Pro-Life and Voting Democratic

Sept 12, 2020
Karen Leedahl, FL
posted in Facebook

Personally, I am not merely pro-birth, I am pro-life. That means care for mother and child pre birth, post birth, those who are wanted, those who are unwanted (I support adoption) or are treated as less than human because their parents were born “in the wrong place”…all the way to my strong disapproval of the death penalty. Pro-life is inclusive of all including the elderly and disabled and… ). As for abortion, I know of no one who believes that abortion should be used as birth control. I don’t even know of anyone who would want to be in a situation in which abortion is desirable. I believe late term abortions should only be considered when the life of the mother or child is either not viable or are in grave danger. I believe the well being of the mother is as important as the fetus but I don’t believe it’s about anyone’s rights. It’s about finding a way through an impossible situation that is tragic no matter how one looks at it. I can’t even imagine what a horrific decision one would need to make if a pregnancy is the result of incest or rape. I believe males should bear as much responsibility as females. I believe that the goal should be to prevent unwanted pregnancies through education and through available and affordable birth control. As a pastor I never once counseled anyone to seek an abortion, but I would walk alongside and offer loving care to one who had. Because we live in an imperfect world, I believe that abortion should be legal, safe and extremely rare. Personally, I am not merely pro-birth, I am pro-life. That means care for mother and child pre birth, post birth, those who are wanted, those who are unwanted (I support adoption) or are treated as less than human because their parents were born “in the wrong place”…all the way to my strong disapproval of the death penalty. Pro-life is inclusive of all including the elderly and disabled and… ). As for abortion, I know of no one who believes that abortion should be used as birth control. I don’t even know of anyone who would want to be in a situation in which abortion is desirable. I believe late term abortions should only be considered when the life of the mother or child is either not viable or are in grave danger. I believe the well being of the mother is as important as the fetus but I don’t believe it’s about anyone’s rights. It’s about finding a way through an impossible situation that is tragic no matter how one looks at it. I can’t even imagine what a horrific decision one would need to make if a pregnancy is the result of incest or rape. I believe males should bear as much responsibility as females. I believe that the goal should be to prevent unwanted pregnancies through education and through available and affordable birth control. As a pastor I never once counseled anyone to seek an abortion, but I would walk alongside and offer loving care to one who had. Because we live in an imperfect world, I believe that abortion should be legal, safe and extremely rare.

KCDP web master notes:

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates per every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 are as follows:

Reagan (1981-89): 24

H.W. Bush (1989-93): 24

Clinton (1993-2001): 16.2

W. Bush (2001-09): 16

Obama (2009-17): 12.5 (almost half of what it was under Reagan)

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