To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Saturday, January 24, 2009

So it begins...

Yesterday President Obama struck down a ruling that prohibited US tax dollars from being used for funding international family planning organizations that provide abortion. This topic...and this exact bill...seems to be one of the first things our last several presidents have dealt with at the start of the term...it was originally put in place by Reagan in 1984...the first act by President Clinton (a reversal)...and reinstated by Bush in 2001.

I think Mother Teresa summed it up well...
“America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts—a child—as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters.”

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