Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm just gonna say it...

As a disclaimer, I want everyone to know that this is my blog. Not that you didn't already know that, but it is. And in being my blog, I think I'm allowed to feel free to say anything I'd like. Right? Right. So, I'm just gonna say it. Something controversial. Something close to my heart. Something that makes me cringe.


In light of the recent talk about Obama and all of the 'abortion' talk, I decided to look up what was considered to be a late-term abortion, because I know that he isn' t ok with that. I am not going to say anything more on Obama on this issue (phew!), but being pregnant and all, it has sparked my interest. I am very pro-life, and believe that a baby is alive and thriving at conception (or at least that's what God's word tells me).


I was absolutely HORRIFIED by what I found out. There is something called a "grey area" (ever heard of those?!) as to what is considered a late-tem abortion. Here is the breakdown: some states belive it's at 16 weeks (4 months), some believe 20 (5 Months), some believe 24 ( 6 months), and just when you think it can't go any higher, some believe that a baby is not consered "Viable" at 27 weeks (almost 7 months)!!!!!!!!!! This is seriously ludacris to me. I can't fathom it. I am at 23 weeks right now. And man do I feel a human being inside of me kicking around and doing her thing!


Here are a few quotes from a website I was on getting some of this information:


"Women's Health Care Services is a professional organization dedicated to providing expert, confidential, and respectful abortion care." -can those words honestly even be placed in the same sentence?!?!


" We have a national and international reputation for providing the highest quality abortion services in a safe and caring environment. Kindness, courtesy, justice, love and respect are the cornerstones of our patient-provider relationships. "- Wow.

"We have an unparalleled record of safey in late abortion services and we have more experience in late abortion services over 24 weeks than anyone else currently practicing in the Western Hemisphere, Europe and Australia." - That's something to be proud of. Are you kidding me?!


I debated whether or not to post this entry for a while. But being informed is so important. If it means offending someone, then that's a risk I'm willing to take. I don't mean to offend, but this is kinda my spot. On the right hand side over there it says- "a little spot where I can share what's in my head & on my heart". And this is on my heart. To conclude, I found this true story. I am anxious to see the movie, and have never heard of it, but it looks really interesting and the story behind it is heart-wrenching. The story is about a girl from Illinois ( you may have heard the story), who had an abortion done at 22 weeks. She aborted the baby in the toilet of the abortion clinic, and the baby was alive when it came out. The clinic refused to give the child care, and refused to let the EMT's come in once her friend called 911 to save the baby. She wasn't truly informed as to what could happen after the abortion. This is her story. The documentary/movie is called 22 Weeks. A website to look up more info on this and other things is www.bornalivetruth.org

7 comments:

Shannon said...

i totally agree with all this. Don't be ashamed to voice your opinion!

thekirnancrib said...

I can't even stomach the thought of all this or wrap my head around it. 27 weeks?! My cousin was BORN at 24 weeks and lived... I commend you for being so brave and writing this.

Adrienne said...

this video brought me to tears. i too am an advocate against abortion and tried to tell all those christians that voted for obama what his agenda really was when it came to abortion. it's a scary thing. but we can be the voice to make the difference. glad you wrote this. thanks.

Deric said...

I really like your post.. but I couldn't bring myself to watch that video. Can't believe you are 24 weeks!! CRAZY!!!

Jessica and Deric MIller said...

So Deric's comment was actually my comment.

rclaflin said...

Amen sister! I detest abortion and my numbness towards it is being cured while being here at Focus on the Family. God is showing me how much he detests it too. Thank your for talking about things that really matter - we need that more in the blogging world!

The Peevyhouse Family said...

I am so glad you left this message Krystle and said what was on your heart. I do not believe in abortion either and today's society sluffs it off like it is no big deal. I am glad you wrote about it.