Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rallying in Raleigh

Where to begin on things like this?  If you don't know, there was a piece of legislation in the Senate and General Assembly this past week that would raise the standards for abortion mills, abortion doctors, and abortion "safety".  Because most abortion mills cannot meet these higher standards (doctors have bad medical records, no hospital privileges, the mills have been shut down, were dirty, and not even meeting the LOW criteria for abortion mills now), this would force many abortion facilities to close.  If not closed long term, they could be shut down temporarily.  Now I'm not into politics.  Really I'm like so NOT into politics, I didn't even know about the bill or the rallies, until last night.  But hey, that was enough time to jump in the van and head out!  (And fyi, to keep things straight, we did not go for political reasons.  We went for showing the truth reasons)

We actually didn't go for the bill at all, just for the NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) rally.  And as I'm sure you can figure out pretty quickly that we didn't go to rally with them, we went to protest against them.  Why didn't we go for the bill?  Because you see, the bill really isn't that great.  Why?  It doesn't outlaw abortion!  What is the use of making the mom "safer" while she kills her child?  Abortion is murder, and whether or not the murder of kids  is supposedly safer for the mother or not doesn't really matter.  What matters is that no matter what, children are being slaughtered, and that needs to be stopped.  The only good thing about this bill is that it would shut abortion mills down (like APWHC), thus saving the lives of countless children.  We did not go to stand outside the buildings for a bill that keeps abortion legal.  We went and stood to show the real truth of abortion to all the NARAL people gathered on the mall (and to anyone else who would look our way or speak with us). 

Oh, and while we were there standing peacefully with our signs, before their rally even really started, we were kicked out.  Who knew there were 4 branches of police in the Capitol?  (State, City, County, and Legislative police!)  As it turns out, you have to go through the system and have a permit in order to have freedom of speech.  And because the Planned Parenthood people had the permit, we were denied free speech.  This did not stop us though, we stood around the corner from the NARAL rally and held our signs toward traffic, and towards the NARAL people on their way out.  Thankfully, before we got kicked out (and while we were getting kicked out) the news came to interview us so at least there was a voice for the voiceless on TV and the web.  (I have to say though, the police there were some of the nicest ones we've encountered so far.)

I was able to get a few pictures because we were allowed to go back onto the mall without signs if we didn't protest.  Mom wasn't to keen about me going alone, but a friend of a friend of ours, Chuck, let me go with him so I was able to take some pics.  :)  At first they (the NARAL people) thought we were with them....but they were wrong.  And no, we didn't get arrested.  I had a really hard time though not stirring up trouble.  It's really hard not to say something when you see their signs. I did ask a few women about the gags they had on, but I didn't really engage anyone in a conversation.  Next time we do something like this I'll do a video interview though, just so you can hear some of the things these people say.  It makes my heart heavy to think that all these people, who are made in the image of God, are actively killing and promoting the killing of innocent little human beings also made in the image of God.
The Planned Parenthood NARAL rally

My sister Elizabeth holding a sign

One of the several signs showing what happens when
a mother makes the choice to abort

My brother Stephen holding a sign

The "sea" of pink

Our whole group, excluding Chuck and myself

The PP people claim we are "manipulating our children" by
bringing them out to things like this, but they themselves have their
small children out in pink onesies and pink t-shirts.  I am not being manipulated.
I was glad I went today.

Sweet Ms. Brooke had a sign on her back so when she went into the
legislative building she could still get the message across even though
she wasn't allowed to speak audibly. 

Wait a minute...ordering an abortion mill to have higher
cleanliness standards and higher medical standards will harm

This old guy was a trip....

They chanted "shame, shame shame" that we would shouldn't
let women kill their own kids

Sure! But your baby's body: God's decision.

Hmmm....I'd better quit now before I get too sarcastic.

Where are the baby shoes?

There was actually a decent number of men in pink
there.  Cowards.  

This young woman cursed my mom up and down as soon as she got there.

My brother Joshua, being a real trooper for Jesus, shining a light
on all of that darkness.
When will we stop fiddling around with this?  What will it take to say "you know what, abortion is murder, and God says murder is wrong?"  And to not just say it, but believe it.  And not just believe it but act upon it.  What are we scared of?  Truth?!  How we'll be seen in the eyes of men?!!  Come out into the light!  We need to stop sitting off in the shadows letting the world get the best of us and the unborn children in our nation.  We need to stop, NOW. (and no, that does not stand for National Organization of Women, a pro-abortion group)


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