You know….I have come to the realization that I will never be able to make someone see from my point of view but I can always try….
This morning I was going through my face book page and I came across a picture. In this picture were four different pictures. The first was of a bird-“The Piping Plover” -stating that these birds’ eggs were protected by federal law. The next picture was of a “Longheaded Sea Turtle” stating that this turtle’s eggs were also protected under federal law. The next picture was of a fish called the “Humpback Chub” and again stating that these fish’s eggs were protected by federal law. Finally in the fourth picture was a picture of a baby -still yet in the womb and this baby and the millions like this one -are not protected.
You see….we wonder how our society has become so dark, polluted, and violent with no value of human life. We look at the horrific tragedies that occurred just within the past year and think why……?
But do we really have to wonder? Can you think of anything more innocent than a baby? Can you fathom anything that has less of a voice …less of a say? And yet, we snuff the life right out of these God creations, hoping that there is no consequence and a way to forget.
22% of all pregnancies end in Abortion
Nearly half of all pregnancies were unintended
37% percent of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% as Catholic
About 61% of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more children
If 22% of all pregnancies end in abortion, that’s 1 out of every 5 women. I have met, spoken and befriended women that have had an abortion. It is one of the most sensitive issues in the world and the guilt and shame they carry is heartbreaking. This moment of their lives is kept in secret…kept in the dark…never to be exposed.
Many believe that there is no forgiveness for them and instead of talking about it; speaking up about it and discouraging others from proceeding with an abortion as well-they are quiet.
Many believe if they had this right….than others should also.
But this silence is not empathy…..
Voting pro-choice will not justify the act that took place, instead it will continue the cycle of loneliness and isolation.
There is hope in an unwanted pregnancy because there is life and where life dwells…death and sorrow have no place.
Stop the cycle.