Way back in 1968, a fictional soap opera called "One Life To Live" debuted on television. And I believe it's still running strong! Interesting title, isn't it? Five years later, in 1973, a non-fictional story began-Roe vs Wade, or more aptly put, "One Life to Abort." And this story continues to run. Up to the point of somewhere between 45 million and 50 million little lives lost. No one likes to talk about it. No one wants to even think about it. It's the "out of sight, out of mind" syndrome, yet to be sure, it is NOT out of sight nor out of mind. Women struggle with it; Fathers struggle with it; Families sometimes don't recover from it; our country is worse off because of it; and somewhere between 1973 and today, we've lost many, many bright, gifted, talented and beautiful children of God.
"Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politics? But the conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politics, nor even popular, but because the conscience says it is right."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There are many scripture verses and references to human life before birth. In Jeremiah 1:4-5, we read, "The word of the Lord came to me saying, Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you and before you were born, I consecrated you." Here are a few more that you can look up for yourself: Genesis 1:27 & 25:23; Psalm 139:13-15; Luke 1:15 & 41-44 and Galatians 1:15
I applaud the Roman Catholic Church for its' staunch and unyielding stance on life. Its' doctrine completely, entirely and fully views that ALL life begins at conception. I also applaud any other denomination that takes this stance. I applaud pastors, priests, ministers and rabbis who are not afraid to speak out from their pulpits the precious gift of life. I always wonder why people of these "pro-life" faiths don't adhere to their denominational doctrines. It would only take a matter of your vote!! Pro-life or Anti-life. It really is that simple!
"A person is a person, no matter how small."
Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who
A little while back in the political world, Senator Wendy Davis of Texas filibustered for 11 hours on the Senate floor, until the deadline for a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. That's five months! The measure could not be taken up for a vote due to Ms. Davis' filibustering. Many cheered and applauded the Senator. Maybe you did also. Everyone reading this should go on-line and view a photograph of a five-month baby, oops, fetus. The fetus looks remarkably like a human being baby. A 20-week baby in the womb really does look exactly like a little baby outside the womb. The baby weighs about 10 and a half ounces and is approximately 6 and a half inches long. This baby, that Senator Davis filibustered against, has all the mechanics of a baby-arms, legs, toes, eyes, ears and yes, even the nose. The child's mom can feel him or her moving inside her womb and he or she even gets the hiccups from time to time. The little baby already knows the answer but mom can herself ask for an ultrasound to find out if the little one is gonna be called Joshua or Caroline. But the bill was not even brought up for a vote due to Senator Davis's heroics. Are you still applauding her??
"We will not remember the words of our enemies, but rather the silence of our friends."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Only half the patients who go to an abortion clinic come out alive!
(Saw this on a billboard a couple of weeks ago)
"Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die; don't try to disclaim responsibility
By saying you didn't know about it."
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