Bought by the Blood

September 24, 2010

Why Abortion Isn’t Health Care

Filed under: Abortion,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 9:41 pm
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I am almost a week behind this one, but I recently came across an article from last Sunday’s Washington Post that I can’t help but to share.  It is called, “Abortion Does Not Further Children’s Health” and is by Republican Chris Smith.  People who know me know that I am passionately pro-life.  This is not because I do not believe in a woman’s right to choose.  The reality is that abortion is never a choice that is in the best interest of the mother and the baby.  Here are several great excerpts from the article.

“Abortion is, by definition, infant mortality, and it undermines the achievement of the fourth Millennium Development Goal. There is nothing benign or compassionate about procedures that dismember, poison, induce premature labor or starve a child to death. Indeed, the misleading term “safe abortion” misses the point that no abortion — legal or illegal — is safe for the child and that all are fraught with negative health consequences, including emotional and psychological damage, for the mother.

Talk of “unwanted children” reduces children to mere objects, without inherent human dignity and whose worth depends on their perceived utility or how much they’re wanted. One merely has to look at the scourge of human trafficking and the exploitation of children for forced labor or child soldiering to see where such disregard for the value of life leads…

We have known for more than 60 years what actually saves women’s lives: skilled attendance at birth, treatment to stop hemorrhages, access to safe blood, emergency obstetric care, antibiotics, repair of fistulas, adequate nutrition, and pre- and post-natal care…many nations that have laws prohibiting abortion also have some of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world”

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April 16, 2010

Why Abortion Isn’t An Option For Babies With Down Syndrome

Filed under: Abortion,Adoption,down's syndrome,pro-life,Uncategorized — cubsfan1980 @ 9:54 am
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My heart recently broke as I read the story about the twins that were aborted as a reseult of selective reductionism gone wrong.  A Florida woman was pregnant with twins and the pregnancy was going fine when she was at 16 weeks.  I can’t even imagine the joy of the parents knowing they were pregnant with two kids after years of struggling to get pregnant since this pregnancy was only possible through in-vitro fertilization.  The parents decided to get an amniocentesis test and they found out one of the babies may potentially have down syndrome and another defect.  They opt for a selective reduction and choose to have the Down’s Syndrome baby aborted and keep the healthy one.  Dr. Matthew Kachinas had never performed a selective reduction before, but he hated to tell parents “no.”  Once the abortion is over Dr. Kachinas realizes he has aborted the healthy baby.  The parent’s not wanting a baby with down syndrome, but no longer having the healthy child in the womb decided to have the baby with down syndrome aborted also.  They have now gone from expecting twins, to no longer pregnant at all.

Dr. Mohler in his blog asks what is wrong with the confusing morality of America as our nation is more concerned about the wrong baby being aborted instead of the fact that the doctor is ready to abort the baby because it isn’t what the parents envisioned. “Consider what this means for the sanctity of human life. We are now looking at babies as consumer products. We will accept babies that meet our specified qualifications, and abort when medical tests or other factors reveal that the baby does not meet our standards. Human life is reduced to just another consumer product subject to consumer preferences and demand.”  You can read the rest of Dr. Mohler’s thoughts herehttp://www.albertmohler.com/2010/04/14/newsnote-aborting-the-wrong-baby/

If you are or you know of some someone considering aborting a child because of a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome I’d encourage you to look into Reece’s Rainbow.  Reece’s Rainbow is a non-profit organization that advocates and aids in the adoption of children born with Down Syndrome.  There are many people eager and ready to love a Down’s Syndrome child.  The pro-choice movement doesn’t want you to know this, but there is an actually a growing trend of people looking for Down’s Syndrome babies to adopt.  You can read about how it is gaining popularity here.  Please pray for Reece’s Rainbow and other organizations that support adoptions babies with Down’s Syndrome.

For More information please go to:

Florida Doctor Aborts Wrong Fetus in Twins
Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License for Killing Wrong Twin in Failed Abortion

Doctor Terminates Wrong Fetus, Loses License
Doctor’s license revoked after botched abortion
Group promotes adoption of Down syndrome babies

Adopting or Releasing a Child with Down Syndrome

January 29, 2010

State Of The Union

Filed under: Abortion,Barrack Obama,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 3:25 pm
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Unfortunately I missed the State of Union Address, but I thought these thoughts on it were provoking.

Speaking of our humanitarian efforts around the world during last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama said:

“America must always stand on the side of human dignity and freedom.”

Yes, Mr. President, America must stand for these things, they are the principles that our country was founded on. Unfortunately, after 37 years of Government sanctioned abortion, we as a country have denied the dignity of the weakest and most vulnerable members of our own society and deprived them of their first and most basic human freedom – the right to Life.

Seems to me, if we’re going to promote human dignity and freedom throughout the world, we should begin by promoting it right here in our own country.

via Reflections of a Paralytic » SOTU Line of the Night.

January 22, 2010

A Missional Way for the Pro-Life Passion

Filed under: Abortion,Gospel,Missions,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 11:38 am
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Lots of pro-life news and links are going out today with this being the 37th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision.  If you read anything, I would highly recommend Jared Wilson’s article “The Gospel-Driven Church: A Missional Way for the Pro-Life Passion.”

The five parts to a missional way for the Pro-Life Passions are

  1. Gospel-Centered Preaching
  2. Reframing the Abortion Discussion
  3. Creating Cultures of Adoption and Rescue
  4. Prophets, not pundits
  5. Technology, technology, technology
  6. Love

January 16, 2010

Amazing Pro-Life Testimony

Filed under: Abortion,Gospel,pro-life,Redemption — cubsfan1980 @ 4:01 pm
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If you have 20 free minutes I’d highly recommend going to this blog and watching the videos.

STAND FOR LIFE: Catherine’s Amazing Testimony.

It is the amazing testimony of a woman who has had an abortion and the miracle that God performed by bringing her to faith in Christ and helping her to see the gift of life.

January 14, 2010

Bart Stupak On Why Health Care Reform Can’t Contain Federal Funding For Abortion

Filed under: Abortion,Bart Stupak,Health Care,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 12:39 pm
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Below is an excerpt from an editorial that Bart Stupak wrote for The Detroit News. You can read the rest here. Let’s continue to pray for him as he defends the rights of the preborn. (Emphasis added is mine).

There continues to be a great deal of discussion surrounding abortion language in the health care bill and the Stupak-Ellsworth-Pitts amendment specifically. Let me be clear: Our amendment maintains current law that says no federal funding for abortion.

Further, not one person has been able to show where the actual language in our amendment is different from language in the Hyde amendment that has been in effect for the past 33 years.

Under our amendment, private plans within the health insurance exchange can offer abortion services and individuals purchasing plans with their own money can choose a plan that covers abortion as long as they are not receiving government subsidies to help pay for the plan. Our amendment even includes provisions that explicitly state individuals, even those who receive federal subsidies, may purchase separate abortion coverage with private funds.

While many accusations have been thrown around in recent months, the intent behind the Stupak-Ellsworth-Pitts amendment is simple and clear — to continue current law of no federal funding for abortions.

Two recent polls from Washington Post-ABC News and CNN found 61 percent of Americans do not want taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion. Another report just released by Rasmussen found 53 percent of voters favor a ban on abortion coverage in any health insurance plan that receives federal subsidies.

Those upset about our amendment in the House legislation do not think I should be voting pro-life. They fail to mention it was the support from pro-life Democrats that provided the critical votes needed to pass health care reform in the House.

Though our amendment maintains current law and is squarely in line with public opinion, the Senate failed to pass similar language. Instead, the Senate bill includes an amendment that would implement a dramatic shift in federal policy that would allow the federal government to subsidize insurance policies with abortion coverage and recognize abortion as a benefit in a federal health plan.

It would also segregate funds to pay for abortion coverage in a way that has never been allowed under the Hyde language.

While many pro-life House Democrats and I wish to see health care coverage for all Americans, the proposed Senate language is unacceptable because it allows federal funds to subsidize plans that cover abortions. I will continue to work to ensure the final health care reform bill considered in the House and Senate maintains current law of no public funding for abortion.

Finally, I have long been an advocate of health care reform. Too many Americans have gone far too long without access to basic health care services they need, and it is past time to put an end to that injustice. But the key issues of fairness, competition and cost must be addressed in the final health care bill.

While it is time to pass health care reform legislation in this nation, we must not overturn more than 30 years of federal policy preventing public funding of abortion.

January 12, 2010

Being A Compassionate Pro-Lifer

Filed under: Abortion,Focus on The Family,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 10:02 am
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I love this quote from Ryan Dobson:

“I saw a documentary on abortion called “South Dakota.”  I don’t have the ability to debate abortion.  I am adopted.  I have a child.  We have also lost babies.  So when I understand that people do that on purpose I don’t have the ability to debate that rationally, so I don’t.  I talk about it with people that agree with me, that believe what we believe, that we concur, that we feel energized and we love babies, but I don’t debate that.  I was watching the movie “South Dakota,” there was a woman on there talking and she is in her early 70’s.  She is an abortion doctor and has probably performed probably 60,000 abortions personally.  It makes me literally sick to my stomach.  I went home and just went to bed.  I was so depressed, I was so sick to my stomach.  But she was talking about her time in Africa when she was 18 years old and doing a medical missions.  She was in a trip over there doing some kind of humanitarian effort and a friend of hers got pregnant.  She was from a tribe that would have stoned her and killed her had she come back being pregnant and unmarried.  Her friend went and got an unsafe abortion and came home that night and developed a fever and started hemorrhaging and literally died in her arms.  She was 19 when this took place, and in her early 70’s recalling this. and literally weeping on camera talking about that, weeping and it was a bitter, hurtful, mourning, sorrowful weeping.  And I thought, “Why would I ever beat that woman up with my knowledge about the unborn?” Do I agree with what she is doing, absolutely not.  Do I understand her reaction towards seeing that, I do, I understand. It doesn’t mean I agree.  It doesn’t mean I won’t fight against abortion for the rest of my life with everything I’ve got. If i met her I would put my arms around her and say, “I am so sorry for your loss.” and try to find some commonality that would allow us to have a conversation together. I don’t want to debate that woman. That would be a terrible Christian witness.  Hurting people need to have people put their arms around them. “

You can listen to it in context here

December 22, 2009

Health Care Reform That Support Abortion Provides No Social Justice

Filed under: Abortion,Health Care,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 2:44 pm
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I have had minimal internet access since the infamous east coast blizzard of 2009 started.  I am just now getting caught up on reading about the senate health care bill and other pro-life news.  Below is an excerpt for one of the most amazing pro-life articles I have read in a while.

Health care reform is an issue of social justice. One of the primary issues, if not the primary issue of social justice, is the fundamental right to life. If you claim to be concerned with “social justice” you cannot, at the same time, be for the right to end the life of an unborn human being.

Social justice, if we listen to Senators Mikulski and Reid, concerns the whole of the human being—including his or her health care and access to that health care. Whole Life America recognizes and applauds the cry for human dignity that is inherent to the cry for social justice within the health care reform debate.

However, nothing could be further from social justice than an act which has robbed over 46 million Americans of their lives since 1973. If, as the senators would have us believe, this health care reform debate is in fact an issue of social justice then any part of it that sanctions stripping any member of our society of his or her fundamental rights—terminating someone’s life is such an act—cannot in good conscience be truthfully called social justice.

You can read the rest at: FOXNews.com – Abortion, Social Justice and Health Care Reform.

November 7, 2009

I guess he forgot “Do No Harm”

Filed under: Abortion,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 10:42 am
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This is pretty disturbing. According to this news story, not only does “Dr.” (I’m using that term very lightly) Curtis Boyd very nonchalantly admit that he is killing unborn children, he performs abortions as late as 24 weeks and says he’s had clients as young as 9 and 10 years old. Oh ya, and, a former Baptist minister, he also prays for each abortion (via Reflections of a Paralytic)

September 26, 2009

“Abortion is about life”

Filed under: Abortion,Obama,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 9:12 pm
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Abortion IS about life. That is the crux of the issue, isn’t it? Either the abortionist removes a lump of nonliving tissue from the womb of a woman, or the abortionist cuts a human life in pieces (or in some cases – and I realize this reality is difficult to read – drills a hole in a baby’s head and sucks its brains out) summarily acting as chief judge and executioner, presiding in judgment over the end of a human – potential or not. In health care reform, either our country will afford “women’s health care” that includes the right to end the life of another or it will reapportion funding from the deep pockets of abortionists like Dr. Wicklund and Planned Parenthood to the compassionate services offered at pregnancy care centers and for adoptive homes.

via Family Voice

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