

I HAD BEEN COMPLETELY

RENEWED TO THE FACT OF WHO

I WAS.

I AM A DAUGHTER OF THE

MOST HIGH GOD.

I'M BELOVED.

* GLORY

*

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT JOHN

IS THAT I'M ABLE TO BE

COMPLETELY, 100% MYSELF.

ON THIS DAY, I MARRY MY

BEST FRIEND.

I FEEL COMPLETELY SAFE

AND COMPLETELY FREE TO

JUST SHARE WITH HIM

EXACTLY WHAT'S ON MY

HEART, EXACTLY WHAT I'M

GOING THROUGH, EXACTLY

WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH.

GOD HAS DONE SO MUCH

HEALING.

I'M JUST, LIKE, YOU KNOW

WHAT?

WHEN YOU ARE FREE, YOU ARE

FREE.

I'M A NEW PERSON.

THAT PERSON WHO DID THOSE

THINGS DOESN'T EXIST

ANYMORE.

I KNOW THAT I AM SEEN, AND

NOT JUST BY GOD, BUT I AM

SEEN BY THE MAN WHO LOVES

ME.

I KNOW THAT I AM LOVABLE,

AND I KNOW THAT I AM

LOVED.

I LOVE MYSELF.

Terry: THE ONE THE

SON SETS FREE IS FREE

INDEED.

YOU KNOW, WE ARE MADE, THE

WORD OF GOD SAYS, IN HIS

IMAGE AND LIKENESS.

AND IN THAT STORY, REBEKAH

SHARED ABOUT HER OWN LIFE,

SHE SPOKE ABOUT THIS

DEMONIC PRESENCE IN HIS

LIFE THAT KEPT SPEAKING

LIES TO HER.

YOU KNOW, SATAN IS CALLED

THE FATHER OF LIES.

AND NOTHING PLEASES HIM

MORE THAN TO BESMIRCH THE

IMAGE OF GOD IN US, SO

THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO

RECEIVE THE LOVE OF THE

FATHER.

THE LOVE OF THE SAVIOR WHO

GAVE EVERYTHING HE HAD FOR

US.

GOD WANTS AND BRINGS TO

US, THROUGH HIS WORD, ON A

DAILY BASIS, TRUTH.

BUT WE HAVE TO DO OUR

PART, TOO.

YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE ALSO

TALKS ABOUT US TAKING

EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE.

IT IS NOT AN EASY THING TO

DO.

I WANT TO SAY TO YOU

TODAY, IF YOU'RE

STRUGGLING WITH WHO YOU

ARE, WITH THE IMAGE OF WHO

YOU ARE, WITH HOW GOD

FEELS ABOUT YOU, WITH YOUR

VALUE AND YOUR SELF-WORTH,

BEGIN BY DOING WHAT

REBEKAH DID: WRITE DOWN

ALL OF THE NEGATIVE THINGS

THAT COME TO MIND, BUT

THEN GET RIGHT INTO THE

WORD OF GOD.

AND BEGIN TO WRITE DOWN

WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT YOU,

WHO HE SAYS YOU ARE.

BEGIN TO CONTEMPLATE THE

PRICE THAT HE WAS WILLING

TO PAY FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU

ARE SO VALUED BY HIM.

IN THE WORD, IT ALSO SAYS

THAT HE ACTUALLY DANCES

OVER US WITH JOY AND

REJOICING.

THAT'S YOU.

BUT WHEN WE BELIEVE THE

LIE OF THE ENEMY, WE CAN'T

HEAR THE VOICE OF THE

SPIRIT OF GOD TELLING US

HOW LOVED WE ARE.

GOD LOVES YOU.

HE KNOWS YOUR NAME.

HE UNDERSTANDS YOUR NEED.

NOW, YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE

THAT LOVE.

AND SO TO DO THAT, STAND

UP, AS REBEKAH DID, AND

SPEAK TO THAT THING THAT

IS CONDEMNING YOU.

AND SAY, I WILL HAVE NO

MORE OF THIS.

BE GONE IN JESUS' NAME.

AND THEN BEGIN TO REJOICE

IN THE SAVIOR WHO GAVE HIS

LIFE.

AND WHAT HAVE GIVEN IT IF

YOU HAD BEEN THE ONLY

PERSON IN THE WORLD.

HE LOVES YOU THAT MUCH.

RECEIVE THE LOVE OF GOD

TODAY.

BE HEALED FROM THE THINGS

THAT THE ENEMY WOULD TRY

TO BRING INTO YOUR MIND

AND INTO YOUR HEART.

BE SET FREE TO BECOME ALL

GOD CREATED YOU TO BE.

BECAUSE THE ONE THE SON

SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.

IF YOU NEED HELP TODAY AND

YOU'D LIKE TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE, IF YOU'D LIKE TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORD

OF GOD HAS TO SAY, OUR

NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

IT'S 1-800-700-7000.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, STILL

TO COME, WHERE IS THE

SAFEST COUNTRY ON EARTH TO

HAVE A BABY?

MANY SAY IT IS IRELAND,

BUT MAYBE NOT FOR LONG.

SAYING TO IRISH WOMEN,

YOU'RE NOT SAFE WITHOUT

ABORTION.

YOU'RE LIVES MAY BE IN

DANGER.

WOMEN NEED ABORTION.

Gordon: THE BATTLE TO

BRING DOWN IRELAND'S

PRO-LIFE AMENDMENT.

THAT'S UP NEXT, AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: IRELAND HAS

BEEN CALLED ONE OF OF THE

SAFEST NATIONS TO HAVE A

BABY BECAUSE OF ITS

AMENDMENT PROTECTING THE

LIVES OF BOTH MOTHER AND

UNBORN CHILD.

BUT THAT LAW COULD BE

SWEPT AWAY IN A REFERENDUM

TODAY.

DALE HURD REPORTS FROM

DUBLIN.

Reporter: IRISH

VOTERS WILL DECIDE THIS

WEEK WHETHER TO REPEAL THE

EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO THEIR

CONSTITUTION, WHICH

PROTECTS THE RIGHT OF BOTH

A MOTHER AND HER UNBORN

CHILD.

IF IT IS REPEALED, AS

POLLS SUGGESTS IT WILL BE,

SOME PEE FEAR IT COULD OPEN

THE WAY TO ABORTION ON

DAMNED.

THE IRISH PASSED THE

EIGHTH AMENDMENT BECAUSE

THEY DIDN'T WANT IRELAND

TO EXPERIENCE WHAT

HAPPENED IN THE UNITED

STATES IN ROE VS. WADE,

WHEN A COURT DECIDED THAT

ABORTION ON DEMAND SHOULD

BE LEGAL.

BUT IRELAND HAS BEEN

UNDERGOING SWEEPING SOCIAL

CHANGE.

IN 2015, IRELAND BECAME

THE FIRST COUNTRY TO

LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE BY

POPULAR VOTE.

ITS PRIME MINISTER IS

OPENLY GAY, AND THEY

REPEAL THE EIGHTH

AMENDMENT, ALONG WITH MUCH

OF THE IRISH MEDIA.

IF THE WOMAN SITTING

NEXT TO YOU IS PREGNANT,

SHE DOES NOT HAVE FULL

RIGHTS OVER HER OWN BODY.

Reporter: BUT HIS

LEAD HAS BEEN SHRINKING,

AND Facebook AND GOOGLE

HAVE SEALED OFF THE NATION TO ANY

FOREIGN ADVERTISING ABOUT

THE REVEREN REFERENDUM.

IT IS VERY SIGNIFICANT

THAT "YES."

CAMPAIGNERS RUSHED OUT

TODAY TO WELCOME THE

CENSORSHIP.

WAS IT BECAUSE THE POLLS

ARE TIGHTENING?

WAS IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS

LIKE THIS REFERENDUM,

WHICH IS ABSOLUTEED

SUPPORTED, IS GOING TO BE

REJECTED BY THE PEOPLE.

Reporter: IRISH

PRO-LIFE LEADER NEEM

DESCRIBES AN UPHILL BATTLE

AGAINST MOST OF THE PRESS'

POLITICIANS.

THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA

IS TO WHOLEHEARTEDLY

CAMPAIGN FOR ABORTIONS,

SAYING TO IRISH WOMEN,

YOU'RE NOT SAFE WITHOUT

ABORTION.

YOU'RE LIVES MAY BE IN

DANGER.

WOMEN NEED ABORTION NORTEL IN

ORDER TO BE EQUAL OF

SOCIETY.

AS A DOCTOR, I WOULD

SAY ABORTION IS NOW PREDOM

PREDOMINANTLY A MEDICAL

ISSUE.

Reporter: THIS DOCTOR

IS A GENERAL PRACTITIONER.

WHILE MANY DOCTORS HAVE

SAID THEY SUPPORT REPEAL

OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT

FOR THE SAFETY OF WOMEN,

HE SAYS WOMEN DON'T NEED A

CHANGE IN THE LAW TO BE

SAFER.

THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL

DEBATE, IN MY OPINION,

FIRST AND FOREMOST.

THIS IS A SOCIAL EVENT.

THIS IS A DEBATE ABOUT

CHOICE.

THIS IS A DEBATE, FROM MY

POINT OF VIEW, ABOUT HUMAN

RIGHTS, THE RIGHT TO LIFE.

Reporter: THE REPEAL

SIDE SAYS IT IS ABSOLUTELY

ABOUT THE HEALTH AND

SAFETY OF WOMEN.

BUT WHETHER AN ABORTION IS

NECESSARY TO SAVE A

WOMAN'S LIFE IS IN

DISPUTE, BECAUSE IF THERE

IS A SERIOUS COMPLICATION,

A DOCTOR CAN ATTEMPT TO

DELIVER THE BABY EARLY

ALIVE.

ANOTHER ISSUE IS THE IRISH

WOMEN WHO ARE ALREADY

TRAVELLING TO BRITAIN FOR

AN ABORTION OR WHO ARE

TAKING THE ABORTION BILL

ILLEGALLY.

I THINK THE LAWS WE

HAVE IN IRELAND ARE TWO

RESTRICTIVE.

INCREASINGLY WOMEN ARE

BUYING PILLS OVER THE

NETWORK AND TAKING THEM AT

HOME.

SO THAT IS ACTUALLY QUITE

A DANGEROUS SITUATION.

LET'S LOOK AT THE

FACTS.

AND THE FACTS SHOW US

THIS: THAT WOMEN ARE SAFE

IN IRELAND.

THEY'RE MUCH SAFER HERE

THAN THEY ARE IN THE

UNITED STATES, WHERE

ABORTION IS WIDELY

AVAILABLE.

SO WOMEN ARE SAFE WITHOUT

ABORTION.

ANY CARE THEY NEED DURING

PREGNANCY AND

INTERVENTIONS ARE GIVEN TO

THEM UNDER IRISH LAW.

Reporter: AND THE

OTHER INSTANCE THE

ABORTION OF FETAL AB

ABNORMALITIES.

THEY SAY WOMEN SUFFER WHEN

THEY ARE FORCED TO CARRY A

CHILD THAT IS GOING TO

DIE.

THERE IS NO WAY I COULD

CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER 28

WEEKS, POTENTIALLY,

KNOWING THERE WAS NO BABY

AT THE END.

Reporter: WOMEN IN

CASES LIKE THESE, WHO WANT

AN ABORTION, MUST FLY TO

BRITAIN.

I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME

VICKI WALL TO THE STAGE.

Reporter: WHEN VICKI

LEARNED THE GIRL SHE WAS

CARRYING WOULD DIE IN HER

WOMB, SHE WAS TOLD BY A

MEDICAL EXPERT HER ONLY

OPTION WAS TO TRAVEL TO

BRITAIN TO HAVE AN

ABORTION.

SHE MADE ANOTHER CHOICE.

WHAT MESSAGE WOULD I

HAVE SENT TO MY OTHER

CHILDREN, THAT THEIR

LITTLE SISTER WAS SICK, SO

I WAS JUST GOING TO END

THINGS QUICKER.

Reporter: VICKI

DECIDED TO TAKE TIME OFF

WORK TO LOVE AND ENJOY HER

DAUGHTER IN THE LAST DAYS

BEFORE HER DEATH.

WE SPENT THE SUMMER

HANGING OUT WITH HER,

GOING TO THE BEACH WITH

HER, LOVING HER, TAKING

PICTURES, TALKING TO HER,

READING HER DR. SEUSS

STORIES, AND SHE REACTED

TO OUR VOICES.

WE VALUED OUR TIME WITH

HER.

I GOT A VERY BAD PAIN, AND

LENA NEVER KICKED AGAIN.

THAT SOUNDS VERY TRAGIC

AND SAD, AND IT IS, BUT

LENA DIED AT HOME,

SURROUNDED BY LOVE AND HER

BROTHER AND HER SISTER AND

HER DAD AND MY FRIEND.

AND IT WAS VERY DIGNIFIED

FOR HER.

WE WENT ON TO DELIVER

LENA.

AND SHE LOOKED JUST

PERFECT.

SHE DIDN'T LOOK LIKE SHE

WAS SICK AT ALL.

WE GOT TO BRING HER HOME

IN HER LITTLE MOSES'

BASKET.

AND EVERYBODY CAME TO SEE

HER, ALL HER FAMILY.

IF I HAD ABORTED LENA, I

COULDN'T BE SITTING HERE

TALKING ABOUT HER NOW.

I WOULD HAVE ENDED HER

LIFE, AND SHE WOULD HAVE

BECOME A SECRET NOT TO BE

TALKED ABOUT.

THE HEALING I HAVE FROM

TELLING HER STORY AND

KNOWING THAT I GAVE HER

EVERY CHANCE TO LIVE HER

SHORTESHORT LIFE, THAT'S WHAT

HEALED OUR BROKEN HEART.

Reporter: VICKI

BELIEVES SHE RECEIVED

BETTER PRENATAL CARE

BECAUSE ABORTION WAS NOT A

LEGAL OPTION.

BUT NOW THE RIGHT TO LIFE

IN IRELAND IS IN SERIOUS

JEOPARDY.

AND IF THE EIGHTH

AMENDMENT IS REPEALED,

IRELAND WILL CERTAINLY

NEVER BE THE SAME.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS,

DUBLIN.

Gordon: THAT'S THE

RIGHT THAT IS AT STAKE,

THE RIGHT TO LIVE YOUR

LIFE.

THE RIGHT OF THE UNBORN TO

LIVE THEIR LIVES, TO SAY,

GIVE US A CHANCE, A CHANCE

AT LIFE.

PRAY FOR IRELAND TODAY.

PRAY THAT GOD'S WILL WOULD

BE DONE.

> HERE IS A WORD FROM 1

PETER 4: "ABOVE ALL, KEEP

FERVENT IN YOUR LOVE FOR

ALL, BECAUSE LOVE COVERS A

MULTITUDE OF SINS."

AND BE IN LOVE TODAY.

REALIZE THAT IS WHAT GOD

HAS CALLED US TO DO, TO

LOVE HIM AND TO LOVE ONE

ANOTHER.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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