Stop the stigmatism, judgment, hate, and guilt.
Planned Parenthood provides healthcare for women, not just abortions.
My name is Felicia Chew, and I am a former worship team, bible study, prayer group leader. I believe that (a) the Holy Spirit is in each of us; (b) Some individuals may have a different name for the Holy Spirit; (c) We are all connected through the Spirit.
That being said, during the time of the Kings, the People asked God to give them a King. In spite of God’s warnings, clarification questions, and comments of what it would mean to live under a King (and not God), the People chose God.
That being said, a sperm and a egg create a zygote which becomes a fetus. Is the Spirit of God present in that embryo? Yes. The Spirit always exists, whether it is in embryo form, human form, or another form. If that form ceases to exist, that Spirit moves away from that form, and is still a part of the Spirit.
That being said, Scriptures teach us that one of the deadly sins is lust. What comes from lust? Sex. What comes from sex? Babies. What happens when people have no interest in the babies, and consider them to be only a “by-product” of lust? Stigmatism. Judgement. Hate. Guilt.
What comes of being a victim of stigmatism, judgment, hate, guilt? A desire and need to get rid of whatever is causing the stigmatism, judgment, hate, guilt — aka abortions.
We know that women were performing self-abortions, and dying, at high rates before abortions became “legal”.
We also know that many families are burdened with children who they have difficulty caring for.
What’s the solution? Planning for a baby, and ensuring the potential parents are ready for children… having a Planned Parenthood.
Unfortunately, like many systems in our society, processes are changed, and programs are changed through another deadly sin – slothfulness. With individuals being slothful, plans are only half-formed, if formed, and ill-formed.
The Judges come out, and further stigmatize, judge, hate, and guilt the potential parents. So, in shame, they choose to rid themselves of the source of the stigma, judgment, hate, and guilt.
What’s the solution? There are many potential paths. The ones I like are:
(1) Sex Education, with honesty, without fear. Having sex feels good. Check out the Book of Songs. Sex is not a sin.
(2) Connect barren couples who want children with those who conceive; do it without it costing an arm and a leg and a spleen; do it without stigma, judgment, hate, and guilt.
That’s it. My two suggestions.
Who hurts when we argue over pro-life, pro-choice, you’re wrong, you’re right? We do. Our children do.
#StopTheShame #StopTheBlame #StopTheFear #SpeakTruth #StopHurtingOurselves
If you need it:
I give you permission to be free and to be happy.
Domestic violence isn’t about love or hate.
Making you feel less than.
Minimizing and diminishing you.
It’s all about them.
I give you permission to
If you’re not a victim or a survivor of
You don’t understand.
You can’t understand.
You won’t understand.
That’s not a judgment about you
Or your abilities
It’s just a fact.
When you have experienced prolonged
Abuse of power and control,
You lose yourself.
You are in a rut
And even when you think you are out of the rut
You are still in the rut.
Your mind has experienced trauma.
can help, and will help.
Be patient with yourself.
I give you permission to heal in your time.
In your space.
I give you back
Control over your life.
I am sorry for your experiences.
Because I get self-focused and don’t say it enough:
Thank you. And…
Thank you for the times you have
Lifted me up
Given me permission
Called me on something
Held me accountable
I’m sorry for anytime you felt that I was not present
Or did not respond the way you hoped I would
Or if you felt like I ignored you
Or if you felt less than because of me.
As an explanation —
I have anxiety.
I don’t like large crowds.
I don’t like being the center of attention.
You might be saying:
But you (fill in the blank)
I have been told that I am an extrovert.
I have fooled myself into being something that I really am not.
I have done it out of necessity, out of survival.
That being said,
I love people.
I love humanity.
I hate people’s selfishness, judginess, and hatred.
I hate people trying to control others.
Hate is not a bad word.
Anger is not a bad word.
Crying is not a bad action.
Shaming and guilting others… that’s the problem.
So if all ya’ll who shame and guilt others would stop,
That’d be nice.
“We are each a piece of the puzzle of life. Without each of us, our picture is incomplete.”