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Societies Burdens Caught Succeeding Again

I came across an interesting tidbit today in some random reading. A story about Temple Grandin http://awards.tv.yahoo.com/blog/50-who-is-temple-grandin?nc . At first glance it's just another world of entertainment tidbit. A biopic about Temple Grandin that took home some 5 of 7 emmy's it was nominated for. Big deal right? Well the big deal once I started reading was that Temple Grandin has autism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Grandin ) and holds several higher education degrees. She's accomplished many things in her life and she's been diagnosed with autism since 1950.

Food for Thought

As a society we are concerned with preventing unwanted pregnancies, building social programs, being financially stable, and saving our planet. When we increase our national debt we are borrowing from tax money from future generations. Things like social security are structured around there being future generations that will pay into it. Since the legalization of abortion in this country millions of future tax payers no longer exist to support these things. As a country we are currently below replacement levels as far as reproducing goes.

The Birth Control Blinders

A few late night thoughts. The MTV generation is all about birth control. They are all about getting every girl in this country on birth control. They are all about condoms. Stop unwanted pregnancies, stop STD's, be responsible. They've taken all the meaning and commitment in sex and turned it into something as common as drinking a cup of coffee. They tell you to use a medication to prevent pregnancy that can cause holes in your heart. They feel free to tell you that it's okay to kill your baby if you happen to get pregnant. All so that you can meaningless sex with whoever you desire.

Commuting The Down Syndrome Death Sentence

Recent figures have some 90% of potential down syndrome babies will be aborted. I say potential because the prenatal tests that determine it are not 100% conclusive. That being said some percentage of perfectly healthy babies are aborted out of fear that they might have had Down's Syndrome. This is revolting to me, especially considering how functional most are. So an article came to my attention http://catholickey.blogspot.com/2009/09/touchdown-for-down-syndrome-play... that once again proves that people are wrong about Down's Syndrome.

The Dreaded Speech

People have been going crazy about Obama speaking to school children. The problem was this was handled very poorly by everyone involved. I have to say as a mother, I understand the concerns that some conservative parents had. Those concerns were of course unfounded in the end. My grandma claims that he must have changed his real speech at the last minute. That's a little too 9/11 truther/ conspiracy theory for me. What the speech actual said was pretty much what everyone has been telling their kids for a very long time.

Tragedy Turned Miracle

In Paraguay a baby boy was born at 24 weeks gestation. He was pronounced dead, sent home in a cardboard box for burial, and found to be alive when the box was opened. This is an amazing story! http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/119561/Family-s-shock-over-baby-back... Please pray for this little boy (who is in stable condition at the moment).

Abortion the Next Generation

So my husband shared this with me. It's on Patrick Madrid's Blog http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com/2009/06/dear-mom-i-have-some-difficult... . Considering FOCA will allow people to have abortions all the way up to their due date, this letter is not so far fetched. If you want a reason to keep fighting for life then read this. I'll paste it below. Thanks to Patrick Madrid for posting this and thanks to my husband for sharing it with me.

January 22, 2023

Dear Mom:

My Life on Facebook

Well I finally broke down and got an account on Facebook a while back. I didn't really want a Facebook page. I'm not really big on the whole social networking thing. I had a theory going at the time that it is a very shallow way of interacting with people. I don't really like that kind of interaction. I prefer to have meaningful interactions with people who are my friends in real life and not just my "friends" on Facebook.

My Tax Dollars at Work

I got something interesting in the mail. It was a letter from the American Life League. One that went out to probably anyone that's ever gotten on a pro- life mailing list. They, of course used a fairly standard method of providing the most shocking information to illicit a donation from me. They really didn't need to since the existence of abortion is enough to make a persons stomach turn. What caught my attention was the snippets they included from a Planned Parenthood book. It is of course the book that my tax dollars pay for them to print none the less.

The Life of a Drain on Society

Many people seem to have decided a couple of things about down syndrome. They've decided that living with down syndrome can't possibly be a life worth living (so killing them is somehow better) and that people with down syndrome are a drain on society (so again killing them is better). The going conclusion by a vast majority of society is that people with down syndrome don't deserve to live. An excuse for an abortion, for killing the non perfect among us. Yet the truth tends to seep through when you're not paying attention.

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