Today is the 2012 March For Life! I hope all goes peacefully for the marchers, especially the St. Francis de Sales group and all college kids. Last year over 400,000 marchers protested Roe v Wade. hmmmm…let’s see how many news stations cover that, and actually air the massive amount of young people filling the street in front of the Capitol…
If that lump of cells, that zygote, that fetus, is not human -doesn’t have human DNA (which it does)- then what sort of alien grows on its own in a woman’s uterus? I don’t wanna be putting my rosary on anyone’s ovaries- put religion aside and look at BASIC biology! I “put my rosary” on the voiceless, innocent human being at the mercy of an ignorant-to-basic-human-biology’s momma.
If I hadn’t chosen life for Lexington -he was unplanned, after all- he would never be here. No, not in the next pregnancy, or years later. Each conception is unique, each human conceived in the womb has a unique set of DNA. So the idea of sparing myself the worry of having a baby at that moment by “terminating the pregnancy” (aka “Killing my son, Lexington”), would literally TERMINATE him. Him and his little quirks, his artistic flair that he already possesses at 2 1/2 years old! He would never return to my womb. I would never know him, I would never know what his little voice sounds like, I would never see his smile.
[I just had to holler at him, “I hope you’re being nice and sharing with Emmett!” and he responded, “I hope not!”]
My reasons for defending the right to life began in science. My faith picked up any ends that science could not answer and supported that each human life is worthy of the chance to live, to grow, to pursue love and happiness. No matter under what circumstance a human may be conceived, killing that human is not the answer. Killing that human will not benefit the mother. Does anyone really think a woman who has chosen abortion really goes tap-dancing out of the place that maimed the insides of her uterus? In fact, we now know that abortion hurts the mother: psychologically, and physically. We know that abortion increases the risk of cancer. The link above give gives those statistics.
Teen and pregnant? Think about all the sides. One girl put it this way, “I realize now that 9 months of pain [pregnancy and embarrassment] is better than a lifetime of pain”
And at the bare minimum, I wonder, if the individual who thinks abortion is right, and good for women: have you witnessed an abortion? Have you witnessed one of your sisters being stripped of her life, her opportunity, her equality? I have. You can too.
If anyone can watch this, and not be rocked to their core, remain impasse, completely cold to the life that just crumbled in front of our very eyes, then I can only hope that those images will haunt the individual forever. Its a terrible event to watch.
But so was lynching human beings because of their skin color. At one time in our shameful history, because of their skin color, a black man/woman was not considered a human being, worthy of rights LEGALLY..
So also was gassing, and incinerating human beings because of their religion. One ruler mandated that Jews were not worthy of human rights.
We study these painful images to remind us to never have it repeated. Study an abortion. It should not be allowed in such a beautiful nation.
(Obviously, this video contains images in the most graphic sense possible, if you’re not ready to have your heart changed, come back and watch it later, please.)