Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Things to smile about in the wake of tragedy

I came across this post on the design blog Peppermint Bliss and wanted to share.  Just a few things to give you some hope during the terribleness of the last week and the loss of so many little children and adults.

26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year

My heart truly grieves for the families of the children and adults who's lives were taken.  But I also grieve for the approximately 4,000 babies who were aborted on the same day in the US and who are not recognized like these 28 in Connecticut and have no one fighting for them, because their deaths are considered okay by the majority in our country.  I do not understand.

Life is confusing and hardly ever makes sense, I pray that people would turn to Jesus for their guidance.  I think if we truly did this, the world would be a much better place.

And maybe the 4,028 people who died last Friday would still be alive.


  1. I don't think you can really equate the two and I also feel like 4000 is a gross over estimate.

    1. No, they cannot be equated. 28 is terrible, but 4000 is a tragedy. Although, I am thinking that's now how you thought people would take your sentence.

    2. Plus, it's not really about you feeling what is an overestimate, it's about what the facts are. And it's devastating that planned parenthood's independent fact checkers said in 2008 that there were 3300 abortions every day in the US. I would not be surprised if that number has only gone up since the economy has gone down and young women are trying to figure out how to pay for babies they didn't want in the first place. Oh wait, they don't have to pay for them, they can just kill them.

  2. Please go to the Guttmacher Institute website, the "independent research arm" of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. For 2008 they reported that 3287 abortions were performed every day.


    Or this article http://www.all.org/nav/index/heading/OQ/cat/MzQ/id/NjA3OQ/

    Which also lists the number of abortions per day in the US at 3287 but makes note of the fact that not included in those figures are abortions that happen from contraceptives that use chemicals in their make up.

    So I don't think that my "approximately 4000" abortions was all that far off.

    Both abortions and the shooting killed people in horrific ways. I am bewildered how the nation can feel the hurt and loss of those who died in Connecticut, as they most certainly should, but then the vast majority of people not care at all about the humongous loss of human life due to abortions done by the children's own mothers.

    In my opinion, the tragic shooting of those kids and adults and abortions are still both about the loss of innocent lives due to murder.

    I believe that we should protect all life. And that the lives of unborn children are just as important as those that are now out of the womb.

    We, as a nation should be grieving. But I think it's a terrible injustice that we grieve so selectively about death and children.

  3. If it’s the manner in which the children in Connecticut died vs. those that die due to abortion that you feel I can’t compare between, I would ask for you to consider a scenario.

    Say that you lost a friend or spouse due to gun violence, much the same way that happened in Connecticut. Would you then tell someone who lost a spouse by someone purposely flooding their home with carbon monoxide and murdering them, that the loss of their spouse was somehow less of a loss when compared with a loss due to gun violence?

    I don’t think you would.

    The point is the terrible loss, and that is how I consider the shooting as well as abortions. Just because the babies can’t see the needle coming in to kill them them doesn’t negate their death. That somehow a less violent murder makes it less of a murder.

    I am not saying that those children didn't experience horrors beyond anything we can think of, but I am pointing out that murder is murder is murder.

  4. Thoughtful post and very thoughtful comments, Jess.