My first Quick Takes on a Friday! It’s weird writing this on Friday…I haven’t spent all weekend thinking about this post.
Today in Texas the law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and impose higher standards on abortion clinics is being discussed, and, is scheduled to be voted on in the texas state senate. There’s been protesters there. Today some of the orange-flaunting pro-abortionist crowd planned to get a little extreme. There were rumors that they planned to throw tampons and maxipads at the state senators and in fact, this short news report details all of the various items confiscated from people entering the senate gallery. All this goes to show the extreme measures some people are willing to take. this was after all the same bill that was filibustered and couldn’t be voted on in time because of a screaming mob of abortion supporters.
Now time for something positive. Recently, a priest reached out to a couple considering abortion or their unborn baby diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He asked them to consider adoption. They agreed if he could find a family in one day. So the priest took to social media. The response was overwhelming. The parish selected 3 from the numerous families that called and emailed to offer to the baby’s parents. It’s an incredible story of people reaching out in love and offering hope to a baby and parents they’d never met. Read about this here.
More positive news. I came across this story as well. (Can you tell I read a lot of pro-life news?) It’s about a 13 year old girl who was raped and chose to keep her child and about the organization that reached out to her, specifically a woman who was herself the “product of rape”.
I’ll be going a road trip with my good friend and future roomate on my way back to college in just a few weeks. We’ve already been planning what songs to listen to on the 9 hour drive.
My reading has been slow. Both books that I’m working on have been going slow and honestly the St. Kateri book is throwing me off a bit with its emphasis on the Native Americans’ oneness with nature and stuff.
I’m not feeling like getting into too much personal stuff today. I had a pretty bad day yesterday that I don’t want to talk about on here. I went and looked at my “Inspiration and Encouragement” board on Pinterest which I actually just maybe a week ago (so just in time) and my favorite quote from that is “it’s a bad day, not a bad life.”
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