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Subject:Spirit of Abortion found in Ancient Religions
Time:04:59 pm
This article states something that I noticed long ago:  that ancient religious infanticide (which we find repugnant) isn't really all that different, in spirit, from abortion.  They are both a way of giving up something that does have value in the belief that the abortive/sacrificing parent may have a chance at a more comfortable, prosperous future.  From what I've read, many women give economic stress as the reason for aborting, and many couples don't wish to "jeopardize their future" by having a child at the "wrong" time. 

This article also talks a lot about the selfishness and barbarity of abortion, comparing our modern culture with other ancient cultures who were similarly advanced technologically, but who had beliefs that demanded innocent blood for the prosperity of all to continue.

The following link is NOT kid-safe, because it does have one really sad picture of a dead fetus.  :o(  The text is very good, though:

First, let us ask the question, "What is sacrifice?" Well, "sacrifice" (in this context) can be defined as "relinquishing what is valuable in order to secure a better future for oneself." In the Mesopotamian religions of the second and third millennia BC, for instance, the subjects of a certain kingdom would bring forth their offerings to the temple, and along with prayer and accompanying rituals, they would provide the gods their due, in exchange for health, prosperity, and well-being. In the extreme, the offering of one's child would be considered the greatest sacrifice; therefore, the subject would expect even greater rewards. Sometimes the remains of the firstborn child were even interred in the wall of the family home, thus assuring prosperity for the family.

Now although the pro-abortion community would decry such a comparison with ancient child sacrifice, if we superimpose the intents of the heart from that period onto the modern day, there is really no difference whatsoever. Essentially, we can conclude two things about abortion: First, that it is indeed a sacrifice, in that it can certainly be defined as relinquishing something that is valuable. And second, the deed is done in order for the individuals to secure a better future for themselves (the "individuals" being the birth-parents or others who benefit from the abortion -- several examples could be noted here, but this would bring about an unnecessary digression). Without getting into great detail, then, it is believed that a newborn child will be an obstacle to the future aspirations of the birth-parents and/or others. Indeed, even as it was in ancient times, the cultural mindset of the day (zeitgeist or spirit of the age) encourages and supports the abortive sacrifice of an [unborn] child in order that the participants might secure for themselves a better future. For instance, a young man and woman might decide that a child would be an obstacle to their college education, which would have implications for their future career and financial state -- thus, the abortive sacrifice is the answer. Or perhaps a single mom might decide that another child might require her to work harder in order to provide food and sustenance for another mouth. On the other hand, the abortive sacrifice sometimes benefits peripheral figures who then become instrumental in the decision-making process. For example, a wealthy father who has a reputation to protect in his community might persuade his unmarried pregnant daughter to procure an abortion in order to secure his future reputation in the community. In sum, at the heart of all these decisions is the attribute of selfishness -- even worse, it is selfishness at the expense of another -- indeed, even the death of another. However, contemporary Western man psychologically and sociologically veils this selfishness, first by denying the humanity of the [unborn] child, and then by proceeding to define the act in terms of altruism. The appeal to altruistic ideals intends to reinforce the legitimacy of abortion and provides a veil for the guilt that usually arises after the abortive sacrifice is secured (though the guilt associated with abortion is difficult to suppress, hence "post-abortion syndrome"). Some altruistic cliches which are employed to justify abortion are "Population explosion," "Individualism -- 'No one has the right to tell you what to do with your body,'" "It is unfair to bring an unwanted child into the world, especially if that child will be handicapped," "Just think, you could get a college education and do so much good for so many people," etc. But as the philosopher Ayn Rand once observed, "
Every barbaric act of history has been built upon an altruistic ideal."

http://fidei-defensor.blogspot.com/2004/01/abortion-holocaust-by-william-j-tsamis.html
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Subject:Gianna Jessen
Time:03:43 pm
Current Mood:contentawed
Apologies if this has been posted already, but I just learned of this amazing woman's existence and had to post here. I was linked to this video of Gianna in Melbourne in 2008 giving her testimony regarding life versus abortion. She is an abortion survivor. And she is absolutely incredible - the type of person you find yourself wishing you were more like (I do, anyway). Her story is one for the ages.

Here's Part 1 (Part 2 can be found here):


I urge you to listen to the whole thing - it is worth it!
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Subject:Clinics Begin Closing
Time:11:38 am
Current Mood:hopefulhopeful
After the New Jersey state Senate defeated an attempt to override the decision of Gov. Chris Christie to cut off state taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood abortion businesses, the first facility  is closing.

Although a majority of the Senate voted to restore the abortion businesses' funding, the Senate voted on a party-line 23-17 vote, well short of the two-thirds needed to override.

Joyce W. Kurzweil, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood chapter, said the organization provides a wide range of reproductive health services, including Pap smears, vasectomies and prenatal care.


My take
- I'm glad that the PP is closing. However. We as a prolife commuity need to find alternatives, and devise an organization  that offers the MANY OTHER health services that Planned Parenthood provides. Women still need:  gynecological care, birth control services, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, pre-natal care, primary care and cancer screenings. If we are so eager to close PP we have to make sure these services will be accessible elsewhere.


 


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Subject:SecularProlife.org
Time:11:19 pm
Hey everyone. I know this community has been rather dead as of late--I think it's more that LiveJournal has gone out of style. But we used to be a very active and diverse community.

That said, I'd like to encourage everyone here who has a Facebook to visit SecularProlife.org. It's a project that I'm a part of. Most of the action happens in our Facebook group, so please add and contribute as your time allows!

SecularProlife.org exists because: "Happily, polls have shown that a greater percentage of young people are pro-life compared to previous generations. At the same time, church attendance and other measures of religiosity have been declining. If we are going to create a world where abortion is unthinkable for everyone, we must adapt to these new dynamics."

Hope to see some of you guys over there!
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Subject:Super Bowl Ad Controversy
Time:06:19 pm
NEW YORK – A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100125/ap_en_tv/us_tebow_super_bowl_ad
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Subject:Virtual March for Life
Time:04:27 pm
Even if you are unable to go to DC for the annual March for Life, there is a way to "virtually" show your support here: http://www.virtualmarchforlife.com/


But if any of you are going to the March in person be sure to tell us about it :)
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Subject:Brought to you by my facebook friends.
Time:01:43 pm
Planned Parenthood Leader Resigns After Watching Ultrasound of Abortion Procedure
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Subject:Question!
Time:12:12 am
Would it be a bad idea for me to make an obnoxiously large sign and bring it to the Roe vs. Wade rally that says the following:

"It doesn't take
Christianity
or
Heterosexuality
to be Pro-Life"
?

I don't want to necessarily make my going to the rally all about me, but I think that it could start some good conversations about how the movement can make a lot of people feel uncomfortable, which is really a shame because I know that most pro-lifers are eager for secular pro-lifers to join. But then all of the rallies are riddled with prayers and religious people speaking and invoking religion one way or another. On one hand, it makes sense considering religious people are about 99% of the movement, but on the other hand it could be the lack of inclusion that ends up us having virtually no non-Christian pro-lifers or, at the very least, non-Christian pro-lifers who want to take part in with the rest of the movement.

If you saw this sign, would you view it as disrespectful?
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Time:11:53 am
Current Mood:cynicalcynical
As many of you probably heard, recently a Michigan anti-abortion activist was shot dead nearby a school. Police have confirmed that yes, this was an abortion issue-related crime.

I hear a lot from pro-choicers that we aren't the ones that put our lives on the line for our beliefs. Unfortunately, they are wrong.
Here was a man clearly minding his own business, as far as activism goes; he was simply standing in his usual place near the school. I find it absolutely heartbreaking that people from either side of the abortion issue are losing their lives over it.
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Subject:Obama on Conscience Clause Laws
Time:11:30 pm
Obama Backs Abortion Conscience-Clause Laws - But Obama opposes a regulation ... that would require those federally funded providers to certify compliance.

I can't believe he has the gall to pretend he's backing these laws, when he's very openly announcing that he has no inclination to enforce them. At this point, I'm wondering if he's just trying to insult us.
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