Daughter of the King
why are you arguing so much for unborn babies that mean literally nothing to you on a personal level? i PERSONALLY would not abort a child, but that doesn't mean i'm not pro-choice. if it ain't my uterus, it ain't my business
Anonymous

I agree with the analogy to the Nazi holocaust (to slavery, to any other immoral behaviour that one would denounce.)

To be only “personally pro-life” is to not be pro-life at all.

cultureshift:

Let’s rewrite your ask with one important change and maybe that will help you understand why I care so much…

why are you arguing so much for Jews that mean literally nothing to you on a personal level? i PERSONALLY would not kill a Jew, but that doesn’t mean i’m not pro-choice. if it ain’t my people, it ain’t my business

You see, the ideology that drove the Holocaust is the same ideology that drives human abortion. It’s the idea that some human beings are less human than others. And I just can’t stand by while the slaughter continues unchecked. No more than I could have stood by while the Nazis slaughtered the Jews.

If abortion doesn’t kill children, why would someone be opposed to it? If it does kill children, why would someone defend another’s right to do it? Being personally against abortion but favoring another’s right to abortion is self-contradictory and morally baffling.

To be pro-choice about abortion is to be pro-abortion.

Also, Not my uterus, not my opinion? Really?! Thankfully not all pro-choicers adhere to this outdated logic.

^^ This ^^

^^ This ^^

If you find it impossible to pray…

If you find it impossible to pray…

apersnicketylemon:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

that-darn-slut:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

by-grace-of-god:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

arguing-about-abortions:

persephoneholly:

I highly doubt it. What was the gift anyway? How do we know the 14 people didn’t leave just to get away from this man?

Are abortion clinics even open on Christmas Eve? Christmas Eve is pretty much a holiday on its own.

Christmas eve,… riiiight.. and unless each package contained a few thousand dollars to raise the infant, I doubt this is true. It’s so silly how prolifers have to cling to false stories to try and feel good about what they do. It’s gotta be pretty awful to have to cling to fake to feel good. 

It’s so silly how prochoicers have to attack stories to try and feel justified about what they do. It’s gotta be pretty awful to not be able to rejoice over the fact that 14 women chose life for their babies. I mean, you are all about choice aren’t you?

If it were verifiable, it would be one thing. But I can’t find a single mention outside of prolife biased sites. And it’s not logical. He gives them one thing when over half of abortions about to happen are because of poverty. Unless he gave them a deed to a house, they’d still have to worry about rent. If he gave them a gift card with enough money on each to cover formula and groceries for 18 years, they’d still have to worry about that. If he gave them vouchers for diapers for the first 1-2, even 3 years of their life, they still couldn’t afford diapers. If you’re going to try and make up some “heartwarming story” like that, at least try to include how he paid their rent for a year, gave them diapers, bought them food, etc.. things that were contributing to their decision in the first place.. it just doesn’t make sense. 
It’s obviously a line of crap and is more propaganda. I’m all for people making up their own minds, but if false promises is all the help they’re going to get and they’d still be back in their poverty with an infant they don’t know how they’re going to raise, it just does not make sense. 

http://mo.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19940614_0004.MO.htm/qxThis is your “hero”, and this is what actually happened:"Testimony at trial established that on March 4, 1991, Christine Erwin, an employee of the Women’s Health Center in West County, observed a tan van pull up to the entrance of the building. As she watched, several individuals exited the van and made their way toward the building. Ms. Erwin moved back through the office just in time to see one of the male occupants of the van crawl through a window and into the waiting room. He then entered an area of the office not open to the general public and unlocked and opened a security door. Ms. Erwin and another Women’s Health Center employee unsuccessfully attempted to block the doorway to prevent other defendants from entering through the security door.

Ms. Erwin testified that she asked defendants several times to leave the premises. When her requests went unheeded, Ms. Erwin called the police. Two St. Louis County Police Officers, Jimmy McCormack and Carey Wisdom, responded to the call. When they arrived at the scene and found trespassers present, the officers contacted Lieutenant Norvil Benoist, the Watch Commander. Procedurally, upon notification that trespassers were at a clinic, it was the Watch Commander’s responsibility to go to the scene and ask the trespassers to leave. On this occasion, when defendants failed to respond to Lieutenant Benoist’s request, defendants were placed under arrest.”



Well.. another “prolife hero” is a creation of someone’s wild imagination. Is anyone surprised? 

Yeah, what a hero, he broke and entered then attempted to sneak people inside. Yeah. Such a hero… //sarcasm. Like seriously do pro lifers have even ONE accurate thing for us?

We have plenty of accurate things. You choose to ignore the truth and reblog lies. One pro-choicer thinks they have discredited this man by a case that is NOT the one mentioned in this article and you all jump on the bandwagon. 
(It’s interesting to me which posts y’all will reblog and which ones you ignore - the ones that speak the truth so loudly that you can’t twist it with your lies.)
Abortion kills. That is the truth. 

apersnicketylemon:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

that-darn-slut:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

by-grace-of-god:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

arguing-about-abortions:

persephoneholly:

I highly doubt it. What was the gift anyway? How do we know the 14 people didn’t leave just to get away from this man?

Are abortion clinics even open on Christmas Eve? Christmas Eve is pretty much a holiday on its own.

Christmas eve,… riiiight.. and unless each package contained a few thousand dollars to raise the infant, I doubt this is true. 

It’s so silly how prolifers have to cling to false stories to try and feel good about what they do. It’s gotta be pretty awful to have to cling to fake to feel good. 

It’s so silly how prochoicers have to attack stories to try and feel justified about what they do. It’s gotta be pretty awful to not be able to rejoice over the fact that 14 women chose life for their babies. I mean, you are all about choice aren’t you?

If it were verifiable, it would be one thing. But I can’t find a single mention outside of prolife biased sites. And it’s not logical. He gives them one thing when over half of abortions about to happen are because of poverty. Unless he gave them a deed to a house, they’d still have to worry about rent. If he gave them a gift card with enough money on each to cover formula and groceries for 18 years, they’d still have to worry about that. If he gave them vouchers for diapers for the first 1-2, even 3 years of their life, they still couldn’t afford diapers. 

If you’re going to try and make up some “heartwarming story” like that, at least try to include how he paid their rent for a year, gave them diapers, bought them food, etc.. things that were contributing to their decision in the first place.. it just doesn’t make sense. 

It’s obviously a line of crap and is more propaganda. I’m all for people making up their own minds, but if false promises is all the help they’re going to get and they’d still be back in their poverty with an infant they don’t know how they’re going to raise, it just does not make sense. 



http://mo.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19940614_0004.MO.htm/qx

This is your “hero”, and this is what actually happened:

"Testimony at trial established that on March 4, 1991, Christine Erwin, an employee of the Women’s Health Center in West County, observed a tan van pull up to the entrance of the building. As she watched, several individuals exited the van and made their way toward the building. Ms. Erwin moved back through the office just in time to see one of the male occupants of the van crawl through a window and into the waiting room. He then entered an area of the office not open to the general public and unlocked and opened a security door. Ms. Erwin and another Women’s Health Center employee unsuccessfully attempted to block the doorway to prevent other defendants from entering through the security door.

Ms. Erwin testified that she asked defendants several times to leave the premises. When her requests went unheeded, Ms. Erwin called the police. Two St. Louis County Police Officers, Jimmy McCormack and Carey Wisdom, responded to the call. When they arrived at the scene and found trespassers present, the officers contacted Lieutenant Norvil Benoist, the Watch Commander. Procedurally, upon notification that trespassers were at a clinic, it was the Watch Commander’s responsibility to go to the scene and ask the trespassers to leave. On this occasion, when defendants failed to respond to Lieutenant Benoist’s request, defendants were placed under arrest.”



Well.. another “prolife hero” is a creation of someone’s wild imagination. Is anyone surprised? 

Yeah, what a hero, he broke and entered then attempted to sneak people inside. Yeah. Such a hero… //sarcasm. Like seriously do pro lifers have even ONE accurate thing for us?

We have plenty of accurate things. You choose to ignore the truth and reblog lies. One pro-choicer thinks they have discredited this man by a case that is NOT the one mentioned in this article and you all jump on the bandwagon. 

(It’s interesting to me which posts y’all will reblog and which ones you ignore - the ones that speak the truth so loudly that you can’t twist it with your lies.)

Abortion kills. That is the truth. 

How many people are convinced by an angry Catholic uttering deprecations against the unrighteous? How many Protestants are convinced by shrill anathemas against all those who are outside the Catholic Church?

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

"Pope Francis has been criticized in some quarters because he has said, “Proselytism is solemn nonsense.” He has also told Evangelical Christians and an atheist interviewer that he “doesn’t want to convert them.” In a meeting last week in Caserto he explained to his priests that their job was not “proselytizing” and he quoted Pope Benedict XVI who, in an address about evangelization said it was about “Attracting not proselytizing.” Does this mean Pope Francis and Pope Benedict don’t really care if people are converted to the Catholic faith or not?”…(full article)

The Kerygma

restlesshippo:

Jesus Christ loves you; He gave His life to save you; and now He is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen, and free you.

Some people are surprised that the Pope has come to find evangelicals….I came to find brothers.

Dear friend,

The world taught me to believe that just because I experience same-sex attractions, “being gay” is “who I am.” However, I noticed that countless people are forming their lives according to their expectations of “what it means” to be “gay,” and for some, it virtually consumes them. This can happen for a lot of people who are simply trying to find their place and who want to belong—that is exactly where I was at one point as well. The problem is that these types of identity labels are incapable of reflecting the fullness of truth of who we truly are. We are more that our sexualities—and if I want to be more completely honest with myself about who I am, embracing a label like “gay” or “straight” is something I will never be able to do.

It’s not a matter of shame—I don’t feel shame for attractions I did not specifically choose to experience. It’s about identitythe identity I specifically choose to embrace. I used to let myself be defined according to my sexual attractions, but today, out of my love for Jesus Christ, I specifically choose to see myself first and foremost through the lens of Christ. I do this while still being honest with myself about the attractions I experience. Therefore, today my identity is first and foremost rooted in Christ. As a result of that transformation of my self-concept, I have gone from being closed to growing in the virtue of chastity, to being open to growing in the virtue of chastity. This has been a joyful transformation that began in the heart.

People often try to tell me that I am living a lie and that the Church hates me and has even brainwashed me. Their accusations reveal their closed-mindedness to growing in their understanding of people like me. I can’t transform their hearts—that is the work of the Holy Spirit. What I can do is offer you my life as an example of the joy I now experience since this transformation of heart has occurred.

I simply invite you to come to learn more about me, and others like me, who experience same-sex attractions and who have specifically chosen to look first and foremost to Christ. In my choice to do this, I have never felt alone, and I have never been more joyful. I just hope and pray that others like me might come to know that they too can find this joy in Christ. His love is for all of us! :)

God Bless you. Peace in Christ.

Andrew is a Courage member and a contributor to the Pursuit of Truth Ministries website. He has come to find love and belonging in the Catholic Church—the last place the world taught that he should look, and today he shares his life to show people the true joy that is found within the virtue of chastity. He can be contacted via info@pursuitoftruth.ca.

Beautiful. A young mother tells the story of her baby girl, and the sidewalk counselor that helped her choose life.

"Lizanne shared with me later that if a sidewalk counselor had approached her and been angry, was there to shove signs in her face, yell at her, condemn her to hell or tell her that she didn’t know what she was doing…or that she was a murderer or whatever it may have been, that she would have run directly into that abortion facility" - Lauren Muzyka, director of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, who got to meet adorable Jaala, whose mother she sidewalk counseled in 2006

Abby Johnson: Sidewalk Advocates for Life

"Since becoming prolife, I have been praying that an organization would rise up and formulate a sidewalk counseling initiative that could be spread across the world. I prayed that it would be focused on BOTH the woman and her unborn child. I hoped that it would spread the message of compassion and mercy. I prayed that it would be not just be for the women going in to have abortions, but also for women who need healing resources after their abortion. And of course, I prayed that it would be a program that also talked about the importance of reaching out to abortion facility workers. 

That program now exists. It is called Sidewalk Advocates for Life (or their Facebook page) and it is AMAZING!! Through their efforts, sidewalk counseling has a brand new look. Babies are literally being saved everyday because of this program. If you haven’t looked into joining this organization, please do. They provide tremendous support to all of their local groups.”

- Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director

by-grace-of-god:

“Why should God let Protestants become Catholics when many Protestants, perhaps most, already know Christ more intimately and personally than many Catholics, perhaps most!  How can God lead Protestants home to the fullness of faith in the Catholic Church until the Catholic Church becomes that fullness that they knew as Protestants plus more, not any less!  When Catholics know Christ better than Protestants do, when Catholics are better Protestants than Protestants, then Protestants will become Catholics in order to become better Protestants! 
When Catholics are evangelized, Protestants will be sacramentalized. But not before!  Evangelizing comes first. 
So I think we Catholics have to change first.  But that change involves not the slightest compromising with anything Catholic: no dumbing down of the faith and no addition from without, no paganization nor secularization nor negation not weakening.  Only a rediscovery of our own essence from within.  Frankly, it is the Protestants who are going to have to add to the doctrines they rejected by seeing them differently. What we have to add, or rather, rediscover is something even more important then doctrines: namely the relationship that we have neglected.  A truer relationship with a person is even more important than a truer concept about him.  So that point will probably make many Protestants cheer.” 
Peter Kreeft, Ecumenism Without Compromise

Reading various comments online lately from Catholics regarding unity which suggests to me that we are NOT lacking a prideful heart.
Praying for hearts set on the Lord. Praying for unity.

by-grace-of-god:

Why should God let Protestants become Catholics when many Protestants, perhaps most, already know Christ more intimately and personally than many Catholics, perhaps most!  How can God lead Protestants home to the fullness of faith in the Catholic Church until the Catholic Church becomes that fullness that they knew as Protestants plus more, not any less!  When Catholics know Christ better than Protestants do, when Catholics are better Protestants than Protestants, then Protestants will become Catholics in order to become better Protestants! 

When Catholics are evangelized, Protestants will be sacramentalized. But not before!  Evangelizing comes first. 

So I think we Catholics have to change first.  But that change involves not the slightest compromising with anything Catholic: no dumbing down of the faith and no addition from without, no paganization nor secularization nor negation not weakening.  Only a rediscovery of our own essence from within.  Frankly, it is the Protestants who are going to have to add to the doctrines they rejected by seeing them differently. What we have to add, or rather, rediscover is something even more important then doctrines: namely the relationship that we have neglected.  A truer relationship with a person is even more important than a truer concept about him.  So that point will probably make many Protestants cheer.” 

Peter Kreeft, Ecumenism Without Compromise

Reading various comments online lately from Catholics regarding unity which suggests to me that we are NOT lacking a prideful heart.

Praying for hearts set on the Lord. Praying for unity.

eternalgrecian:

by-grace-of-god:

Who Am I? - Lyrics by Casting Crowns (Youtube)

This song brings shivers

The world, the devil and the flesh are a band of adventurers who take advantage of the weakness of that savage you have within you. In exchange for the poor bauble of pleasure, which is worth nothing, they want you to hand over to them the pure gold and the pearls, the diamonds and the rubies, drenched in the living and redeeming blood of your God - the price and the treasure of your eternity.
St. Josemaria Escriva (via joecatholic)

by-grace-of-god:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

by-grace-of-god:

Woman Reunites With the Baby She Gave Up 77 Years Before

It was 1928 and 16-year-old Minka Disbrow’s life changed forever. She was attacked and raped by a stranger. At the guidance of her mother and the family pastor, she gave the child up for adoption. Success and happiness were all she wanted for her child. She kept the rape and her baby a secret for almost 80 years. (Full story here)

*tears*

"Look how this one person made her own personal choice
Choose her choice
Because it goes with our morals
Fuck that everyone is a different person and handles trauma differently
Go by her
By that I mean go by us”

Funny how they’ll tear up over this but not that trauma and pain faced by rape victims
-Ash

I thought pro-choice meant accepting ALL choices for women including the choice of adoption. It’s sad that you can’t rejoice over one woman’s joyous reunion with her daughter after living a lifetime without her.

For anyone wishing to read more about their remarkable story, here is the book written by Minka’s granddaughter: The Waiting.