Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I should have been there

I would have loved to hear this in person. In fact I was supposed to be there. But a miserable day with the airlines left me flying back home from Minneapolis instead of continuing on to South Carolina.

The second leg from MSP to Detroit was delayed and then I found out the third leg from Detroit to Greenville was canceled. (Due to the weather of course). They couldn't get me to SC until around noon on Saturday. With a rental car, drive time and finding the place, I would have missed over half the conference. And that meant spending the night in Detroit. Likely in the airport. So I chose to come home and sleep in my own bed.

Anyway, Sen. Brownback makes a great point. We shouldn't capitulate to the pro-abortion crowd. Abortion is wrong under all circumstances. The only time it is permissible is when it really isn't elective, such as a tubal pregnancy where the mother and baby will die if the tubal pregnancy continues. And if future medical advancement finds a remedy for that, then even that will have to be re-evaluated.

Sam Brownback Says Abortion Shouldn't Be Allowed in Rape, Incest Cases
Brownback's comments came during the National Catholic Men's Conference.

He said that encouraging a woman who has been a victim of sexual abuse to have an abortion doesn't address the problems she faces as a result of the rape and does nothing to prosecute the rapist.

"Rape is terrible. Rape is awful. Is it made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that's been raped?" Brownback said, according to an AP report.
Life is sacred, no matter what the circumstances of creation. Conceding the minute percentage of "rape and incest" babies to the pro-death crowd is hypocrisy.
Michigan attorney Rebecca Kiessling knows firsthand about the potential impact of abortion on unborn children conceived through rape.

"I was adopted nearly from birth. At 18, I learned that I was conceived out of a brutal rape at knife-point by a serial rapist," she says.

"Like most people, I'd never considered that abortion applied to my life, but once I received this information, all of a sudden I realized that, not only does it apply to my life, but it has to do with my very existence," she added.

Kiessling feels the pain of what could have happened to her every time she hears someone say abortion should be allowed in such cases.

"All these people are out there who don’t even know me, but are standing in judgment of my life, so quick to dismiss it just because of how I was conceived," she says.

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