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

(via is-it-easier-to-look-away)

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.

Chilling. This is progress for America?

prolifepublicshaming:

Because if I’m facing an unplanned pregnancy, a bag of used shit and plastic trinkets will make everything okay.

What, because offering a woman an alternative to abortion is a bad thing?  Some women actually don’t want an abortion, but they feel like they have no other choice because of financial concerns or an abusive partner or any other host of reasons that makes them feel trapped.  If abortion is your only choice, then it’s not choice, is it?  Having love, support, and needed material items provided by the community can help them choose life for their babies if that is the path they want to take.  You support a woman’s right to choose, so why shame people who are reaching out to help women that choose to keep their babies?

by-grace-of-god:

"Today it is the unborn child; tomorrow it is likely to be the elderly or those who are incurably ill. Who knows but that a little later it may be anyone who has political or moral views that do not fit into the distorted new order? To that question, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ I answer ‘Yes.’ It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard and preserve life. A child is a member of the human family and deserves care and concern." - Dr. Mildred Jefferson

thoughtsof-yourstruly:

i just love how people get mad if a woman breast feeds her child in public and like ban her from that place and shun her etc but like you can’t get an abortion because life is precious and motherhood is beautiful like what in the fuck is up with your logic

What are you even trying to make an argument against?  I’m pro-life, I think life is precious and motherhood is beautiful, and I also breastfeed in public all the time and fully support mothers who choose to feed their babies in public.

Oh, and Pope Francis, who is loyal to Catholic doctrine on the issue of abortion, has told mothers that it’s acceptable to breastfeed their babies in public.  So there’s that.

"Here’s to strong women.  May we know them.  May we be them.  May we raise them." - Unknown.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How can you justify the very real possibility of leaving your children motherless over a high risk pregnancy? Where's the value on their life now that they're out? On yours? Maybe you should ask your four year old who he'd rather have die... Mommy or the baby he hasn't met yet. You make me fucking sick. I hope you realize that if you die, you have decided your son doesn't deserve a mother, you have chosen the unborn over the living breathing boy in front of you.
emilye emilye Said:

by-grace-of-god:

alwaysabeautifullife:

What kind of Mother can hold one child in her arms, then the other in her body; both inside her heart, then consciously choose to take one of their lives for the sake of her own?

About 6 months into my pregnancy I remember my son asking me during dinner, “Mommy, if a woman who is pregnant with a baby dies can they still save the baby?

A man or woman who leaves his/her family and risks his/her life for his country is a hero, but a woman who would die for her child revolts you. Unfortunately you share some of the same values as our current society; that an innocent human life can be measured or weighed against another’s. That because I am a woman and have the ability to bear life, that I should also have the ability to take that life away.

I’ll have you know that each of my four children (3/4 of them were unplanned by me, but planned by God, pregnancies) were all high risk. Each and every one of them I suffered D.V.Ts and P.E.s, all extensive, excruciating, and fatal. Perhaps if we were fighting for real woman’s health, I would have been able to get on the required shots (about $4,000-7,000 a month-Lovenox) and medication that my insurance fought against me for, that would have prevented all of these clots, rather than only being able to take them after I developed life threatening clots.

For some reason our current society believes woman’s health is the power to take the life of a human being, and contracepting her natural and normal working fertility. We are only “powerful” women in this society when we disrespect our healthy bodies with medication, from the time we first get our periods. We are told as young girls that in order to be in a relationship we must reject ourselves and our bodies natural functions, that we must loath our fertility, and view our very wombs as plagues. I already have the gift to give life, why do I need the power to take life away?

We are told that instead of educating a women’s body about her natural fertility and infertility periods through the use of N.F.P,  which is 99% effective for every woman (regular and irregular periods), we should take this pill, this shot, this patch and place objects in our bodies and then label this “Woman’s Health Care.” I refuse to believe that by contracepting my body to become barren like a man will gain me some sort of power and respect. I am a woman and I expect to be expected by society as a whole, as I was born.

I apologize to all the young girls being shoved into their fist exams at 14 to be placed on a seemingly mandatory medication.

I apologize to all the young girls being led to believe that their bodies’ natural functions are a disease, a pre existing condition.

You deserve to be educated and informed about your body, and its beauty.

I am also deeply sorry if you believe that one of my four children are less precious to me because I had yet to see their face. I’m sorry if you are revolted that I cannot choose one child or the other, or choose my own life over my child’s. I know it’s hard to believe that there is love beyond what our eyes can see, in a consumerist world in which places values on humans based on what they produce, rather than simply because they are human beings.

And I will have you know, that the when I sat down to tell my children that I was pregnant with their sibling, my 8 year old son broke down in tears, “Mommy, I am just so happy. I have been praying for you to have another baby.”

The first time I felt my baby kick was standing in Mass singing a hymn, my 7 year old son pressed against by belly as he held his unborn sibling. When he felt the movement against his cheek, he glanced up on me to confirm that what he had felt was his sibling, seemingly responding to his loving embrace. And I will have you know, my four year old daughter teared up with delight to find out her unborn sibling was in fact a little girl, and she would finally have the little sister she too had been praying for.

Mostly, I am sorry for those that believe that in the event I would have died for one of my children that they would be without a Mother. Death does not remove me from their lives and their hearts. The day they place my body into the ground, will not be the day that every kiss I ever gave them washes off, that every story I ever read will be forgotten, that every laugh we ever shared will fade away into a frown. Nothing will stop me from living in their lives, and my children, completely aware of the risks I took to bring them into this world, never second guessed their happiness about their new sibling. Not during the 3 times I was admitted into the hospital, not during the twice a day injections into my stomach, not during the 4 hour bi-weekly office visits they patiently sat through, waiting to hear their siblings heart beat and a blurry black and white profile of their siblings face on the ultra sound.

My children have been raised to understand and value love and life, as I suffered lovingly through each and every one of their pregnancies with the possibility of death.

I don’t want the power to take another human’s life, and if you truly understood the value of life, you wouldn’t want that either. And although my children are all completely aware of the risks, I find it extremely disturbing to ask one of my children to choose between a sibling and his/her mother. Is this a choice, truly?

How can we as humans, born to love as the fish are born to swim and the birds are born to fly, desire the power to choose take another human beings life? Can we not see how infinitely precious we are?

Thank you Janelle for speaking Truth so eloquently.

Praying for all those who are pro-choice/death advocates that twist the truth and attempt to deny it, that  they would open their minds to God’s will for us to embrace life.

This is an incredible TED Talks video showing medical visualization of human development from conception to birth and beyond.  Alexander Tsiaras refers to the human body as “so perfectly organized a structure” that it is “hard not to attribute divinity to it.”

"The magic of the mechanisms inside each genetic structure, saying exactly where that nerve cell should go; the complexity of these; the mathematical models of how these things are indeed done, are beyond human comprehension.  Even though I’m a mathematician, I look at this with the marvel of how do these instruction sets not make these mistakes as they build what is us?  It’s a mystery, it’s magic, it’s divinity."

Life!!  It’s incredible.

Nice response to “If the fetus you save is gay, will you still fight for its rights?”

Photo credit Aimee Christine Murphy.

Relevant!  Those who are pro-life are often stereotyped, but you can’t judge a book by its cover. The truth is, young people in our society are becoming more pro-life than their elders. There are atheists and agnostics who oppose abortion.  There are pro-life democrats.  There is also a pro-life alliance for gays and lesbians.  Like Abby, I support & stand in solidarity with other pro-lifers on the issue of abortion… but I am Catholic and my faith will always be part of my tumblr.

Relevant!  Those who are pro-life are often stereotyped, but you can’t judge a book by its cover. The truth is, young people in our society are becoming more pro-life than their elders. There are atheists and agnostics who oppose abortion.  There are pro-life democrats.  There is also a pro-life alliance for gays and lesbians.  Like Abby, I support & stand in solidarity with other pro-lifers on the issue of abortion… but I am Catholic and my faith will always be part of my tumblr.

Abortion is not a “personal decision” because it constitutes a termination of human life.  Physically and biologically, the unborn are alive and rightly classified as humans, and you can’t dispute that.  References to the unborn as “human” and “alive” are not unscientific dribble, rather they are purely authentic.  In every disagreement in belief, there are some facts agreed upon and the humanity of the unborn is not the fact at issue in the abortion debate.  In this case, the “issue” of whether or not the unborn are human can’t be an issue at all, because both parties have to agree that the unborn are human and alive, for this has already been established as scientific truth. There can’t even be a disagreement that they are living humans.

Instead, the real issue becomes whether this developing human being is worth anything.  The pro-choice side says they are not because they have not yet achieved a personal set of standards that constitute worth.  The truth should be that no one gets to decide which individuals have worth and which don’t based on their own personal preference; that doesn’t fly on any other human rights issue and it can’t on abortion either.  Not to mention the pro-choice, in the name of choice, hold that this “worthless human tissue” can be considered worthy on a simple whim, and that those considered worthy can then be worthless on another whim.  In other words, an individuals worth is determined by the emotions of their superior.  This certainly gives the superior a choice in the matter, but leaves the “inferior” no choice at all.  These “inferior individuals” must earn the status of “personhood” by meeting a set of criteria, and those criteria depend entirely on the “superior individual” setting them!  In no other situation is this circumstance considered moral, yet abortion remains a great exception, a time where being human is not enough, where being part of the human race is not morally relevant. 

Abortion is not a simple matter of preference or just a disagreement of feelings like eating a grapefruit or listening to music.  These are human lives, growing in their mother’s womb, the very place they are expected to be, the place that they have come to be through no fault of their own, and they are put to death in the name of choice.  This “choice” then has a victim.  This “choice” then destroys a life.  

It can’t make moral sense that we should be afforded the luxury to choose some types of killing and say that they are all right, while others are not. A human life is a human life; and if equality means anything, it means that society may not value some human lives over others.  There can’t be equality if one person’s convenience takes precedence over another’s life, provided only that the first person has more power.