Pro Choice or Pro Life? Well, is there between? We shouldn't have some law forcing against "our will", but also we shouldn't take away someone's life-especially a human baby that can't make a choice. I believe that is an issue that is causing division in our nation, which I feel people are fighting each other on an issue that is miscommunicated-we are fighting over a misunderstanding issue.
I have a friend of mine who was about to be aborted, but his life was "spared" and was adopted. How many people out there have a similar story?
My personal stance on this issues (became more big for me after someone told me he was "pro-choice" during the 2004 Elections on "moral issues")is close to my heart. I work at a group home of 8 developmentally disabled adults, I don't know each of their exact stories. However, I love them as a family member. After working here for 5+ years and going since 1999, I can't see why any mother would want to have abortion due to any medical conditions...
"Since statistics show that nine out of ten babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted, the numbers of perfectly healthy babies being aborted are incredibly high. Conservatively, at least one of these nine who abort would have delivered a healthy child."-"When a Pregnancy Test Shows Down Syndrome"-from Focus on the Family
A baby should not be killed because of a physical ailment or a medical condition. God probably lets this happen, so people like me who works with them will be touched in many ways (see personal group home story)
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Last evening (Sunday, October 7th of 2007), I was talking to a friend of her past abortions. She literally told me that she would have sex all the time and would get abortions to make money (1000 nevas in Canada!). It would help buy her food, clothing, and shelter. I decided to research more on this...
Coalition of Abortion/Breast Cancer
"Planned Parenthood is enthusiastic about OTC sales because the British experience shows that, by making the drug widely available, abortion sales increased (and so did sexually transmitted diseases, especially among adolescents).
Planned Parenthood is not in the business of selling Plan B, so it can sell fewer abortions. When Plan B "fails" to prevent either conception or implantation, young women will seek surgical abortions. Money is what drives this business."
The Effects of Abortion Including Known Complications, from abortionfacts.com
"Effects on Women's Biological Health - Immediate
Complications You can have With your abortion A complete list and description of physical complications of abortion
Maternal Deaths and Long Term Complications: A complete collection of statistics, quotes, and medical evidence.
Life Care Pregnancy Center marks 10th anniversary of helping area’s young mothers
Morris Sun Tribune
Published Saturday, October 06, 2007
"Since the Morris Life Care Pregnancy Center first opened its doors one decade ago, it has experienced plenty of significant milestones in its growth and expansion.
But, for the people who volunteer, support and sustain the organization, the only moments that ever really mattered involve the women who have been helped along the way.
To mark the anniversay, the center is holding a dinner today (Oct. 6) from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Assumption Church Fellowship Hall. The public is invited and free-will offering will be taken.
Bonnie Wall, who has served as Director for “the Center” since 2001, said the center’s primary purpose is to provide support, friendship and practical assistance to girls and women who find themselves in an unplanned or unexpected pregnancy.
“Our basic premise and our mission is helping women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy situation,” Wall said. “And helping not only themselves but their family, their boyfriend, their friends, to accept the decision they want to make concerning their situation, whether they will choose to parent or put the child up for adoption.”
According to Wall, for women of any age an unexpected pregnancy can be one of the most exciting or one of the most frightening experiences of their lives. Coming to terms with a decision regarding how to handle the next steps in their lives can be a time of great inner conflict, and the process of making that decision is one that a woman should not have to walk through alone.
This is where supporters and volunteers of the Center see themselves as keys. They work to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment to any woman who thinks or knows she is pregnant. They offer information and options that will help women understand that they can walk successfully through their pregnancy and into the next stage of life, Wall said.
“The decision is really theirs,” said Wall. “But, once they decide to keep that child, from that point on it is about caring for the child. Whether they decide to raise the child or put them up for adoption, we are going to help them with that.”
Support services through the center are free and confidential. The center provides free pregnancy tests, individual pregnancy counseling, pregnancy education, new born education, as well as chastity and sexual disease counseling. They also provide practical assistance in the form of material goods, as well as referrals for medical, housing, financial and educational needs.
According to Wall, the center has a strong referral network. If a woman is in need of a place to live, they connect her with a county HRA. If she has insurance needs, they might connect her to Stevens County Human Services. If she needs a job, they refer her to CEP.
“We don’t do everything,” Wall said. “If there’s an agency or organization or school that already exists and it is something they need to do, we will refer them to that. We also have several agencies that we work with if they decide for adoption.”
Folded into the Center’s mission of providing for women’s practical and emotional needs is a strong emphasis on helping them gain a strong sense of independence and ownership of their lives and in the care of their child.
“We try and teach people to be self-sufficient,” Wall said. “How do you actually take care of this child?”
One program they offer women to help them grow as an individual through the process of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood is an “Earn While You Learn” program. The “Earn While You Learn” is a curriculum that contains 45 lessons in nine modules that take women from early pregnancy to three months after the baby is born.
The curriculum covers pregnancy, postpartum care, the developing pre-born, the emotional needs and physical care of a newborn, first aid and more. Women who go through these lessons earn what the center calls “Mommy Money,” which they can use to purchase items in the center’s store.
“We have anything and everything you would actually need to bring that child up,” said Wall.
Items in the store include high chairs, bassinets, shoes, bottles, formula, diapers, and more. While these items are available free of charge to any woman with a need, according to Wall, some women prefer to feel that they are investing in their personal development and like the idea of earning the things they need to care for their child.
“The center does not purchase any of the items in the store,” Wall said. “Everything we give to women has been donated brand new or gently used.”
According to Wall, there are several people in the community who have adopted the center. These people go to rummage sales, clearance sales, or just shop for items to donate because they love to buy things for babies and want to help support mothers with need.
“Every now and then I find a box or bag by the door and I know it has come from one of them,” Wall said. “We even have one lady who crochets a scarf for each one of our babies when they’re born.”
This sort of grass roots support and loyalty has been integral to the center’s operation from the beginning. The center’s origins stretch back to the mid 1990s when a group of people got together to determine whether or not the area needed a pregnancy center. The group operated largely out of the living room of one community individual for quite some time before they officially organized.
“They didn’t actually open in an office form until 1997,” said Wall.
“It was a very bare bones operation,” said Mary Odegaard, who served as the first Director of the Center from 1997 to 1999. “We had a few office hours, some volunteers, and an answering machine.”
But according to Odegaard, the biggest challenge in the early days was less about location and resources and more about getting the word out about who they were and how they wanted to be a positive resource for women.
“It was getting a reputation in town as someone who would not judge and would give choices, Odegaard said.” “As we grew and as girls and families began to use the services we had grandparents coming in looking for services for grandkids. We had parents, we had college kids - both for pregnancy tests or just to talk and to plan.”
Odegaard defines the major milestone for the center as not a specific moment or event, but rather a period of time where many in the community began to recognize the center as a resource.
“I think the major milestone was when we became a community resource that the community was using,” she said. “When the majority of our referrals became word of mouth referrals or reputation referrals. That’s when we knew we were going somewhere when we had people bringing their friends in.”
For Odegaard, this was particularly important because, to her, one of the underpinnings of the center is its desire to be a safe place for women to come and receive support and be treated like “thinking people.”
“We do not get resistance from women who are looking for someone to listen to them and respect them,” she said. “We give them information, offer them resources, and are a helping hand. We respect them enough as an adult to treat them like thinking individuals.”
Since 1997, the center has had three locations in Morris prior to settling at their current location in the Theatre Arcade Building, where they have been since January 2004. For Bonnie Wall, this represents another major milestone.
“When we came into this building, we shifted,” said Wall. “For the first time in the history of the pregnancy center all of the materials are under one roof.”
Who? Morris Life Care Pregnancy Center: Single/Married Women of all ages Where? 601 1/2 California Ave. (moved to Morris Theatre Arcade Building) When? M-F Contact: Bonnie Wall 320.589.0300/ 1.800.285.0712
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Brutal Truth- Tyranny In America
"Alex Jones exposes the inhumane treatment of non-violent pro-life demonstrators. This includes the breaking of an arm by the LAPD and the testimony of a woman who miscarried after being assaulted by the authorities. The type of persecution is shown in this clip occurred in late 80s and early 90s and continued until the twenty-first century."
Student's Video on Abortion
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