UPDATED NOTE: To Jill and others that have asked if you could post this graphic on your blogs or pass on through emails. My response is ABSOLUTELY! I created it because I believe a visual may help people realize how our country, the greatest nation in the world, truly disregards the value of human life. Very sad. Especially when you know that over 1,000,000 (ONE MILLION!) babies are
aborted killed annually in the U.S. alone!
"The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do." -- Senator Barack Obama, speaking to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, July 17, 2007.
"With respect to partial-birth abortion, I am completely supportive of a ban on late-term abortions, partial-birth or otherwise, as long as there's an exception for the mother's health and life, and this did not contain that exception..." - Senator Barack Obama during the 3rd Presidential 2008 elections debate defending his stance on why he did NOT vote against banning partial birth abortions.
Please don't get me started. The thought that we, as human beings with a conscience, can allow a 24+ week old child to be murdered after it has been partially delivered tears my insides apart.
The thought that my 14 year old daughter has the legal power to walk into an abortion clinic and have an abortion without parental consent or knowledge is mind boggling to me. Yet, she is not allowed to take an aspirin for a headache at school without written permission.
As a side-walk counselor at an abortion clinic, I met girls who were killing their babies for reasons of convenience. One young mother in her early twenties told me that she had paid for a vacation a year prior and that there was no way she was going to miss out on it because she got pregnant. That day, her baby was killed. This happens every day to thousands and thousands of innocent babies.
The overwhelming number of abortions in the US are done for convenience. As the State of California reported, ". . .abortions for medical reasons are extremely rare ..." http://www.os.dhhs.gov/dab/decisions/dab665.txt
Who is to blame for this? Society and lack of education. Please let me make it very clear that in no way do I judge these women, but I firmly believe that if they are properly informed of the effects of abortion they would think twice.
I do NOT want Planned Parenthood in my children's school telling them that it is "ok to have sex because it's a natural act, but that they must use protection." It should NOT be the school's position to distribute birth control/condoms in school clinics. That's outrageous! We've taken God out of schools and now we are infiltrating our children's minds with what today's society feels is politically and morally correct. This is a parent's job! Not a schools!
During my time at the abortion clinics, several girls asked to see pictures of what an actual abortion in process is like. An abortion clinic does not allow the woman to watch the ultrasound monitor while the abortion is taking place. Why? Because they will see a beating heart. They will realize that it's a child inside of them. It's also a multi-billion dollar business. As one abortionist callously told me, it takes him 9 months to deliver a child and to get paid. Why would he do that when he has a "family to feed" and he could make the same amount of money in 3 days by performing abortions.
I know that many of you are praying and I also know that we serve a sovereign, omnipotent and merciful God. Therefore, we need to continue to lay it at the foot of the cross and pray that it be His will that these atrocities cease from happening in our own backyards. If Mr. Obama does indeed become the leader of our nation, may God have mercy on us all!