The news stresses me out.
This plane that dropped out of the sky makes me a little nervous. Angie and I talked about it yesterday... ironic that a plane disappears over the Atlantic when we have two mission teams from our church working on the other side of the world. I said, "Of course, what are the chances of TWO planes dropping out of the sky over the Atlantic Ocean in the same month?"
The abortion doctor who was murdered at church was really sad.... but I think it's even sadder that this man was taking the lives of viable babies. With today's medical technology, it's entirely possible for babies to survive when born as early as 24 weeks gestation. Instead... they are murdered. There is no other way to describe late term abortion. And lest you make the argument that most late term abortions are for medical reasons that would compromise the quality of life for the child... I submit the following from wikipedia (I purposely did not use a pro-life website).
See also: Reasons for abortions.
In 1987, the Alan Guttmacher Institute collected questionnaires from 1,900 women in the United States who came to clinics to have abortions. Of the 1,900 questioned, 420 had been pregnant for 16 or more weeks. These 420 women were asked to choose among a list of reasons they had not obtained the abortions earlier in their pregnancies. The results were as follows:
71% Woman didn't recognize she was pregnant or misjudged gestation
48% Woman found it hard to make arrangements for abortion
33% Woman was afraid to tell her partner or parents
24% Woman took time to decide to have an abortion
8% Woman waited for her relationship to change
8% Someone pressured woman not to have abortion
6% Something changed after woman became pregnant
6% Woman didn't know timing is important
5% Woman didn't know she could get an abortion
2% A fetal problem was diagnosed late in pregnancy
Let me be clear - I don't think this doctor should have been murdered - but I also know that if this man was ripping babies out of their cribs and killing them once they had been born, we would want him locked up - and maybe even want the death penalty imposed. Women who have babies and toss them in dumpsters after birth face criminal charges. Why? Because the babies are viable? I don't understand. If a pregnant woman is murdered, her murderer can be charged with infanticide. Didn't Scott Peterson get convicted of two counts of murder, for both Lacy and her unborn baby? I just don't get the difference. Even if you believe in a "woman's right to choose" (and I believe that choice occurs prior to conception, not after) - how can anyone think that late term abortions are anything other than murder?
Grieve for the doctor who was killed... but also grieve for the babies crying out from the grave whose lives he took... a killer has been killed.
I'm also stressed about the GM - Government Motors bankruptcy. The fact that the government is taking over businesses in America is very telling... a huge clue that we are no longer a capitalist economy. Socialism has snuck in our back door and we have offered no complaint. I think Americans are so complacent... we fooled ourselves into thinking that change was good... well, here's your change... welcome to Robin Hood... where they steal from the rich to give to the poor... where the middle class disappears.
I could go on but my time is up - have to get ready for work!
I'm going swimming with Angie and the girls after work today. Hope you all have a great Tuesday! Yay! It's not Monday any more!
love and hugs!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The news stresses me out.
Posted by Heather at 6:17 AM