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Salon Article Says Unborn Baby is “A Life Worth Sacrificing” | LifeNews.com

Salon Article Says Unborn Baby is “A Life Worth Sacrificing” | LifeNews.com.

A new article from a writer at the liberal online publication Salon is one of the most extreme pro-abortion diatribes ever written. It is so in-your-face that it is already sending shockwaves through the Internet just hours after its publication.

The content of the article, some of which is excerpted below, needs no words to show how shocking the content is from Mary Elizabeth Williams, who starts her piece saying, “So what if abortion ends a life?”

“I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice,” she writes.

Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? That’s why the language of those who support abortion has for so long been carefully couched in other terms. While opponents of abortion eagerly describe themselves as “pro-life,” the rest of have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like “choice” and “reproductive freedom.” The “life” conversation is often too a thorny one to even broach. Yet I know that throughout my own pregnancies, I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me. I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life. And that doesn’t make me one iota less solidly pro-choice.

Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.

When we on the pro-choice side get cagey around the life question, it makes us illogically contradictory. I have friends who have referred to their abortions in terms of “scraping out a bunch of cells” and then a few years later were exultant over the pregnancies that they unhesitatingly described in terms of “the baby” and “this kid.” I know women who have been relieved at their abortions and grieved over their miscarriages. Why can’t we agree that how they felt about their pregnancies was vastly different, but that it’s pretty silly to pretend that what was growing inside of them wasn’t the same? Fetuses aren’t selective like that. They don’t qualify as human life only if they’re intended to be born. Read the rest at:

Salon Article Says Unborn Baby is “A Life Worth Sacrificing” | LifeNews.com.

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When Planned Parenthood Kills Women Too: A Two for One Deal? via Life News

I have a few questions for people that promote abortions and make the claim that if pro-life people have their way that women will die in back alley abortions. How do you reconcile the fact that women die now in supposedly nice clinics with Dr. available to take care of them? How many of these clinics are even inspected? Abortion proponents don’t even want their premises inspected and when some government agency finally gets around to doing the job of protecting women, the conditions that they find are often so horrific that even if they are pro choice, they are disgusted and sickened by the conditions that they find. If they were truly interested in the lives of the women, perhaps they would truly consider the health of the women that go to these places instead of turning a blind eye. They truly seem more interested in killing the babies than they are life in any form. Please read the article from Life News.com:

When Planned Parenthood Kills Women Too: A Two for One Deal?

Opinion

Planned Parenthood is in the killing business. They perform approximately 324,000 abortions per year, using various methods on women at various stages of pregnancy.

For example, during a first trimester abortion, they usually suction out the child, or pieces of the child, through a tube inserted into the uterus. But during a second-trimester abortion, where the child has become too large to be killed and then sucked through a tube, Planned Parenthood performs a cervical dilation that allows them to get sharp instruments into the intended safety of the womb and kill the child so that it can then be “evacuated.”

It’s an ugly, immoral job, but by using phrases like “termination of pregnancy,” “pro-choice,” and “women’s health,” Planned Parenthood has been able to maintain both a quasi-respectable public image and their killing fields—all at the same time.

But for many, that all changed in July when 24-year old Tonya Reaves bled to death after an employee at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago aborted Tonya’s baby in the second trimester. Read the rest of the story at Life News.com!


Legitimate Rape

Let me start off by saying that I do not know Mr. Akin, nor have I contributed to his campaign, or am able to vote for him since I live in a different state. Nor is this designed to be in support for him. What this is a an attempt to show a different look at what Mr. Akin said and the sad state of affairs when a person is maligned and mocked for his use of words and it is made to look as if what was said was totally illogical and out of line.

How many times in the news have we heard of people who claimed to be raped and it turned out that they were lying for whatever reason? Are these cases of legitimate rape? Or have these people committed the crime of false accusations?

This happens with every crime that is committed. There are cases of false accusations for child abuse, murder, theft, anything, and yet those who are mocking Mr. Akin for his use of words are seemingly implying that every person who accuses someone of rape is legitimate. This is quite simply untrue and those who are attempting to make it true are using this as an opportunity to destroy a man and this is a sad state of affairs if they are allowed to do this. If a person is judged on a few words instead of their life and actions, there is no one in politics who needs to be there, and there is no one in media who deserves to be there. We have seen too many recent examples of the media manipulating the words of people to give us a false impression, and we have seen very few politicians who are known for truth.

As far as his statement that women’s bodies can prevent impregnation, this is both false and true. It has been known to happen in some cases but is not the general rule, in this it seems that Mr. Akin has been falsely advised and he is guilty of failure to verify his information. You may rightly judge him on that. But that is truly beside the point.

The media is using this as an opportunity to say that anyone who is against abortion and is for life of the baby, is ignorant and therefore wrong. If we let this lie continue and withhold support for someone who is actively pro-life be brought down for something that is less important that the rest of their life’s work, we do a disservice to all of those who have put their lives on the line. We must not let the media define this issue in this way. Please take time to consider the results and do not let the media to manipulate your attitudes. God bless you


Obama’s Gamble and Our Loss

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This is not good news for those of us who are pro-life. If we were looking for Catholics to turn against Obama because of the HHS ruling, it seems that we have been outfoxed by evil again. This is what happens when you make compromises for years. Then when the final push comes, people are so accustomed to compromising their values, that they see no problem in going the next step. God help us, because He is the only one who can. I pray that He intercedes for us as a country and enough people are willing to listen and understand the precipice that we are on. Because if they do not, the destruction of this country and the freedoms that we have enjoyed, will simply cease to exist for all practical purpose.


2012 — Why Belief in God & Pro-life Matters

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We have only to look at the example of Barack Obama to understand the importance of being pro-life and having a real belief and respect for God our Creator. And yes, I can and do question Barack Obama’s claim to believe in God and to be a Christian. Let me state the reasons why:

1) He is the most pro-abortion President that we have ever had and you simply can not so readily kill what God has created if you really believe in Him and the consequences of your own actions.

2) A belief in a Creator and a follower of Christ do bear a responsibility for their fellow man, you show that in how you value their lives and Barack Obama has now involved us in more conflict that is unnecessary to our security, and stirred up more violence throughout the Middle East since WWII.

3) As individuals we bear the responsibility of taking care of the poor, the disabled, and all those who are in desperate need, as individuals and as Churches. When government steps in to take  that responsibility, they are taking the individual’s responsibility away. Jesus did not take this away from us, therefore, it is not our right to give to the government this responsibility. But with them taking our resources, it dramatically lowers our ability to do what we are called upon as individuals, therefore any government that requires this limits us as Christians, and Barack Obama has gone on record that it is his belief that this is a collective responsibility and therefore the governments place and not the individual.

4) Barack Obama is very adept at telling people what they want to hear if he agrees with them, even if what he is saying is so far from the truth that most people could not do this with a straight face. In God’s eyes this is called lying and it is very much against His teaching’s.

5) Forcing others to go against the what the Bible teaches and denying the supremacy of God, His Son, and the Holy Spirit while bowing down to a false God.

I could continue but I think that I have made the point on why I do not believe that Barack Obama believes in God. We have been warned that leaders would appear that try to teach us falsely, perhaps Obama is one of those that the Bible foretold. I will leave it to the scholar’s to make that claim. I will only state what anyone who bothers’ to read their Bible and truly believes in God can see. We are instructed to not make judgements, so I do not judge the man, but we are also told to look to their actions and point out when they are not what the Bible teaches. Perhaps no one has ever pointed this out to Mr. Obama. Perhaps he truly wants to follow God, but has not learned the right way. It is never too late and it is past time that someone showed him the way. If he really wants to be a follower of Christ, he will find God is willing to accept him as He is willing to accept all sinners.

The very actions that Barack Obama have taken and where he is leading us, are the greatest example that there is on why we need a leader that both believes in God, and follows the way of Christ, and is strongly pro-life. It can not be someone whose faith is on the back burner, it must be someone that is willing to put everything on the line in order to bring this country back from the brink of destruction, and to put the rest of the world on notice that evil and degradation will no longer have a place to nest in this country.

It is one thing to defend your country when it is attacked, it is another to willfully send men and women into danger and certain death, for nothing more than the possibility that the next leader that falls will usher in a democracy. Democracy is highly over rated if it leads to it’s people being forced to abandon their principles and faith, in order to serve at the behest of a minority, that has nothing more in mind that destroying another country that doesn’t pray to the same God that they do. And if we are willing to hand that ability to a President, we need to make sure that they value the lives of those that they are sending into battle.

Someone who truly believes in God the Creator, knows how precious life is. They know how valuable that they are to God. That He made the ultimate sacrifice in sending His Son to die for the world. Not just those who have been saved, but also those who will be saved. To a person who does not believe in God, life is a random accident of cells coming together to form intelligence. And with a belief that we are accidental, there is no appreciation for the complex structure that the Creation is.

Our people are our treasure, and if you don’t believe that they are valuable, you do not have the ability to value them. But how we spend our treasure is important too. It must be spent in ways that raise us all up, it can not be used simply to bring those that we disagree with down.  And we must make the effort to educate and instill in our young that they are worthy, this can not be done by someone who does not believe that they are worthy.

A leader can not be someone who controls and pushes people into the position that he wants them to fill, as if they were simply pieces on a puzzle board that paints a picture that is pleasing to the one putting it together. A leader is one who inspires and shows the way, only someone who knows their own worth and the worth of those around them can truly inspire people to greatness and in doing so become great themselves.

We have only to look at the example of Egypt, Libya, and other places in the Middle East to see the results of having leaders that do not believe in God, or value human life. Suicide bombers who value no ones life, not even their own are a perfect example of the results of placing little of no value on life. After all, it is very easy to get rid of things that you believe are worthless.

The coming election is the rubicon, if you will, of our very future. It is the decision point on where we are going. It is the point of no turning back. If we do not choose someone who is willing to stand for what our founders intended us to be, we will fall along the road of destruction, and our history will be altered and changed to reflect a malicious desire to define us as a country of users and abusers, instead of a country of majestic builders with a wonderful vision.

I pray that we treat this winnowing process that we are going through with the gravity that it deserves, and not rush to judgement.  We have time to make our decisions, and once they are made, there will not be any chance to do it over. Yes, we need someone that can beat Barack Obama, but that someone will be the one that is strongest in what we truly want in a leader. It will not be someone that we just settle for because someone else who has decided that they know best, tells us what we need. We have made the mistake in the past in listening to those who have an agenda, and want to make sure that everyone else is brought down, in order that their man can be raised up.  If we are to not regret our past, we must make sure that the choice that we make is not one that we will forever regret!

 


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