Tuesday, November 18, 2008

And another...

Interesting article I found...

Finally, some people are showing signs of having some common sense, here’s a
thought for ya…

“Frustrated by the failure to overturn Roe v. Wade, a growing number of antiabortion pastors, conservative academics and activists are setting aside efforts to outlaw abortion and instead are focusing on building social programs and developing other assistance for pregnant women to reduce the number of abortions.

Some of the activists are actually working with abortion rights advocates to push for legislation in Congress that would provide pregnant women with health care, child care and money for education -- services that could encourage them to continue their pregnancies.”

So, news flash, for those of you who are anti-choice (or pro-life, however you like to spin it), almost all (if not all) pro-choice people are anti-abortion as well.

We would LOVE to see the number of abortions reduced!

HOWEVER, we will not stand for allowing that option to removed because under abnormal circumstances we may choose that for ourselves as the best option.

So, yes, please, provide services to encourage women to allow their pregnancies to continue to full term, but do NOT tell me what to do with my body.

My choice is to never have an abortion.

That may not be your choice.

And, in all honesty, that is my choice under normal circumstances. I have no idea what I would decide under different (i.e. – rape, endangering my life or the life of the baby, or if I would have become pregnant 15 years ago, etc.) circumstances. A similar response, I would image, that most other people (if they were honest) would also have if faced with a difficult situation.

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye, when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." [Matthew 7:1-5]

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