Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More hair pulling

This has been a week of frustration for me with the human race. I know that I can get pretty impassioned with issues, and for that reason I don't watch the news and I don't read the newspaper. I can get my guts in a pretty good knot with the state of humanity and most of the time it's just not worth it -- if it doesn't affect me or truly hurt another person I try not to get my panties in a bunch.

The other day, however, it came to the attention of my two sons that there was a video on YouTube of a woman drowning some puppies. Apparently it's an old story from last year, and I'm not linking to any video because I haven't watched it, don't want to watch it, and don't think it's necessary for the point I want to make. I think (hope) YouTube pulled the video, but there are many other videos of people hunting for the girl who drowned the puppies, and stories about the police hunt for her. I think people would have killed her had they found her, so I hope for her sake that she hid herself well. I don't advocate hurting animals, don't get me wrong. In fact, I very much believe that animals deserve to be treated with decency, but no more so than humans. And it really burns me when animals rights advocates, and just regular citizens for that matter, scream and holler about cases of cruel treatment to animals when 1 in 3 American babies are being killed from abortion.

I heard that statistic a few weeks ago: 1 in 3 American babies die from abortion.

Do you know what everyday Americans would do if 1 in 3 puppies were drowned in the river? Oh my goodness, their heads would explode. People would be slitting each others throats to make them stop.

But 1 in 3 babies? Not enough of an issue to really bat an eye at. In fact, folks who do bat an eye are considered to be rabble rousers. Their names are placed on lists as people to watch out for.

Think about three pregnant women -- imagine them in your mind's eye, and then imagine multiples of three pregnant women. Then realize that one of every three pregnant women will choose to abort her baby -- every third baby gone. Poof.

If one in three babies were dying from anything other than "choice" Americans would be in an outrage. Mothers and fathers would go to war with any cause that would harm their innocent babies. Americans would demand that someone make it stop.

But because parents make the choice to end that life, it's alright? I will never understand it. Never. And I will continue to pray. And protest. My new bumper sticker --

You can find it here.



  1. Barbara, I LOVE that bumper sticker.

    "Love" being a relative term, of course--I hate the fact that you had to make it.

    I will be buying one.

  2. This has always baffled me too. Why do animal rights get so much more attention? Praying right along with you.

  3. I saw that video last year. I think part of what makes it so awful is that she was fairly callous and joking about it. If she did it quietly and didn't videotape it, would there be such an outcry? That's the way many women abort their babies, and that's why there's no hue and cry over it. People just don't want to see the truth.

    That's a great bumper sticker. Good for you.

  4. Praying . . . and agreeing with that bumper sticker! It's sort of like the message behind "save the baby humans" bumper sticker from a few years back. People become outraged over endangered animals, but they can just turn away from endangered babies? Just because you don't call it a baby doesn't mean it's not a BABY.

  5. I'll be getting one of these . . .or several.

    AMEN. It's a soapbox that needs standing on -firmly - by all.

  6. I couldn't believe all the outrage over Michael Vick, given this statistic. And 41% of all pregnancies in NY?
    I made my own bumper sticker too: Kyrie Eleison.

  7. All I could add to your stand is AMEN! Stay on that soapbox Barbara, until the deaf finally hear!

    I'll be watching for that bumper sticker.

  8. I want that sticker --- in multiples!


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