"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Me again....fighting for those babies!

Someone sent me an email today asking if I was afraid I might lose readers because of my views/passion about abortion and the right to life. It took me about a mega-second to respond to her, but after some thinking, I thought I'd respond here in case anyone else was wondering the same question.

I first started journaling/blogging after our first adoption attempt failed. I did it mostly for myself. I wanted to keep a record for my child of every emotion that went with bringing him home. One thing led to another and I was seeing how much God was actually being glorified through my words in writing, as opposed to when I opened my mouth. His miracles on paper were very profound to me. Word spread and strangers began writing to me stating that my His words had affected them in one way or another. At the time, I thought no one read my blog except for me, with the exception of the times I'd drag my husband and daughter to the computer to read what I had written and asked their opinions. Although, this didn't happen often.

Most of my life, I've been very passionate about my convictions when I know it is the TRUTH. God's word is the truth. Always. I've never been one that leans towards being "politically correct". I think that phrase is a cop out for those that like to hide behind curtains that they fear and to remain in their comfort zone. I understand everyone has opinions and I certainly respect and invite those opinions as long as they are respectful, but I have rarely, if ever, changed my mind about something that I know is one of God's commandments. Abortion is murder. There is no doubt or question about it. Life begins at conception and this has been documented in medical journals worldwide.

The sixth commandment is very clear: THOU SHALL NOT KILL!

Bottom line is that if my stance on this issue makes my readers cringe and they choose to no longer read my blog, as much as I hate losing them, so be it. It's a risk I need to take. I would prefer to end up with only myself, my husband and my daughter reading my blog, then knowing that I am holding back something I feel so strongly about because I am ashamed of what others may think.

Life is really all about who we are trying to please. As much as I love my readers, when it's all said and done, who do I want to claim loves me? Who do I want to be proud of me? And who do I want to claim me as His own? Jesus is my response to all three of those questions! Anything else I accomplish in life won't mean anything if those three things don't happen when I meet him face to face.
So, in case you were wondering, that's my response.

Now onto what I really wanted to say:

This short video is so worth watching. Please take a minute to do so.

Without exception, God's creations should always come first and foremost before any political issues or agendas regardless of partisanship.

(Please remember to scroll down and turn off the background music.)

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. - Psalm 127:3

"Throughout my career, I've been a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice, and have consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

"When South Dakota passed a law banning all abortions in a direct effort to have Roe overruled, I was the only candidate for President to raise money to help the citizens of South Dakota repeal that law. When anti-choice protesters blocked the opening of an Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic in a community where affordable health care is in short supply, I was the only candidate for President who spoke out against it. And I will continue to defend this right by passing the Freedom of Choice Act as president." - Excerpt from Senator Barack Obama's statement on 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision. For the entire statement, click HERE.

My question is, "What choice is that unborn child given?"


Charlotte said...

Last time I looked this wasn't a blog contest ~ those with the most followers wins !

The way I see it ~ if they don't like what they read, then go away ! Or maybe better yet as my priest put it Sunday ~ why does it bother you so ?

We are christian first ! Adopting/adopted parents next !

Thank goodness my children's biological parents chose life first !


Keisha said...

This is why I love coming over to your blog Ohilda! Cuz, you tell it like it is when God is concerned! LOL!
I love ya, GAL! Proud of you, and your stand for Christ!! You inspire me!

Jill said...

I will be READING your blog Ohilda!!! I will be reading it with tears and appreciation for another Mama that values the life of these children without a voice of their own!!!!
Go girl!

Shanna said...

Keep true to your first love! THis is not a popularity contest :D
ALSO, as a former fetus, I too strong oppose abortion.

Michelle said...

Amen, Amen, and AMEN, my sister!!! LOVE this post!!!!

Undercover-Princess said...

The only blogs I like to read are honest ones with a voice. Blogs that tell the TRUTH. The truth will reach someone and it won't matter if 100 people read it as long as 1 thought about it.

Katie said...

I'll still be reading too. I have always been just a small town Catholic girl who never thought she could make a difference. More power to you for believing you can!

Beverly said...

Girl, are you my long lost twin? I have always wanted a twin!

The Byrd's Nest said...

You know something Ohilda....I respect you because you DO speak your mind. Our country is such a mess because everyone is so tolerant of EVERYTHING! God's word IS the truth like you stated and unfortunately the same people who think that you might offend readers mentioning you are pro life would also be offended to hear that if you don't give your life to Christ you will spend eternity in Hell. My husband faces this anytime he preaches it...and he preaches it alot! People only want to hear that God is love, well He is but He is also Just and Righteous.

We should never be tolerant of babies dying. Never...Ever...Ever!!!

mommy24treasures said...

oh Ohilda I admire you so sweet sister!
I agree with you...

Jill said...

Ohilda!! TOTALLY OFF THE TOPIC...I've tagged you to play a little challenge...come over to my blog and see! (completely voluntary...no pressure!)

Mom Of Many said...

One day we may not be allowed to speak truth, without possibility of imprisonment. The Christian's voice is already being marginalized. On behalf of the unborn, thank you for speaking truth.

Lisa L said...

Where's that clapping smiley icon when you need it. Ohilda, you are my hero!

Candace E. Salima said...

Very well said. And truth must always be spoken, as you speak it. And when you stand before God, you will be able to do so with a heart that know you stood for His children. There is little one ever need to ask for.

Thank you for standing for the rights of the unborn.


Michelle said...

Bravo, Ohilda!! That is why I love visiting you.

p.s. Can't watch the video yet, as it's 4:00 am and the kids are sleeping, but I'll be back.

Susan said...

Obama also was the lone senator in Ill. to block the Born Alive bill (saving infants that 'mistakenly' survive an abortion). The bill finally passed in 2005 after he left the Ill. senate.

Thank you for your stand. We need every voice.

Val said...

Amen, sister. If people don't want to read it, so what. :o) It's time to stand up and be counted! When I saw how vicious "feminists" were to Sarah, I knew that it wasn't women that they supported, but leftist ideology. The bloom is off the rose, and I too couldn't help but blog about it. Praying for our country along with you.

Jewels of My Heart said...

I just found your blog through a link on Michelles blog...
Thank you so much for sharing the truth.... for telling it like it is! And for being a woman of God. It makes me so sad how we seem like the bad guys because we stand up for the right of a precious, unborn child.... I can't help but wonder why they have labled their cause with a title that sounds so just.... so unviolent....
I pray for the mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ upon the unborn children and upon the United States of America.
God bless you.

Doug and Terrye said...

Preach it sister/friend!!!

Terrye in FL

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