Yall, I don't get political on my blog... but I'm going to for the day. And it might make some of you new friends enemies... and I hope that isn't the case because I believe in a society where we can disagree (even quite passionately) & live together. This was almost a facebook status until my rational stopped my emotions from committing a serious social media crime (in my book). I abhor political facebook statuses. A LOT. I didn't want to feel like a hypocrite, alas I went to my blog instead. After all... it is my blog & I can do what I want to, do what I want to, do what I want to! You would write too if it happened to you. Oh wait... wrong song. Anyways the point is you can stop reading at any point and leave (whereas Facebook is a little in your face and a status can just POP up out of no where and assault your eyes ;) ). So I'm giving you fair warning. If you choose to read my blog - awesome. If you choose to stop now and come back later when it's a post full of cute pics of the twinsies - that's awesome too! If you choose to unfollow - that's ok too. It's a risk I'm going to take... although to be honest, we've got to get better about just shutting out people we disagree with. But the point is... you know yourself and know how much politics you can handle... so proceed accordingly.
If you read the news, you know that some political drama went down in Texas (and other areas of our country) this past week. Here's the thing... I just can't believe that having an abortion after 20 weeks is allowed in our world of science and technology.
I've seen ultrasounds of what two "fetuses" look like after 20 weeks. I've heard two precious hearts beat simultaneously. I've seen them kicking each other, bouncing on their sibling's head. I saw them, with my own eyes, interacting with each other inside my belly! I watched them suck their thumbs and learn to "drink" the amniotic fluid. I hurt for the women who have abortions (especially after 20 weeks), because I know that the lie of "it's only a fetus" just isn't true. The perks to having mono-di twins is that I got AWESOME high tech ultrasounds every other week and I got to watch these tiny lives develop and grow weekly. The truth is, there are few political "hills" I'm willing to die on... but this hill... this is one I'm not budging from. I'm all for women's rights to CHOOSE everything (equal jobs/pay, healthcare, birth control, EXCELLENT reproductive healthcare), but choosing to end a LIFE. Nope. Not budging. Wrong is wrong is wrong. Paint it however you like, but I've seen too much LIFE to be told otherwise.
The fact that we can't get a bill passed in some areas of our country to save babies that are being aborted AFTER 20 weeks BLOWS MY MIND.
Oh and one more thing... you tell me that an abortion is ok after 30 weeks and I'm not sure I'll be able to contain myself. I try to disagree respectfully. But alas, I've held two 3 1/2 lb LIVES in my arms and without a doubt, they were real babies. So it'll be pretty hard to convince me otherwise, and all those weeks nursing my sweet BABIES to health might make it a touchy issue. So if I get a twitch in my eye and look like I'm about to turn into an angry mama bear... you might want to give me a little space and allow me to cool down and remind myself of my goal to always disagree respectfully... even when discussing life & murder.
Ok. Rant done. I promise I won't get political on here again. But come on people...
Lord Jesus come quickly...