Tag: abortion

It is a baby…..

While the healthcare battle debate continues, the debate over protecting life in the womb continues as well —which is complete lunacy! I watched the “March for Science.” People proclaiming Science the be the “end all be all.” Yet these same science believers refuse to acknowledge that SCIENCE says a baby in the womb is LIFE! Why do they refuse? If these liberal progressive science crazed zealots recognize that life in the womb is life, then according the 14th Amendment this Life should be protected. “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of LIFE, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” 

I have carried three babies inside my womb. I have felt them move inside me as early as 14 weeks! I have learned their personalities through their movements while they were safe inside my womb. Some of the foods I craved during pregnancy are my children’s favorite foods today! The liberal progressive left has tried to dehumanize life in the womb. Calling the baby inside the womb a “fetus,” “a clump of cells,” “mass tissue,” and a “parasite” living off of the mother host. It’s a baby, if the baby IS WANTED, if you don’t want the baby, then the baby is referred to as a fetus.

Strange….because NEVER in all three of my pregnancies did anyone walk up to my belly and ask me “when the fetus is due.” NOT ONCE.

 

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I will speak for those who can not speak

I was in my first Trimester when the videos started coming out on Planned Parenthood and exposing how the organization sells unborn baby parts, illegally. I watched the videos of how they would pick apart a baby the same size as the one growing inside of me. I watched them talk about how different organs would be worth more than others. I watched them poke at a baby inside a petri dish….the exact same size of the baby safe within me was at the time.

I have recently had those I know come out in defense of Planned Parenthood, stating that that’s not all the organization is  about and that they are ‘good’ and really help a lot of women out. They take the outrage at Planned Parenthood personally….because they have been effected in a positive way by the organization.

Well as I write this I feel the baby inside my womb moving away. A kick here, a kick there…..and yes, it is personal.

We are a society of me. Me first. ME, ME, ME. Selflessness is a foreign concept. Self is the primary focus in our world.

“It’s all about you.”

I am an advocate for Individual Rights but what about the individual rights of the baby inside of me? Does he or she have rights, or are they just reserved for me?

At this point in my pregnancy (17 weeks), I could get an abortion no questions asked. Right now my baby is formed-eyes, ears, legs, arms, nose, mouth, all vital organs functioning….but he/she doesn’t have a say because….. why? Because of me? Why are my needs put above the needs of that of the life within me? Why is my life more valuable than the one growing inside of me? What makes me superior? Who is the judge of superiority? Is it because I don’t depend on another for my existence? If this were the case than I am superior to anyone with a pace maker, or on life support, or anyone who needs a transplant.

Why do I trump the life of the baby within me?

Because our broken, lost, hurting and confused society says so.

But my truth isn’t found in society. My moral compass isn’t found in the news, what a celebrity says, what my friends say, what the pundits say, what the polls say, what the President says, what the Pope says, what my Pastor says, what my parents say, or even what I say…..

No.

My truth is found in what God says. He says: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” He knew I was going to exist and he knows of every life that has existed and that is going to exist. Whether that life exists for a long or short period of time…..but it is not for us to take innocent life, ever.

Planned Parenthood may have helped lots of women with contraception, healthcare needs and so forth….but they have also taken a lot of life. Millions of lives.

It goes against every moral fiber in my being to have any part of this. Allowing my tax dollars to fund an organization that takes life…..but not just that….sells the lives of those they have taken. There is the looming threat that Obama will shut down the government in the next few weeks, if Congress does not continue funding Planned Parenthood…..I say shut it down!

With Obamacare in effect -all healthcare needs that Planned Parenthood provides are now covered, there is no need to continue funding an organization that dismembers and sells aborted babies for profit.

Your experience with Planned Parenthood might have been great……but what if you had the chance to ask the 327,000 babies aborted last year by Planned Parenthood what their experience was like?

They had/have souls….

You see, I can speak for myself, I can yell, I can shout and I can let my voice be heard……but what of those who can not speak?

Never give up.

After hearing that the Colorado woman (who murdered the baby that was still in the mother’s womb) was not being charged with murder -I was greatly disheartened, deeply disappointed and grieved. Being a momma who has carried two babies in my womb-I was heartbroken over this story. I have rejoiced the moment I found out I was pregnant on both accounts and immediately began daydreaming of the day I would meet the little life growing inside of me. To not recognize a person, when it IS a person baffles me. There are many in this world that would not be able to survive without intense care from another individual, but they are considered a life….but because this baby did not take a breath before losing life-this horrific pre-calculated act, was not considered murder.

It’s stories like this that leave me thinking….has it just gotten too dark? Is the world past the point of saving? Where is the good?

I was raised by two parents that told me daily to make a difference in this world. It was not a request, it was an expectation. I was taught that I am here for a reason. I have a purpose. This life is not merely to be lived casually and then poof….it’s over! What message am I leaving behind? How am I influencing the world around me?

Am I making a difference? Am I having an impact?

I have a sister in law that has spent every Saturday morning for years and years outside an abortion clinic-talking to women considering abortion. Every Saturday! Every single Saturday for years, she was out there-explaining to women that they had other options and that the life inside of them deserved a chance. Upon hearing this story years ago, it was easy for me to think…wow, that’s dedication….that’s perseverance….I hope she is having an impact…..

We live in an instantaneous world. We want to see results quick! We want to know outcome fast! We desire instant gratification. But this…..this…..takes perseverance, this takes dedication.

That abortion clinic is now shutting down.

I heard a sermon last week and the message was on perseverance and seeing the PEOPLE in the Cause. I believe my sister in-law saw the PEOPLE in the cause. She saw the mother who had no hope, and she saw the baby-the life that many choose to not see. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the CAUSE. To get caught up in the task. Tasks like saving the homeless, the starving, the aborted babies, the abused  and in my case…….the cause to preserve individual liberty for the unborn and born…one of the core beliefs on which our country was founded.

But you see, the ’cause’ will burn you out. It’ll deplete you….it will run you dry to the point at which you have nothing left to give. But my sister in-law didn’t burn out….she stayed at it…..because it wasn’t a “cause” to her, it was her heart. She allowed her heart to see the humanity in the cause. When this happens, there’s no burning out….there no running out of steam, and there’s no need for instant gratification or even acknowledgment. There’s no quick demand for results. I believe it’s when we see the humanity, our hearts are moved and love allows us to endure the race…..the marathon and to fight the good fight.

I saw this video below that is actually a promotional video for a conference, but the message is profound:

I encourage you to SEE the humanity in whatever it is you are fighting for, it is when we do this….there’s no giving up, or giving in….the only option is to press on forward and keep swinging.