I can't believe this woman

A fellow blogger, http://gkupsidedown.blogspot.com/, pointed me in the direction of this women (IN LIGHT BLUE JACKET):


Remarks of the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, Birmingham, AL: http://www.prochoicetexas.org/news/headlines/200708172.shtml

This is what she says: "When a woman finds herself pregnant due to violence and chooses an abortion, it is the violence that is the tragedy; the abortion is a blessing.

When a woman finds that the fetus she is carrying has anomalies incompatible with life, that it will not live and that she requires an abortion – often a late-term abortion – to protect her life, her health, or her fertility, it is the shattering of her hopes and dreams for that pregnancy that is the tragedy; the abortion is a blessing.

When a woman wants a child but can’t afford one because she hasn’t the education necessary for a sustainable job, or access to health care, or day care, or adequate food, it is the abysmal priorities of our nation, the lack of social supports, the absence of justice that are the tragedies; the abortion is a blessing.

And when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion – there is not a tragedy in sight -- only blessing. The ability to enjoy God’s good gift of sexuality without compromising one’s education, life’s work, or ability to put to use God’s gifts and call is simply blessing.

These are the two things I want you, please, to remember – abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done."


and "This isn’t particularly complicated. If your conscience forbids you to carry arms, don’t join the military or become a police officer. If you have qualms about animal experimentation, think hard before choosing to go into medical research. And, if you’re not prepared to provide the full range of reproductive health care (or prescriptions) to any woman who needs it then don’t go into obstetrics and gynecology, or internal or emergency medicine, or pharmacology. Choose another field! We’ll respect your consciences when you begin to take responsibility for them." Funny I thought medicine was about life and supporting life not death. If I go to a hospital I guess I am wanting help to live.


How can she say in the same message: God bless you all. and You’re engaged in holy work. It is almost blasphemous.


This is what she deems holy work: NOTE DO NOT CLICK ON THESE LINKS IF YOU WILL BE OFFENDED BY THE IMAGES OF ABORTION, THEY ARE GRAPHIC (I used links so as not to put pictures that you may not want to see.)





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SQUELLY said…
I have no idea how I can even respond to this in words-prayer - prayer is our only weapon against rhetoric like this

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