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Dinner Conversation

I have to share this with you guys!

So I am sitting at dinner with some of my friends, we’ve all finished eating and are now just talking, probably laughing way too loud in the dining hall, but are just unwinding from homework and school stuff.

We talk about some crazy, random things, and somehow the Duggar Family came up and all of their 19 children. I guess they don’t believe in birth control….? I’m not quite sure. I don’t follow them. But we were just talking about how crazy 19 kids is! I made the point that while they don’t believe in birth control pills or whatnot, that there are still natural birth control things.

My friend says “You’re right! It’s called planned parenthood.”

I just stared at her… I think she was originally oblivious to my stares because she wasn’t initially referring to the organization Planned Parenthood. After I told her what I thought she was referring to, she asked me what they did to “plan parenthood.”

My response: They murder babies… through abortions.

Her response: Oh. I don’t have a problem with that.

I just don’t understand how people don’t have a problem with abortion, even after I refer to it as murdering babies! Is that not blunt enough?

So my initial response to her response was “Oh my goodness.” Yes, I said this out loud. I was disgusted with her, and to be totally honest, I still am.

So the conversation continued. She explained she didn’t see a problem with it as long as it wasn’t used for birth control (whatever that means). So I asked.

Our conversation went a little something like this… “M” will be Me. “H” will be Her.

M “What do you mean ‘not used for birth control’?”

H “If the baby is deformed or disabled it’s fine.”

M “Absolutely not!”

H “Or if a 12-year-old is raped.” (Now, this one is a little tricky. Anytime you throw rape into something, you have to tread lightly.”

M “I still don’t see how it is acceptable to murder an innocent being.”

H “They don’t know.”

M “YES THEY DO! It’s murder!”

H “Do you remember anything from the womb? They are just a bunch of cells. They can’t feel anything. So they don’t know.”

I walked away in utter disgust. I mean, I felt like throwing up I was so sickened by what I had just heard her say. This is the problem with our society today. We fight for equality for all human beings, for gay “marriage”, civil rights, feminist nonsense, yet we fail to recognize an important group of human beings: those still in the womb!  They are human beings, too! Why do so many people fail to recognize this? It’s ignorance. Selfishness. Stupidity. There is scientific evidence that a baby could very well be able to feel pain. They can feel every single second during an abortion. Hold on. I’m going to find this research…….

http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/fetaldevelopment.html

There ya go. Check it out. Day 22 the baby’s heart starts beating. STARTS BEATING. Week 3 the nervous system starts forming.

http://www.abortionfacts.com/online_books/love_them_both/why_cant_we_love_them_both_14.asp

The time when a fetus begins to feel pain and WHY.

I found an article online of Time Magazine that discussed pain medication given to women before an abortion that would supposedly reduce the pain felt by the fetus. So I guess that makes it ok then… Drug up the mother and the fetus with pain killers and abortion is ok. How do people come up with this stuff? It doesn’t change the fact that abortion is still killing the baby.

What I don’t understand is why people can’t see the dignity in all beings, the unborn included. How would they feel being torn to shreds by a vacuum? I don’t think anyone would be too open to that idea. So why do we subject the unborn, innocent, helpless little humans to it?

I hate when people tell me that fetuses are not alive… This is such a load of CRAP!

How do you know if something is alive? If it grows, right? Embryos grow. Fetuses grow.

It’s not human. It just has the potential to be human. So if it just had the potential, it could be a dog, or a fish, or a cat if it wanted then, right? But it can’t! IT BECOMES HUMAN! It has a beating heart. At a certain stage a baby can start to recognize its mothers voice. A baby hears her heart beat. A baby moves. Sucks its thumb. I think of all the families out there who can’t have children, and would love the child unconditionally. And there are women out there that throw their children away like they’re nothing. It disgusts me.

I could keep going, but I think I’ll stop there.

~Lucy

Prayer for the Dignity of Human Life

Lord and giver of all life, help us to value each person, created in love by you.
In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts to promote the dignity and value of all human life, born and unborn. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

PS. Here is a video for you all to enjoy. One of my favorite songs and I love this YouTube video to go with it =)

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Comments on: "Dinner Conversation" (11)

  1. Wow! that was alot to read and to take in. I appreciate someone finally willing to talk about this subject!! Planned Parenthood is not just for abortion. It is also educational. Contraceptives, sex education classes. Affordable testing for the un-insured. Now the context in which “H” used it was terrible. Let me make it clear, I am not for abortion. I think it is a disgusting, and it turns my stomach. But I do not see the need to torture a child of rape. As you said it is a slippery slope. I see no need in making a child carry another child. No good could come of it. After a rape if any fluid is found during the examination the issue a “plan B”. Question is, is it considered preventative? I say yes because you never know when the sperm and the egg form a fetus. That is all up to God. I know I am sounding hypocritical but I would love to continue this conversation. You make many valid points, and FINALLY someone is willing to discuss it!
    -Jess

    • While Planned Parenthood does other things besides abortions, it is one of their main “services”.
      You don’t sound hypocritical at all. It’s a very difficult subject. Especially with someone who has been raped, it’s a delicate subject, and a hard issue to come to a correct conclusion on.
      And yes, everything is up to God. That’s why I feel it is so important to lay everything in His hands and trust in His word. Thanks for the comment.
      ~Lucy

      • Certainly it is. But the problem i find is with promiscuity. Some women seem to thing bc Roe v Wade was passed all ethincs and morals go out the window. Here is where being hypocritical-ness comes in, if a fatal cause or health risk to the mother, i would agree. My mother went through something traumatic and it breaks my heart. If she had taken the option I dont think her pain would have been as severe. Hince the circumstance is always a factor. I spoke to my mother about it and she is indiffeent. She had to birth a dead child not exactly a wonderful dinner discussion.

        • Promiscuity is most certainly a problem. The book I am reading, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism,” speaks about that quite often. Roe vs. Wade is horrible, and I pray that someday it is repealed. I just find it hard to say that abortion is ok if a mother is at risk or if the child is as risk. We never know what is going to happen. We cannot foresee the future. And the babies are so helpless. They need us speaking on their behalf and protecting their dignity and lives.

          • I just recently picked up that book! It is a great read so far! Thank you for sharing

          • You are very welcome. I am glad you are enjoying it so far. I am loving it also. =)

          • i also have a book you may be interested in. It is by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Bitch:In Praise of Difficult women.

            “Elizabeth Wurtzel’s ‘Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women’ celebrates strong and defiant women from biblical femme fatale Delilah to beloved Princess Diana to notorious Courtney Love. Deriving evidence from literary and theologian scholars to empowered women portrayed in music, literature, and the movies, Wurtzel argues that society tends to devalue women who break the rules, diminishing their power and strength to sexual wiles and manipulative destruction of men as a means of keeping them down, beneath men, beneath power. This book chronicles and defends strong, virile women who have lived outside and beyond the prescribed rules society inscribes upon their bodies and individuality, and who have been punished for it, one way or another.”

            I read it for fun lol I find womens studies an interesting subject. It is a very good read if you decise to pick it up please enjoy and let me know what you think!

          • I will definitely look into it. Thanks so much!
            ~Lucy

    • Terrance H. said:

      If I’m allowed to weigh in…

      Planned Parenthood’s livelihood comes from abortion. It is, I believe, their largest source of income. The education they offer is, quite frankly, confined to their own agenda. LiveAction has documented their outright lies to women concerning child development and complications. That’s not my idea of education.

      Pregnancy resulting from rape occurs in less than 1% of women, so it’s quite frankly absurd to attempt to justify 99% of abortions using a circumstance which almost never occurs. It’s not logical.

      I do think there are other ways to deal with the rape issue should it arise. Perhaps a morning after pill of some sorts made available over-the-counter should the woman be too embarrassed to seek medical attention.I don’t know. I believe, quite frankly, when the pro-abortion camp starts talking about rape and incest, they’re appealing to emotion rather than reason.

      • I would completely agree with the “emotion rather than reason” bit. I’m not a great one to be talking because I know that I can be unemotional and hard at times, but in this instance there does need to me some emotion. It is an emotional subject. And to see it without a emotion would be a rather large mistake, in my opinion. However, I still don’t agree with abortion in any instance.

  2. Terrance H. said:

    Your friend sounds sorta sick in the head, but as are most pro-choicers.

    Keep up the good work.

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