Startling . . . Saddening. . .

As an adoptive mom, I am also strongly pro-life.  I strive for this blog to stay away from politics because a political blog is not what I write.  Yet, as an adoptive mom . . . a privileged adoptive mom (meaning only that adoption is a privilege) . . . I must mention the prevailing sadness of the report I just learned about.

Planned Parenthood recently released its annual financial report, and its numbers are staggering.  My heart is heavy and sad for the aborted babies and the hurting mothers — both the mothers who chose the abortion and the mothers who today aren’t holding an adopted child because of abortion.

  • Planned Parenthood received $363 million in government grants and contracts — our tax dollars — from 2008 to 2009 alone.
  • During this same time period, Planned Parenthood destroyed the lives of 324,008 unborn babies and wounded that many mothers.
  • While aborting 324,008 babies, Planned Parenthood made just 9,433 adoption referrals.

If you are a woman who has had an abortion and is hurting — physically or emotionally — I pray that you will find healing in Jesus Christ, who is ready to accept you as you are and love you deeply.  I pray that you will be comforted.  The point of this post is not to condemn you or point you out.  My post is only meant to be an outcry . . . an outcry for the many tiny lives destroyed before they even began.

And they were destroyed at tax payer expense.

We should all be outraged.

Instead of standing on a big soapbox and rallying the troops for political discussion and battle, I just set out a plea.  A plea for adoption as the first choice in an unplanned pregnancy.  Give the innocent baby a chance at a real life.  And give a waiting couple the experience of a lifetime — adopting a beautiful newborn baby.

(Numbers and statistics quoted from Susan B. Anthony List)

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Brian on December 30, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    Thanks for being bold Kelly- good balance of being startled/angry with presenting an alternative.

    Reply

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