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I hear that this terrible crime has increased pressure on President Obama to condemn forced abortion. That would be a good first step.

I have passed legislation against forced abortion here in Oklahoma. I also debated and voted in favor of other legislation on the same issue by my colleague, Representative Paul Wesselhoft. Without exception, the “pro choice” people were highly critical and even profane in some of their comments concerning these efforts.

I believe that there are people who advocate for legal abortion actually are pro choice, so, even though I do not agree with them at all, I also don’t do things like put the label in quotes or call them “pro death” or any other unkind name. I refuse to lower a debate concerning something as noble as the sanctity of human life to a name-calling contest.

However, these people vehemently opposed legislation which would help stop forced abortion. I feel that their actions in this matter indicate that, whatever else they may be, they are NOT “pro choice” but rather blatantly and cruelly pro abortion.

I apologize for putting up two such grim posts back to back. I only do it because these crimes against women, children and, indeed, against all of humankind must not be hidden and allowed to continue.

  • http://HeartPathJournal.net David J. Hall

    Hi Rebecca,
    Your approach is great! You have a way of taking a strong stand on a subject, yet in a tone that is respectful and surely cannot be seen as anything but respectful by reasonable people. Oh that everyone on all sides of the proverbial isle would follow suit.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      That’s such a nice compliment. Thank you David!

  • http://foragingsquirrel.com

    Oh it’s all so sad. Thank you for your work on this front. I hope Obama can find the courage to speak out against it.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      So do I.

  • http://amandastrav.wordpress.com amandastrav

    The worst thing is staying silent when we should speak up. If everyone else can be loud about their beliefs and opinions, certainly we Christians should be louder and more upfront with our beliefs and love for our Savior. Excellent post!

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Amanda. I couldn’t agree more.

  • Peter Wiebe

    Jesus advocated for women and children in a culture that often viewed them as little more than property. I believe He is pleased when we follow in His steps. Thank you for shining a light on this subject. I was unaware before I read your post.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Peter. I agree with you. You have a fine blog, btw.

  • http://christiancopingwithsuicide.wordpress.com Christian Coping

    Thank you for standing up for the unborn. This gruesome practice is just one of the things that atheistic countries indulge in. When President Obama says we are not a Chrisian nation that is just one of paths we are headed down. Anything in the name of the common good is ok if there are no moral absolutes. Christians have been in this battle for 40 years and I believe we are making some headway at the state level thanks to brave souls like you.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      I believe you are right that there is a correlation between this and atheist governments. They also either support or allow other terrible things, such as buying and selling human organs.

      There is a growing push to legalize buying and selling human organs here in the USA. From what I’ve seen here in Oklahoma, the medical associations are dominated by those who support, or at least resist efforts to stop these things.

      Thank you for your great comment!

      • Arkenaten

        The atheist remark is uncalled for , misleading and unsubstantiated.

        • Rebecca Hamilton

          What are talking about?

          • Arkenaten

            This….
            “I believe you are right that there is a correlation between this and atheist governments.”

            It is an opinion. If you have facts to subsantiate I would be interested to read them.

            • Ted Seeber

              Which fact are you having a problem with? The fact that China is officially atheist, or the fact that there is a correlation between a lack of respect for life and the Chinese Government?

            • Rebecca Hamilton

              Douglas, did you notice the words “I believe?” You’re right. It IS an opinion. It’s my opinion and I said it was. I do not need to substantiate my opinions, unless, of course, you’re challenging my familiarity with my own thinking.

              • Arkenaten

                Unlike the somewhat petulant Mr. Seeber of course. Shakes head.

              • Arkenaten

                Yes, Rebecca, I noticed the “I believe”. No, you did not say it was an opinion and the tacit phrasing suggested otherwise.

                You also used the word ‘Governments’ – plural. This is why I challenged the assertion and asked you to substanstiate.

          • Arkenaten

            The 1978 Constitution of the People’s Republic of China guaranteed “freedom of religion” with a number of restrictions. Since the mid-1990s there has been a massive program to rebuild Buddhist and Taoist temples that were destroyed in the Cultural Revolution.
            WIki

            Thought you might find this interesting.

            • Ted Seeber

              Which fact are you having a problem with? The fact that China is officially atheist, or the fact that there is a correlation between a lack of respect for life and the Chinese Government? Oh, I just saw your 2nd post: “The 1978 Constitution of the People’s Republic of China guaranteed “freedom of religion” with a number of restrictions. ”

              Well, So does the Freedom From Religion Foundation who act like a bunch of spoiled brats here in the United States as well.

              • Arkenaten

                “Well, So does the Freedom From Religion Foundation who act like a bunch of spoiled brats here in the United States as well.”

                I don’t know, Ted? Maybe NBC wont allow them their own Evangelical TV channel, Hallelujah! to brainwash the Ameican Public?
                “Send 5 dollars and we’ll say a real live atheist prayer ON AIR.”

                • http://greenlightlady.wordpress.com Wendy Macdonald

                  Just so you know, many Christians ( myself included) find much of Christian programming twaddle. And I believe we can’t lump any group into one basket. Not all atheists are pro-choice. Recently a very prominent atheist died of cancer, who has a brother on the conservative side of politics, and was himself against abortion. I admired him for this stand. And I think it is hard not to be an atheist in a world where so many Christians are just plain weird. Rebecca is an awesome example of a true Christ like believer. I am not a Catholic – but I respect them immensely. I attend a moderate Baptist church. We need to respect all faiths or non-faiths and protect the vulnerable of our society as a team.

                  Blessings ~ Wendy

                • Arkenaten

                  @ Wendy.
                  “Not all atheists are pro-choice.”

                  Thank you.

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  • http://lifevigil.wordpress.com Beverly

    Thanks, Rebecca! I’ve scooped and reposted.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Beverly!

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  • http://jessicahof.wordpress.com JessicaHof

    Don’ t feel any need to apologise – you are doing His work reminding us that there’s such evil in this world.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Jessica!

  • http://thoughtsfromanamericanwoman.wordpress.com thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    Thank you for keeping us informed and for your work to protect the innocent children.

  • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

    Thank you, but you don’t need to thank me. It is a gift and a privilege I don’t deserve to be able to do anything I can to help protect mothers and their babies.

  • Yoshiko

    Thank you for the time to inform and to stand up for the mothers and the innocent children.
    And I would like to thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry teams for visiting and liking the poetry, “Cinema & TV”.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Yoshiko. Thank you also for what you are doing.

      • Yoshiko

        You are welcome. I really thank God for saving me through Christ, so I’m offering my talents to Him out of love.

        • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

          I am the same.

  • http://catholicbelle.wordpress.com CATHOLIC BELLE

    Hi All: This is a youtube video I ran across on twitter about an abortion clinic in North Carolina performing sex selection abortions. Watch it. It is so awful to think someone is so nonchalant about the sanctity of life. Absolutely shocking and crazy!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0pdhjl2XDY&feature=plcp

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thanks for posting this.

  • http://thetrumpetsound.wordpress.com Cynthia

    Thank you Rebecca for reading and liking my article on abortion. My awareness of the gruesome reality of this issue came by visions which the Lord has been showing me since May 30. I was not very concerned about it though I’ve always known it is evil, because in our country, abortion has always been banned and anyone who does it illegally is certainly going to be prosecuted when caught. But since God opened my eyes, I will continue to speak against it as He leads.

    Blessings to you in Christ.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Cynthia. The Lord has sent similar visions to other people I know.

    • Ted Seeber

      What country is that? I’m making a list of places to emigrate to if the fall of the American Empire gets intolerable.

  • Arkenaten

    I followed the link. Absolutely disgusting. Irrespective of the so-called social considerations of over population, this practice is barbaric.
    I am not au fait with the practice of forced abortion outside of a country like China. Under what conditions is it permissible in the States, for example?

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Hi Douglas! Yes, this is terrible.

      To answer your question, I don’t know of any forced abortion here that is directly government sanctioned, although in some circumstances such as the military it may come close. There is, sometimes, coerced abortion that is government-sanctioned, often in state-funded teaching hospitals or in some job situations. We had some grisly situations here in Oklahoma regarding that. Another example of forced abortion is pimps and traffickers. Some of that involves abortion clinics, but a lot of it does not. You can read about it in the post titled Amazing Grace: A Former Prostitute Tells Her Story.

      Other forced abortions occur when boyfriends threaten women to force them to have abortions. I had a constituent who was murdered by her boyfriend because she wouldn’t have an abortion. Parents, family members, husbands and associated people also sometimes carry their “encouragement” of their daughters and wives to abort to the point that it can involve actual physical force.

      Coerced abortions are actually quite common. Some of it is direct, either from well-meaning parents or not-so-well-meaning boyfriends. Other times, it is more circumstantial (but just as deadly) due to discrimination against pregnant women in hiring, job security, educational opportunities or even overall cultural physical safety.

  • FW Ken

    It’s good to remember that the U.S. does have a history with forced sterilization, government sanctioned. It’s an easy google.

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