10.01.2010

Abortion Survivor

I am not a political person.

I catch myself rolling my eyes whenever I hear political "discussions" at get-togethers and parties. To me those "discussions" often seem a lot like a few people who have watched a couple of episodes of Glenn Beck or Fox news and feel that they are now fully informed on "the issues", feeling free to "impress" their opinion on whoever is willing to listen or at least stand by blinking and breathing whilst they spout a lot of fluff.

I am not a political person.

You won't see me taking a political stand on my blog. You won't hear me ranting about "the issues".

But.

I watched this video last night. And I wanted to share it with someone. I may not be able to tell you exactly what is going on overseas or how "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" works or how the taxes affect the socioeconomic classes.

But.

I KNOW abortion is wrong.

And I love how this woman says it. Not in a "fluffy" way. But in a small, quiet, calm, but FIRM and reverberating voice.



And I couldn't help it.

I kind of sort of maybe wanted to be a political person for once.

13 comments:

MiMi said...

I saw this and it's amazing! I'm with you, in my opinion, abortion is wrong. Would never be an option for me.
That being said, I can't judge...I believe God will do that.
Which is a whole non PC attitude, right?

Adams Family said...

LOVED this. Thanks for sharing!

And I share your detest for the ramblings of people all charged up about politics...yuck!!

Jodi said...

Wow, this was really powerful. What an amazing person she is!

Cannwin said...

First of all, what is your definition of politics? Political discussions, to me, are about the government.

Intellectual conversation is about issues. Abortion, IMO, is not a political discussion but an intellectual one.

That being said... you'd definitely hate it at my house. We live off of a good debate. My little eight year old sits and absorbs as much as anyone. We talk about Supreme Court cases, news articles we've recently read. Everything and anything is up for grabs at our table.

My husband always says 'Small minds talk about people, great minds talk about ideas'

I guess I'm sort of a middle minded person then. :)

So, if you don't talk about 'politics' what do you talk about?

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

This is powerful stuff. And I have to say that it is not our place to judge people, but it is our place to judge practices and actions. We are capable of deciding what is right and what is wrong. Right and wrong is not a matter of opinion. If you know something is wrong, you should not casually watch as it infects a society. You should do all you can to prevent it from crumbling families, communities, and even the world. I admire this woman's courage to place the responsibility on all of us.

Emmy said...

Good for her. Good for her for standing up for what she knows is right and not being afraid to share it

iamwoman said...

This is incredible. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Patty Ann said...

This is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Jill said...

GREAT post! I love Bethany's comment too.

Myya said...

INCREDIBLE! Abortion would never be an option for me. I do believe though that I cannot judge anyone else, they will get their judgement when the time comes. This is one of the things I love about blogging, I love how people can share their thoughts. Good for you for posting this!

Mamarazzi said...

first of all congrats, i am impressed that you went political on your blog, i don't think i am that brave.

i have seen this, and it is awesome. i don't know how people can watch this and not at the very least start thinking.

Nancy said...

Wow! What an incredible story! Thanks for sharing.

Lind Family said...

Wow! I just got around to watching this and I am amazed. What a story! Thank you for sharing. My hubby came up to me as I was finishing watching it and he asked me what it was. I could barely tell him for the tears and sobs. Abortion is wrong in my opinion.

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