Guilty as Charged #2

In a previous post I asked the following question:  If you were accused of being pro-life would there be enough evidence to convict you?  Hearsay isn’t admissible nor are opinions.  In order to be convicted there must be an undeniable chain of evidence that would lead a jury of your peers to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty.  So, would you be found guilty or not?

Many of my friends and family say they are pro-life, but then qualify their position in the cases of rape, incest, and threat to the life of the mother.  From my perspective, if you are pro-life you are pro-life without exception.  And then there is my dilemma with the extremely rare cases where it is medically confirmed that carrying the child to full term presents a direct threat to the life of the mother.  Although medical advances have virtually eliminated this occurrence, I feel that, after exhausting all medical options to insure the survival of both mother and child, the decision as to what to do next is between the mother and God.

If this is construed as evidence against my pro-life stance, so be it. Does this make me a hypocrite?  I don’t know. You decide.  My belief is that every child should be given the fullest opportunity to be born and to express its God given right to life.  Most of us on the pro-life side feel that killing a child conceived through rape or incest is executing an innocent child for a crime committed by its father.  Many on my side believe that in cases where the life of the mother is in jeopardy she should turn it over to God and accept on faith whatever happens.  I think it is more complicated in these extremely rare events, and I admittedly don’t have the answers.

One life should not be considered any more priceless than another.  Should a mother be condemned for choosing her life over that of her unborn child?  Are these rare occurrences God’s teachable moments that are meant to remind us how valuable every human life is?  If I had to the answers to these questions I wouldn’t be an obscure pro-life blogger trying to save the world’s unborn.  And if the country I love wasn’t allowing over 1 million unborn children to be killed every year by Planned Parenthood and its colleagues, there would be no need for me to be an obscure pro-life blogger.

I plead guilty to being pro-life and vow to continue my crime spree in defense of life.  Should my advocacy for every child’s’ right to life subject me to scorn, ridicule, or worse I’m up for it.  In the end we are all held responsible for our actions and inaction, and I accept full responsibility for mine.

 

Courage

Cour-age: the quality of being fearless or brave; valor; pluck.  I believe that the courage of one’s convictions is the true test of character.  How many who will read this have the courage to defend an innocent life, whatever the cost?  Too many of us choose to dwell in the past or rely on the future; ignoring the clear and present opportunity to save lives and to change the world.  With all due respect to Webster’s New World Dictionary, I disagree with their definition of courage. Courage, in my view, is doing what you know is right and of benefit to others in spite of your fear of failure, ridicule, or risk to your wellbeing.  It is taking a leap of faith and knowing that the cause you are willing to risk everything for is worth it.  It’s wanting nothing for your efforts other than the outcome you seek.

The unborn children I have dedicated the rest of my life to saving, deserve a chance to learn what courage is.  I chose to follow the courage of my convictions a long time ago when it came to saving children from the horror of abortion.  I don’t care if my friends and family disagree with my pro-life views.  I know that standing on the side of life is right and will continue to do so until my dying breath.  It doesn’t take courage to kill an unborn child and it doesn’t take courage to follow the crowd when it comes to turning a blind eye to abortion.  Ask yourself if the more than 1 million children who will die at the hands of America’s abortion industry this year would prefer that you have the courage to save them or the complacency to ignore their plight.

As human beings, we are morally obligated to defend the defenseless.  We have a sacred duty to protect the children of the world and to end the selective killing of them.   We must have the courage to defend all human life from conception to natural death.  Every child that we allow to be killed by a bloodthirsty abortion industry is one more lost chance to be courageous on the side of life.  A collective lack of courage got our nation to the point where we have killed over 60 million unborn children since 1973.  We can’t undo what is already done but we can end the killing tomorrow if enough of us are willing to do what we know in our hearts is the right thing to do.

I’m under no delusion that I can end abortion by myself.  I won’t give up and I freely admit that I need help. All are welcome to help and all you need is a little courage.

Letter to Mitch McConnell #3

Senator Mitch McConnell

317 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C.  20510

 May 18, 2015

 Senator McConnell:

When a man makes a promise, he is honor bound to keep it.  When you became the Senate Majority Leader you promised to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the floor for a vote and to pass it.  Now’s your chance.  The House has done its part, and now it’s up to you.  Senator McConnell, this bill will save about 20,000 innocent children every year, and every day we allow the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortion to continue, hundreds more will die.

Empty promises and inaction seem to be the modus operandi in Washington these days.  Passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is too important to be treated as business as usual with backroom deals and lobbyists calling in favors.  President Obama has signaled his intention to veto this bill if it makes it to his desk.  Make him veto it.  Make him explain to the American public why he thinks the slaughter of pain-capable babies should be legal in the greatest country on earth.

Senator McConnell, over 1 million unborn children are killed in America’s abortion mills every year.  Some people may think that the 20,000 children this bill will save every year is just a drop in the bucket.  I contend that every life is priceless and that every chance to save even 1 life must be pursued to its fullest.

Sir, this is where the rubber meets the road.  You made a promise and now it’s time to keep it.  You can pass a bill that will save thousands of children or you can look the other way and hope that no one is watching.  Whatever you choose to do, the killing won’t stop until men and women of good will do what it takes to stop it.  Passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is just 1 step, but a very important step, towards ending abortion.

Time is of the essence.  Pain-capable children are being killed every day by dismemberment abortion, and will continue to be killed until you and your colleagues take action.  Getting this bill to the President’s desk and overriding his promised veto will be a daunting effort.  Nobody said it would be easy.  Nothing this important ever is.  If you and your colleagues aren’t up to the task, have the intellectual honesty to say so, and I’ll find another way.

Senator McConnell, America is watching and innocent children are being killed by the thousands.  What will you do?

All my letters are published on my prolife blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Should you choose to reply I’ll publish it, unedited.

 

 

 

 

 

Letter to Hillary Clinton #2

Hillary Rodham Clinton

120 West 45th Street

Suite 2700

New York, N.Y.  10036

 May 17, 2015

 Mrs. Clinton:

I’m baffled that as a Presidential candidate you refuse to make yourself available to the press and refuse to answer any questions.  One could come to the conclusion that you have something to hide.  I’m even more baffled by your unbridled support of the abortion industry and your opposition to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Mrs. Clinton, as a grandmother would you have had a problem if your daughter had decided to abort your granddaughter at the point that she could have felt the pain of being killed?

Mrs. Clinton, your good friends and supporters at Planned Parenthood and their colleagues in America’s abortion industry will kill over 1 million unborn children this year; with your consent and approval.  I have a real problem with someone who wants to be the President of the United States not having a real problem with millions of children being killed under the guise of women’s health care and a woman’s right to choose.  I’ve heard you say countless times that you think abortion should be safe, rare, and legal.  We both know that all you really care about is how much money you can get from the abortion lobby and how many votes your radically pro-abortion stance can get you.

In spite of all your ethical issues, lies, and illegal activities, the deal killer for me when it comes to the possibility of you becoming our President is your utter indifference to the slaughter that goes on daily in our nation’s abortion mills.  Mrs. Clinton, honor and integrity, admittedly foreign concepts to you, are of paramount importance for effective, principle based leadership.   I hate to break it to you, but honor, integrity, and adherence to time honored principles have no place in your vision of America.

After 2 terms under a man who will most likely go down in history as our worst President ever, America is in desperate need of a true leader; and you’re not it.  Do your country a favor and come clean on the server issue, the corruption within the Clinton Global Initiative, and your role in the Benghazi debacle; and then bow out gracefully.

Mrs. Clinton, hug your daughter and granddaughter today and take a moment to think about the thousands of unborn American children spending their last day alive, thanks to the policies you promote and support.  They will die horrible deaths tomorrow as you and your supporters fight to make it easier to kill even more of them.  You’ve done enough.  Go back to making boring speeches at a quarter million bucks a pop and fade into the sunset of irrelevance.

My letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.  You could email me, but due to your current email issues, that might not be a good idea.

 

 

 

 

Letter to President Obama #105

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C.  20500

Attn:    President Barack Obama

 May 16, 2015

 Mr. President:

I believe in giving credit where credit is due.  Last night’s Delta Force operation that killed ISIS big shot Abu Sayyaf once again showed the terrorists of the world that going up against America’s finest is a no-win situation. Our military heroes are willing to do whatever it takes to protect our freedom and nothing we could ever do could repay them for the sacrifices they make daily. Since you authorized the mission in your role as Commander in Chief, you deserve the thanks and gratitude of a grateful nation.  I’ve called you out on numerous occasions over the past couple of years for your ineptitude and incompetence, but you got it right this time.

Now that you’ve done a good thing, why not continue the trend?  The House passed a slightly watered-down version of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act this week.  While it’s far from perfect, it will save lives.  All you have to do is push it through the Senate, withdraw your threat to veto it, and let it become the law of the land. Countless thousands of children who would otherwise be killed will get their chance at life with the simple stroke of your pen.  Mr. President, on what moral basis could you possibly oppose a bill designed to save unborn children from agonizing deaths?

Sir, polling data and politics should not be considered when it comes to saving children’s’ lives.  There will be plenty of time later to play politics and push your leftist agenda, but this is just too important.  Last night you made the call, but our Delta Force heroes did the heavy lifting.  When it comes to getting the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to your desk for your signature, it’s your turn to do some heavy lifting.  You wield enormous influence in your position, and a signal from you that you support this bill is all it will take to get it across the finish line.

Mr. President, you, me, and every one of the Delta Force heroes that made us proud last night were all into our 20th week of life at one point, just like the children this bill would protect.  We all made it to birth and beyond due to the kindness and love of others.  Now it’s our turn to pay it forward.  In this case you can do more than me and even the Delta Force.  There is no downside to standing up for life. Mr. President, stand up for America’s unborn children and protect their right to life in the greatest country on earth.

As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

cc:  Planned Parenthood

 

Through the Eyes of a Child

I marveled on Mother’s Day at the look of sheer joy on my grandson’s face as he romped barefoot through the lawn sprinkler in my backyard.  He wasn’t thinking of the thousands of innocent children who would die in America’s abortion mills just a day later.  He was living in the moment, and feeling the joy of being alive; knowing that he was safe with me.  I shared his joy, but knew that by the next Mother’s Day we spend together, over 1 million unborn children will have been intentionally killed in the country I love.

We can learn a lot from our children and grandchildren.  I watch my grandsons as they experience, for the first time, all the things that most of us take for granted.  They haven’t been taught how to hate anyone or to be biased against anyone who looks different or speaks in a different language than they do.  They see life as a daily miracle, not a daily grind.  They’re honest with their emotions and approach life with no agenda, other than the pursuit of happiness. They’re not looking to the future or dwelling in the past.  They are living fully in today, knowing instinctively that yesterday is done and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.

I fear that over time they will succumb to the social conditioning that most of us fall prey to; the social conditioning that teaches us hate, bias, and indifference to the suffering of our fellow man.  I envy my grandsons’ innocence and wish I could shield them from all the evil and inhumanity they will be exposed to over the course of their lives.  I’m committed to keeping them safe and working to save all their future friends from the indignity of death in the name of a culture that passes laws to allow their killing to be legal.

If we all looked at life through the eyes of an innocent child, just imagine the world we would live in.  Children have no desire to kill their own.  Money and worldly possessions aren’t important to them.  They have no concept of politics and no need to make empty promises they have no intention of honoring.  Our world, as seen through the eyes of a child, would have no need for weapons of mass destruction that could destroy it a thousand times over.  Terrorism would not exist and children would have no interest in murdering anyone whose beliefs were different than theirs.

As adults, we think we have all the answers.  We think our life experience conveys wisdom and qualifies us to determine who should live and who should die; ignoring the fact that we were allowed to live.  My grandsons are showing me what is truly important.  I’ll take a Sunday afternoon running and playing with them over all the so called important things we spend our lives pursuing.  I’m seeing the world through their eyes and I’m determined to make it better for them and every other child.

 

 

 

Looking For Answers

Where is our life energy before we are conceived?  Is it confined to our body while we are alive?  Where does it go after the death of our physical body?  Does the concept of time apply to the animating force we call life?  If our life force has no beginning and no end, why are we given such a short physical life to determine how we will spend forever?  I don’t have an answer to any of these questions, although I ponder them constantly.

While our lives, in the context of eternity, are short; our time alive is priceless.  We squander our time and our lives by killing our own, worrying about money, possessions, and countless other unimportant things.  We fail to see our fellow human beings as our brothers and sisters and the family that they truly are. We allow thousands of unborn children to be killed everyday; literally standing by as our family members are murdered.  We pursue our physical lives as if our total existence is confined to the time period between birth and our last breath.

I’m slowly seeing it differently.  I don’t know where I was before I became a physical being and I don’t know where I’ll go when the body I reside in dies.  I’ve come to realize that I’m more than a rather mediocre assembly of skin and bones.  So is every other human being, from the moment of conception until they leave their bodies.  We all received our gift of life for a reason.  No one will convince me that some of us were put here to kill millions of unborn children, or that industries dedicated to killing babies for money are serving humanity.  And someone please tell me why children go to bed hungry in America while our government sends over $500 million to Planned Parenthood every year.

As I get older I feel a sense of urgency to accomplish my goal of ending abortion.  While my time may be growing short, my resolve will never die.   That’s what life is about; pursuing worthy goals and doing what you know in your heart is right.  One of the great mysteries of life is that none of us knows when ours will end.  When my last day comes I hope to leave this world knowing that I saved some lives and changed some more.  I hope I will have made my children and grandchildren proud of what I accomplished and willing to carry on the work I began.

Life is short enough already.  The last thing we need to be doing is ending new lives just as they are beginning.  Help me end the practice of abortion and help make the world a better place.  If you choose not to help, I understand.  It’s hard to take a stand for something you believe in, even if you know it’s the right thing to do.  Find your own way to serve others and I’ll press on, unafraid and undeterred.