Thursday, March 27, 2008

Focusing on Babies

Seems like it's been forever since I blogged. It has been too long and changes are afoot.

I've been enjoying time off of theatre and the coming births of Lydia and Rebekah, my granddaughters. It's gotten me knitting and crocheting and once again enjoying making baby things. So, along with making things for the girls, I've been making things to donate to Pregnancy Decision Health Center in Columbus, OH. I've even started a little group of KnitWits (AKA Happy Hookers) to make baby things to donate.

This idea not only comes from my burning desire to play with yarn, but from comments that "choicers" throw out that pro-lifers don't do anything to support the mother who chooses to keep their child. I know that's not true, but I decided to put my talent where my mouth is and help with material aid.

Our first drop will be April 19th at Columbus's Largest Baby Shower, sponsored by 104.9 The River. Our church is even holding a baby shower for PDHC to increase the donations. Just our way of helping. Pictures of the stash to follow.


Anonymous said...

Providing baby clothes is one thing. Leaving a new single mother to raise a child for at least the next 18 years with all the associated costs and stress is very different. You are over simplifying the issue

Sandy B said...

Every decision has consequences. The decision to have sex is no different. Sex is a biological function, used to create offspring. That's why it used to be reserved for married couples--to provide a stable atmosphere for raising offspring. But the our society treats it as though everyone from the earliest age should participate. In theory it's a great idea. In practice, we're fighting the basic biological function of sex--making babies. As Jeff Goldblum says in Jurassic Park, "Life finds a way."

To that end, most pregnancy centers try to deal with the behavior patterns that got them in this situation, not just teaching them how to have "safe sex".

Pregnancy centers also help moms and families get connected with community programs that are available to them. They can help make an adoption plan if they so choose. You're not going to get that help at an abortion clinic. You get one option. If this is a choice issue, why is there only one choice being offered?