Last night, Rachel Maddow went on a rant against my recent “Conceived in Rape Tour” for Personhood Mississippi. Once again, she ignorantly referred to children like me as being “the rapist’s child.”
First of all, I am not the rapist’s child! He doesn’t even know of my existence, as in most rape cases. And what an insult to the majority of rape victims who not only choose life for their child, but choose to raise their child — after everything they’ve been through, Maddow has the audacity to refer to the rape victim’s child as being “the rapist’s child”?! The ones who abort are four times more likely to die within the next year. If you truly have compassion for a rape victim, you’d want to protect her from the abortion and not the baby! A baby is not the worst thing that could ever happen to a rape victim — an abortion is.
To be pro-woman is to recognize that women are much stronger than they are given credit for, and to understand that a baby is not the scary enemy. No woman has to be afraid of a baby!
Rachel Maddow is the one who is extreme because she’s against the death penalty for rapists, but supports the death penalty for the innocent child who happened to be conceived in rape. That’s extreme! However, I did not miss the fact that she failed to mention that the “Conceived in Rape” tour involved a real human being — and I’m a woman no less!
My birthmother did not choose life for me. She chose abortion. But pro-life advocates in Michigan chose life for me by making sure abortion was illegal in Michigan, even in cases of rape. They are my heroes and I owe my life to them! My near-death experience is very real. I feel like I was saved from a burning building and as I have the opportunity to go back and save others, I most certainly will.
Despite wanting to abort me more than 4 decades ago, my birthmother is proud of me today, has shared her story alongside me, and is so thankful we were both protected from the abortion. I honor her and I bring her healing, which is why she and her husband legally adopted me last fall, 22 years from the day we met. But Rachel Maddow doesn’t have the heart to understand something so wonderful. She only pretends to care about women.
While he can feel sympathy for the frightened young girl, Vanauken says, now “I know Marion and her children, too.” Had Davy undergone an abortion, Marion and her “three bright and beloved children, would never have existed at all.”
This is especially poignant in light of the fact that Davy and Vanauken had no children of their own. If Davy had aborted Marion, there would now be no loving woman who calls Vanauken “father,” nor her three children.
“I glimpse,” Vanauken writes, “what [John] Donne meant in saying that any man’s death diminished him. I should be diminished if half a century ago Davy had clutched at the straw of abortion. And all the folk who have touched or shall touch the lives of Marion and her children and their children-to-be would be diminished.”
Read the rest: The Little Lost Marion.
Fix social justice first, sociopaths.
I’m in the middle of writing this response when I remember there is a character-count restriction… So I’ll just do it here:
A few observations:
- A random murder of someone who makes a living killing children is not defense or protection unless that stops or at least has a chance of stopping the killing (leaving aside whether such an act is allowable). This wasn’t defense of anything; it was vengeance.
- Romans doesn’t really have any chapter or verse breaks so:
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
So if defense and protection are not motives, then we are left with vengeance, which is addressed here by God.
- In a war, one allows others to die all the time. The enemy attacks your people somewhere and you have to decide whether this is where you should take a stand. One never sends out soldiers to find bad guys wherever they want and shoot at them. There is nothing about the “culture war” that makes what happened right. It was insane.
- A random killing of someone who ought to be executed does nothing to change (either as in improve or replace) the government that protects him and rules you. So whether or not it is lawful to use force to do those things is a distraction. This was just murder. The American War for Independence is in a different catagory.
- In many societies aspects of justice are/have been more of a private sector phenomenon. But they always involved the cooperation or even participation of the wider society. Has any society been changed for the better by a random act of violence? Does society just fall into line with the lone gunman’s value system when he decides to innovate in the private sector? If such an attempt is not covered in Romans 12-13 above, then what is?
- Reading about colonial America leading up to the Revolutionary War, one finds a system where the able-bodied men who constituted the police force would protect the community by unified action, involving property damage and somewhat brutal tarring and feathering. These actions were remarkably non-lethal. They don’t seem anything like a rogue killer who decides to pick one guy because he happens to be notorious.
- The entire legal culture of past resistance and pressure for independence is entirely missing: no unified culture, no identifiable geography, no established government systems that could independently govern. There will never be any struggle for independence like before. So not only is there no reason to bring such history up when discussing a vigilante killing, there is never any reason for anyone in North America to bring up such history for any strategic reason at all. Won’t happen because it can’t happen. Like you can’t wave your arms and fly to the moon. The only thing to do will be to watch the system self-destruct and pray and work to survive the destruction.
- As things get worse, there will be riots and other forms of civil disobedience. Those things should come from the fringe. They should never come from the Church. We are the ones who should be patient and wait.
OK, these were random thoughts, most of them having little to do with what anyone actually said. My mind spun off in all sorts of directions.
I completely agree with pastor Wilson. Lawless people tend to fight and kill one another. Tiller chose to live by the sword and he showed that it can lead to dying by the sword. This was one zealot attacking another.
Since Tiller was one among many who will continue to commit abortions against babies, there’s really no purpose at all served by his death besides providing fodder for the pro-life movement’s enemies. We’d be better off if he were alive and practicing. To the extent that this can be used to further marginalize pro-life efforts, it could easily lead to more dead babies rather than fewer.
First, obviously, legalize it (i.e. Abortion).
Second, wait to some lone nutcase or fringe group goes off and kills someone in the name of vengeance.
Third, attack everyone who thinks murder should be illegal for being to blame for the nutcase simply for calling murder by the name of murder.
Just for the record, Jesus opposed the zealots and it was an act of idolatry that the mob decided that Barabbas should be release from crucifixion rather than him. God is the one ultimately who is allowing this killfest regime to rule the US since 1973. Christians are supposed to be patient under adversity. Anyone who reads the advice that Paul gives to slaves should know this.
By any logical measure, Angele – a strikingly attractive woman in her thirties with long hair and a model’s cheekbones – should have been on the sidelines, protesting against the marchers. After all, the divorced mother of two had been raped and subsequently exercised her choice to have a mid-trimester abortion. But things didn’t quite go according to plan.
On April 1, 2005, she told me, she went to an abortion clinic in Orlando, Florida to terminate the pregnancy. A physician induced labor, but clinic employees forgot to administer the digoxin intended to stop the fetal heart. The next day, she delivered a 1 lb. 1 oz. baby boy in a toilet in the clinic’s grimy restroom. He was still alive.
She can’t explain what happened next. No longer a fetus, the tiny boy was now legally a person under federal law and entitled to constitutional protection under the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. She screamed for help as she stroked and sang to the infant she had tried to kill the day before. When she realized that clinic employees would not help her save him, she had a friend call 911, but help never came.
read the rest: www.dcexaminer.com >> Barbara Hollingsworth.