Life Finds a Way

 

Earlier today, my husband was telling me about a story he’d just read in the Wall Street Journal about attacks on crisis pregnancy centers. I’d been hearing about those too, and it was hard not to feel that evil has our country in its grip. If people are going to respond to attempts to stop abortion by trying to force it on women who have nowhere else to turn, what are we doing? Will finally overturning Roe v. Wade result in an explosion of abortion in states that make it egregiously easy and import mothers from other states? It seems like for every step good takes, evil takes three.

Then I saw a thread on Twitter (now also available in similar form on the tweeter’s Substack) about a Washington Post story that was obviously intended to show how horrible Texas’s abortion laws are for women but inadvertently told a heartwarming tale of a couple and two beautiful babies that, you know, kinda has a happy ending. And it made me think that, I don’t know, maybe good is getting its running shoes on and making this a race?

It reminded me of a song by one of my favorite country artists, HARDY, from a couple of years ago that slipped a pro-life story into what might sound like a drinking song.

I always expected to see somebody making a fuss about this song, but the YouTube comments for this lyric video and two other official videos instead feature people saying that the same thing happened to them and they’re so grateful. “Felt like the end of the world, now the world don’t spin without ’em” indeed.

I don’t know about you, but I’m taking my hope and inspiration where I can get them these days. Evil is louder, but maybe good is sneakier, and finds its way somehow into hearts and minds. We can pray, anyway.

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  1. kedavis Coolidge
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    But so few manage to escape…

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  2. TBA Coolidge
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    @RobtGilsdorf

    I wish we could take the win – assuming it is a win – and be happy. The issue of abortion is back to the individual states as it should be. People can freely travel among the several states. That’s how it works. But people can also travel freely among these states, even if we don’t approve of their reasons for doing so.

    That means quickie divorces in Vegas and abortions in ElAy.

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  3. Terri Mauro Coolidge
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    TBA (View Comment):
    I wish we could take the win – assuming it is a win – and be happy.

    It’d be easier if the other side would take the loss—and take it for the change of jurisdiction it is and not a catastrophic denial of liberty that must be fought with firebombs and spite.

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  4. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    Illinois is going for the abortion tourism industry, and the governor, JB Prickster, has presidential ambitions.

    “The terrifying implications of this decision and what it means for millions of women across the country cannot be understated,” said Pritzker said. “But let me be clear: no matter what atrocity of an opinion the Supreme Court officially rolls out this summer in regards to Roe versus Wade – abortion will always be safe and legal here in Illinois. Illinois is and will remain a beacon of hope in an increasingly dark world.”

    [snip]

    Governor Pritzker in 2019 signed the Reproductive Health Care Act into law in 2019, establishing a fundamental right to reproductive healthcare, including abortion and maternity care, in Illinois state law.

    [snip]

    Governor Pritzker also repealed the Parental Notification Act in 2021, which ensures that a pregnant minor can choose whether or not to involve a family member or legal guardian in their decision to have or not have an abortion.

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  5. TBA Coolidge
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    @RobtGilsdorf

    Terri Mauro (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):
    I wish we could take the win – assuming it is a win – and be happy.

    It’d be easier if the other side would take the loss—and take it for the change of jurisdiction it is and not a catastrophic denial of liberty that must be fought with firebombs and spite.

    I agree. 

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  6. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    If it makes leftie Californians not want to move to Texas I’m all for it.

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  7. Terri Mauro Coolidge
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    And … the family in the Washington Post story has a GoFundMe … https://twitter.com/TomShakely/status/1539380744056979457?s=20&t=R2UTiT9FyMtRPxdy1SVcMA

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  8. Stina Member
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    TBA (View Comment):

    I wish we could take the win – assuming it is a win – and be happy. The issue of abortion is back to the individual states as it should be. People can freely travel among the several states. That’s how it works. But people can also travel freely among these states, even if we don’t approve of their reasons for doing so.

    That means quickie divorces in Vegas and abortions in ElAy.

    Every life saved is a win. The state laws DO protect life. It’s not 100% successful, but neither is my spaghetti strainer. It sure beats trying to drain spaghetti without one, though.

    I don’t want to get caught up in the leftist mindset that we need it perfectly irradicated. Rejoice and be thankful for these lives and others that have been saved and keep praying for the rest.

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  9. Terri Mauro Coolidge
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    … Pritzker said. …  Illinois is and will remain a beacon of hope in an increasingly dark world.”

    The characterization of readily available abortions as “a beacon of hope in an increasingly dark world” is just … just … a breathtaking display of soullessness. And a particular level of hell, I’d think.

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    If it makes leftie Californians not want to move to Texas I’m all for it.

    Also good if it makes the leftie Texans want to move (back) to California.

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  11. TBA Coolidge
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    @RobtGilsdorf

    Terri Mauro (View Comment):

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    … Pritzker said. … Illinois is and will remain a beacon of hope in an increasingly dark world.”

    The characterization of readily available abortions as “a beacon of hope in an increasingly dark world” is just … just … a breathtaking display of soullessness. And a particular level of hell, I’d think.

    beacon of hope fires of Moloch in an increasingly dark world.

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  12. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Regarding the states that will do tourism abortion. Let them, God is not mocked. They will turn more into hell holes. 

    Look at the bounty God gave California. The devil turned it into his play thing. And it is broke and falling apart with people fleeing. 

    Light is brightest when set against the dark . Dark is going to do what dark does . The states where the light is observed will shine brighter. 

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  13. kedavis Coolidge
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Regarding the states that will do tourism abortion. Let them, God is not mocked. They will turn more into hell holes.

    Look at the bounty God gave California. The devil turned it into his play thing. And it is broke and falling apart with people fleeing.

    Light is brightest when set against the dark . Dark is going to do what dark does . The states where the light is observed will shine brighter.

    The people of California (mostly) turned California into the devil’s plaything.

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  14. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):
    Regarding the states that will do tourism abortion. Let them, God is not mocked. They will turn more into hell holes. 

    Francis Cardinal George, (former) Archbishop of Chicago:

    I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.

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  15. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Scarifice of infants has a long and rich history. Abortion is religious. The other side worship Baal.

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  16. kedavis Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Scarifice of infants has a long and rich history. Abortion is religious. The other side worship Baal.

    And they worship multiculturalism, including such as the Aztecs.

     

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  17. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Scarifice of infants has a long and rich history. Abortion is religious. The other side worship Baal.

    And they worship multiculturalism, including such as the Aztecs.

     

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  18. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Washington State Planned Parenthood is already preparing for abortion tourism, having set up a new clinic on the Idaho border for all the women fleeing that horrific state.  And our insurance regulations mandate abortion coverage for all medical insurance plans sold in the state.

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  19. kedavis Coolidge
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Scarifice of infants has a long and rich history. Abortion is religious. The other side worship Baal.

    And they worship multiculturalism, including such as the Aztecs.

     

    Anyone remember this?

     

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  20. Stad Coolidge
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    Look, the left is already violent.  Let’s get this decision out, and be prepared to defend ourselves from the mob . . .

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  21. JoelB Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    Anyone remember this?

    Oh, what might have been.

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  22. Max Knots Member
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    Terri Mauro (View Comment):

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    … Pritzker said. … Illinois is and will remain a beacon of hope in an increasingly dark world.”

    The characterization of readily available abortions as “a beacon of hope in an increasingly dark world” is just … just … a breathtaking display of soullessness. And a particular level of hell, I’d think.

    This is the same guy who’s family is profiting from pushing the trans agenda. It doesn’t speak well of his moral core values….https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/billionaire-family-pushing-synthetic-sex-identities-ssi-pritzkers

    If anybody has seen a contradictory explanation or refytation of their involvement I’d love to see it.

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  23. AMD Texas Member
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    @DarinJohnson

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    If it makes leftie Californians not want to move to Texas I’m all for it.

    Amen, Brother

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  24. AMD Texas Member
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    @DarinJohnson

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Regarding the states that will do tourism abortion. Let them, God is not mocked. They will turn more into hell holes.

    Look at the bounty God gave California. The devil turned it into his play thing. And it is broke and falling apart with people fleeing.

    Light is brightest when set against the dark . Dark is going to do what dark does . The states where the light is observed will shine brighter.

    The people of California (mostly) turned California into the devil’s plaything.

    Yeah, that free will thing does come into play 

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  25. Henry Castaigne Member
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    AMD Texas (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Regarding the states that will do tourism abortion. Let them, God is not mocked. They will turn more into hell holes.

    Look at the bounty God gave California. The devil turned it into his play thing. And it is broke and falling apart with people fleeing.

    Light is brightest when set against the dark . Dark is going to do what dark does . The states where the light is observed will shine brighter.

    The people of California (mostly) turned California into the devil’s plaything.

    Yeah, that free will thing does come into play

    The devil informs that with the exception if blues and heavy metal, the devil has not much to do with America. 

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  26. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    AMD Texas (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Regarding the states that will do tourism abortion. Let them, God is not mocked. They will turn more into hell holes.

    Look at the bounty God gave California. The devil turned it into his play thing. And it is broke and falling apart with people fleeing.

    Light is brightest when set against the dark . Dark is going to do what dark does . The states where the light is observed will shine brighter.

    The people of California (mostly) turned California into the devil’s plaything.

    Yeah, that free will thing does come into play

    The devil informs that with the exception if blues and heavy metal, the devil has not much to do with America.

    What about Demo(n)crats?

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