Domestic Violence Linked to Forced Abortion

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Timothy Kindle, 23, from Converse County, Wyoming, is facing up to 10 years in prison for killing his  girlfriend’s unborn baby. According to police, Kindle, who had a history of committing domestic violence, repeatedly beat his 17-year-old partner over several months because he wanted her to miscarry. The assaults happened between fall of 2007 and January 2008. The child’s mother, Valarie S. Luckenbihl, now 21, did not suffer any life-threatening injury, but the baby died.

When Luckenbihl miscarried, Timothy Kindle’s mother took the baby and buried it in the backyard. The body was exhumed by police and Kindle’s mother is being charged as an accessory after the fact. Luckenbihl has also filed a restraining order against him.

Women are victims of domestic violence all too often, and this violence can escalate if the woman becomes pregnant and the father does not want the baby. In these cases, if the woman resists,  the abuse escalates, sometimes leading to the loss of her life and/or the baby’s life. In my own case, my husband kicked at my pregnant stomach, though he never actually touched me.  He certainly tried to scare me.  It’s only by the grace of God that one of my babies was not killed.  Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers often intervene and counsel women to determine whether they are at risk of abuse, and notify the proper authorities. This kind of outreach from the pro-life movement is so important to help prevent tragedies like this one.

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and fourteen grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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