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Thought for the Week

A 60-word story

She didn’t realize she’d done it. Still, ignorance is no excuse. What had she done? She’d threatened to hold another person hostage, insisting that that person meet her every need and demand. There was no jury, there was no need for one. The law was clear. And so she was sentenced to be summarily executed. Before she was even born.

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31 Responses to Guilty

  1. Harshi says:

    Poignant and powerful, Mitch!

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  2. The innocent found guilty by the executioner. 😦

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  3. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote says:

    This is the truth.

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  4. My heart breaks for these innocent babies, each a heavenly gift. The cruelty to “the fruit of the womb” is unfathomable. There are wicked, evil barbarians among us.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      I believe we need to be understanding, too, Nancy, not judgmental, re. unplanned pregnancies. If and when abortion laws are changed, financial and practical provisions needed to be included for coming alongside these women, and for holding those who participated in their getting pregnant financially responsible, as well.

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      • capost2k says:

        Sadly, Mitch, the vast majority of abortions are not for poor women or situations of rape or incest. And there is never a need to kill one person to save another’s life; try to save them both, and if separation causes the death of one, that is another matter, but medical practice has historically been to try to save every life.

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  5. A fresh perspective to state the truth…..well done!

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  6. Oh dear so sad but this is complex.

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  7. capost2k says:

    Took me a minute to understand, but I got there. Pray for our nation, that we will reject the killing of our unborn.

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  9. Uncoffined says:

    Shared to my blog, thank you for posting this Mitch.

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  10. That is the most powerful 60-word story I’ve ever read.

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  11. Debi Walter says:

    {{tears}} May God have mercy and rescue these little ones. Each one precious. My youngest grandson was born at 24 weeks, 5 days. He weighed 1 lb 6.6 ozs and was the length of a water bottle. Seeing him as he was being “fearfully and wonderfully made” gave me a tangible way to realize how much life these babies have inside the womb. Miraculously Elias is thriving at 16.5 months and living his best life. He has a long road ahead full of therapists and doctors, but he is loved and happy. We thank God He rescued him.

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  12. Dawn Marie says:

    A poignant post, especially in light of the recent defeat of the nefarious Women’s Health Protection Act. May the Innocent’s continue to be protected…. Hugs to you for giving “her” a voice.💕

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  13. Ann Coleman says:

    That was so very powerful, Mitch! And so very true as well.

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  14. Powerful! God bless the babies. May those willing to execute them know truth.

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  15. Matilda Novak says:

    You make the case for the Unborn so well, Mitch.
    Thank you!

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