Everyone who supported slavery was free. Everyone who has supported abortion was born.
Recently, a group of feminists began trending “#ShoutYourAbortion” on Twitter in response to the House’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood after the group got caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. Many pro-lifers decided to fight back with #ShoutYourAdoption. Here are a few of my favorite #ShoutYourAdoption responses from my readers.
Unfortunately, the sad truth is many young moms who get abortions simply think of it as another birth control option and don’t understand what it involves. They simply don’t know their child has a heartbeat. Adoption not only gives the baby a chance at life and a chance to become great, it also may give a childless couple the baby they’ve been waiting and praying for.
Ultimately, no matter the circumstances, abortion is either murder or it is not. It’s kind of hard to argue that babies in the womb are just a “clump of cells” when you can hear their heart beats at 9-10 weeks, and 22 week-old premature babies are born. Whether they can survive outside the womb or not, the point still remains – there is a living, breathing child in the womb.
With the Planned Parenthood drama, many feminists argue “stay out a woman’s business.” If this is to be so, then taxpayers shouldn’t be required to stay out of “a woman’s business” and simultaneously pay for it. Not only has Planned Parenthood been caught selling aborted baby parts, they’ve also been caught covering up rape, and killing babies born alive during botched abortions. [With their logic in the latter (that it is still a mother’s “choice”), they should be completely fine with this Florida mom who decided to kill her four kids and then herself.]
We must show young mothers that there is nothing empowering about murdering an innocent human being, and that the argument “my body, my choice” simply isn’t true because it’s not their body they are dealing with. Education is so important! This post is dedicated to the self-less birth mothers, including my own, who choose life, and the adopted parents who have self-lessly given their lives to take care of another.
Welcome to Inspirational Tuesday! A while ago on Facebook, I posted the story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000+ Jews during the Holocaust. Many of you commented you had never heard of him, and it got me thinking: You know the Adam Lanza’s, the evil people of the world. Yet often, for some weird reason, the good people often go overlooked. I decided to balance this out by showcasing a courageous and inspiring person. Feel free to comment your requests.
“Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies.” -Hub, Secondhand Lions
My name is Samantha, and I was adopted from China at six months old. I was left at a bus stop. I don’t know the circumstances with which I was born, but in a country where killing me probably would have been easier and more convenient, thank you to my birth mother for giving me life. I was adopted by two amazing, loving, Christian people in the United States – and I couldn’t have asked for a better life. Thank you for answering my then-childless parents’ prayers and giving them a precious baby girl. I also have two adopted sisters with whom I am very close to, and have countless of adopted friends that I can’t imagine living without.
GOD’S timing is AWESOME!!! We had been missionaries in FuZhou for over a year and going through the paperwork to adopt most of that time. We were asked to go visit the orphanage on December 4th. Jasmine had only been brought in on the 3rd. Our parenting journey had begun. The steps of a righteous man are ordered by God.” (You can find Jasmine’s blog at Uniquely Jasmine) –Jodi
This is Mayli Min and Carli ChunMei, both adopted from China (AnHui and Guangxi provinces). They are 12 years old (virtually twinned:). They are amazing girls and we can’t imagine our family without them! –Annette
Almost ten years ago, I was 19 years old, a freshman at Georgetown University. I was doing the last thing any woman with a bright future in front of her wants to do: sitting in a bathroom stall in the basement of a dorm, staring down, blankly, at a test. Positive.
I’d be lying if I said I felt a rush of anything. There wasn’t an immediate slew of thoughts of what I’d lose, nor some surge of maternal happiness you see portrayed in pregnancy test commercials. Just stillness. The beginning of a four-week journey of introspection.
–Lori (Read the full story here)
5 years ago these two entered my life, never to leave again… 🙂 Tesfanesh & Tamenech (aka Tess & Tame) have changed my life & my family for good. They’ve opened my eyes to the brokenness in the world – where parents would feel as though they have no other option but to give up their children, with hopes of a better life for them. Their dad was alive when we adopted them & their mom died of Typhoid fever brought on by malaria. Their story is not one begging for pity or guilt, but one for shouts of celebration. It’s been nothing less than incredible to see how amazingly well they fit into our family. It was God’s plan all along for them to grow up as my sisters and give me something to do other than tolerate Jake [brother] ;). PTL for Ethiopia & how it’s changed my family’s lives. –Jessica
This is Keegan Gay Xinfang she is an amazing 12 year old! She completed our family circle in 2004. –Judy
This is Claudia…she came to our home almost seven years ago from Guatemala…she was 6 yrs old and spoke no English. Now she is a 13 year old who can play 4 instruments, is a fantastic artists, and can write fantasy stories better than most senior high school students. –Sheryl
I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and was adopted through LDS social services. A few years later my parents adopted another child, and then a third child. –Patty
My birth mother could’ve aborted me, but she wanted a better life for me in America. Today, I am proud to be an American! #ShoutYourAdoption
— Julia Detmer (@USA_1776_) September 23, 2015
Our babes are 7 years of prayers answered! I thank God that their birth mothers chose life and for us to adopt them. My children are my greatest joy! –Kelly
Jessica is a 12-time Paralympic gold medalist for the US Swim Team. You can read her amazing story on her website.
AnnaGrace Glor is 12 years old. She is a blessing in our lives. I love my baby girl so much! –Connie
I have 2 lil boys are my gift from God & adopting has opened our eyes to so much, a family blessing is what our adopted children are! –Hollie
— Christen Joanna❁ (@Chris_cross97) September 23, 2015
Aloha! I’m Laurie and also adopted, I’m 49 now. I’m lucky because I know my birth mom now and my older siblings. It was the hardest thing she had to do. I told her to look at it like she was sharing me. I’m a lucky girl to have the opportunity to know her. My birth mom actually had me at home. I was born a month early and came pretty fast. She delivered me all by herself. Totally the bravest women I know. I know certain things are learned but I know for sure certain things are in our DNA/genes as well. My parents had four kids and then divorced, a year later tried to make a go at it but got pregnant instead. By the time my mom was 7 months along she finally told my dad. By that time he had his girlfriend pregnant too (they are still married). So my mom with the help of her best friend, her boss and her secretary put me up for adoption. Not another soul knew about me. I started looking for her in 1985, and found her best friend. It wasn’t till 1994 that I found one of my older brothers. Long story short from 94-99 I was only in contact with my brother. Finally in 2000 he told the rest of the kids. Nine years ago, in September I met my mom for the first time. It was the best day of my life. I have one older sister and three brothers. I’m the baby lol. I do have a half sister younger from her second marriage too. –Laurie
I was adopted when I was almost 3 years old. I had been in foster care and an orphanage when I was a baby. I have scratches/scars on my face because the orphanage was in such bad condition they had rats running around scratching other babies’ faces. When I was around 18 months old I was “adopted” for the first time by an American family, they gave me up and sent me back to the orphanage before they departed home.
Finally when I was almost 3, an American, Christian family, heard about my story. They packed up, flew to China, and officially adopt me. I suffered RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) for a very long time when I was brought home. I was so horrible, they almost gave up on me but they kept working with me determined to keep me. I eventually grew out of it, but once in a while, whether or not I realize it, I still have episodes of RAD. Of course being adopted then suddenly rejected is a horrible thing to happen, but if it would have never happened, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Without adoption, I wouldn’t be able to have the privileged life I have now. I have an amazing family and great friends. The Lord was definitely watching out for me. “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the Heavens” Ecclesiastes 3:1 –Anonymous
This is Malee Shaoyangdan 12 yrs old we adopted her at 1yr from China! Our lives were forever changed for the better❤ #chooselife #mychosengirl #Godsgift –Danielle