Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Election Day.

First, please take a minute to read Brie's post today. I have to warn you that it's pretty graphic, but it's a must-read!

Sometimes I get discouraged and feel alone in my beliefs and principles especially here at work. I work in Seattle where people feel free to bash conservatives and put Obama on a pedestal because they assume that everyone supports him. I do not. Brie's post today is one of the primary reasons why I do not support Obama, although there are other issues as well.

I'm not a very political person - I find that I have enough opinions on many other things and if I got into understanding the ins and outs of politics I would never shut up. However, there are moral issues that are very, very close to my heart.

I have a child growing inside of me right now that is only 6 weeks gestation. I am doing what I can to drink a lot of water, eat right, take my vitamins, and hopefully give this baby everything it needs to thrive because it's my responsibility and this child is completely reliant on me. I can't wait to hear its heartbeat (which started around 4 weeks), to see it move, and later to feel it roll and kick. It makes me sick to my stomach to think that someone would be so heartless, so selfish as to murder a child at any point in the gestation process. How do you do that! How do you justify causing so much pain and agony to your own child?!

There are so many couples who would give everything they have to welcome a child into their home. Couples who, for whatever reason, are not able to conceive children of their own. Why would you murder a child if you have the choice to put them in a loving home?

I just can't support a man who said that he doesn't want his daughters "punished with a baby" if they accidentally get pregnant. If your daughters are old enough to decide to have sex, they should be old enough to be responsible for the consequences of having sex. An unborn child should not have to pay for irresponsibility and utter selfishness. Shame on you, Obama.

I don't want to hear "Pro Choice". Talk all you want about the mother's choice, but there's a baby who can't speak for itself who does NOT want to die. I'm for the choice of the baby.

I am NOT for Obama.

14 comments commented:

Noah said...

Amen Jamie! I was really turned off by the "punishment" comment too. I don't know how anyone who proclaims to be a Christian can view a child as a punishment. The Bible is very clear that children are blessings, not punishment. And making a mistake, yes, the baby is a consequence, but still a blessing, and if you're not up for raising a child there is always adoption.

Anonymous said...

Pro-Choice does not mean Pro-Abortion. It's about giving people the right to decide for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness that people have a forum like this to share their small world views and incredible bias -- it's what makes America what it is.

In turn, thank goodness that people exist who think beyond thier own lives to enable choice and freedom, even if it is that of a woman's reproductive right.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Amen and Amen! I am with you 100%!!! Praying ferverently for the election....

KristaSFA said...

To "Anonymous":

Pro-Choice IS allowing people to make the Pro-Abortion decision... you might not be "pro-abortion" but call yourself "pro-choice", but allowing people to make that decision without consequence, to kill a baby, is making the pro-abortion decision whether you think you are or not.

Thanks for this post Jamie!

Anonymous said...

To Kristasfa and others:

There some issues on which there are clear right and wrong actions. This issue is obviously not such a case, otherwise there would be more of a consensus in this country. And until it is clearly right or wrong according to the majority of this country, individuals should be given the right to decide for themselves.

foreverfoldinglaundry said...

You are most definitely not alone in your beliefs, even though it does feel that way at times (it feels that way here in the SF Bay, as well!).

Pro-Choice, no matter how you choose to play the semantics game, is Pro-Abortion. The unborn babies are not given the choice whether to live or not, and those are the little ones whose rights are being violated in the most heinous of ways.

Thanks for the post, Jamie!

Anonymous said...

I stopped over from foreverfoldinglaundry and I agree with you and praise you for saying it. As for anonymous why be anonymous...if you believe what you are saying! Best of luck to you and your baby!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment on my photography gallery...the kids are my favorite subjects :)

Carrie Willis said...

Amen! I don't know why there are so many anonymous comments disagreeing with you. If you're so proud of your pro-choice stance, why go anonymous?

Hey I actually posted! It's amazing! Love ya!!

Mainly a midwife said...

I'm with you. I feel pretty alone in my beliefs as well. Letting people have the choice to choose to kill their baby seems odd to me. In the clinic couples come in to have ultrasounds to measure the baby and to see it's heartrate. As early as 6 weeks you can see the heartbeat. At 10 weeks you can see the baby moving around. I cannot justify abortion EVER. In our state women are allowed to abort up until 23 weeks. 23 weeks people... one week later this baby is considered able to live a life with assistance. 88% of abortions occur within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. But remember...that heartbeat has been there since week 6. The majority of the early abortions take place between 7-8 weeks.. but again..the heartbeat is able to be detected at 6 weeks. And if you want to be really techinical...cardiac activity in the fetus actually starts 25 days after conception. All that to say..that the blob of conception parts inside of us really is a baby. I think that is really easy to establish. So...the next point is choice. So we should give everyone the choice or the freedom to kill the baby if they want to.
Well.. we currently have that choice. We do give everyone the choice to kill their babies if they want to..but you know what? Women are not fully prepared for all the consequences of having an abortion. I think many of them fall victim to our culture's typical way of thinking "self first". They see an unwanted or unexpected pregnancy as "death to self". And when faced with having to tell their parents and own up to a mistake they choose "death to baby" in order to preserve themselves. Women who have abortions have a higher chance of developing depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol dependence and myriad of other things. Abortion isn't really an answer. It's a complication. Women who have had abortions are victims here too. Just like the babies they said no too.

Diane said...

J, you speak for me too.

It's taking all my strength to hold my tongue in response to the brave "anonymous".

I needed maternity pants at 7 weeks and felt my daughter "flutter" inside at 9 weeks! It's a gift and a miracle.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this post. THank you for sharing and standing for what you believe. I stand in the same belief with you and look forward to the day when I feel life within me - because life begins at conception! (o:

txexperiment said...

This comment is coming two and a half years after your post but it still strikes a cord with me and history has proven you right. I know it is a hollow victory. I am a grandma of 3 lovely girls and the first one is a 'saved' baby. Her mom was single and afraid and her friends tried to convince her that the 'easy' way was an abortion. Luckily, God put an angel in her path and she found people who helped her to know that she didn't need to make that 'choice'. It is the biggest blessing in my life. She is the reason that I spend time every week outside the abortion clinic trying to help women know that they do have a 'choice' and it's not murder.God bless you for your courage in standing up for life. Your little one is very lucky to have you for a mom! (I grew up in Seattle and now live in TX and so I understand what you say about being surrounded by liberals.) I would love to retire up there but don't know if I could stand it anymore.