Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Fertilized Eggs

With all this talk about Colorado's Amendment 48 giving rights to fertilized eggs, I wanted to post a photo of my fertilized eggs.

Can you see their individual personalities just from this photo? Can you see they have different physical features? Some love to sing, some love soccer, some (most) love to perform on stage, and some love to collect salamanders and lizards. They all have different talents and strengths. They all have different struggles and trials. Each of these "fertilized eggs" is an individual that cannot be reproduced or copied. Each is a unique person that will contribute in his or her own way to society.

When we talk about giving rights to fertilized eggs, we are talking about human beings--people endowed with gifts who can make this world a better place.

At one time all of these people lived inside my womb. I heard their hearts beat, I felt their feet, knees, arms, elbows, and heads move inside of me, and I bonded to each one long before they took their first breath.

People. Human beings. Amendment 48 will protect the unborn and give them the chance to grow into wonderful people, just like my children. Every child has the right to live.


ali said...

Great post Rebecca. I totally agree!

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Nicely worded, Rebecca. Cute kids! I NEVER would have guessed from your picture that you have 10 children! You only look old enough to have three or four. They keep you young!

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

What a great post! Loved your comments. Loved your picture. What a wise woman you seem to be.

A Farmer's Wife said...

FABULOUS post! We will be voting 'yes' on 48! We just received our Voter's Guide (Ballot Information Booklet) in the mail and we are reading it thoroughly so we can fill out our little 'cheat sheet' to take in with us at the polls! Thank you for bringing awareness to this important issue!

Valerie Ipson said...

Beautiful, fun family, Rebecca! Wonderful post. Keep fighting the good fight.