When Dr. Polo cried out for Jesus, "He bent down and pulled me out of that pit! He lifted me and brought me to a level place, and He said to me with much love: 'Yes, you will return, and you will have your second chance'.."Do you know what I saw? I saw the great power of intercessory prayer, brothers and sisters. Do you know how to be always in the Presence of the Lord? Pray every day for your children, but pray also for the children of the whole world."
Don't read on if you are easily disturbed.
"The Lord showed me in the Book of Life what happened when the doctor did the abortion," claimed a dentist, Dr. Gloria Polo, from Colombia, who described a trip to hell during a near-death experience in Bogota on May 5, 1995. "I saw the doctor who, with some kind of pincers, grabbed the baby and broke her into pieces. The baby shouted with so much strength! Even though there has not passed even from the moment of conception, an adult soul has already been formed. We can use the morning-after pill or whatever kind of contraceptive, but we are always dealing with a baby with an adult soul, completely formed. I saw in the Book of Life how our soul, as soon as the two cells touch, form a spark of beautiful light, and this light seems to be a sun that comes from the Sun of God, the Father. The baby is immersed in the Holy Spirit, who comes out of the Heart of God! The womb of a mother, immediately after conception, illuminates suddenly from the splendor of the soul and its communion with God.
"When you tear out this baby, this life... I saw how the Lord jumps, when this soul is ripped from His Hands," wrote Gloria, who had led a life of atheism and sexual immorality, including abortions. "When they kill him, the baby cries out so much; all of Heaven trembles! Every time that the blood of the baby is shed, it is a holocaust to Satan, who acquires still more power. In hell, it is a cry of jubilation and of triumph. After the abortions, I thought that I no longer committed sins. The saddest thing was how, in my family-planning program, I was also killing. Do you know why? I was using the IUD (intrauterine device) as a contraceptive, from the time I was sixteen years old."
When Gloria "died" -- as she was taking shelter with a nephew during a storm -- there was a spark but it was the different and terrifying one of lightning -- a bolt from the sky -- that "killed" her (for those few moments), carbonating or tearing the flesh from her legs, kidneys, ovaries, and breasts and melting that device she used for birth control (as well as killing her nephew, who never was revived).
"The devil, with his malefic strategy, has brought humanity to the point of killing their own children," says Dr. Polo. "Abortion is the worst of all the sins (when it is deliberate, not when it is accidental), because to kill the child still in the womb of the mother, to kill such an innocent and defenseless creature, is to give power to Satan. The devil commands from the depths of the abyss because we are scattering innocent blood over the earth! A baby is like an innocent lamb, without stain. And Who is this Lamb without stain? It is Jesus. In that moment, the baby is the image and likeness of Jesus.
"The fact that it is the mother who kills her child causes a profound bond with darkness, permitting more devils to leave hell and destroy humanity. It is as if we give the key of hell to the devils, to let them escape. And so more devils are set loose from hell, bringing prostitution, sexual aberrations, Satanism, atheism, suicide, indifference... all the evils that we see around us."
And so we discern. And so we search for the way back, as did Dr. Polo -- who describes being in a netherworld of darkness and tunnels, saved by the prayers of her own humble mother.
With Confession, even the sin of abortion is absolved. How beautiful this is. The baby even forgives the mother -- loves the mother anyway. In Heaven, they will be reunited.
For there was that "spark." There was that time together.
When Dr. Polo cried out for Jesus, "He bent down and pulled me out of that pit! He lifted me and brought me to a level place, and He said to me with much love: 'Yes, you will return, and you will have your second chance'..
"Do you know what I saw? I saw the great power of intercessory prayer, brothers and sisters. Do you know how to be always in the Presence of the Lord? Pray everyday for your children, but pray also for the children of the whole world."
[Gloria's book Struck by Lightning]