If the possibility of suffering is the foundation upon which is built the philosophy of so-called "merciful" abortion and euthanasia, then not one of us is safe from those wielding that bloody sword. Even those wielding it must one day face another wielding it in their direction. Cherry Bieber

February 1997 - Quote from Mother Teresa at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by the President and the First Lady - "What is taking place in America is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"

KJV Psalm 94:16-23 "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, 'My foot slippeth;' Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with Thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And He shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off."

"We do not stand any taller nor is there any work we do that is any greater than when we stand strong for the unborn child." Alabama State Senator Greg Reed

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Friday, March 25, 2011

A Matter of War

Abortion and wars have two major common factors - the love of money and lack of value for human life.  Men, women, children; people of all ages, races, and backgrounds are fodder for the killing machine of war.  People gather and march against war, but all to often we see that in one hand they hold tightly a sign saying "No More War!"  In the other hand they hold tightly a sign that states "Pro Choice," as they wage war for the right to murder unborn children.  This seems like an oxymoron to me.  My question over and over is how can we differentiate between the two?  How can we say dropping bombs and killing thousands of innocent people is evil, yet say that murdering unborn children is choice?  Could not those nodding in approval of abortion justify the horrors of war by the same reasoning used in killing the unborn? 

Following is a letter to the editor in our local newspaper today (http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/opinion/article_6f9e5abc-56a7-11e0-af31-001cc4c03286.html), which spewed venomous insults at those of us who would defend the unborn; those of us who believe that the child, too, has a right to choose.  Below that is my response to that letter:

Letter to the editor:
Law limits women's reproductive rights
When Republican legislators in South Dakota - who have run this state for decades - found that they couldn't get away with writing laws to murder abortion providers (HB 1171), they decided to kill womanhood, instead.
To do this, Gov. Daugaard signed HB 1217 which essentially takes away a woman's reproductive rights, her civil rights and her personhood. Unlike corporations - which can live forever and feel free to make decisions about how to reproduce itself endlessly, or not - she can not be deemed a like "person" with the freedom to reproduce or not.
When a legislature writes bills to deny half of its citizens their human rights, but gives those rights to soulless and speechless financial institutions/corporations, some of us know that these Republican, Christian and mostly male fanatics have gone too far.
There is no hope that South Dakota will become Wisconsin, but the chances that we may finally vote these nitwits out of office is becoming more of a possibility.

My Reply:
"It truly would be so convenient if the issues of abortion were all about a woman's choice, but they are not.  The problem lies in the fact that while a woman demands a right to abortion; she cannot do so without denying the right of the unborn child to live.  Unlike financial institutions/corporations, the unborn child is not without a soul.  Unfortunately, however, they are quite speechless, which is something that the abortion industry monopolizes on. 

Until we stop the murder of the unborn and acknowledge their value endowed by their Creator; until we allow them the right to live, we will never successfully teach our children the value of human life at any other stage.  The value of human life is not relative to how one 'feels' about another." 

I have no desire to engage in venomous "word-wars" with anyone, but nor can I simply ignore such vehement attacks, which completely twist the truth of the matter.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Smoothing the harsh edges without compromising the purpose

I think that remaining tenderhearted and open is one of the most difficult things to do when confronted by others who vehemently disagree with me regarding my position on the sanctity of human life.  However, through the years I have learned that most often those fighting the hardest against me have wounds much deeper than those I had prior to the Lord's healing.  Because Christ first Loved me, I am able to Love those who hate me...or at least hate my beliefs. 

In my ongoing research regarding this Culture of Death in which we live, I find that many of those advocating horrific crimes against humanity have never known what it is to truly Love and be Loved.  In fact, many of whom I have researched, including Sanger, Darwin, Freud, Reich, Kinsey, etc., had bitter, harsh, and often stringent upbringings void of even the most basic tenderness.  I can't help wondering if much of what they lash out with was/is borne of the pain that only Christ Jesus can heal.  Without His Love and healing they are left to bear the burden alone.

I take note of the account of Christ turning the tables over at the temple (Matthew 21:12).  I doubt that the moneychangers felt especially Loved by Christ at that time, but I know He did Love them.  He hated their sinful deeds.

Defending the helpless is to me very much an occasion to jump in with both feet and turn over the proverbial tables of the proponents of death.  Abortion and euthanasia are not issues we can afford to be warm and fuzzy about, as there are lives at stake every moment of every day. 

I must also state here that humans and animals are simply not on the same plane when discussing value of life.  I have many animals in and around my home and would never advocate cruelty against them in any manner.  However, though I would sell my home to provide medical treatment for my husband and children, I would not do so for my animals. 

And so I move forward endeavoring to Love those who hate me because of what I stand and fight for, but I must remain unwilling to compromise.  It is the Lord to whom I must answer in the end and I dare not be found wanting in the defense of the weak and helpless.