(un) Happy Anniversary Roe v. Wade

****Update today, January 22:

There are a whole bunch of my bloggy 'friends' (I think they can be considered friends) who will be going dark for life this Friday.  It's a way to be united with those who are marching in DC and to mourn the 55+ million lives lost (not 50, as I previously stated below) due to abortion.

So... what exactly does that mean?  Go dark?  Well, we will be silent on all social media.  No FB posts.  No tweets.  No pics on Instagram.  Nothing.  It's just our way to unite in prayer for all those lives lost.  To pray for hope for our future.  To pray for those women/couples/families who are considering adoption.  That their hearts are softened and supported in every way so they can choose life.

Will you go dark?



Tomorrow, January 22, 2013 is the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.  Because I will not be able to attend the March for Life (AGAIN!) on Friday, which will generate hardly any media coverage (even though the numbers are expected to be as big, if not MORE, than the inauguration today)... I would like to show my support for life.  Here.  On my blog.

Yup, I do.  I support life.  All life.  From CONCEPTION to natural death.  I don't care if you are an unborn child, or if you are older in a nursing home.  I don't care if you are male or female.  I don't care if you are American or African.  I don't care if you play sports or can't even walk.  I don't care.  It doesn't matter.  ALL life is important.  Your life is important.  We are all created and loved by an amazing, amazing God.  Because of this, we deserve to live.

It's sad to think about the over 50 million lives taken since 1973 due to abortions.  One of those people could have been my best friend.  Or yours.  One of those people could have been president.  Or the inventor of the next thing to change our lives.  So many lives killed and with it, so many wonderful possibilites and hope of the future.

I am not here to talk about the specifics and scientific details of why I believe what I believe.  There are a ton of resources out there, if you are interested.  This is more a way for me to voice my support for LIFE.

This was taken from Leila at Little Catholic Bubble.
She has some awesome stuff, please check her out.
Even if you aren't Catholic, or don't have a problem with abortion...
she has stuff to get you pondering.
But, it is so hard for me to understand that people don't mind killing an unborn child after 16 weeks, let's just say, at 28 weeks (or later), when I was born at 28 weeks.  I was born premature (b/c I was ready to enter this world.  It has nothing to do with my mom having/wanting an abortion) and had my ups and downs that first year.  But, guess what?  I lived.  And, I am fine.  I am part of this society.  I was/am a precious gift to my parents.  I was created by our amazing Father.  Why is it, then, legal to KILL a child at that age?  It's ridiculous.  And, it's sad.

If it's ok to kill a baby at that age, then it sure is fine when they are younger.  Of course!  But, if you truly believe that life begins at conception, then how can you be ok with abortion.  Ever?  When that sperm and egg meet, their DNA combines and creates new DNA for the babe... that babe hangs out in the fallopian tube for a few days as it makes its way to the uterus so it can be FED.  How is that NOT awesome and a miracle and NOT life?????

Or for that matter... after 28 weeks (and earlier... so many babies are born early and SURVIVE), if the babe is able to survive outside of it's mother's womb, then what is the difference between killing a baby after it's born?  Or, then at any age?  In my mind... it makes no difference.  Killing a person at ANY age/stage in life is wrong.  And it should be illegal.

So, there you have it.  My no-holds-bar feelings about abortion and the right to life.  :)

I pray for all the babies that were taken by abortion over the last 40 years.  That they are in Heaven looking down upon us pouring their blessings.  I also pray for those women who have had or are contemplating abortion.  May they find the help they need to make the decision that is best for them, that hopefully leans towards giving life.  There are other options, please inform yourself.

And, now I will shamelessly steal this awesome quote from Morgan at Follow and Believe:

She couldn't have said it better: On this day, let us remember those who have gone before us and take a note from their lives. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stopped at nothing to fight for what was right, and neither will we.  Thanks, Morgan!!

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