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This tumblr began with a dedication to speak out against abortion, but I have since branched out to include posts pertaining to my Catholic faith as well. My pro-life beliefs are the greatest driving force in why I have a tumblr, so that is a majority of what you see here.
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Source please.

The original source of this information is from a Canadian news publication in Vancouver.  The B.C. Health Ministry’s communication branch admitted through an e-mail to the newspaper in B.C. that “biomedical waste” including "human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue is disposed of through appropriate contracted providers.  The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon.  There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant."  (Fetal tissue includes miscarried & aborted fetuses.)

Kristan Mitchell, executive director of the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association, told the B.C. publication that this biomedical waste likely ends up at the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon since it is the only facility that uses waste to power the grid. Then, the facility confirmed that it receives and incinerates B.C. medical waste.

Here’s a link to a 2007 article about the facility.

You can pretend it’s fiction if you want… but the fact is, bio-medical waste is burned to produce energy.  Fetal tissue, whether miscarried or aborted, is considered bio-medical waste.  The facility is real, the B.C. Health Ministry admitted that they transfer some of this waste to a facility in Oregon, and the Oregon facility themselves stated that they do receive and incinerate B.C. medical waste.  It’s not that far-fetched of a concept.

Ludwig Janus, M.D. is a lecturer and psychoanalysis instructor at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. He is past-president of the International Society for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM) and current Co-editor of the International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. He has published numerous articles and books on prenatal and perinatal psychology and on psychohistory, including The Enduring Effects of Prenatal Life.

On February 9th, the results of one of his studies were reported. His research showed that the unborn child can already feel emotions, such as anger and joy, and that there is a range of sensory input happening at a much earlier stage of development than previously believed.

In his book, The Enduring Effects of Prenatal Experience, he cites research demonstrating that a communications link between the unborn child and other humans is very real, and says that it is possible for parents to establish such a link. Now he goes on to say there is a close connection between mother and child through which the developing fetus “is confronted with a whole range of feelings and sypathises with them.” The unborn baby can be angry, experience fear, and feel joy. He says the fetus has developed a sense of touch by 8 weeks and a sense of taste can be tested as early as 13 weeks (U.S. researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have demonstrated that the fetus will swallow more of the amniotic fluid if it is sweet, rather than bitter.) At 17 weeks, there is a sense of hearing. Ludwig Janus was quoted in a Saxon newspaper saying: “We are experiencing in the womb, sentient beings and capable of receiving sensory stimuli from our environment and process.”

Compassion for the mother is extremely important, but is never served through destroying the innocent.
Randy Alcorn

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If you’re placed in a situation where you suspect your convictions will be labeled intolerant, bigoted, narrow-minded, and judgmental, turn the tables. When someone asks for your personal views about a moral issue-homosexuality, for example-preface your remarks with a question. You say: “You know, this is actually a very personal question you’re asking, and I’d be glad to answer. But before I do, I want to know if you consider yourself a tolerant person or an intolerant person. Is it safe to give my opinion, or are you going to judge me for my point of view? Do you respect diverse ideas, or do you condemn others for convictions that differ from yours?” Let them answer. If they say they’re tolerant (which they probably will), then when you give your point of view it’s going to be very difficult for them to call you intolerant or judgmental without looking guilty, too. This response capitalizes on the fact that there’s no morally neutral ground. Everybody has a point of view they think is right and everybody judges at some point or another. The Christian gets pigeon-holed as the judgmental one, but everyone else is judging, too. It’s an inescapable consequence of believing in any kind of morality.
Greg Koukl (via ochoa-2014)

britishblu:

emilye:

britishblu:

When pro-‘life’rs say “It’s not a 'fetus', it’s a baby!

No.

It’s not.

[not only by the words’ definitions but also because science]

You do realize it says "unborn human babyin the definition of fetus, right?

For the record, “baby” is actually not a medical or scientific term anyway.  A newly or recently born human child is a “neonate.”  Similarly, “fetus” does not describe what it is so much as it describes a stage of development.  Human development goes like this: zygote —> embryo —> fetus —> neonate —> infant —> toddler —> child —> adolescent —> adult.  These are the developmental stages of a human being, and they are conceptual constructions for convenience of description, NOT separate entities.   In referring to “the embryo,” or “the fetus,” we are not referring to something distinct from the human being that each of us is, but rather to a certain stage in the development of each human being. 

And that’s not a matter of opinion, conjecture, speculation or theory. Rather, it’s the expression of reality as determined by scientific observation and analysis.

Yet a majority of anti-choicers (which I stated at very beginning of the post, if you care to read it,) reject the term
fetus and insist that abortion simply involves a baby, or even go so far as to use the term child, giving people who don’t know a lot about the subject of abortion a wrong idea of what is really happening. And let’s not ignore that the definition of ‘baby’ still includes the word born.

Like I said, “baby” is not a scientific term so there really isn’t a confined definition.  ”Baby” can be a pet name between lovers, an insult to person acting immature, or a grown adult can be  ”the baby” of the family simply because they are the youngest member.  What you’re getting at is that a fetus is not born, so you can’t call a fetus a “newborn,” and that’s perfectly right.  You can’t call a fetus a “toddler” or an “adolescent” - because it’s not.  But a fetus can be rightly called a “baby” - it’s a baby in utero, a baby in the womb, an unborn baby.  In our culture, we throw “baby showers” when a woman is a pregnant.  If you go to the American Pregnancy Association’s website, they have a section called “Your Developing Baby.”  Medical professionals refer to the pregnant woman’s child as a “baby” during medical exams - “Baby has a strong heartbeat today!” 

It’s perfectly acceptable, normal, and well within the range of scientific accuracyto call a fetus a “baby” even if they are still developing in the the womb.  Baby is not confined to only born babies, it’s not a scientific word with strict limitations.

britishblu:

When pro-‘life’rs say “It’s not a 'fetus', it’s a baby!

No.

It’s not.

[not only by the words’ definitions but also because science]

You do realize it says "unborn human babyin the definition of fetus, right?

For the record, “baby” is actually not a medical or scientific term anyway.  A newly or recently born human child is a “neonate.”  Similarly, “fetus” does not describe what it is so much as it describes a stage of development.  Human development goes like this: zygote —> embryo —> fetus —> neonate —> infant —> toddler —> child —> adolescent —> adult.  These are the developmental stages of a human being, and they are conceptual constructions for convenience of description, NOT separate entities.   In referring to “the embryo,” or “the fetus,” we are not referring to something distinct from the human being that each of us is, but rather to a certain stage in the development of each human being. 

And that’s not a matter of opinion, conjecture, speculation or theory. Rather, it’s the expression of reality as determined by scientific observation and analysis.

What's your view on the big bang theory being "proven"?
emilye emilye Said:

badwolfcomplex:

iheartbeingacatholic:

i honestly believe this too :D

If the Big Bang Theory has been “proven,” then hurray for Fr. Georges Lemaître, Catholic priest, who first proposed it and was at first laughed out of the proverbial room for suggesting a theory which left “too much room” for God in creation.

Fr. Lemaître, however, insisted that his theory could neither prove nor disprove the existence of God, because empirical science was not asking that question:

yeahmicah:

I actually believe in the Big Bang Theory.

God said “Let there be light” and

BANG!

It happened.

“As far as I can see, such a theory remains entirely outside any metaphysical or religious question  It leaves the materialist free to deny any transcendental Being… For the believer, it removes any attempt at familiarity with God… It is consonant with Isaiah speaking of the hidden God, hidden even in the beginning of the universe.” [x]

There’s a virtual ‘body worship,’ where the body has become a recreational vehicle to be used and abused by the will of the owner. And because of this body worship, bodies which aren’t so developed - the unborn, the handicapped, the terminally ill, the elderly - they become disposable. … The sun may still be shining in the west, at least in the sky, but the conscious of western modern man is largely in darkness.
Coming Out of Egypt: We Need An Exodus From Sin
Asker lovelyardie Asks:
Thank you for sticking up for those without voices
emilye emilye Said:

:)

This blog is absolutely amazing, I'm so glad I found it! You are FABULOUS darling keep it up :))
emilye emilye Said:

Thank you!

This isn't really a question rather a thank you. Thank you for making this blog. Thank you for speaking out!
emilye emilye Said:

Thank you!  I appreciate the support!

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