Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature (Genesis 2:7).
In post Roe v. Wade, the abortion debate continues and even escalates. California Governor Gavin Newsom, who claims that Jesus’s command to “love your neighbor” means we should kill babies, just signed a gruesome bill into law. By intentionally using the word “perinatal,” which has a vastly different medical meaning than prenatal (before birth), the law will prevent even an investigation where a living child is allowed to die up to 28 days after birth. That’s infanticide.
Abortion is about the intentional killing of a human life, nothing more, nothing less and nothing else. It’s not about a mother’s convenience or choice. It’s not about how someone got pregnant. That’s why I wrote my book The Issue is Life (Amazon.com). Recently a lady came back at me and said I was trying to impose my religious beliefs on her. I told her that “You liberals are always advancing your beliefs through science, so let’s look at the science of creation.”
Abortion is the killing a living human being made in the image of God. It is not just a matter of morality. It is a matter of human life and a unique human life that occurs and is created at the moment of fertilization and any human attempt to terminate that human life is the murder of another human being.
“It’s my body” she says, but no it is not. A fertilized egg is a unique combination of information. If you have a kidney transplant, your body will reject it because it is foreign tissue and requires anti-rejection drugs. A woman’s body would actually reject a fertilized egg, since it has a completely different DNA from the mother, but for a natural mechanism in the uterus to accept the fertilized egg and allow it to develop until the day of birth.
Often the egg has different X and Y chromosomes from the mother. It is indeed a different person and the mother has the sacred honor of carrying that unique and different person for the first nine months of his or her life.
At the moment of fertilization, the baby’s genetic make-up is complete, including its sex. The sex of your baby depends on what sperm fertilizes the egg at the moment of conception. Generally, women have a genetic combination of XX and men have XY. Women provide each egg with an X. Each sperm can be either an X or a Y. If the fertilized egg and sperm is a combination of an X and Y, it’s a boy. If there are two Xs, it’s a girl.
Mother and baby/fetus have different genetic codes. Every cell of the mother’s body contains her own distinct gene code/DNA, unique to her only. The father’s DNA is obviously equally unique. The DNA of the baby/fetus is taken 50% from mother and 50% from father to form an equally unique and different baby/fetus.
A developing baby/fetus has a separate circulatory system and a separate blood system from its mother’s, therefore no blood is ever exchanged between mother and baby/fetus. This is why the baby/fetus can have a different blood type from the mother and be safe from immunological attack by the mother’s antibodies. The baby/fetus occupies the space of the uterus (womb) which, anatomically, is considered external to the mother’s body.
The entire alimentary canal of a person is considered to be part of the external world; literally “outside” the body. Think of it. You can pass a string entirely through the alimentary canal which is a tunnel inside a larger structure with two passages to the outside world. The morsel of food you place in your mouth is not a part of you. It must be chewed and broken down chemically into pieces so small that they then can be absorbed into your body through the walls of the intestines.
There is an area unique to the female anatomy which, like the alimentary canal, is also considered “outside” the body and yet is housed within the woman’s outline: the vaginal canal and the uterus or “womb”. If you are struggling with the abortion question then it might be useful to study some anatomy and physiology.
Mother and baby/fetus have different genetic codes. Every cell of the mother’s body contains her own distinct gene code/DNA, unique to her only. The father’s DNA is obviously equally unique.
The DNA of the baby/fetus is taken 50% from mother and 50% from father to form an equally unique and different baby/fetus. Only the baby’s identical twin can be an identical genetic match.
So, if you get into a discussion with a pro-choice pro-abortion person, don’t argue politics. Just give the undisputed scientific and physiological facts and that explains scientifically why abortion is the taking of a human life.
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SOMETIMES TRUE STORIES
To me, one of the sad truths about the world today is that most people look upon work as something to escape from. To them, this major part of life is a necessary evil, even an obstacle to the life they dream about.
• 67% of Americans are disengaged at their work.
• The 4-Hour Workweek is one of the top-selling books of the last decade.
• People are beginning to define early retirement as their dream.
• Given the option between “work a long time at a fulfilling job” or “retire early,” only 34% of Americans would choose to work a long time at a fulfilling job.
• At least half of the U.S. workforce is quiet quitting.
I could add, from plenty of personal conversations, that there are some people who choose simplicity as a means to escape work. I don’t think that’s what the simple life is for.
There’s not a doubt in my mind that some of the discontent we feel about work comes from our faulty thinking on the reason for it. In our desire to get out of work, we are missing the point of it.
Dorothy Sayers, in her famous essay Why Work? begs us to see work anew. She seeks nothing less than “a thoroughgoing revolution in our whole attitude to work.”
Sayers believes we should look upon work, “not as a necessary drudgery to be undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself.”
Work, in this regard, is not something to be avoided. It is something to be pursued and enjoyed.
Your work contributes to the good of society and moves us ahead. We need your talents and abilities. We need you to work hard and do it well. It makes us better as people and it enriches our lives. The Minimalist
The World Bank is warning of the threat of a global recession next year. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is predicting that the US economy will fall into a recession in the next six to nine months.
QUOTES YOU CAN USE
The value of who Jesus is determines the value of what Jesus did. Ken Whitten
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems. Henry Ford
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. John Stuart Mill
To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. MARCUS AURELIUS
Change is the end result of all true learning. Leo Buscagla
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called courage “the power of the mind to overcome fear.”
Courage by definition requires adversity. Where there are no challenges, there is no need for courage.
Two things to remember in life: Take care of your thoughts when you are alone and take care of your words when you are with people.
Be a free thinker and don’t accept everything you hear as truth. Evaluate what you believe in. Aristotle
Just as we define our actions, our actions define us. George Eliot
This is not the year to get everything you want. This is the year to appreciate everything you have.
So technically, Moses was the first man to download files from the cloud using a tablet.
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. Pericles
One day you will look back and realize that you worried too much about the things that really don’t matter. Enjoy the moment God gave you the oxygen to breathe.
Four beautiful thoughts of life:
1. Look back and get experience.
2. Look forward and see hope.
3. Look around and find reality.
4. Look within and find yourself.
I gave my seat to a blind person on the bus. That’s how I lost my job as a bus driver.