Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Over 5000 women who killed their babies say "I'm Glad!"

Contrary to popular post-abortion ministries materials many women do not regret murdering their little babies. Over 15 years of counseling thousands of women who murdered their babies by abortion I have found that many of them are glad that they "got rid of their baby" and some have even told me that they wished that they had aborted the son or daughter that they kept. Almost half of the mothers who killed their babies by abortion went on to murder again, and again. These same women also encourage other mothers to destroy the children they are carrying.

This should be no suprise to those of us whose lives and minds are instructed by holy scriptures. Women, just like men, are sinful by nature. Aborting women are not basically "good". When confronted with the opportunity to benefit themselves, even when it requires shedding the innocent blood of their own children, mothers often choose to do evil and sacrifice their baby instead of sacrificing themselves to love and raise a little boy or girl or choose a loving adoptive couple to raise the child.

Certainly this Ms Magazine petition (see below) was written in response to the Silent No More Campaign of women who are willing to come forward to say that they regret the murder of their innocent children. Sadly, we had it coming. What can you expect when you make a campaign all about the suffering and victimhood of women who kill their sons and daughters instead of about the real victims, the babies who were brutally dismembered and born alive into toilets through all nine months of pregnancy? It would be better for women who have slain their young to come forward and say; "I am guilty of murdering my innocent baby and I take full responsibility before God for my dreadful, pre-meditated sin of shedding innocent blood."

Until we take the fight against abortion out of the realm of humanistic relativism and put it back where it belongs, as a willful violation of God's clear command: You shall not murder, we will only be arguing tit for tat, she said/she said, one woman's word (and situation) against another. We must not be ashamed of Jesus and His gospel, which calls the women (and men) who fornicate and slaughter the precious babies that God allows them to conceive to "Repent or perish!" if we refuse to rightly proclaim the gospel, which is in effect, rejecting the preaching of it, we cannot expect Jesus to honor our efforts to abolish child-killing. It is the GOSPEL that brings light and life to lost souls, not therapeutic counseling.
"I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."
That, my friends, is the timeless message of Truth that Jesus preached. Why should those of us who claim to be His followers teach differently? The right response to the guilt and shame of murdering a child has been laid out by our Creator, Who commands that we confess and forsake our sin and surrender to God through the only sacrifice He accepts ... Jesus Christ, the Savior of those who stop making excuses.

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

Women Sign 'We Had Abortions' PetitionOct 03 2:29 PM US/Eastern

By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
At a pivotal time in the abortion debate, Ms. magazine is releasing its fall issue next week with a cover story titled "We Had Abortions," accompanied by the names of thousands of women nationwide who signed a petition making that declaration.
The publication coincides with what the abortion-rights movement considers a watershed moment for its cause. Abortion access in many states is being curtailed, activists are uncertain about the stance of the U.S. Supreme Court, and South Dakotans vote Nov. 7 on a measure that would ban virtually all abortions in their state, even in cases of rape and incest.
"All this seems very dire," said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, which publishes Ms.
"We have to get away from what the politicians are saying," she said, "and get women's lives back in the picture."
Even before the issue reaches newsstands Oct. 10, anti-abortion activists have been decrying it. Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, wrote in a commentary that when she saw a Ms. announcement of the project, "the evil practically jumped right off the page."
Ms. executive editor Katherine Spillar said more than 5,000 women have signed the petition so far, heeding its appeal to declare they are unashamed of the choice they made. The magazine itself had room for only 1,016 names, she said Tuesday, but all of them will be viewable online as Ms. encourages other women to continue adding their signatures.
Ms. says it will send the petition to Congress, the White House and state legislators.
The signatories include Ms. founder Gloria Steinem, comedian Carol Leifer, and actresses Kathy Najimy and Amy Brenneman, but most are not famous names.
Tyffine Jones, 27, of Jackson, Miss., said she had no hesitation about signing _ although she lives in a state where restrictions on abortion are tough and all but one abortion clinic has been closed.
Jones said she got an abortion 10 years ago, enduring harassment from protesters when she entered the clinic, in order to finish high school. She went on to become the first member of her family to graduate from college, and hopes at some point to attend law school.
"I wanted to do something bigger with myself. I didn't want to be stopped by anything," she said in a telephone interview.
Another signatory, Debbie Findling of San Francisco, described her difficult decision last year to have an abortion after tests showed that she would bear a son with Down syndrome.
"I felt it was my right to make the decision, but having that right doesn't make the decision any easier," she said. "It was the hardest decision I've ever made."
Findling, 42, is married, with a 5-year-old daughter, and has been trying to get pregnant again while pursuing her career as a philanthropic foundation executive.
She says too many of her allies in the abortion-rights movement tend to minimize, at least publicly, the psychological impact of abortion.
"It's emotionally devastating," she said in a phone interview. "I don't regret my decision, but I regret having been put in the position to have to make that choice. It's something I'll live with for the rest of my life."
Findling strongly supports the Ms. petition, and believes women who have had abortions need to be more open about their decisions. She has written an essay about her own experience, and plans to include it in an anthology she hopes to publish next year.
Ms. mounted this kind of petition drive when it was first published. Its debut issue in 1972 included a manifesto signed by 53 women, many of them well-known, declaring that they had undergone abortions despite state laws outlawing the procedure.
The next year, the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision establishing abortion rights nationwide. Some abortion-rights activists are concerned that Roe could be overturned, either by the current court or if President Bush has the opportunity to appoint one more justice.
Smeal said Ms. staffers called the women who signed the petition to verify their information and be sure they were willing to have their names in print.
"The women thanked us for doing this," Smeal said. "They wanted to tell their stories."
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