Saturday, October 31, 2009

What Do I Plan To Do About It?

I have gotten many comments asking what am "I" doing to help the situation of abortion and those involved. At the present moment my husband and I only have one vehicle and he takes it to work with him, so I can't volunteer at our local Women's Crisis Center, we don't have the funds to donate to the National Right To Life, and Josh and I can't adopt because of finances. So, I am doing what I can by talking to those that have come to me (Yes, I have personally dealt with ladies considering an abortion) and praying for those that have the means to donate their time and money. I would really do more about this if I could.

While I have never been put in the position of having to make a life or death choice for a child, or the people and the circumstances they may be in, I have seen what an unwanted pregnancy is and what it will do to that person...I've seen it first hand. I've seen when it was a wanted pregnancy, but the Lord saw fit to take it home to be with him before the baby even came out of the womb. When a woman miscarries, did she miscarry a BABY or just some blob of tissue? I must admit that it's not easy, and they have A LOT to deal with...but that baby inside of them is still a human life that was created by God and whether or not the parents of that baby wanted that pregnancy, God has a purpose for each person created, and He has a reason for that pregnancy.

I know that rape is a vile thing and that it is very hard and very, very stressful and an emotional tragedy to deal with. I have a very close friend of mine that was raped and I saw what it did to her, I have seen the affects of it. But God is there for all who are willing to turn to Him for comfort and support. (1 Peter 5:7 Casting all our cares upon him for he careth for you)

Just because I speak out on abortion and how I believe it's wrong and that it's the murder of an innocent baby doesn't mean that I have no compassion for the ladies in those situations. And I am in NO way judging the person, but rather what they are doing. I have never been called out as one who judges others. I want to offer help to these ladies, and show them that there are other options out there, and that while He doesn't condone it and He hates what they are doing, Jesus loves them no matter what!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't understand this I judge what they do, but not them. That makes absolutely no sense.

There are lots of things you can do that don't require you to drive. None of why you are doing when you post not truthful and inaccurate propaganda.

Why not make one post about a singular reason women have abortion and explore the ways that we can do something? Then the next post do the same thing with a different reason. THAT is helpful!

L. C. said...

If you don't have the money to privately adopt, why don't you consider fost/adopt through the state? The cost is little to nothing and that's definitely a way to minister to the most vulnerable in our society. If you are open to race and possible drug exposure/special needs, there are definitely situations there.

Anonymous said...

Hi, thank you for posting a very non-judgmental entry. I am pro-choice, but I think there's somehow space for some of us to meet in the middle. Although I'm pro-choice, I do believe that it's a terrible situation for a woman to be in, and my heart goes out to them. I wish that no one should have to be in a situation where they have to make that decision.

I think if you want to live a pro-life life, the best thing you (when/if you're able) or I or anyone should be able to do is go after the root causes of abortion: poverty, sexual abuse, education and the like. Help people BEFORE they have to face an unwanted pregnancy.

And although I'm pro-choice, although I'm not Christian (I'm actually Jewish), I do believe that G-d takes care of those beings who didn't get to start a life.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristina,
I really think your stance is quite uninformed. Have you any idea of the heartache that goes into making a choice like this? I don't think so. You're young and naive and do you have an education or any experience of people who do not share your values?
It is not a crime to not be a Christian, whatever you my think. It is not a crime to disagree with what you say about God. Whatever you may think.
Personally I was raised agnostic and attended a Catholic school where I encountered both sides of the argument before university where again I learned and studied more. My conclusion is I am pro-choice. I find it really insulting that you sit back and tell people they are wrong just because they disagree with you. We don't share your belief system, that does not make us bad people.

Just because people aren't Christian does not mean they are wrong. A true Christian sees that, just as Christ historically did. He was a Jew yet he worked to help gentiles, he saved gentiles. Make it a modern situation- he did not try to convert people the way Christians like you do. So get over yourself, consider education and learning- SECULAR education.

Good luck.

Lyndsae said...

Kristina,

I have a few questions for you. You answered many of my previous questions in this post, and I hope that you'll answer these.

How do you feel about abortions that are necessary to save the life or health of the mother? For example, ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tube rather than in the uterus. The fallopian tube can not expand enough to support a growing fetus and this condition cannot possibly result in a live birth. If left in place, the fallopian tube will stretch to capacity and will eventually rupture. This causes internal bleeding, infection, and possibly the mother's death. When an ectopic pregnancy is discovered early in the pregnancy (typically in the first trimester), should the mother be allowed to terminate the pregnancy?

Why don't you publish comments made on your posts? You must anticipate that by making such strong statements about a controversial topic, you will face some opposing viewpoints. Are you willing to engage in discussion with your readers?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

If you consider abortion to be murder, what do you think the punishment should be for women who get illegal abortions? People who hire other people to kill are faced with life sentences or the death penalty. Are you willing to take that stand? Why don't pro-life people address this question?

Kristina said...

Anonymous #1,

Jesus loves the sinner, but hates the sin. He doesn't judge the person, but rather what they are doing.

You brought up a very good point of taking one topic and doing a post on it. I like the idea and hopefully I will be able to get the chance to do that soon.

Kristina said...

Anonymous #3,

You seem to think that I have no experience or contact with anyone out side of home or church. I do have family and friends that don't share the same values and beliefs, and we have discussions about them all the time. I have seem the heartache and emotion that goes along with making a decision about abortion. Just two weeks before Josh and I got married I talk to a 15 year old girl that was considering one, I saw what pain it caused. So to say I don't know what it's like without asking...you are doing EXACTLY what you guys have been accusing me of doing. Making assumptions without the facts. Hmmm. You have no idea the things that I have seen and been around.

If you study the Bible you will see that Jesus Christ only turned to the Gentiles because the Jews rejected him. His ministry was to the Jew first, then the Gentile.

As far as an education goes, no I may not have a college degree, but I did graduate with a high school diploma and was an A-B student. If I could afford to get a college education, I would.

I'm not saying that you guys are wrong, I'm just saying what I believe...as are you.

Kristina said...

Lyndsae,

I hope to get to answering your question is a post soon, right now I have been bombarded with questions that I want to answer and I'm not sure how long it will take to get to yours, but I will!

I do post about 90% of the comments that are made, but here lately with my husband and I being sick I just haven't felt like getting on the computer...so that is why it takes me a little bit to publish comments. I do post the ones that disagree with me, I just don't post the sarcastic and really rude ones. Perhaps I'll start doing that anyways.

I'm more than willing to get into a discussion with my readers, but sometimes there are just some comments that are better left untouched, do you know what I mean?

Kristina said...

To All Anonymous,

Can you please post a name at the bottom of your comments, so it will be easier for me to respond to you.

Thank You!

roddma said...

Be careful mentioning adoption. Adoption is expensive, heartbreaking, and along process. My mother works at human sercices and advised my former sis in law against it.There arent many babies and the older kids come with problems. What if the mother changes her mind? The whole foster care system is screwed up. It takes money too. These arent easy decisions to make.

Death penalty and abortion are two diffrent things. Its a pretty lame analogy. That person has committed a crime.

Our Family Is His said...

Do what you are called to do in this battle. Not everyone is called to adopt, not everyone is called to work in a crisis center, not everyone is called to every job. You do what God calls you to do in this battle and never let anyone try to make you feel guilty because you aren't doing what they think you should be doing.

Abortion is wrong. It's murder. It should be just as illegal to kill your unborn baby as it is to kill your 2 day old baby.

And this comes from an educated, worked with women contemplating abortion, worked with women who had abortions, have friends who have had abortions, have friends who chose not to have abortions, worked in the general population in an upper management position in the technical industry, knows the stats and what the realities are on both sides, woman.