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Because of Christ’s incarnation, “every life is deemed special”

Mary was surely a remarkable young woman. When the angel Gabriel came to her and announced she would bear the Messiah as a virgin, Mary embraced the will of God knowing the sacrifices it would likely bring (Luke 1:26-38). The plans for her marriage would be scuttled. For when the news of her pregnancy reached her espoused husband, Joseph, he would seek to put her away privately. It was only after Joseph was confronted by an angel himself that he decided to follow through on the marriage (Matthew 1:18-20).

Her pregnancy would also cast a shadow of scandal over her and her family. This was seen in a skirmish Jesus had with the religious leaders of his day, when he referred to them as children of the devil. They in turn viciously shot-back at Him with the intimation that He was a bastard child, born of fornication (John 8:41).

By today’s standards in a culture of death, this teenage mother would have been urged to abort her child. But what if it had been possible for Mary to abort Jesus?…

Indeed, if Jesus had never been born it would have created a huge black hole bankrupting the world of the sweetest of treasures.

Of course, the birth of Jesus was unique in that God was taking upon Himself the form of a man. That is much of the beauty of the incarnation of Christ. In that act God dignified and imbued every human life with an inherent value. When God robed himself with human flesh, he was communicating to every age this dramatic declaration, “Everybody is somebody special.”…

Unfortunately, we often don’t see the real costs abortion precipitates…. Abortion in America is not just statistics, its 55 million tragedies – 55 million “awful holes” in society.

~ Rev. Mark Creetch, Christian Post, December 17

[Photo from The Nativity Story]

Stephen Colbert creates partial-birth abortion drinking game

For quite some time elements of the Left have been mocking that which they think the Right holds sacred, from burning the American flag to sticking a crucifix of Jesus in urine.

Lately the The Crass Ones have landed on abortion, laughing about aborted fetus cookies and abortion Christmas ornaments while tweeting  #abortionclinicplaylistsongs.

Worse, they try to personally hurt people in the worst way possible by going after their children, such as mocking Sarah Palin for not aborting her son Trig and also mocking Rick Santorum for allowing his surviving children to grieve their deceased baby brother Gabriel.

So last week comedian Stephen Colbert thought he would one-up Sarah Silverman’s abortion humor – on steroids – by making fun of partial-birth abortion, a heinous late-term abortion procedure Rick Santorum worked hard to ban when he was U.S. senator…
 

 
Congrats, Mr. Colbert, for shocking me, harder and harder to do these days.

[HT: NewsBusters]

The Embryonic Jesus Story

Merry blessed Christmas, everyone!

Am reposting my WND Christmas column from 2004, The Embryonic Jesus Story

At this time of year, we focus on Christ’s birth, but there is a fascinating incident the Bible describes near the beginning of Jesus’ human life, several months prior. It is the Embryonic Jesus Story.

Luke 1 tells about the first person besides Jesus’ mother and earthly father who recognized He was extraordinary – Jesus’ cousin John, while John was yet a fetus, and Jesus was but an embryo.

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Meet Rick Santorum’s precious daughter Bella, “the center of our universe”

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella was born with Trisomy 18. Trisomy is similar to Down syndrome in that the former has three of the 18th chromosome and the latter has three of the 21st chromosome.

Many children with Trisomy 18 die within hours or days after birth. Many children with Trisomy 18 are aborted.

But Bella is now three years old and “the center of the universe for our family,” says Santorum in a touching new video about her. Get out the kleenex…

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Top 10 2010: Stanek’s most read posts

When analyzing my blog’s 2010 page views, moderator Chris discovered that just like last year, many of the most read posts were not actually written in 2010.

So I’m separating out the top 10 most read posts written in 2010 and the top 10 most read tabs and posts written previously.

Note how popular the Duggars remain!

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(Prolifer)ations 12-10-10

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Ethika Politika discusses the undercover investigations of Lila Rose and LiveAction, asking readers if deception is “justified for the sake of saving, or at least limiting the destruction of, what [Rose] and others consider to be innocent life.”
  • LTI’s Scott Klusendorf analyzes the gory AMC series “The Walking Dead” from a pro-life perspective.

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The Embryonic Jesus Story

Merry blessed Christmas, everyone!
Reposting my WND Christmas column from 2004, “The Embryonic Jesus Story”

At this time of year, we focus on Christ’s birth, but there is a fascinating incident the Bible describes near the beginning of Jesus’ human life, several months prior. It is the Embryonic Jesus Story.

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Luke 1 tells about the first person besides Jesus’ mother and earthly father who recognized He was extraordinary – Jesus’ cousin John, while John was yet a fetus, and Jesus was but an embryo.
When John was a preborn 6-month-old, his Aunt Mary came to visit John’s expectant mother Elizabeth, her cousin. Mary was newly pregnant with Jesus.
Luke 1:41 says when Mary greeted Elizabeth, John kicked. Elizabeth told Mary, “The instant I heard your voice, my baby moved in me for joy!”…

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