Abortion is a multi-faceted problem, and therefore requires a multi-faceted solution: Education, legislation, compassionate alternatives, family and community support (financial and otherwise), working to create a culture of life, and overall tireless advocacy for the right to life of the pre-born.
Thankfully, the Pro Life movement has made tremendous strides forward even in just the past year alone (hearts and minds changed as the industry is being exposed, legislation requiring basic medical standards for abortion facilities, Planned Parenthood and other clinics closing left and right, and an overall reduction in the number of abortions performed annually). And we are just getting started.
This is a war we can win.
My generation will end abortion.
Sometimes we lie when the truth hurts too much
We use diversion as a weak tea crutch
And harbor “sorrow that the eye can’t see“
as we dodge the issue carefully
And all this over-scheduling
It doesn’t really help a thing
So I put on another upbeat song
but can only distract myself so long
It’s time to be real and self-confess
(this is part of being a Blue, I guess)
That all my heartbreaks have left a scar
As my tears collect in that broken jar
But I am not alone
Not left on my own:
Because He who was anointed
was also disappointed
And like the prophet Joseph told
My losses will be made up 10-fold
“All your losses will be made up to you in the resurrection…
By the Almighty, I have seen it.”
-Joseph Smith Jr.
(this quote gives me goosebumps)
“Sparkling confidence to crippling insecurity.
Unshakeable faith to shattering doubt.
Abounding in wealth to poverty’s vale.
I hit the bottom, and the rock was Him.
I still struggle every now and then,
but I’ll never be in that hell again.“
my shadow days are over now…
“Awareness changes behavior.”
When has YOUR (new-found) awareness
changed your behavior?
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It takes a certain kind of person
to renounce a past-held view
When the chips fell where they did
And it became clear it wasn’t true
When the evidence is laid out bare,
is it then you must decide
If you’re committed to the truth
or committed to your pride
“Be thou humble,” scripture teaches,
and rid yourself of counterfeit
If deeply held assumptions don’t hold weight
Have the strength to quit
Be open to embrace new truth,
and out with paradigms old
Apply the litmus test of truth,
then purify the gold
Now shocker of all shockers:
I’ve been wrong in the past
Had to learn to let things go,
‘stead of stubbornly hold fast
When “old things are done away,
all things become new,”
then *finally* I can understand,
what is supernally, eternally true
PS: That woman in the top left photo is Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood abortion worker who saw the light and left the industry. She founded a non-profit to help others do the same and is now a force to be reckoned with in the Pro-Life movement. I love her!
“Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.”
-Polonius from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”
“Doubt is not the opposite of faith. It is the very essence of it.”
-Owen Meany in John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany”
“The slightest remark would make me embark on a journey of self-doubt…”
-Natasha Bedingfield (just love her!)
“O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”
-Jesus Christ speaking to Peter (Matthew 14:31 in the New Testament in the Bible)
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.”
-Marc Antony (in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”)
“Lend me your ears, and I’ll sing you a song;
I will try not to sing out of key.”