7 March 2017 Outdoor chalk drawings, Simple White Cake recipe to try and what Pro-Life means to me

Good evening to you – hope this finds you well!

http://www.food.com/recipe/simple-white-cake-400290 – I made this today and it came out really good but on the sweet side so I’ll adjust that the next time I make it.  I will definitely use this recipe again.  Very easy to make!

What the cake looked like after I baked it.

These are the outdoor chalk drawings I did today.  I know Tinkerbell needs a lot of work lol but it was fun to give it a try!

Changing gears now –

Something has been bugging me quite a bit lately and that’s when I hear politicians and regular folks talk about being “Pro-life.” The reason I am upset is that I don’t understand how you can be Pro-life and still be ok with stuff like war and capital punishment.  I looked up what the word Pro-life means at several different places and they all said basically the same thing. I have to say I was pretty disappointed because it seems like an incomplete definition….flawed even:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pro%E2%80%93life

Definition of pro–life

: opposed to abortion

pro–lifer

First Known Use of pro–life

1971

I feel that if you are going to declare yourself to be Pro-life, that means you should care about ALL life not just unborn babies and fetus’s.  I’ve said before that I am not for abortion, but I  do feel the decision about bringing a life into this world is between the woman, the man who helped her make the baby and the God of their understanding and nobody else.  I think ALL life is precious, not just unborn children.  I think if we are fighting so hard for unborn babies, we should also fight even harder for the children, teens, adults and elderly these babies will eventually become.  What good is it to be born and then spend the rest of a life suffering from lack of clean air, decent food, clean and safe drinking water, affordable healthcare and education, affordable housing, employment that allows for a decent standard of living..liveable wages?!  I am glad Kyle and I didn’t choose to have children because there is no way we could afford them in these times!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_pro-life_movement – where the word came from and the part I am looking at with this whole issue.

Consistent life ethic[edit]

Supporters of the consistent life ethic also oppose abortions as one of the acts that end human life. In 1979, Juli Loesch linked anti-abortion and anti-nuclear weapons arguments to form the group Prolifers for Survival. In 1987 this group defined an ethic of the sanctity of all life, and formed the group Seamless Garment Network. This group was against abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, militarism, poverty and racism.[35] Beginning in 1983, American Catholic Cardinal Joseph Bernardin argued that abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and unjust war are all related, and all wrong. He said that “to be truly ‘pro-life,’ you have to take all of those issues into account.”[36] Paul M. Perl studied 1996 voter statistics and found that the consistent life ethic is difficult for religious leaders to promote because it combines the generally conservative anti-abortion stance with a liberal social attitude.[37]

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/06/politics/donald-trump-planned-parenthood-funding-abortion/index.html – I hope something can get sorted out here, at least they are trying to dialogue about this.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/07/cnn-promotes-false-claim-taxpayer-funds-not-aid-planned-parenthood-providing-abortion-services/ – I can’t believe I’m even linking this but I was curious to see what Breitbart would have to say about this issue since it’s one of our President’s top news sources.

Then there is rebuilding the military.  To me this is not a Pro-life endeavor, but I understand there is little to know way around us not having a military.  My dream of a Starfleet like Purple Force is a dream I had even when I was in the Air Force.  A dream that  someday instead of extending barrels of guns and tanks we will send people to extend hands to each other in peace….truly be peacemakers, explorers and healers!

 

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