Saturday, January 24, 2009

One of Obama's first measures

This doesn't come as a surprise, but President Obama has officially done away with the abortion law that bans the U.S. from giving funds internationally to other countries that perform abortions and provide information on planned parenthood. This is exactly why I didn't vote for him. Historic? Yes! And it IS great that America can vote someone into office who is other than white (although I don't think it was "regardless of color." People just want it to seem that way.), but the man has no morals. Ok, I should say instead that his morals do not match up with the Bible. The Bible is VERY clear about this issue, and I obviously amd VERY passionate about it.

Do I feel sorry for a woman who becomes pregnant from a situation she had no control over, such as rape? Of course! But I also believe in an amazing God who NEVER allows us to be faced with something that HE will not give us the strength, courage, and love to overcome, without murdering an innocent child first. Do I feel sorry for a woman who is faced with a pregnancy that is endagering her own life, and is faced with the unbearable decision of her own life or her child's? Definitely! But I believe in a God who is more powerful, more faithful, and more healing than any medicine or procedure or doctor. Do I feel sorry for a woman who "accidentally" got pregnant? No way. I love her, but I do not feel sorry for her because she made that choice. When you choose to have sex, protected or not, you risk pregnancy. If you are not ready for that, no matter what the reason may be, it's simple...don't have sex! There is a 100% chance you won't get pregnant that way!

All that being said, I suppose this weighs so heavily on my heart because Brandon and I have been trying since June to get pregnant. Sometimes I think it will NEVER happen! I would give anything to be a mom, and yet there are people all over the place who are just killing their babies like they are a wart simply to be removed. This hurts me terribly! Some of you may say, "why don't you adopt?" Well, that's simple. I don't have 12 15 or 30 thousand dollars to just pass to someone. Adoption is ridiculously expensive. And while I think it is awesome for someone to take in a child who otherwise wouldn't have a home, not all can afford it. If I could, trust me, I would be in Bethany Christian Services' office tomorrow.


alison b said...

there are many resources available to assist families in adopting. we are having an adoption info session at church tomorrow during both services in the cafe 1 room (used to be the crosswalk bookstore) and a list will be distributed if you're interested.

Kim said...

Well I won't go into the politics with you because you know where I stand...... :-) Of course I love you regardless!!!!

BUT Alison is right, there are so many resources available to people wanting to adopt. We would not have been able to do it 3 times if there weren't. There are grants, etc. Just FYI.

I will keep you guys in my prayers. It is very frustrating and heartbreaking when you want something so bad and others just have complete disregard for the gift.


Kelly said...

Thanks, guys :-) It is very hard. At this moment, I don't feel like God is telling us to adopt, but I think it just might be in our future, seeing as he has put so many people in our paths who have adopted. My husband isn't quite as open about it as I am. Not because he doesn't think it's a good thing, but it's scary to him. After all, the idea of having kids in general is new to him! So, I am waiting on the Lord and his direction. Thanks for the prayers!