Who?

“Who do you say I am?”
Jesus asked.
Who do you say I am?

The jars lined the walls.
Each one marked:
A weight and words,
“Products of conception.”

Parts, just parts!
Parts, just parts?
Who do you say I am?

©2012 Joann Nelander

Who?

“Who do you say I am?”
Jesus asked.
Who do you say I am?

The jars lined the walls.
Each one marked:
A weight and words,
“Products of conception.”

Parts, just parts!
Parts, just parts?
Who do you say I am?

©2012 Joann Nelander

Choices

I believe that if we realized the person in-utero is not hanging in some ethereal place while we decide whether or not we can accommodate our lives to their presence in the here and now, realizing that they are a reality and not a choice, and that their one life is all they have on earth and they want it just as much as we want, defend and protect our own, for they precious to us, then the abortion debate would be over.

Here I Am

Here I am, beneath your heart,
My heart beating in happy harmony,
As my frame perceives
The gentle throbbing within your breast,
Serene.

I began in secret and in darkness,
A mystery, even to myself.
Day by day, nature shapes my clay,
As you await the blessed dawn of my birth day.

What I know, I know by existence.
I am now all trust,
Simply growing,
Simply becoming who I am.

Comfort, you give comfort.
Love, you are all I know of love.
As you wait for me, my mother,
The eyes of my soul are wide open.
I behold you, smiling upon me.
Expectant, vigilant and gleeful,

Mother of my moments,
You cradle me.
You are my home of sweet delight.

© 2011 Joann Nelander

Radio Interview: Dr. David Prentice Explains the Science of Fetal Pain – Charlotte Lozier Institute

On May 12, 2015, David A. Prentice, Ph.D., Vice President and Research Director of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, was invited to speak on the science of fetal pain on Points of View radio talk show. On May 13, 2015 the United States House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The full transcript is here.

Source: Radio Interview: Dr. David Prentice Explains the Science of Fetal Pain – Charlotte Lozier Institute

The People of Northern Ireland Voted Pro-Life! – News

The pro-life majority of Northern Ireland never waste an opportunity to use their vote to protect the voiceless. In the run up to the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election on Thursday 5th May, Precious Life, the leading pro-life group in Northern Ireland, launched its ‘Your Vote Matters’ Campaign.Committed members of the group distributed over 100,000 leaflets in homes, churches, and city centres throughout the six counties informing the public of the political parties’ and individual candidates’ positions on abortion.The huge success of DUP candidates and the decline of Sinn Fein votes by nearly 3% shows that the people of Northern Ireland voted pro-life on Thursday 5th May 2016.In response to the election results, Bernadette Smyth, the director of Precious Life, stated:“Precious Life would like to congratulate the newly elected Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly who have vowed to defend the right to life of all unborn children at Stormont. The DUP and SDLP have publicly made clear that they are pro-life parties. Precious Life are very hopeful that they will stand strong in their opposition to the plans of Sinn Fein and others to bring forward legislation to allow abortion in cases where an unborn child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting disability. We trust that they will not let their voters down. We, the electorate, must keep the pressure on our political representatives to ensure that they do not renege on their pro-life promises.”

Source: The People of Northern Ireland Voted Pro-Life! – News

Who?

“Who do you say I am?”
Jesus asked.
Who do you say I am?

The jars lined the walls.
Each one marked:
A weight and words,
“Products of conception.”

Parts, just parts!
Parts, just parts?
Who do you say I am?

©2012 Joann Nelander