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Abortion: we were young and deceived
RenewAmerica ^ | 12-21-09 (my birthday!) | Jen Shroder

Posted on 12/21/2009 4:20:36 AM PST by mlizzy

My son stood larger than life, the sun dancing on his hair, his eyes sparkling as he laughed with his teammates in all the bravado only teammates can share. Grinning from ear to ear, ahead in a major semi-pro football game, my son was radiant with the joy of it, and I thanked God for days such as this.

I once had the RIGHT to kill him. For a second I imagined him not there.

That thought shot through my body like ice and anger at women like Nancy Pelosi welled up inside. What kind of monster would fight to kill innocents? What sick and twisted people are these to campaign that our tax dollars be used to MURDER men like my son, to confuse young teens carrying children, to convince them they aren't children at all but worthless cells. Those poor teens and young women have no idea what they're doing and how they would regret it for the rest of their lives.

From the moment of conception it is determined what color eyes they will have, what color hair, whether or not they have freckles. As my son smacked his teammate in brotherly affection, overwhelmed with the glory of the day, it bristled me to know I could have ignorantly killed him thanks to the efforts of abortion-crazed politicians.



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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; christian; forgiveness; hope; jenshroder; mlizzy; prolife; rosary
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1 posted on 12/21/2009 4:20:37 AM PST by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy
To quote Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, one of only 12 Church exorcists -- he knows evil -- in America: “We are reminded that even supposed political victories are temporary, and that the solution to these problems is not political, even if we have to keep up the political fight and our activist efforts,” said Father Euteneuer.“We are called to prayer, fasting and conversion… only God can put a stop to the horror of abortion now” --Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer.



2 posted on 12/21/2009 4:32:36 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy
To Jen Shroder: Thank you for this extraordinary article, interestingly published on my birthday, so I consider it to be a gift to not just me but all mothers who have aborted their children and to all women (and men!) who might be thinking along that grievous lifetime-of-misery path. My screen name, mlizzy, stands for my aborted daughter, Mary Elizabeth (who would be 31 years old today), for whom I now work as tirelessly as I can, to bring mothers and fathers -- who have previously selected abortion -- to prayer as a means of conversion (for Catholics, there is reconciliation for forgiveness) and to strengthen others in their decision "for life" --Jeanette O'Toole (a.k.a. mlizzy).

The Rosary Online (a site I created in honor of Our Lady and love for mlizzy)
3 posted on 12/21/2009 5:05:40 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy
"The National Right to Life Committee has already condemned the doublespeak of Sen. Bob Casey looking to gain Sen. Ben Nelson's vote for the pro-abortion health care bill."

Bob Casey ran on his father's name. That's the only thing that he shares with his Dad. I wonder what his departed Dad would think of his vote to allow abortions to be federally funded (and don't think this health care bill won't do that). Many in Pa voted for him because of his Dad and his stance on abortion. That's a big issue in this state. Get rid of Specter in 2010 and then Casey in 2012!!
4 posted on 12/21/2009 5:18:08 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: mlizzy
Abortion never has just one victim. The women I have known are devastated over and over throughout life. They remember hold old their child would have been and mourn them on their would be birthday. When they see children playing, that are the age their child would have been, it all comes rushing back again. They have lost a piece of their humanity.

They are frequently depressed and turn to drugs and alcohol. If they have children later, they live in fear that their children will learn that their mother killed their sibling and wonder how it could be possible that their mother could have done such a thing.

The entire processes is demoralizing for many people.

5 posted on 12/21/2009 5:20:16 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Earthdweller

They remember how old their child would have been....


6 posted on 12/21/2009 5:22:14 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: mlizzy

Even my parents were duped. They quietly approved Roe because they said it would keep girls from using coat hangers. Larger consequences didn’t cross their minds.


7 posted on 12/21/2009 5:26:38 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Spending another season of UNAPOLOGETICALLY CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS!)
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To: mlizzy
To answer a very narrow question, why would Nancy Pelosi want to murder other women's children?

First off she doesn't murder her own. In fact, she's like an old sow who snuffs around to find any piglets who aren't her own, or those of her daughters, and then calls to a boar to bite them in two.

That's one of the reasons we keep the boars out of the pigpen with the sows ~ not just to keep them from indiscriminate breeding, but to keep the baby pigs alive.

Knowing that Nancy Pelosi thinks like an old sow should tell us all we need to know about her and her kind.

8 posted on 12/21/2009 5:27:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Earthdweller

They all feel the remorse, but in some, the remorse turns to anger and activism to justify their “choice”. They seek a society in which the “choice” is “celebrated” and there is no indication either in law or culture that their “choice” was morally inferior/wrong.

This is why the most vehement “pro-choice/pro-abort” people are usually “had-abort” people, or in the case of activist pro-abortion men, either coerced or encouraged the “easy” choice to avoid the responsibility.


9 posted on 12/21/2009 5:31:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB
They all feel the remorse, but in some, the remorse turns to anger and activism to justify their “choice”. They seek a society in which the “choice” is “celebrated” and there is no indication either in law or culture that their “choice” was morally inferior/wrong.

This is why the most vehement “pro-choice/pro-abort” people are usually “had-abort” people, or in the case of activist pro-abortion men, either coerced or encouraged the “easy” choice to avoid the responsibility.

Oddly enough this same mechanism is at work in almost ALL liberal social movements (the normalization of homosexuality for example)

10 posted on 12/21/2009 5:44:37 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

When your ENTIRE worldview is based in lies, ie, in “counter-reality”,

you have to use force, the force of the state,

to coerce people who don’t live the lies to support them out of fear of punishment.

(This is exactly the definition of “political correctness” as well.)


11 posted on 12/21/2009 5:46:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: muawiyah

RE: To answer a very narrow question, why would Nancy Pelosi want to murder other women’s children?

Because she is a democrap and that is what they do best


12 posted on 12/21/2009 7:01:30 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: jesseam

She’s a sow. She’s a Democrat. Is there a difference?


13 posted on 12/21/2009 7:03:32 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: jesseam

Not sure if this is the case with Nancy, but,
most of the women that I hear justifying abortion

state the issue in terms of their victimology.

Women are “victims” because they can’t walk away from a pregnancy.

Men used to not have that option, either, when they had to get married before having sex with a woman, or if they did, the FATHER would herd the pair to the JoP with a shotgun.

This discouraged a lot of coercive behavior on the part of male dogs.


14 posted on 12/21/2009 7:06:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: mlizzy

My heart aches for you and the millions of other mothers who ignorantly chose abortion when you were so young. Thank God Jesus died for you and for me! I trust the LORD has a special place for Mary Elizabeth and here contemporaries.


15 posted on 12/21/2009 7:42:56 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( What happened to my tag line?)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

here=her DOH!


16 posted on 12/21/2009 7:48:07 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( What happened to my tag line?)
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To: mlizzy

Every part of my life was improved by walking out of the abortion clinic still pregnant with my oldest son. Having him, even under hardship made me a much better person in all ways!!

I never once regretted my decision not to have the abortion. I have several friends who were not that lucky. And I see what the pain of killing their child has done to them. I thank God that i didn’t have to go through that.


17 posted on 12/21/2009 7:53:58 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Blue Collar Christian
My heart aches for you and the millions of other mothers who ignorantly chose abortion when you were so young. Thank God Jesus died for you and for me! I trust the LORD has a special place for Mary Elizabeth and here contemporaries.

Thank you for your kind reply. I speak with Mary Elizabeth through prayer frequently (we have a great statue of Mary and Elizabeth together at church -- The Visitation! -- where many prayers by many people who have lost their children through miscarriage, death, or abortion have been spoken).

18 posted on 12/21/2009 8:20:06 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

“I got in my car and drove north, irrationally trying to escape.”

Isn’t that the way most women drive? Probably don’t know North from South.


19 posted on 12/21/2009 10:19:42 AM PST by Eagles2003
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To: mlizzy

The pro-choice movement has emerged as a solidarity between the self-absorbed and the apathetic.


20 posted on 12/21/2009 12:07:53 PM PST by Alfa Spider
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To: Alfa Spider; mlizzy; All
Perhaps I’m late to this thread but I had quite a ampithany last night as I caught the last 15 minutes of the movie, the Nativity Story...wow, the scene with the three wisemen and sheapards bowing down to the little sweet King of King, Prince of Princes and the Miracle...the gifts they presented..the utter awe of the love devoted to Jesus Christ.

I thought, My God, why isn’t every single little blessed child should be ushered into this world from his mother’s womb as a miracle and a blessing..it truly hit me. As many people rush about and shop to their hearts and wallets delight...the true meaning of Christmas is the beautiful precious innocent baby, Jesus Christ. It really really hit me how dispicalble abortion has become normal and now we will actually take money from our hard-earned money to pay for this horror! America please wake up, God is watching. He is not happy.

21 posted on 12/21/2009 8:34:02 PM PST by jhw61
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To: mlizzy
Pinged from Terri Dailies


22 posted on 12/27/2009 12:53:49 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: muawiyah

Between the two, the sow is the better one. In my opinion.


23 posted on 12/27/2009 12:59:52 PM PST by sport
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