Think about it

At the risk of making my family sound like The Crazy Bird Family, I want to share a couple stories with you. Several years ago, when I was very young (maybe 7 or 8, I don’t remember exactly), we woke up on a Sunday morning to a swarm of crows outside our house, making quite a noise. We discovered that our cat had trapped a baby crow, and the entire Orange County Crow Population decided to show up and get the baby crow back. We ended up taking care of the baby crow, I don’t remember if it lived or if we released it back into the wild, but for several days, we had hundreds of crows circling our house, to the point where neighbors showed up asking us what was going on. We stole their baby and they wanted it back!

A few days ago, my older sister brought over a baby bird who fell (or was kicked?) out of its nest. I started feeding the bird baby food (mashed carrots, baby formula, what do you feed a baby bird? I wasn’t about to go dig up worms! If you know anything about me, you know the last place you’ll ever find me is associating myself with insects). I had a feeling the bird wouldn’t live long, but I did my best to keep it comfortable while it was alive. I found myself feeding it at 1 am, and gave it a bird stuffed animal to cuddle with, so it wouldn’t feel alone. I would feed it, and wonder if it’s mom missed it? After all, I remember from the crow days, that they do care! How long before animals forget? Are they like human mothers, and will always remember their babies? I’m a mom, so I couldn’t help but feed the baby bird, and miss my own babies, who were sleeping just 20 feet away, and think about them being sick, lonely, cold, hungry, scared, in a new unfamiliar environment. Babies know the sound of their moms voice when they are born, they can distinguish smells between their own moms breast milk and another woman’s by 2 weeks, and yet there are people in this world who are willing to murder these people, real life human beings!

The baby bird ended up dying, and I have no clue why. I fed him around midnight, and the next morning he was gone. I was both disappointed and relieved. I told myself he died peacefully in his sleep, but I was relieved that I wouldn’t have to care for him any longer. I have a 33 month old, an 8 month old, and another on the way, so I’ve got my hands full for now!

According to the Mayo Clinic website, at 4 weeks gestational age “The fourth week marks the beginning of the embryonic period, when the baby’s brain, spinal cord, heart and other organs begin to form. Your baby is now 1/25 of an inch long.” (Link: By 4Th week, I’m talking about approximately 2 weeks after conception, almost the earliest a woman can even find out she is pregnant. You hear that people? By the time you find out you’re pregnant, your baby is developing a heart and a brain! (So in my opinion, if you choose to KILL your baby, you are the one without a heart or a brain, which would actually mean this embryo is more advanced than you are!)

Enter Jill Stanek. Jill Stanek ( was a registered nurse in the Labor and Delivery Department at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. In 1999 she discovered that babies were being aborted alive, and being taken to the soiled utility room, and left to die. These babies were being induced prematurely to let them die outside the womb, often called Therapeutic Abortion but officially known as Medically Indicated Pregnancy Terminations. (Who is this therapeutic for? I was induced with my daughter, and there was nothing therapeutic about it!) According to the Jill Stanek said “It is not uncommon for one of these live aborted babies to linger for an hour or two or even longer. … One of them once lived for almost eight hours.” She said that one night she personally rocked a 21 to 22 week infant to keep him from dying alone in the soiled utility room.

Ms. Stanek related stories she had been told by other nurses. One was haunted by the memory of attending one of these procedures where the baby “came out weighing much more than expected, almost two pounds.” Another “told me about a live aborted baby who was left to die on the counter of the soiled utility room wrapped in a disposable towel. This baby was accidentally thrown into the garbage, and when they later were going through the trash to find the baby, the baby fell out of the towel and onto the floor.”

Stanek was taken aback when another nurse told her about how this procedure was done on a patient who was 23-plus weeks pregnant. She told members of the committee that, according to statistics, this baby had a 39 percent chance of survival, but since the patient chose to abort there was no neonatologist, pediatric resident, neonatal nurse or respiratory therapist present for the delivery. “Instead, the only personnel present for this delivery were an obstetrical resident and my co-worker.” The baby, who, according to Ms. Stanek showed early signs of thriving, was not taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for specialized care, but was left to die in the Labor and Delivery Department.

*Read this article if you can stomach it

Kevin Vance, with the Weekly Standard, has an article published August 13, 2008, about Senator Barack Obamas vote regarding the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002. The following paragraph is copied from that article:

IN MARCH 2003, registered nurse Jill Stanek submitted a statement to the Illinois Senate Health and Human Services committee in which she reported that infants who survived abortions at her Oak Lawn hospital were sometimes “taken to the Soiled Utility Room and left alone to die.” Stanek was lobbying the committee to approve the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002, which would have recognized any infant born alive after an abortion as a human being deserving legal protection. Barack Obama, then the committee chairman, defeated the bill with his fellow Democrats in a 6-4 party-line vote.

I don’t understand why, if tomorrow I choose to have an abortion (for whatever reason), and the baby survives, it can still be thrown out with the trash, because it wasn’t meant to live. But if I can’t afford an abortion, and I take matters into my own hands, I’m a murderer. If I am shot and killed on the street tomorrow, the shooter will be charged with a double murder, because I have a Dr. confirmed pregnancy (with blood results and an ultrasound as proof!) But again, if I were to get rid of the baby myself, I would probably under go psychiatric evaluation, maybe go to jail, likely be separated from my other children, and put in a mental institution. This is the most backwards thinking!

Yes, I am absolutely 100% against Obama for president. No, I’m not 100% for McCain for President. Yes, I will definitely vote against Obama. I know moral issues such as abortion and gay marriage are between God and an individual, however, your vote is between you and God as well. Do you really think the best man to lead 300+ million people is a man who essentially believes in cruel and unusual punishment for innocent babies? Is this the “Change” you are hoping for? And please don’t tell me environmental issues are more important than babies. That’s just perverted. Are we really that much dumber than birds, that our own babies are no longer important to us? Also, I don’t want to hear an anti-war arguement. The difference between abortion and war, is that babies aren’t terrorists.

I would also like to add that I believe all taxes dollars that help cover the cost of abortion and contraceptives, would be better put to use helping save the lives of these babies, and putting them in proper homes. There are plenty of couples out there paying thousands of dollars for adoption and in-vitro. Why not help them out?

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”
-Jeremiah 1:5


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