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I thought I’d make my first real issue blog post about something non-controversial, something we can all agree on and then ease into more dangerous topics later on.  Therefore I’ve chosen….abortion.  More specifically, I’ve chosen the idea of “pro-choice”.  I’ve come to realize that that term has garnered a negative connotation which, I daresay, is quite unfair and perhaps undeserved.  Let’s examine what “pro-choice” actually could mean.

We have myriad choices when it comes to sex, pregnancy and the ensuing developments thereof.  Our first set of choices deals with whether or not to engage in any form of sexual activity.  Total abstinence or promiscuity….pretty self-explanatory, as are these:  type of sexual activity, protected sex or a crap shoot, the pill, the patch, the shots, condoms, sponges… the list goes on.   How about sex within the confines of marriage vs. sex outside of marriage?  Choices abound, some obviously much wiser choices than others.

But the choices don’t end there.  If you discover you’re having a baby, you have two more choices:  have your precious baby and love him or her with all your heart or choose (there’s that word again) to allow another loving couple to adopt your baby and love him or her with all of their hearts.

You’re wondering where “abortion” comes in.  You see, in my definition of pro-choice, it doesn’t.  The word “abortion” or “abort” means pre-maturely terminated expulsion of a fetus, cause to end.  “Fetus”: unborn or unhatched offspring of a mammal 8 wks after conception.  At 8 weeks, a human baby has fingers, eyelids, a brain and is constantly moving (details  http://tinyurl.com/ndc7vo .)  See images: http://tinyurl.com/36yd6m.     I encourage you, if you have doubts as to the humanity of a human fetus at any stage of gestation, to explore that website in its entirety.  Most abortionists prefer to wait until around the 10th week of gestation to take the life of a baby, to ensure the abortion is completely successful.

Abortion is murder, period.  I didn’t create this concept.   Not even our President can distance himself completely from the facts. To quote Barack Obama in a speech he gave on Father’s Day, “A man’s responsibility as a father begins at conception.”  Doesn’t it follow, then, that so does a mother’s?   Laws state that if a mother intentionally endangers or causes the death of her child she is to answer to the laws governing murder and child abuse.  I suggest that those laws could apply to mothers who choose to take the life of their unborn child as well as the doctors who perform the abortions.  Lest you think I am unqualified to make such statements, let me reveal a humiliating truth that has framed my position on this issue:  by my own statements I, too, should be charged with murder.  I am not proud of it and not a day has gone by in the past 20 years that I have not regretted my actions.  Fortunately I have been blessed by being able to help other women in my position not make the same tragic mistake I made.  And I’ve been forgiven by my Heavenly Father.  Accepting that forgiveness was perhaps the most difficult part of healing.

So I suppose that, with this term redefined, I could be Pro-Choice.  You see murder is never a choice.  It is a crime.   If you make the right choices, you will never have to make murder an option for yourself….

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Al Gore, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama go to Heaven.

God addresses Al first: ”Al, what do you believe in?”

Al replies: “Well, I believe that I won that election,
but that it was your will that I did not serve.
And I’ve come to understand that now.”

God thinks for a second and says:
“Very good. Come and sit at my left.”

God then addresses Bill:  “Bill, what do you believe in?”

Bill replies: “I believe in forgiveness.
I’ve sinned, but I’ve never held a
grudge against my fellow man,
and I hope no grudges are held against me.”

God thinks for a second and says:
“You are forgiven, my son. Come and sit at my right.”

Then God addresses Barack:  “Barack, what do you believe in?”

Barack replies: “I believe you’re in my chair.”

*original author unknown*

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I truly never thought this day would come but it has and I’ve been watching the farm next door with quite a bit of intensity and a video camera.  I’m expecting the pigs to lift off at any moment.   I have found myself on the same side of an issue as White House reporter and outspoken, unapologetic left-wing liberal Helen Thomas.   Once the light-headedness passed and I could once again think straight I watched the video of Ms. Thomas and other members of Obama’s “in the tank” press corps demand answers from Robert Gibbs on the laughable Town Hall style meetings on healthcare, the first of which aired on the All Barack Channel June 24th and the second happening via the internet on Wednesday, July 1st.  For just a moment I thought Dana Perino had re-emerged as WH Press Secretary, such was the intensity coming from Ms. Thomas.  Attacking Robert Gibbs on the WH’s lack of transparency, planting and/or pre-screening the questions the President would answer and filling his audience with BO supporters and union members, the reporters seemed to have caught Gibby off-guard.  His nervous laughter, choppy answers, repetitiveness and nervous smirk were a beautiful thing to behold.

“I’m amazed at you people who call for openness and transparency,” said veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas.

“And you haven’t heard the questions,” Gibbs shot back.

“It doesn’t matter. It’s the process,” CBS’ Chip Reid argued. “Even if there’s a tough question, it’s a question coming from somebody who was invited or who was screened or the question was screened.”

Back and forth Gibby and the press went, him not answering any questions and them not giving an inch.  Is this the end of the “slobbering love affair” between Obama and his precious MSM Bernie Goldberg speaks about?  Have Helen Thomas and Chip Reid stopped partaking of the White House’s complimentary Kool-Aid?  Hopefully they’ll perform interventions on all of the press corps and we can finally see some real, unbiased, fair reporting coming out of those crowded offices.

A girl can dream, can’t she?

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