Reflecting on the fragility of life today, on Easter Sunday. This story is an amazing testament to the power of each to minister to one another, sometimes without knowing.
Take courage this holy day, courage in the truth of your existence. Courage that you exist for a purpose… courage that your quest is always yet to be determined.
Trust in God.
“The woman recounted that a few months previous she was dismayed to find herself unexpectedly pregnant. She had gone out shopping to distract herself because she had just scheduled an appointment to get an abortion and was terrified about it. The appointment was two days away.
As the woman walked from her car into Walmart, a red bracelet lying on the ground caught her eye. She picked it up and saw that it had the word LIFE on it. She quickly stowed the bracelet in her purse and continued with her shopping.
That night the woman sat in her room crying, filled with an awful dread about what she was about to do. She was worried about what her parents would think and felt the need to “get rid of the problem.” As well, her boyfriend had abandoned her, making abortion seem like the only choice that was left.
At this point in the woman’s story, Rachel could not hold back her tears any longer. She completely forgot that she was supposed to be working and that she had other tables to serve.”
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“No one understands the flaw in the rape-abortion argument better than Rebecca Kiessling, who at 18 learned that she was conceived in a brutal rape by a serial rapist who held her mother at knife-point.
“Please understand that whenever you identify yourself as being ‘pro-choice,’ or whenever you make that exception for rape,” she writes in her testimony, “what that really translates into is you being able to stand before me, look me in the eye, and say to me, ‘I think your mother should have been able to abort you.’””
Thanks to MRI technology.
Also interesting because if something is morally wrong, then the only chance it has of not being wrong, is if the rules of morality change to fit the situation.
If the rules of morality change to fit a situation, one cannot really call them “morals” at all, since the actual definition of morals (as easily found by anyone) indicate that morals are permanent institutions. I quote the two most relevant:
1) of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.
3) founded on the fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on legalities, enactment, or custom: moral obligations.
If morality is a permanent institution, then if something is morally wrong sometimes, then it is morally wrong all of the time.
It is not a far leap to understand that connection.
In light of this recent poll finding, (published this very week), I say again, “Interesting.”