Originally Posted by netsalt
Couple of thoughts here:
Originally Posted by classical
First: We need to remember that ALL polecats use the legal system to promote their careers... lets not say the GOP are the only ones. DEMS do it all the time.
Back to the abortion issue: Back in the 1980's and 1990's, I served in the local churches I was in with the counseling team; we did what is called 'Biblical Counseling'. The deff is to apply scripture and prayer to issues in someone's life. When you see one of the TV preachers put up a phone # for prayer... well I was on the other end of that line. Did it for Pat Robertson, for Billy Graham, and for a host of others. Also did the 'walk-down' counseling (at the end of a Billy Graham or a Promise keepers); when folks went down for help with their messed up lives... I was one of the folks who worked with them. This was a rewarding ministry... it is special to see folks get their lives together.
From doing this; I gained a HUGE amount of experience sorting out folks problems; especially the effect certain decisions have on folks. I can tell you guys/gals that it is the RARE instance where a woman having an abortion does not seriously scar her soul (we relate through our souls). And when a woman chooses to terminate the life of her baby... the father goes through a gut-wrenching mess. I cannot count the number of folks who needed years of emotional help to get their lives back together. Just weaklings you say... No; there was one trait which was universal with the ones whom it did not affect much: A seriously COLD attitude towards everyone... kinda like Saddaam Hussein. Note that the ministries will not allow cross gender one-one counseling, with good reason. The situations I was in included both the mother/father... so we had a man/woman counselor on these this cases.
The pro-choice folks never tell anyone about the emotional damage having an abortion does to both the man and woman... they are ONLY interested in the $$$. Imagine that: LEGALIZED murder to buy the votes of MD's... And guess what: THAT was the DEMS who did that one. "So much for the GOP being the horrible manipulators."
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