catholicchick asked: Ive said this many times before and Ill say it again...I love this blog. There are alot of people who curse and accuse you guys of things that are not true. And the the way you guys handle it is truely amazing. I feel like those poeple who call you narrow minded are often time narrow minded themselves and dont understand exactly what you are trying to do....which is educate those who have honest questions about abortion. Im sure God is smiling down on you from heaven. You guys are amazing!!
Thank you somuch for your support!! The kind words and encouragement are so wonderful to receive when things become so overwhelming and the world just seems overrun by hate! They keep us going when we finally become frustrated and overwhelmed with our many failures, instead of focusing on our successes! I am sure that God is smiling down on you also, God bless! :)
manny-kin asked: Heyoooo me again, two things (no side choosing): First, I can see why people get angry when you say a baby is aborted, babies aren't aborted fetus are, blah blah blah, NEXT THING: Do you use an Saints especially for Pro-Life? I just thought of one more (for now) how do you suppose the world deal with overpopulation? B/c if abortions become illegal, woman will either get back alley uterus stab'ns, or have the babies leading to a MASSIVE rise in population, which would lead to numerous deaths. _x
A baby IS aborted. A fetus is just a baby in the womb, and society has turned the word into a way to disconnect themselves with the humanity of the unborn. To double check myself, I just googled the defintion: “An unborn or unhatched offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.” Sometimes, if it is less than eight weeks after conception, the word used is “embryo”. There are several different words, but note that the definition itself even says an “unborn human being” not a precursor to a human, not a human-to-be. An unborn human being, just living in a different place and in a different way. We say that a baby is aborted because it’s the truth; a fetus is just another word for a human baby in the womb.
For your second question, we actually have St. Gianna (and others, I think, but she was the first who came to mind)! She refused to have both an abortion during her pregnancy and she died as a result. She specifically said that she wanted them to save her baby. Talk about a sacrifice!
And for your final question, we’ve actually had questions similar to this one quite a bit! Overpopulation is a huge concern in politics and on many people’s minds, with good reason. Thing is, there’s 7 billion people in the world right now, but look at what’s happening. We’re more educated, we’re building taller buildings, individuals don’t use as much land. Most of the high population rates come from third world countries, where education, especially of women, is poor, and personal farms are still a necessity for survival. If we work at it, we can find solutions to finding space, too, without having to deny anyone life. According to this link, if we all lived like those in New York, all 7 billion of us could fit in Texas. Just Texas. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/08/27/what-would-happen-if-everyone-on-earth-jumped-at-once/
BBC actually has a pretty good article and some videos on the population which they released right before we hit 7 billion! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15449959
God Bless :)
kellpell asked: Hello! Please pray for the success for our brand new Students for Life club at University California Santa Barbra! I would appreciate any prayers! Thank you. :)
We will certainly add you all to our prayers, and we would ask all of our followers to do the same! Good luck!
To everyone who may have a question for us.
We love answering your questions, and we appreciate it when you take the time to send them to us! However, we have received many rude, hateful and vulgar questions/comments in the past. We have decided that from this point forward we will not be answering any questions that are rude or contain vulgar words. So know that if we do not reply to your question it is not because we are afraid to, we are either very busy or your question has one or more of the previously stated elements in it.
We have also decided to refrain from publicly answering questions that are not related to abortion. If anyone wishes to ask us a (polite) question about a subject other than abortion, send us a quick message and we will privately answer you as soon as we get the chance. We would like to thank you again for your questions, and ask that you refrain from being rude and vulgar!
iamwhatbecameofthelikelylads asked: What do you plan on doing for children that are born, but which the mother gives up then? Are you going to take care of them? Are you going to work to help or to find people who can? And what about children of color, who statistically are harder to place or are never placed in a family?
I would certainly do what I could to help! I’m confident my fellow writers would as well. So far all I have done to help women who are struggling, women who consider abortions as the only option, is pray and try to raise awareness. We want to do a lot more than that, we want to create fundraisers to support these women.. To give them the opportunity to keep their precious child! Some friends and I are working to make this happen right now. As for finding people, of course! This Sunday we’ll be asking people at my church to help, and we’ll be attempting to encourage other pro-lifers who read this blog to raise awareness, pray and do what they can to support mothers and their unborn children. With the children of color, I am not entirely sure if you are correct! You may be, but nearly all of the families I have met who adopt have adopted children of color(these are white families). We truly do care for these women, not just the unborn children, and we wish to help them as much as possible.
For all those who asked…
We’re sorry to those who were offended by the comments about the Holocaust, slavery, and racism, but I do feel that the comparison is just on some levels. The Holocaust, slavery, and racism are all centered around the unfair treatment of a human being, by ignoring their voice, their dignity, and their rights. None of those things are right, by any means, and we know that they are very, very terrible wrongs by society. Each has its individual horrors that are likely not present, or at least not as apparent, in the others, but there are similarities as I have already stated. When we compare abortion to these things, we are using the comparison to emphasize how an unborn child is not treated as the human being it is. Yes, it may not exactly live or look like the rest of us, but when we base our judgement off of how someone looks or how they live, is that not unfair? How is it any different for an unborn child? We know that abortions aren’t involving forced labor, or gas chambers, or many of the other things associated with the events to which we have compared it. But we do know that abortions involve ignoring the voice (yes, I know he/she cannot talk yet, but hang with me), the dignity, and the rights of a human being, on a massive level(millions of babies have been ignored, unwanted, and aborted!) Acknowledging the horrors of abortion does not make any of the previous or ongoing wrongs any less terrible, but it is the same the other way around. Adding more wrongs to a situation does not make all the others less bad. So, yes, we’re sorry for the frustrations we may have caused, but we are not going to apologize for putting the murder of innocent children at its actual level, instead of bringing it down to something as simple as squishing an ant.
kittycas asked: I admire what you do and I respect your opinions, but surely, if a woman wants to go through with an abortion, it is her choice, her freedom, and no one elses?!
Anyone can choose to do something, but that does not make it right! Something such as abortion should be treated as murder… A lot of people say this is just our belief and we do not have the right to push it on others. Normally they would be right, and I wouldn’t try! But when it comes to the protection of life, we will not back down. Even when you take religious beliefs out of the picture, science proves that life begins at conception. That child will never grow into anything other than a human being, and should therefore be treated as one. Even if we can not be 100% sure if they have a soul, a personality or what have you.. Even if they can not feel pain, we can not prove that they are not valuable human beings! I watched a video once and in the video they compared abortion to someone blowing up a building with the thought “I’m not sure if there’s life in that building or not, but I’m going to blow it up anyway.” I believe this is a very appropriate analogy. Just the fact that there is at least a possibility that they are real people is enough to make their murder unacceptable.
Over half of this nation has failed us..
..But we can not give up hope! All this election has shown us is that our society is at a worse place than we might have hoped.. Which simply means we need to work harder! We need to focus on the biggest issue of this country, abortion! We need prayers, fundraisers, kind words.. Anything and everything that will help save lives and raise spirits! As Christians, or even just as believers in the true God, it is our moral responsibility to love.
That one simple word means a whole lot more than some people would think. It means we have to stand up for those who can not stand up for themselves.. We need to love not only the children, but the expecting mothers! We need to care for them, provide for them as much as possible, and especially pray for them! We can not sit around and do nothing, we have to act, and we have to act now.
So call up all of the pro-lifers in your area and organize fundraiser, set up times to pray (privately and/or in front of abortion clinics) and start some peaceful protests! Remember that if the effort of every pro-lifer combined saves the life of one child, it’s worth it. We have God on our side, nothing is impossible!
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12
P.S. I forgot to mention, I’m back! I left you all during Lent earlier this year, but I’ll be posting every once in a while again.