Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Why I voted

I grew up in a very politically active family. 
We had yard signs, passed out pamphlets, and even helped with mailings for our political candidates. 
We were so involved politically that I was convinced my big sister was going to be the US president someday.
Maybe she still will be, who knows:)

I am not nearly as politically active now, but I still take voting very seriously. 
Seriously enough to write about it!

Although I do care about the American people, about our freedoms, about our economy, and about our future as a country, there is one issue that stands out above the rest.
Life. Human life.
I realize that on this election day there are many who would not care to vote for either candidate. I agree that neither of them would be my first choice! However, when taking a look at their values, there is a distinct difference in the value placed on human life. 

There are many who choose not to think about this issue and place it on a back burner when it comes to voting. It's easier to not talk about it, to pretend it's not a big deal.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, there are about 1.3 million abortions in the United States every year which breaks down to about 3,562 innocent lives being taken daily.
 every. single. day.
Tell me that's not an issue!

I believe in the sovereignty of God.
I also believe that God calls us to take action.

Proverbs 31:8
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute." 

Voting is a way that He has provided for us to be an influence, to make a difference! Take your opportunity today to speak up for those 3,562 lives who cannot speak for themselves today.

So yes, I voted. Not for love of country, but for the preservation of innocent lives.
You should too.

If you still don't think abortion is an issue, take time to watch this very education movie that goes into detail on what abortion is doing to our nation!
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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

20 comments:

  1. i love this.

    i remember during the VP debates when both candidates were asked about abortion and the current vice president of america stated that while he believed life began at conception - he wouldn't do anything about it.

    i have lots of friends who don't believe life begins at conception and we respect eachother - we have different beliefs and we act based on those different beliefs.....but when someone says they recognize and understand that life begins at conception and aren't willing to fight for that - its cowardly.

    anyway - i'll save the rest of that rant.
    love this.
    thanks for sharing.

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  2. THANK YOU for speaking up! Your post was so refreshing. The issue of life IS so important. My post today revolves around that same topic. I work at a pregnancy center and though I've been pro-life my whole life, I'm my eyes are being opened more and more.

    Thanks for sharing that video, too. I've watched it before... it's chilling.

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! It is true that as Christians we should stand up for our beliefs and the will of God. Even Biden in the Vice-Presidential debate could not say he was pro-abortion due to his beliefs(maybe he is in the wrong party), but that people should be able to choose for themselves. I understand this argument but disagree. Does anyone honestly think a human would choose death over life? Even if it is an accidental pregnancy you could always give the child up for adoption. There are so many families who want children and are anxiously waiting for a child to adopt.

    So sorry. Rant is over! :)

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  4. We vote my mail in my state. Hubby and I voted and sent our ballots in a couple of weeks ago. I appriciate your post, this is so important. I was adopted, and I have a very, very strong opinion about abortion!

    http://theadventuresofthescottfamily.blogspot.com/2012/11/day-5-30-days-of-thanks.html

    I think that you may have stopped by my blog before, but here is my post from yesterday... talking a little about being adopted! Thanks again for standing up for those who cannot speak for themselves

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  5. so true! and as a woman who is unable to have kids of my own, this is a huge issue for me! there are people who would love those 3,562 little lives a year!

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  6. Wow...that was powerful ...thank you for that, I want to share that video with the world ...xo

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  7. I had this very conversation today. Thank you for speaking up for the innocent lives!

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  8. Im glad you voted. I did too! I think that everybody should vote. Let your voice be heard. Every vote counts!

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  9. Romans 13 is why I don't vote. I believe God might impress upon some to vote in order to establish the authorities He chooses but I am not one of them. I am strongly against abortion but I fight it in the ways I have been led. I honestly pray about it every single day. Another person might take action in a different way than we might, it doesn't mean that they care less. But the shared anger towards abortion I enjoy.

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  10. I understand your ideals and beliefs. May I ask of those who suggest adoption for all of the "extra" lives, do you have any idea what it takes to have a child and relinquish them? While it may make another family complete and happy, it takes a lot out of the birth mother/family.

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    1. I have never done that before but I'm sure it is extremely hard. But shouldn't it be even harder to kill that child? Isn't a life worth "a lot"? I also want to note that I don't think your perspective is coming from bad intentions.

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  11. Wow... I already strongly agreed, and while I've known how to defend my position, I've never known how to be persuasive about it. I had some serious goosebumps and a churning stomach during that entire movie. But the truth is powerful! I was already tearful, knowing where his argument was going, but did you notice the demeanor of the man with the mohawk? Did you see the change in him when confronted with the bold-faced truth? Wow...

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  12. I couldn't agree more! As an adoptive mom this is something that I am very passionate about. I know that it is not the "popular" stand but one that as a Christian I feel very strongly about. Blessings!

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  13. Not very often am I left speechless, but this ma'am has left me speechless. I can't begin to tell you how many times I had to delete this comment and start over, haha. Praise God for your courage to put this out there and I wholeheartedly agree with you that abortion is wrong on every level for every person. *sigh* I need to go watch a movie with butterflies and rainbows now because my heart is breaking at the moment :/

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  15. I voted today! :)

    I just shared that video on my blog yesterday. Such a wonderful video! I'm so glad to see others sharing it too!

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  16. Beautifully written, my dear. And on top of it all, aren't you taking away that baby's right to choose by denying them their chance to live? Thank you for speaking out so strongly for what you believe in.

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