"As loud voices argue on, let us remember

that those who advocate abortion have already been born!" (Ensign, November 1984, p. 31) -Russell M. Nelson

Today my sentiments echo those I've had in the past. Many of you who sit at the other end of my emails may remember my mentioning the FOCA in a November '08 email. Please do not be offended. Those who are reading this must know that I am standing as myself, not a republican, a conservative, or any other typecast some may have dismissed me into. I stand as me, on the side of true humanity, a daughter & witness of God, "...at all times, and in all things, and in all places..." Who are we to choose to end the life of another? God is our divine creator and master orchestrator of timing. Who are we to question His timing of another spirit entering the world? A spirit who has come with an inherent right to live a mortal life-to gain their body and face their own test? We have no business as a people to take on His roles. We have no business robbing another of their time here on Earth. Life is sacred. It is not ours to terminate.

"The woman's choice for her own body does not validate choice for the body of another. The expression 'terminating the pregnancy' applies literally only to the woman. The consequences of terminating the fetus therein involves the body and very life of another. These two individuals have separate brains, separate hearts, and separate circulatory systems. To pretend that there is no child and no life there is to deny reality...Approximately twenty-two days after the two cells have united, a little heart begins to beat. At twenty-six days the circulation of blood begins. Scripture declares that the 'life of the flesh is in the blood' (Lev. 17:11). Abortion sheds that innocent blood." (Ensign, May 1985, p. 13) -Russell M. Nelson
According to www.whattoexpect.com, it is by the 35th day (or 5th week of pregnancy) that the hCG hormone levels are now high enough to confirm pregnancy via pregnancy test, whether the hCG is detected in urine OR IN THE BLOOD. That's 9 days after the baby's blood starts pumping.

"We shudder as we read in Leviticus of the sacrifices of idol worshippers of that time who fed their children into the fiery maw of the iron god, Molech. Is it any less repulsive to God, as modern people through abortion offer the sacrifice of their children to their idol of selfish materialism?" (Ensign, May 1979, p. 73) -Theodore M. Burton

Aside from the perspective of those who view children as an inconvenience, think of those confused young women who fear dealing with the affects of sexual abuse...or worse yet, the physical evidence of it. Rather than turning to their own loving parents to seek the better, more healthy answer of proper counseling and locating a loving adoptive family for their unborn baby, cloaked in secrecy they instead turn to their abusers or to the popular voice of society and choose a fatal "quick-fix" to the situation: Abortion. No matter how inconveniently or violently the child may have been conceived, a violent end to its life is NOT the answer. Please read here of a truly heartbreaking story. In the end, the abuser was held accountable, but what about Planned Parenthood's role? Abortion doesn't just traumatize the life that is lost, but leaves the mother emotionally & psychologically scarred, as well as her parents. The abuser gets to sit in jail and hate that he was found out. But what about healing for all of the victims? The baby, the young girl, and her parents? Abuse is condemned by God, as is murder. Abortion is form of both abuse AND murder.

"He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent..." -Psalm 10:8

No matter how much louder society's voice may seem, know that we are not alone in our sadness at the FOCA. Take a moment and look carefully around you. There is an on-going discussion everywhere in an effort to generate awareness of the FOCA. The general media would have such an awareness stifled. Do not allow them to continue to hold the fleece over your eyes. Google it. Read blogs. Post blogs. Know your scriptures. Know that we live in the last days which have been prophesied of by the ancient prophets until the current day. The days in which good is called bad and bad is called good.

Please join with us, many of your brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and friends by making your voice heard, adding your signature & offering prayers to defeat the FOCA. Take a few moments to click on the photo link below, and educate yourself on the FOCA which is a scary, looming reality come Wednesday.


Rosie said...

What a powerful message! I second your sentiments.

Sonja said...

I couldn't agree more! I really love how you layed it all out there, you made excellent points. Sadly, we will all suffer many more disappointments from our new President :( This is a huge blow.

Jodi said...


The Evanites Tribe said...

keely you are so good with putting your thoughts into words...(talent from your heavenly father). keep doing what you are doing...hold your candle high! miss you and hope all is well!

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