Blogs 4 Brownback

June 20, 2007

Some thoughts

Filed under: Abortion — Lyssie @ 5:30 pm

It’s good to be back after my hiatus. Now that the wee one is sleeping the entire night through, I’m actually rested enough to write a coherent blog post. It’s wonderful to see so many new people here!

Watching the peanut as he takes in all that is new around him, I am struck with sadness that so many women and babies will not get to experience this joy, due to the appalling number of abortions that are performed every day.

I realize that I am fortunate to have the financial, familial and emotional stability to raise a child, and that not all women have this. So I’d like to broaden the discussion a bit beyond the usual pro-choice vs. pro-life stalemate, and ask a question: WHY do so many women not have the financial, familial and emotional stability to raise a child? We concentrate so much on what happens post-conception, but when it comes to post-birth, you can practically see the dust clouds as the politicians take to their heels.

I am therefore heartened by Brownback’s candidacy, as he is the first politician in a very long time who has struck me as being sincere in his wish to improve living conditions for ALL families. Many pro-choicers with whom I’ve had discussions have indicated that most women do not WANT to terminate their pregnancies, but that their life situation simply prohibits raising a child. Statistics back this up. So maybe, just maybe…if we find the right person who will work on improving the life situation of these young women, and who will inspire and enable all young women to respect their bodies, reject promiscuity, educate themselves, take care of their health and be fiscally prudent, we’ll see less unwanted pregnancies, and out of those, fewer women who choose to terminate. All women would win.

It’s certainly worth a try, is it not?

17 Comments »

  1. Dear Lyssie,

    Am I to understand that you have a new bundle of joy? My warmest regards to you, dear. There is nothing so wonderful like having a precious little baby in the house. I remember so well Nanny bringing Rebecca-Lynne to me after being bathed. She was so sweet and smelled so wonderful! Even now, the scent of cornstarch and Estee Lauder Azuree brings joy to my heart. The Azuree was Nanny’s signature scent🙂 Those tiny little fingers reaching for my own hands and the innocent face looking up to my own. So beautiful! Be sure and take time to enjoy your baby because once minute they are learning how to say Mama, Daddy, and Jesus, the next they are off at boarding school. Time certainly does fly. If it were part of His plan, I would have another just to relish that special newborn time. Time and His plan for me will tell.

    What to do about the women who DON’T love their babies and want to murder them? Education in 100% abstinence is crucial. The young women of lesser morals and means do not know the meaning of chastity or purity. A Britney Spears video and a bottle of Boone’s Farm Tickled Pink later and they lose all inhibition. We need to start with the culture that these girls are raised in. Those girls with unsaved parents do not stand a chance. As soon as their lady pillows start to blossom, they are wont to follow in the promiscuous footsteps of their mothers and fathers and fornicate like farm animals. We must get the Word of Jesus Christ into their homes, at any cost, if we want to spare them the horror of being labeled a murderer.

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome in the other thread and for this lovely post that has so many beautiful memories flooding back.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 20, 2007 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  2. Interesting question. Personally, I blame rampant atheism, non-attendance at church, the radical homosexual agenda, a general disregard for the chastity of young ladies, and wide-spread crypto-Satanism (herbal remedies, Dungeons and Dragons, acupuncture). I believe that Senator Brownback is the man to confront these menaces. Also, we should outlaw infanticide.

    Comment by DPS — June 20, 2007 @ 6:14 pm | Reply

  3. Bless you and bless your child. Raise him as a strong Christian as you were raised.

    Comment by dadaclu — June 20, 2007 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

  4. Welcome back, Lyssie! Congratulations on the birth of your child, another patriotic American Christian!

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 20, 2007 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  5. “Many pro-choicers with whom I’ve had discussions have indicated that most women do not WANT to terminate their pregnancies, but that their life situation simply prohibits raising a child. Statistics back this up. So maybe, just maybe…if we find the right person who will work on improving the life situation of these young women, and who will inspire and enable all young women to respect their bodies, reject promiscuity, educate themselves, take care of their health and be fiscally prudent, we’ll see less unwanted pregnancies, and out of those, fewer women who choose to terminate. All women would win.”

    Funny, I brought this up a while ago and I was called a moonbat for it…

    “Interesting question. Personally, I blame rampant atheism, non-attendance at church, the radical homosexual agenda, a general disregard for the chastity of young ladies, and wide-spread crypto-Satanism (herbal remedies, Dungeons and Dragons, acupuncture).”

    Right, what about them not having enough money to raise a child?

    Comment by Skeptic — June 21, 2007 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  6. Was not Jesus’ family poor? His father’s carpentry business was probably at risk from illegal Samaritan immigrants and he was born in a stable. Poverty makes raising a child difficult, but that’s no excuse for infanticide.

    And if it’s really not possible to raise the child, surely it’s better for them to sell the child than to doom themselves to eternal hell for baby-murdering?

    Comment by Onan — June 21, 2007 @ 8:47 am | Reply

  7. “Funny, I brought this up a while ago and I was called a moonbat for it…”

    You are a moonbat. Don’t like it? Stop being it.

    “Was not Jesus’ family poor? His father’s carpentry business was probably at risk from illegal Samaritan immigrants and he was born in a stable. Poverty makes raising a child difficult, but that’s no excuse for infanticide.”

    Exactly.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 21, 2007 @ 9:13 am | Reply

  8. “Right, what about them not having enough money to raise a child?”

    They should be required to marry or to get a job to support their children. As Onan says above, poverty is no excuse for murder.

    Comment by DPS — June 21, 2007 @ 10:13 am | Reply

  9. “They should be required to marry or to get a job to support their children. As Onan says above, poverty is no excuse for murder.”

    Required to get a job to support children, sounds reasonable, of course the minimum wage has to be adjusted for this to be possible.

    Required to get married? How would you want to go about this?
    Force them to marry a man they don’t love?
    Yeah, I’m sure there’s plenty of middle-aged beerbellied pervs who would like nothing more than a forced marriage with a teenage girl, but that’s not exactly my idea of civilization…

    Comment by Skeptic — June 21, 2007 @ 11:57 am | Reply

  10. I’m a little confused and may need to speak with my pastor because I thought babies were God’s reckoning for women who have sex outside of marriage.

    Comment by Carsick — June 21, 2007 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

  11. So, then, what’s the punishment for men?

    Comment by Skeptic — June 21, 2007 @ 1:04 pm | Reply

  12. Skeptic
    As I said, I’m not certain of all the ins and outs of this subject but I would suspect court ordered child support would be society’s punishment and damnation, the Lord’s.

    Comment by Carsick — June 21, 2007 @ 2:58 pm | Reply

  13. From the OP: WHY do so many women not have the financial, familial and emotional stability to raise a child?

    As a pro-choicer, I’m glad to see that at least some pro-lifers are asking this question, because many of them do tend to focus simply on getting women to keep their pregnancies without offering much practical help.

    So maybe, just maybe…if we find the right person who will work on improving the life situation of these young women, and who will inspire and enable all young women to respect their bodies, reject promiscuity, educate themselves, take care of their health and be fiscally prudent, we’ll see less unwanted pregnancies, and out of those, fewer women who choose to terminate.

    Again, I’m glad that pro-lifers are starting to catch on to this. Pro-choicers have already been working on this, because believe it or not, we’re all about women’s health and reducing unwanted pregnancies through education instead of through abortion.

    Comment by The Skepticist — June 21, 2007 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  14. If we would just incarcerate women when they tried to get abortions, there would be no problem. The child would survive, and the mother would be guaranteed food and shelter (in exchange for labor) until she gave birth. There will always be women who want to kill their unborn children, no matter how much welfare we hand out, and so we need a policy to prevent even those abortions. The only answer is to lock ’em up. I just wish we had the stomach for it. I bet Senator Brownback has the stomach for it.

    Comment by DPS — June 21, 2007 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  15. Finally an article that a moral man can support.

    Comment by PG — June 22, 2007 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  16. Amen DPS and PG! Not only does Sam Brownback have the for it, but the moral aptitude required to see it through the House, Senate, and all across the United States of God.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 22, 2007 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

  17. Amen DPS and PG! Not only does Sam Brownback have the for it, but the moral aptitude required to see it through the House, Senate, and all across the United States of God.

    I was not talking about Brownback or any of the comments. Only the article itself is good. You guys on the other hands again manage to overshoot the target by miles.

    Comment by PG — June 22, 2007 @ 5:57 pm | Reply


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