The value of life has not changed our culture has.
We must turn from being a culture of death to one that values life.
WHEN LIFE IS NOT VALUED INSIDE THE WOMB
IT WILL NOT BE VALUED OUTSIDE THE WOMB
PT. 1 I just want to say that abortion is a hard subject to deal with. I've seen a lot of your posts aimed at a negative way toward those you deem, "pro-choicers." I just want to make it clear -- No one is advocating abortion. The image of aborted fetuses does not make anyone happy. No one is fighting for the right to murder.
Abortion and unplanned pregnancies are difficult situations. That being said, no matter how difficult the situation, the unborn human being in the womb is still a human being. Those images are the result of a worldwide institution that systematically destroys human life to the order of 40-50 million a year. The right to have an abortion is the right to murder an unborn human being.
Pt. 2 Abortion, unlike gun control or tax laws is a difficult subject because it effects a physical human body. "Pro-choicers" are called "choicers" because that's what they advocate, a woman's choice. They advocate her right to choose what happens to her body. No matter what. This excludes the ludicrous debate of incest, a birth detrimental to the mother's health, or "legitimate rape." That is important. No other laws affect women the way that anti-abortion laws would.
No one, pro-life or pro-choice, would deny a woman medical treatment necessary to save her life. Studies and reports from OB/GYNs and other medical professionals are showing that when a woman’s life is in danger she needs legitimate medical treatment for her specific problem, not the kind of abortion performed at Planned Parenthood clinics. In fact, stand-alone abortion clinics cannot perform abortions “successfully” on a woman who is experiencing serious pregnancy complications.
If a treatment necessary to save the woman’s life may harm or kill the child, the woman still has the right to pursue the treatment. If we cannot save both lives, it’s better to save at least one than to lose both (but if we can save both, let’s do that!).
Rape and incest cases are horrible and tragic. The first step in those cases is to ensure that the woman is safe from further abuse by whoever violated her. Next, she needs counseling and support as she works through the trauma. Third, if she becomes pregnant, she needs support and not additional violence. Abortions can cause major depression and PTSD in some women — not something that would be good for a woman already dealing with the trauma of rape.
Also, the crimes of the father, however horrendous and despicable, do not decrease the value of the life of the child. The unborn human is still a human and is still alive. You cannot look at a room full of adults and pick out who was conceived in rape and who was conceived in love.
The current laws allowing abortion have resulted in 40-50 million human lives lost every year. Females are specifically targeted worldwide. Abortion does not help women.
Pt. 3 For example, where I'm from in the state of Texas, Governor Rick Perry has massively defunded women's healthcare as a whole in order to prevent abortion, which is legal in the United States. This puts women in the difficult position of being without healthcare at all. All I'm saying is, have a little respect. Abortion is a touchy subject for a reason. It is a tremendously difficult, intensely personal decision that is treated with literally no respect. Thank you.
I’m also from Texas! Thankfully, we just passed a law that bans late-term abortions that are much more dangerous for the woman (besides being still fatal for the unborn human), requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital (so they can ensure that if a woman experiences complications she isn’t dropped off at the hospital, bleeding profusely and with no medical history or other information that could be life-saving, as happens all too often), requires clinics to follow the FDA safety regulations for the abortion pill RU-486, and requires abortion clinics to live up to surgical center standards, seeing as they’re performing invasive surgical procedures.
If that’s not promoting women’s health, I don’t know what is.
Abortion is the decision to forcibly end the life of another human being. The respect lost here is the respect for human life.
Also, the abortion debate is not the patriarchy vs. the feminists. Just ask the group Feminists for Life.
If you want to learn more about the resources available to pregnant women, check out OptionLine.
This is such a beautiful story.
"The couple is the perfect example of a truly pro-life spirit. A spirit that holds all life as precious and worthy and beautiful. Everyone is wanted by someone."
There has been a terrible lack of posts recognizing the Philippine Typhoon and that’s why I’m making this post. The Philippines just had the WORST typhoon in history called, Haiyan. Now if you have no idea about the severity, the wind speeds of this typhoon was about 250 mph, which is THREE AND A HALF TIMES THE SPEED OF THE WINDS OF HURRICANE KATRINA. imagine the damage Katrina did to the US, a developed country. The Philippines is a Third world country. Most of the people in this country live in SHACKS MADE OUT OF TRASH. It is estimated that about 10,000 PEOPLE DIED. Dead bodies literally litter the streets and are STUCK IN TREES. IF YOU GIVE ANY SHITS TODAY ABOUT FELLOW HUMANITY YOU BETTER REBLOG THIS. IM NOT ONLY DOING THIS BECAUSE MY FAMILY IS FILIPINO BUT BECAUSE THIS STORM WAS THE WORST IN HISTORY. GOD BLESS THE SOULS LOST THERE. My parents were seriously almost on the verge of tears and almost screaming. We didn’t lose anybody in our family, but it has got to hurt to know that the place you came from is IN SHAMBLES. Pls spread this if you care
I have a lot of Filipino friends and people I cherish a lot! If you could donate to the cause that would be great!
PLEASE HELP! Here are some links to donate:
HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP
- donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
- donations via Habitat for Humanity
- donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
- eta: donations via UNICEF Philippines
- eta2: donations via CARE Australia
- eta2: donations via Caritas Internationalis
- eta2: donations via GMA Network (credit card, cash, check)
- eta2: donations via World Vision
- eta2: donations via AmeriCares
- eta2: donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
- eta2: donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)
FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES
- text donations via Globe
- Red Cross and DSWD relief operations (infographic)
- list of ongoing relief operations via Rappler
- donations via ABS-CBN News
- eta: relief operations via University of the Philippines
- eta: relief operations via the Department of Education
- eta: pick-up locations for donations via Air 21