Life is indeed very cheap — for some people. It is a story that wrenches our hearts. A 75-year-old grandmother and Milwaukee pastor was murdered in December 2007 by her step-grandson. Why? Because she wouldn’t give him money for an abortion for his girlfriend.
Eric Paul Henry placed a bag over the head of Pastor Anne Gordon and bound her hands and feet so that she couldn’t remove it. She died of asphyxiation.
Imagine the courage of this woman of the Lord who said no to the request for $300 for the abortion. Anne Gordon understood the preciousness of human life. She knew what her step-grandson was doing was wrong. She was true to her principles and her faith, and lost her life for being so. In my mind, Anne Gordon is a modern-day martyr.
Eric Paul Henry was convicted is now facing a sentence of life in prison. Anne Gordon is a hero who surely rests securely in the arms of her Lord and Savior.