Straight Up with Sherri

Thursday, April 21, 2005

"When Something is so Horrifying that We Can't Stand to Look at it, Perhaps We Shouldn't be Tolerating it!

If you click the link below, it will take you to a video on the HARD TRUTH about Abortion.


"Ignorance sustained by denial is crippling this nation's response to abortion. When something is so horrifying that we can't stand to look at it, perhaps we shouldn't be tolerating it!"


26 Comments:

  • This video should be required to be seen by every American teen and adult!
    The intensity and truth are extremely hard to tolerate. Yet, this is the nation that the "culture of death" wants!

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:54 AM  

  • Oh oh we're deleting comments now. Guess I'll stay up for a while LOL.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:06 AM  

  • Yes-

    we do delete comments that contain foul language and JUNK. If you have something intelligent to say- by all means- say it...

    My house

    My rules-

    Just as I would respect the rules in your house- or I wouldn't bother visisting.

    Disagreeing with me is great- knock yourself out- but not the foul language and childish antics.

    stay up as late as you like.. sad don't ya think?

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 2:14 AM  

  • So Sherri, have you noticed that the only people who bother to comment now are RWNJ, Levi, and the occasional person from BFT who mary et al tricks into visiting here?

    LOL I think you posted like 5 or 6 articles on Wednesday with 0 commments. You're losing it honey.

    You have to try something radical now to retain your readership. It's obvious you can't think "outside of the box" so you're going to have to hit up someone who can (hint: RWNJ and/or Levi). This whole abortion video thing (or whatever it was) is too cliche (visit dictionary.com if you don't know what that means).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:15 AM  

  • LOL don't worry, I can automate my responses, dear. I'll implement that tomorrow LOL

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:16 AM  

  • anon

    regardless of what you may think- the volume of comments has nothing to do with what I do or don't post.

    I don't live my life worried about how many people comment on my blog.

    In fact- if you go over to BFT and look at the other co-authors- they all leave links to their own blogs- I DON'T! Also- I don't post anything there unless Tim or Richard okay it.

    It isn't about me- it is about Terri, it is about LIFE...

    You seem to be the one starved for attention....but without enough guts to post by anything other than anon....

    so, please by all means, keeping showing your own foolishness....

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 2:22 AM  

  • wow! You really need a life...LOL!!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 2:22 AM  

  • Anonymous
    I read a lot, I really comment somewhat less than I would like. Your comments are insidious. Why don't you find a blog on which you can make a positive contribution? You are, hands down, the most negative person I have read in a long time. I honestly believe that if you would find a worthy cause, you could make the world a better place. You certainly do have energy. It is a shame to waste it bashing other people and gloating over something about which you know nothing.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 3:06 AM  

  • It's actually not about life, but the push for your interpretation of who is deserving of life and who's life can morally be put at risk at the expense of a personal liberty, which is fine and everyone's right but that doesn't mean you side with life on any and all accounts. Just the ones that matter to you personally.

    On topic, I do think everyone should see the results of an abortion and that can be as graphic as it gets. When I was in high school we did actually view a video on it, although it was less graphic than this one as part of sexual education and on the subject of contraception.

    If it leads to even a small percentage of teens (or adults for that matter) that will consider proper precautions or a small percentage that will stop and rethink their decision to abort then that's a significant improvement but I'm sure you'll probably disagree.

    Watching that video only reinforces my feelings that abortion should not be an "easy way out" option, but it does nothing to change my resolve that a rape victim should not be forced to finish a pregnancy if she does not wish to, nor should someone be forced to give birth while knowing well in advance that it has no chance of survival.

    By Anonymous Vanessa, at 6:44 AM  

  • Vanessa

    Yeah, we disagree. But thank you for sharing your voice in such a respectful way. The one thing about what you shared that bothers me most, is what you were taught in high school.

    It is not the gov't's job to teach my children about these things.


    And Vanessa- YES-- it is about LIFE. You may want to kid yourself with "definitions" like zygote and feotus....but it is about LIFE!

    Life isn't easy, and it isn't fair... but defining a life by someone's personal beliefs is insane. It is hard to imagine that the world of no black and white, only gray- has gotten to the point where sucking a babies brains out, seconds before it finishes its journey through the birth canal, can somehow be seen as protecting someone's liberty. SAD, indeed.

    But then:

    "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty."
    --Abraham Lincoln

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 7:26 AM  

  • I believe this is all about life. I am staunchly pro-life. I do not believe there is ever a justification for abortion, in any case whatsoever. Rape? Why murder an innocent third party person because you were the victim of a crime? Save the mother's life? What about the baby's life? Is it not sacred? Who are we to say that both will not live? Or both will die? That is up to God to decide, not us - murdering one person because it may benefit another is evil, no matter what.

    There is one time when I do strongly support killing of another human being. That is in self-defense. Rape? Kill the perpetrator, stop the crime! God has endowed you with the right to protect His Temple. Attacked by terrorists? Defend the Country, remove the threat by self-defense. Wacky crazy teen-kid guerillas shooting up the school? This is where the faculty should pull out their own personal firearms and defend the lives of the students they are responsible for protecting! You get my picture.
    But abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, murder? Never.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 10:24 AM  

  • I think you might have misunderstood what I was trying to say with my earlier, first paragraph.
    I do get that an anti-abortion sentiment generally comes from a respect of unborn life, but that doesn't mean that everyone who opposes it sides with life in general and portraying it as such bothers me a lot.

    Two things I for example personally feel rather strongly about are gun control and capital punishment which are stereotypically things that "right" has moralized as good things at the expense of human life.
    The first is something that is a direct cause of death for women and children, who already are at higher risk of domestic abuse as it is. The second is a tax friendly way of getting rid of those who - for good reason - can no longer be part of society.

    I fail to see how either (or a lot of other stuff for that matter) falls in the "respect for life" column and that's what I meant with my first paragraph.
    Everyone supports life but everyone also measures its value differently depending on the situation.


    As for what I was taught in high school, I'd have to rather strongly disagree that it has no place there but it's way beyond the purpose of your blog and I'm not all sure I can talk about it in a way that doesn't comes across as judgemental so we'll just have to disagree on one more issue.

    By Anonymous Vanessa, at 11:54 AM  

  • Sherry, I applaud you for having the courage to maintain your blog. I enjoy your comments. As for the link to the video on abortion, thank you! I would love to say that if all pro-abortionists could watch this video it would change their stand, but I am not that foolish. It would do nothing to change their stand on the issue. I have come to the realization that there ARE two kinds of people in this world. Those WITH a heart, and those WITHOUT a heart. Those without a heart will never hear or see the truth. They do not have the capacity. This is why Terri Schiavo was dehydrated to death by order of a United States court. I know that I will get slammed for this post, but I sign my name proudly, not hiding behind an anonymous curtain. I love America but am very disappointed in the turn our country has taken. I know that this will not last forever because the Author of the Universe will not stand for it. Dare I use the name of the most published and most bought book in history? The Bible tells us what has happened to societies that have turned Godless. I continue to pray that America will not be next. Sheryl

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:29 PM  

  • Vanessa,
    Gun control is a contributing factor in the death of many abused women in this country. If threatened spouses were not prohibited by unconstitutional laws from acquiring a firearm for self-defense, thousands more would be alive today. Did you know that firearms are used by civilians 2.5 million times per year in the United States for protection? The Kleck-Gertz study is, of course, challenged by tyrannical leftists and elitists, because it destroys their arguments for civilian oppression with them as overlords and masters. So, if you are really concerned for the safety of women and children, I recommend that you lobby to eliminate all gun control laws and encourage firearms training and access.

    For those who favor gun control, consider this: The government agents are our servants, not our masters. Who would permit a situation in which the servants were permitted to be armed and in charge while the masters were subservient and held hostage to the demands of the servants? It really is that simple.

    On the issue of life, the rightists tend to be split on the issue of the death penalty. The greatest impediment to elimination of this is a viable alternative. I have written several times of my solution that would work. But as long as liberal judges, chief executives, and parole boards insist on turning convicts loose back on society to continue their reign of violence, the demand for the death penalty will remain high as a matter of pragmatism.

    Finally, while everyone who supports a ban on abortion is not necessarily pro-life, everyone who encourages abortion cannot be pro-life. You just can't have it that way.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 1:22 PM  

  • Vanessa, RWNJ,

    I too am against killing and for life - against abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, murder. And for allowing humans life from conception to natural death.

    And as far as guns, I think that throughout our nation's history there have been times when many or most people had guns for just practical or pragmatic reasons, and handled them safely and well. They just were raised to know safe use and handling of guns.

    I think guns can still be used for hunting, or for protection. But I do think that whatever checks need to be done to be sure that guns are not being sold to folks with prior convictions is pretty essential.

    I do not know much about the laws (as I don't have a gun of my own), but think that a requirement of firearms safety course should be a prerequisite to owning a gun.

    Vanessa, it sounds like you are pretty much for life, in general. That is good, and different from how I had perceived you, and I am sorry for that. Maybe you were just thinking that all those for life were somehow also for the death penalty.....?

    By Anonymous Juleni, at 2:45 PM  

  • Sherri,

    As usual you are right on.

    That exchange you had with anonymous last night was creepy. Anon said: "... This whole abortion video thing ... is too cliche." So I guess that means that fashion, fads and People Magazine should be the ones to dictate life and death. That is reassuring.

    Excuse me, I've got to go put on my baggy shorts and push them way down to butt crack level. One simply can't be cliche.

    By Blogger Tom, at 3:25 PM  

  • Juleni,
    Your perspective on gun rights seems pretty much in line with the NRA. Contrary to popular opinion, the NRA is a slightly left-of-centrist organization. They are the purveyor of many gun laws. Theirs was the design of the current NCIS (NATIONAL INSTANT CHECK SYSTEM) authorization for handgun purchases. This became a contentious point because Janet Reno (America's most henious tyrant ever) violated the law and refused to destroy the records of honest citizens in order to buid a database of American gun owners in directr violation of the law. Even the tyrant George Bush refuses to do it quickly. Did you realize that both Tom Ridge and John Ashcroft are anti-gun? Fortunately, our current A.G. of the U.S., Alberto Gonzales is a pro-gun politician. Most gun rights organizations are right-of-centrist (Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Second Amendment Sisters, Pink Pistols, etc.) None of these are willing to compromise their ethics for political gain like the NRA is. But then, the NRA was not created to support the right to keep and bear arms, but rather to train people in the safe and effective use of firearms.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 3:34 PM  

  • A theory on gun control and spousal abuse. Nationally, husbands and wives kill each other in roughly equal proportions. In New York City, three wives are killed for every two husbands. We probably have the lowest level of gun ownership in the country. There is an instant heavy police response (like 10 armed men show up ready to rumble) if there is a rumor that somebody has a gun. I submit that the only effect of gun control on spousal abuse is to make it more likely that the woman dies.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 4:25 PM  

  • levi,
    I agree.
    As the old saying goes, "God created all men, Samuel Colt made them equal."

    If we were to remove every weapon from the face of the Earth, then the Earth would be ruled tyrannically by the biggest, strongest, meanest, and most vicious of the species!

    All weapons do is to change the balance of power. The more balanced the power, the safer we become. The real danger in guns is not their existence, but when one side has them (criminals and government goons) and the other side doesn't.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 5:17 PM  

  • Meh. I wasn't trying to stir up a debate about gun control, that's really not the point. My point was that - to me - at the core there really isn't that much of a difference between all the different debates.

    Your core reasons for argueing that having the ability to own a gun is a good thing are fundamentally the same ones why I think having the ability to abort is a good thing.

    Owning a gun will inherently lead to the death of innocent people, having the technological ability to perform an abortion also inherently leads to a situation where it's performed when it shouldn't be.
    Making it illegal to own one will not stop people from getting their hands on one regardless, just the same way as making abortions illegal won't stop them from being performed.
    You support proper training to prevent abuse, I support teaching decent sexual education and instilling sexual responsability.

    What I don't get is how you can claim to be "on the side of life" and noone else can. I used that specific wording in my last comment, but you misread it as pro-life which is not actually what I said.
    It might seem like pointless nitpicking on semantics but it feels like something a lot deeper and I really don't get why it has to be like that.

    I see plenty of things here, or on BlogsForTerri, or other places that I think are wrong and shouldn't be allowed but where I hate the rush to put a spin on it so that it's possible to lay blame on a group, rather than an individual.
    I dislike seeing the generalisation that pro-life is all about hate, death threats, attempted bombings or murders just as much as I dislike seeing pro-choice likened to setting up nazi death camps.

    So much good will and at the core well meant intentions on both sides never get anywhere because they're met with "religious zealot" from one side and "deathloving liberal" from the other. I guess I'm just too naive and silly to think there is room for understanding and respect for the other on either side.

    To Right Wing Nut Job specifically, there's no point in getting on the offensive/defensive because I'm not attacking the fact that you're pro gun ownership. I understand the why and how. I just merely picked it as an example of something that 'right' sees as morally justfied, while it's still directly responsible for taking innocent lives. If I thought most pro-life people were also pro choosing the sex of a baby through medical means (a la microsort.net), I'd have picked that to get my point across because I don't agree with that either.

    By Anonymous Vanessa, at 9:10 PM  

  • Vanessa,

    Now you are being silly.

    The legal right to owning a gun is not the legal right to KILL!

    Abortion ALWAYS KILLS!

    ALWAYS!

    Your analogy just doesn't work...

    You don't trust people. This is the underlying theme of your stand on gun control, and your stand on juries not being able to handle information and make a good decision.

    Yet- when it comes to abortion- suddenly you trust women to what? TO KILL AN INNOCENT CHILD due to INCONVENIENCE?

    I realize you didn't intend to make this about gun control. I am not picking on you. I feel you are one of the few HONEST people that come here to disagree...

    THAT is refreshing.

    Yet- you try and make a point; once that point is proven to "not work" when you follow the logic you apply to it- you suddenly switch gears and start from another angle.

    No one has the corner market on all right and wrong here. No system will ever be perfect.. most of the time we are all stuggling to find the lesser of 2 evils...

    But when it comes to abortion and euthanasia- there is no "safe" ground in the middle. You try hard to stay fair. I admire that. You don't want to trample on people's rights. I like that!

    Yet- we can't be willing to allow KILLING innocent babies in an effort to be fair. Someone is going to suffer....crisis pregnancy includes the word "crisis" for a reason.

    Compassion is GREAT! AND needed for women who would want to seek an abortion. But allowing her to reak havoc and kill the innocent out of compassion or efforts to be fair just doesn't hold water. I have enough compassion for BOTH THE MOTHER AND THE CHILD! NOT JUST THE MOTHER! I love my children and have the utmost compassion for them. But letting them make poor decisions without feeling the FULL WEIGHT of their decisions is the most UNLOVING thing I could ever do to them.

    I might throw a rock at a window. The minute it leaves my hand I say, "Lord, forgive me." I am honestly sorry. God will forgive me- but the rock has already left my hand. I will surely need to face the consequences.

    We are ALL capable of evil. This is what drives us to want to have compassion for others. We may realize that if we had been in so and so's shoes, we would want things to work out for us.... but when compassion turns into tolerance of evil-- we are ALL in trouble.

    Abortion is cruel, inhumane, and evil.

    Minimalizing life with words like zygote, fetus, vegetable, and brain dead is a word game meant to train us into tolerance.

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 9:48 PM  

  • The bible says, thou shall not kill! It is such a shame that women can be so stupid as to have unprotected sex, get pregnant and THEN decide to have an abortion. Why wasn't this something that was thought about before having sex. Creating life and giving birth is the most amazing thing on earth. There is no way that I would have done something that horrific to my babies.CBT2025

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:52 PM  

  • This is so fowl that it is unreal. I have a friend that uses abortions a form of birth control. Why don't some of these idiots take a pill, use a condom, or just stop having sex.CBT2025

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:55 PM  

  • Everyone has rights. And it certainly is your choice to have a baby. But I think that it's just plain stupid to make the decision not to have children after you've become pregnant. Having an abortion is just an easy cop out.CBT2025

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:00 PM  

  • I don't always comment, actually rarely do, but that doesn't mean I'm not reading. # of comments do not equal readership

    By Anonymous Ron Panzer, at 9:21 PM  

  • vem2793
    First, I believe that the video should be viewed by parents and their kids(those that have parents in the home) and with adult supervision in school, camp, etc. and then discussed moderately and with control. But briefly. I think that everyone will benefit whether you are pro- or anti- abortion.
    Secondly, as stated above, all homes do not have full families with mommy AND daddy so those teens who are getting pregnant because they are having unprotected sex(ANOTHER ISSUE)should know the responsibility required for such action and the consequence of an abortion if chosen.
    Thirdly, I agree that if a woman is raped, she should choose the abortion option if that is HER chose, but immediately. She should not wait months from term and decide then to have one. Other than that, if you OPEN YOUR LEGS for unprotected sex, you know the probability of pregnancy and contracting STDs is EXTREMELY HIGH so I do not believe you should use abortion to bail yourself out.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:27 PM  

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