Pastor Asks People to Celebrate Their Children After Alyssa Milano Says Aborting Hers Gave Her “Joy”

National   Micaiah Bilger   Aug 22, 2019   |   11:56AM    Washington, DC

The pro-life movement is a movement of joy.

And Pastor Jarrid Wilson of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California decided to share that joy more publicly after reading about actress Alyssa Milano’s two abortions, FaithWire reports.

Milano, an abortion activist, recently claimed that her life “would be completely lacking all its great joys” if she had not aborted two of her unborn babies.

On Wednesday, Wilson did not respond with condemnation or outrage to Milano’s comments. Instead, he urged people to respond by showing her the true joy that comes from choosing life for an unborn child. He shared a photo of his wife and children on Twitter and urged others to do the same using the hashtag #greatjoys.

“I don’t know @Alyssa_Milano personally, but I’m praying she really thinks about the totality of what she’s saying on public platforms, especially in regards to situations that encompass the reality of life and death,” he wrote.

Wilson said modern society needs to stop treating children as if they are a burden.

“Children are our future, and a blessing from God, not a burden that so many people — specifically people who are only focused on their own achievement and goals — make them out to be,” he told Faithwire.

The pastor also said post-abortive women like Milano can find forgiveness in Christ.

“I don’t hate Alyssa,” he said. “I want nothing but the best for her, her family, and her career. But I would encourage her, in love, to really re-think the impact her words may have on other people.”

Since beginning the project Wednesday, Wilson’s #greatjoys hashtag has received dozens of responses, including from adoptive parents and those who almost considered abortion.

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