Family Planning

I am going to start this post out all light and fluffy by showing you some adorable pictures of Connor in the bath last night. I love that bath time is such a fun time in our house.

Now that you have seen all the adorableness, if you aren't in the mood for something heavy, and possibly controversial, just stop reading here.

Are you sure you are ready to join me?

Okay, here we go.

I read an article the other day about an anti-abortion ad that has started a lot of drama. I don't really care about the ad and all that drama. What bothered me while reading the article was how the pro-choice activist quoted in the article kept referring to abortion as "family planning". That has stuck with me and bothered me all week long.

Now let me tell you a little something. I have never walked a day in the shoes of someone that had to even consider an abortion, so I don't know what it is like. But I will tell you one thing, if anyone I know ever gets an abortion, whether I agree with it or not, I will walk with them through all the crap that they will have to deal with in the aftermath and for the rest of their life. Personally, I think that is how Jesus would want it. He wouldn't want me to kick someone when they are down. He would want me to walk beside them.

But back to "family planning". I may or may not believe that abortion is acceptable in certain situations. Either way, it sickens me to think of people aborting over "family planning" issues. There are all sorts of other "family planning" (i.e. preventative) methods out there to make sure pregnancy doesn't happen. And those options are all lot less painful for everyone involved.

So, no matter how I look at it, referring to abortion at "family planning" just doesn't sit well with me. It kind of makes me sick to my stomach.

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