Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A pro-life entry

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, "Behold, we did not know this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not requite man according to his work?  Proverbs 24:10-12

People wonder why we get so worked up.  Oddly, I had an atheist explain it best once.  She said that if she believed there was a God who put a soul into the body at conception, then she'd have to be pro-life.  Abortion would be murder.  There is no other logical conclusion that can be drawn.  Pro-choice "Christians" confused her greatly.

When does a baby become a child, a real live person, subject to all the protections the rest of us are?  When is he or she guaranteed "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?"  Even apart from God, how does one decide something like that when the only obvious objective point in that process is conception?

I heard a baby's heartbeat inside of my friend last Friday.  There's this little tiny human inside of her belly, pushing and kicking and going about its business.  It has a heartbeat, and a personality.  I just can't imagine thinking that his or her life is somehow less important than the decision someone else would make for it.

And while I am on my little rant, I'd like to include all the Catholic members of Congress who voted anti-life, as well as the Catholic Health Association and the small group of religious sisters that spoke out against the US Bishops in their opinion regarding this bill.  You suck.  Do you have any understanding of the role of the bishops?  Either they are the teaching authority of Christ on earth, or they aren't, at which point you probably ought not to be Catholic.  Sure you can say you are Catholic, but why?  It is like being on a soccer team and intentionally using your hands, or playing baseball and running the wrong way.  Nobody would fault you if you didn't like the game and refused to play, but once you play you should follow the rules.  I understand you apparently think your politics and religion shouldn't mix - but what good is your religion unless it affects you?  God is either in charge of everything, or He is not.  Political expediency is lame next to God.

For more information:
National Right to Life
USCCB: Bishops to House of Representatives: Fix Flaws or Vote No on Health Reform Bill
USCCB: U.S. Bishops says cost is too high, loss is too great for Health Care Bill not to be revised
USCCB: Health Care for Life and for All

Please pray for the children affected by this, and for young mothers who feel they have no choice.

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