It's not that I don't care about the economy, the quality of education, heath care, retirement, the war; I do. I care about these issues very much, but my conscience is screaming. The life issue takes precedence over all others for me, because I wholeheartedly believe that if people treat human life with respect and reverence, then a change will occur in all areas.
Today I am sad about the position our president elect holds regarding the sanctity of human life, but I am not discouraged. I do all I can to fight against this injustice. Before the election, I organized a voter registration drive in my community and I prayed for God's will in the election. This is the outcome, so I just have to trust that answer.
It is possible that our president elect and other pro-choice leaders will have a change of heart regarding the life issue, because nothing is impossible with God. I will still make noise until abortion is viewed as what it really is: murder.
Some people say that abortion is a choice. True, God gave us free will. However, governments recognize that murder is detrimental to the function of civilized societies, so there are laws against taking the lives of others. The same should be for the unborn.
When I was pregnant three times, I didn't want to hear my OBGYN pressure me to get tests to determine if there were birth defects, sliding forms in front of me to sign proving I waived my right to the tests in case there were complications. I didn't want to hear the word "termination" in regard to human life at my doctor's office. Why are doctors, who are supposed to help us be healthy, counseling women to make choices that will emotionally cripple them for life?
If you've read my previous posts, then you know that Baby Bigfoot was not easy as an unborn person. I could have lost his life because of unexplained bleeding. During the pregnancy, I was crying in the doctor's office. I said to the doctor on call, "Please tell me what I need to do to keep this baby alive." Her response was cold and clinical. "Let's just focus on YOU, and YOUR health. IF the baby becomes viable, then we'll look at options for a safe delivery." Just look at Baby Bigfoot, (see post before this one). He is so beautiful, a kind, sweet little soul. I knew his soul at 13 weeks, when I started to bleed. Can you understand my rage in that office at that moment?!
Pregnancy is a sacrifice. Women sacrifice on so many levels to bring children into this world. Our instinct should be to protect our young, and our health care providers should support this instinct, not discourage it! Every pregnancy is a unique situation, and doctors should promote life, and not confuse families faced with pregnancy challenges. Some people say that the life issue is the private business of the pregnant woman, and that pro-lifers should keep their noses out of it. I say, as a human with a conscience, MANKIND IS MY BUSINESS. I don't need to be visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve to learn this lesson. We are all called to stand up for what is right. I will continue to do so, and pray for a change.
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