Friday, January 23, 2009

And so it starts….

obama Today President Obama quietly reversed a Bush-administration ban on giving federal money to international groups that fund abortions.  President Reagan adopted the ban in 1984.  It was reversed by President Clinton in 1993, but President George W. Bush re-instituted the ban in 2001.

Now that the ban has been reversed, our taxpayer money will go to family planning groups that offer abortions as a method of birth control. 

The most outlandish statement of the day goes to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who said the move "will help save lives and empower the poorest women and families to improve their quality of life and their future."

Save lives?  Seriously?  Since when does the promotion of abortion save lives?  How sad it is that the act of killing an unborn child is regarded as an appropriate way to “improve” a woman’s life!  I would venture to say, based on my friendships with women who have had abortions, as well as my experience as a counselor, that few women would claim that their abortion “improved” their life.  For many women, the experience of an abortion includes physical complications and/or infertility, emotional pain, guilt, grief, and regret. 

The real trauma, however, is directed towards the unborn baby in the womb.  I rarely talk about these things, because, frankly, it is almost more than I can handle emotionally.  I have seen videos and heard testimony of doctors and nurses that perform abortions.  The act of abortion is appalling.  It is violent.  It is sickening.  It is murder, and God will judge it.

If you can handle it, there is a good post up today by Jess at Making Home.  She issues a challenge to act on behalf of the unborn among us.

2 comments:

Audra said...

Right before I opened your blog, I told Josh about this. It is just inhumane and disgusting. 4 years...Really?????

heresthediehl said...

thanks for posting about a hard-to-write-about subject. i agree with what you said 100%...it's just tragic. and so frustrating that tax-payer money now supports something i hate.