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Even Two-Year-Olds Are Pro-Life, Understand Abortion Destroys a Human Life
Life News ^ | 10/2/08 | Maria Vitale

Posted on 10/02/2008 3:41:11 PM PDT by wagglebee

LifeNews.com Note: Maria Vitale is an editorial opinion columnist for LifeNews.com. She is the Public Relations Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and Vitale has written and reported for various broadcast and print media outlets, including National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and AP Radio.

I am convinced that all 2-year-olds are pro-life. I formed that conclusion working a pro-life booth at a local county fair.

As soon as a 2-year-old's eyes spotted one of the fetal models on the table, he or she would reach out with both arms with an impassioned plea to touch "the babies." One little girl giggled when a model of a 30-week-old unborn baby was placed in her hands.

There was not one toddler who came up to the display who did not express delight with the fetal models. In short, they loved them.

It is natural for children to be drawn to babies. It's in their DNA. They're amused and captivated by the tiniest human beings.

That's why fetal models are a great teaching tool. They show what an unborn child really looks like at various stages of development. Teenagers often express surprise to learn that a child 12 weeks after conception has eyes, fingers, toes. That's because the handiwork of God is hidden, concealed within a pregnant woman's body.

A fetal model is the best argument that can be made against "choice"--against the concept that an unborn child's existence depends solely on the mindset of the mother. Whether the mother is married or not, employed or not, graduated or not, the unborn child is a being with a genetic make-up separate from that of the pregnant woman.

While it is true that, pre-viability, an unborn child cannot exist outside the nurturing of the woman's womb, an infant cannot continue to live unless it is nourished, too. Degree of dependency should not be considered the determining factor in whether a child lives or dies.

Somewhere between toddlerhood and twenty-something-ness, something is sometimes lost. That something is a natural love for babies. Showing off fetal models at county fairs and festivals is one way to rekindle the romance with the littlest ones among us.

There are many reasons people give for justifying abortion--youth, immaturity, child abuse, poverty, disability, and disease, to name a few. Indeed, there are many problems in the modern world. Abortion doesn't solve any of them.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; prolife
Whether the mother is married or not, employed or not, graduated or not, the unborn child is a being with a genetic make-up separate from that of the pregnant woman.

Very well said!

1 posted on 10/02/2008 3:41:11 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 10/02/2008 3:41:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 10/02/2008 3:42:03 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Two year olds have more maturity and understanding than the liberals


4 posted on 10/02/2008 3:45:17 PM PDT by nobamanada (No Way, No How, No Hussein)
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To: wagglebee

What a fantastic idea!


5 posted on 10/02/2008 3:45:26 PM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (If I didn't think he'd get emotionally attached to it, I'd tell Obama to kiss my A** !)
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To: wagglebee

I remember hearing a woman speak that was doing some pro-life work. She had pictures of aborted children laying on her bed as she was getting ready to go to another speaking engagment. Her 3 year old son wandered into the room, took one look at the pictures and said, “OH Mommy, who broke the babies?”

She said she would never forget that experience as long as she lived.


6 posted on 10/02/2008 3:50:33 PM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: nobamanada

If someone tried to argue that we cannot execute anyone because they might be innocent, I asked why that philosophy did not extend to babies.
“Why can’t you kill a murderer who took an adult’s like, but can kill a baby before or after it’s born?”


7 posted on 10/02/2008 3:51:45 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: wagglebee
Even Two-Year-Olds Are Pro-Life, Understand Abortion Destroys a Human Life

Any younger, and Obama would have them murdered.

8 posted on 10/02/2008 3:54:47 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: wagglebee

The babies may understand that abortion kills a life but those tots DON’T understand that some mothers DON’T REALLY WANT THEIR KIDS.

“Every child a WANTED child.”

This is why mothers are permitted to kill their babies.

Such a rotten thing to have to tell a child.


9 posted on 10/02/2008 3:56:12 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: tbw2

There are some who would like to extend euthenasia to the first year of life of a baby so that if any defects are detected AFTER birth, the parents aren’t burdened.


10 posted on 10/02/2008 3:57:29 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: wagglebee

Our two-year-old daughter has been crazy about her baby sister (currently in the 35th week) even before we knew we were having another girl. Whenever we tell her that she’ll be going somewhere with mommy and daddy, she always adds “and with the baby.”

BTW, not only is being pro-life something instinctive and natural, I am convinced that so is capitalism. Ever since she learned to talk, our daughter would say that X belongs to daddy and Y belongs to mommy and Z belongs to her, and from what I’ve seen from other kids it’s true for them, too. Besides, if socialism was natural, it wouldn’t be so difficult to teach children to share.


11 posted on 10/02/2008 3:57:38 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Excellent points and Congratulations!


12 posted on 10/02/2008 3:58:57 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Somewhere between toddlerhood and twenty-something-ness, something is sometimes lost.

Agreed.

Alhough sin enters all of our lives, whether Conservative or liberal, for some of us something much more sinister happens. For some of us, everything gets turned upside down. All that is truly Good we call evil, and all that is truly evil we call Good. We reject the Lordship of Our Father and Creator. And alas, we no longer love the little babies.

13 posted on 10/02/2008 3:59:00 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: weegee
“Every child a WANTED child.”

And this is the absolute truth, if GOD didn't want another child, conception wouldn't occur.

14 posted on 10/02/2008 4:00:54 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Even if the birth mother doesn’t WANT her baby (or THINKS she doesn’t want him/her) there are plenty of people who do.

If birth mothers didn’t WANT those babies they wouldn’t try to establish contact decades later.

If birth mothers didn’t WANT those babies, they wouldn’t reneg on adoption agreements.

If abortive mothers didn’t WANT those babies, they wouldn’t be haunted with pain and sorrow for their dead children.

A birth father has no option to sever his responsibilities to that baby. He’s on the hook for 18 years of financial support even for a one night stand.

The mother is granted a selfish “way out” of her own responsibilities. Even when the birth father WANTS that baby.


15 posted on 10/02/2008 4:20:52 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: weegee

You are so right!

The abortionists love to talk about how adoption is on the rise in the United States. What they fail to say is that nearly ALL adoptions are of foreign babies from China and Eastern Europe. There are essentially no American babies, regardless of race, available for adoption.

I’ve known several families who spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to find a baby to adopt in the U.S. and eventually spent tens of thousands more on overseas adoption.


16 posted on 10/02/2008 4:24:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: LibreOuMort

Ping!


17 posted on 10/02/2008 5:25:55 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)| Seattle:ugly city in pretty locale)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
if socialism was natural, it wouldn’t be so difficult to teach children to share.

That, my friend, belongs on a bumper sticker or t-shirt.

18 posted on 10/02/2008 5:47:05 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: weegee
The mother is granted a selfish “way out” of her own responsibilities. Even when the birth father WANTS that baby.

That is the way of death for Western Civilization and for Christendom itself.

Every parent must have the right in law to preserve and protect the life of their baby daughters and sons, from conception forward.

Including fathers.

19 posted on 10/02/2008 6:07:42 PM PDT by TheFourthMagi
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To: wagglebee; Antoninus

20 posted on 10/02/2008 9:10:44 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Oh my gosh, that is a stunning poster! Would love to put that up on our church bulletin board, but guidelines from the Arch make it clear we cannot name candidates (they’re scared of the IRS). However, our pastor pushes the limit of the restrictions, rejecting that phlegmatic bishop’s ‘voter guide’ in favor of one that clearly explains Church teaching. He just put up a “VOTE PRO-LIFE” sign outside the front of church. You wouldn’t think there should be anything controversial about that in front of a Catholic parish, would you?


21 posted on 10/02/2008 11:06:48 PM PDT by baa39
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To: wagglebee
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22 posted on 10/03/2008 1:26:24 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

These would even adopt American minority babies but the political correctness thingy forbids that!


23 posted on 10/03/2008 4:03:54 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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