Friday, January 23, 2009

I am so sad

(If you haven't seen this picture before- it is 21 week unborn baby having surgery while still inside the womb. During the surgery the baby reached through the incision. The surgeon reached forward his hand and the baby grasped his finger. Such a powerful image. Is this not a life that should be protected?)

President Obama has only been in office three days and he has already lifted a ban on oversea funding for abortions. Really, is that the first order of business? With all the problems our country faces, the first thing to do is to start giving our tax money to other countries to kill babies as well? Really? I heard this on NPR news this morning as I was taking the kids to school. The next item of news was that a girl was being charged for animal cruelty because she had her cat tattooed! Does anyone else see the craziness in this? It's OK to kill a baby, but we can't let an animal suffer any pain. A pain that humans impose upon themselves every day by choice. Not that I think you should tattoo your cat, but REALLY?

I don't blame Obama. He was elected by the voice of the people. That is what a democracy is. He is supposed to act for the people, and what they want. He was very clear about his agenda, and this is not a surprise. I am just so so sad that this is what the majority of the people in our nation want.

The ability to create life, to have children, is the greatest gift that God has given us. The greatest and most sacred responsibility as well. A newborn baby is such a miracle. Just look at the pictures below. I am so overwhelmed with a reverence and a love of God when I am even in the presence of a newborn baby. There is a special spirit about them. It is very clear to me that they have recently been in the presence of God. It is hard for me to see and feel this joy, and be OK with abortion. Especially when I have seen the joy of adoption as well. We do have a choice. The choice is between good and evil.


Lori said...

I have seen this image several different times. Including during a college coarse. It is very moving to say the least. I couldn't agree with you more. Signs of the times, or what?

Alyssa said...

I love reading your blog & seeing all of your photography! Your family is so gorgeous & I want to know how yall (I'm from Arkansas) are always so well put together. I only have 3 kids & we are still brushing hair in the car on the way to school, mismatched socks, etc. Oh, and Obama is so lost. There I said it :-)

heather said...

Alyssa, i live in my robe, my kids do their own hair and it is scary at times. I don't even mind mis matched socks. I better do a post on the "real ives". You've inspired me! Thanks for the comment!

L said...

It breaks my heart. I found a blog with some questions I would love to ask the President.
It would be bad enough to have a President not actively opposing abortion, but to have one who is making it a priority?! I'm praying God changes his heart!

Kristine said...

I agree with you. It's very, very sad.

Here are some stories about women who fight for their babies, even if they are very sick.

April is going through an incredibly difficult journey. Watching her child and giving all she has without anything in return.

Please give her some votes. It's not a big prize, but it's something.


Tessa Nelson said...

OH MY GOSH! Can I quote you on my blog? You could not have said what I feel better w/ this post! It actually gives me goose bumps! And the last part about being w/ a new born, you KNOW that they've been in the prescience of GOD! WOW! Thank you so much for that post. Sometimes you feel like you're out numbered by ppl that think that's okay to kill babies and you almost don't want to say anything cause you'll create a controversy.. but you know what? WHO CARES! They are killing little ppl! Thank you again!

musikmama said...

Very well said. My feelings exactly!!