Fight FOCA

I do not usually get into political discussions but we were talking about The Freedom of Choice Act in our Bible Study on Monday. This Act really scares me.  The President Elect wants to push this bill through. It would over ride state and federal laws about abortion.

  • It would allow underage girls to get an abortion without their parents knowledge. If a teenager wants a tattoo or a piercing they have to get their parents permission but if they want an abortion they can waltz into a clinic and get one without their approval or even their knowledge.
  • I do not understand this world. People are more concerned about saving trees than saving a child’s life. Is a tree more valuable than a baby, a person? How twisted is that? This act will force faith based hospitals to do abortions. That is infringing  on our rights to practice our religion.
  • Taxpayers money will go toward paying for abortions not only in this country but in other countries as well. That money will also be used to ENCOURAGE women to have abortions.
  • It would eradicate the ban on Partial Birth Abortion.
  • The requirements that women be given information about the risks of getting an abortion would be eliminated.

Please visit the FOCA website to learn more about it and sign the petition. Take a stand to protect a child’s life.

Click on the paragraph to read more….

When Does Life Begin?

Just 18 days after conception, the baby’s heart begins to beat. At six weeks, brain waves can be measured. At eight weeks the vital organs are functioning and fingerprints have formed. At nine weeks, the unborn baby is able to feel pain. Over 700,000 abortions each year are performed after this point in the pregnancy. By the beginning of the second month, the unborn child, small as it is, has begun to look distinctly human, though the mother may not even be aware that she is pregnant! By the time the baby is eleven weeks old, he or she breaths (fluid), swallows, digests, sleeps, dreams, wakes, tastes, hears, and feels pain. Babies born prematurely can survive outside the womb as young as 20-25 weeks old. Yet, all that is necessary to make the baby a grown human being is already there from the moment of conception. All it needs is time to mature.

Former Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop stated “We now know when life begins because the test-tube baby proves that life begins with conception. What do you have in the dish? An egg and a sperm. What do you add to it to get a baby? Nothing.” Though it is wee, it is still a real person, just as a crumb of bread is still real bread. No one who has been given the gift of life should dare despise the day of small beginnings. Have we forgotten so quickly that we were once as small?

A Spiritual View on when Life begins

God said to the prophet Jeremiah, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 God knew this man before he was born. As he was forming in his mother’s womb God gave him his personality, talents, and temperament. If his mother had gotten an abortion, the “fetal tissue” she aborted would have been a real person named Jeremiah; a mighty prophet of God and the gift of God’s voice to the nations, though she would never have known.

The Lord hath called me from the womb: from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. Isaiah 49:1 KJV

Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us within our mothers? Job 31:15

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:13-14

The above verses are only a sampling of the many Biblical references we find to life inside the mother’s womb. From them, it is clear that life begins when God creates it, not at some later point in time when it has grown to look like a newborn. God does not judge things according to their stage of development the way humans tend to. According to the above passages, even the tiniest embryo is the subject of His love and care. God sees each of our lives in the realm of our total existence, whether we are yet unborn, a young woman in the prime of her life, or an old man on his deathbed. He is patient with all of us, longing to bring each one of us into His maturity.

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  1. Mel

    Oh, gosh.

    Guess I need to stay better informed……..

  1. 1 Baby-Parenting.com

    Baby name meaning and origin for Jeremiah…

    Description for the baby name Jeremiah, the origins of the name and its meaning…




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