Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Nay, Nay, Mr. Bland, Listen To What I Say! 8-)

First off I would say that in no way does the freedom of women depend on Roe! In fact, what Roe v. Wade has done, outside of stripping states of their individual rights and inventing a constitutional right to abort unborn children, has been to set women’s rights back on its heels! In addition to that, Justice Blackmun, in his many writings released to the public shortly after his death, admits to towing a special interests agenda line as well as being unsure as to the actual time of ‘viability’ of the unborn child; two red flags on the validity of Roe v. Wade.

Feminists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony saw abortion as anti-women as well as the exploitation of the most vulnerable of our society! Suffragist Susan B. Anthony said, “The woman is awfully guilty who commits [abortion], it will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death”. Further, in 1873, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote, “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.” Another feminist pioneer, Alice Paul, saw abortion as the ‘ultimate exploitation of women’.

It is just a staggering thought to ponder, that since 1973, the year that Mr. Bland seems to consider celebratory, more than 20 million American women who would have begun their lives as unborn babies, moving on to being infant girls, and, following the natural flow of life, would have one day grown up to enjoy the freedoms those early feminists worked so hard to secure for them, would instead end up as medical waste.

The segment of society that opposes abortion is not ‘anti-choice’ as Mr. Bland’s article states, but rather, they are ‘pro-life’ and most definitely pro-choice. When one considers the medical facts that the unborn child is an entirely separate entity from its mother-see scientific fact of each person’s unique DNA as well as the unborn’s possession of their own blood supply-one must realize that to have an honest debate on abortion, the humanity of the unborn needs to be addressed. What is revealed when one does consider such things is that pro-‘choice’ really is NO choice for the unborn.

Further, Planned Parenthood has a financial stake in the abortion business, for that is what it is from their end. It has nothing to do with caring about me or any other woman, though we could and would find many well intentioned, uninformed, and in denial women, who work for the various Planned Parenthood offices across the nation, and/or support the right to abort the unborn, who think that it does.

In fact, Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions here in the USA and more than likely throughout the entire world via various population control/women’s ‘health’ care doors. We here in America have a hand in helping the ‘not for profit’ PP to rake in millions of dollars profit. How does the figure $350 million dollars in surplus sit with you all? And that is in the last seven years only! And our government has increased funding to this organization with over $1.49 billion in government grants in the last seven fiscal years!!

There is no way that our society will escape the consequences of this assault on the innocent unborn child, and in fact, we already are reaping from sowing a culture of death. All one has to do is look at Social Security’s shortfall. It is not in trouble just due to mismanagement by Congress in budgeting. Part of the problem has to do with population replacement. Our society lacks millions of its citizens and we are paying the price (and will continue to do so) whether folks want to admit it or not in their quest to continue justifying abortion on demand.

Another ‘available to the public’ fact is the disproportionate number of abortions that the African American community experiences. For instance, African American’s make up 12% of the population in the United States, but black women get 32 percent of the abortions!! Without abortion cutting away over forty million people, the African American community/population would today be 35 percent larger than it is!

I could share even more information with you readers via this venue that would shock, disappoint or annoy, all info taken from public record, up to and including Margaret Sanger’s reason for beginning the birth control push in our nation, but I figure if people are interested they will go and check it out for themselves as I once did so many years ago when I began questioning just what the ‘right’ to abortion did for me as a woman, at their local library, too!

No, Mr. Bland, women’s ‘freedom’ does not depend on Roe remaining law, but women’s freedom depends on women recognizing the plague abortion has been on our society and worse, how abortion has encouraged we women to indulge our most selfish of selfish desires, and then we should be about rejecting it and all that it represents.

For there is great truth in the words of Mother Teresa, who wrote:
It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you can live as you wish.

What Did You Say, Mr. Bland?

'Women's Freedom Depends on Roe'
To the Editor:
It's been 33 years since Roe v. Wade legalized aboriton nationwide.
On January 22, 1973, a young lawyer named Sarah Weddington successfully argued the Roe v. Wade case before the United States Supreme Court. But the ink wasn't dry on the decision before the anti-choice forces began attempting to eviscerate Roe and all that the monumnetal decision stands for.
Anti-choice state legislators have pushed laws that require waiting periods, biased and inaccurate pre-abortion counseling and other barriers to a women's right to choose. Anti-choice foot soldiers mustered on the sidewalks of health clinics to harass, murder and brutalize staff and patients who were attempting to gain access to the health care facility to which they were fully entitled.
Most baffling about the anti-choice activists, who have been wagin 33 years of warefare against choice, is their wholesale rejection of the measures that would prevent the need for abortion.
They oppose comprehensive, medically accurate sex-education, even though it has been proven that truthful, comprehensive sex education is effective in teaching teens responsible decision making, disease prevention and family planning.
They oppose emergency conraception and sometimes all forms of birth control. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that without birth control, there will be more unintended pregnancies and therefore an increased need for abortion services.
Over the past few years, anti-choice pharmacists have refused to fill legal prescriptions for emergency contraception because of their own personal biases. You have to wonder how many women were left with an unwanted pregnancy after a pharmacist refused to do his or her job.
In a number of states, attorneys general have tried to subpoena the personal, private medical records of women who have had abortions. Privacy is the cornerstone of Roe, and the right to medical privacy is as organic to American society as the right to speaka in the public square.
Roe v. Wade is about self-determination and bodily integrity. It is about how securing these rights gives women an equal place at life's table. Justice Harry Blackmun, writing for the majority, called Roe "a step that had to be taken as we go down the road toward the full emancipation of women."
Thirty-three years of freedom-and counting.
Jeffrey Bland, president and CEO
Planned Parenthood of Greater Western New Jersey

Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Abortion Debate

Let's make no mistake or pull any punches when we speak about abortion: It is not about women's rights and never has been. If we are honest with ourselves, which is no simple task since it is very easy to live an entire lifetime in denial, we would see the truth in the statement that abortion is about selfishness.

The main reason why abortion has been promoted as a women's rights issue is very simple: to gain the support of women. And what better way to do that then to threaten a set back on those hard fought and won rights?

For the women who have supported abortion on the grounds that to deny that right is to deny women the victories of the past I would say that they might take a moment to look into the past at some of the writings of two of the leaders of the suffragists movement, namely Susan B. Antony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

In 1873, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote "When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit."

Susan B. Anthony said, "The woman is awfully guilty who commits [abortion], it will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death.'

Further, abortion pushers, Planned Parenthood, founded by an avowed racist, had their publicists focus on pushing abortion as a necessity that poor women could not access, appealing to the part of society seen as not having the same opportunity as another, in order to gain support for it across the board. It worked too, because there is something that all humankind has in common, men and women, rich and poor: the pull of selfishness. The truth is that abortion has been around as long as history, and a woman who wanted an abortion could usually find one; if she had access to the cash.

Abortion is the most anti-woman plague to ever descend upon modern society. In the years since 1973 we can safely guesstimate that over 20 million of American women became medical waste instead of being afforded the right to be the infant girls they should have been and to grow up and enjoy the hard-earned freedoms won them by the suffragists. For abortion is 'the ultimate exploitation of women' in the words of another feminist pioneer named Alice Paul, plain and simple. We women have been had and willingly. But we can stop the slide with a little humilty as well as a change of heart, a change that can only come from a revelation of truth that is acknowledged and acted upon. I have high hopes for my sex as well as a working knowledge of a changed heart life. 8-)