With its release on video on April 15th, the movie Juno is once again being talked about in the media and in homes across the United States. Fans say it is one of the best movies of the 21st century. Opponents say that it sets a bad example, showing teen pregnancy in a positive light. Regardless of how you feel about the portrayal of teen pregnancy in Juno, watching it with your teens can lead to discussions that can help you understand your teens better, and show them what your values and opinions are.
The March 2, 1994 edition of the Southaven Press says, “The Tri State Women’s Medical Center, located on Highway 51 in Southaven, has been the site of numerous anti-klinik aborsi jakarta protests over the past two years.” Back then, I remember driving by and seeing some of those protestors standing at the edge of the street holding up signs. My heart was deeply grieved over what was happening. There is no telling how many babies were actually killed during that time, but I can assure you, God knows the exact number. Unfortunately, the protesting did not work.
A few weekends Abortion clinic later my wife had taken our three children to visit their grandmother out of town leaving me all alone with my thoughts. What I’m about to tell you are the ONLY details that I can actually recall regarding a telephone call I had late that night with a Catholic priest whom I had apparently gotten out of bed to take my call. I needed to talk to somebody – ANYBODY. Having been raised a Catholic, calling a Catholic Church out of the Dallas, Texas phone book was all that felt comfortable to me at the moment.
While that may sound romantic, let me share with you what it’s really like. Your breasts hurt all the time, for the first few days, until both your body and the baby get synchronized. You can’t wear you usual pants, because your belly is still swollen and saggy. It takes about a week, in most cases, to get that belly back into shape. Maybe longer. You have what would seem to be a month long period. Milk leaks in the night and you wake up to a wet bed. You have to sleep on one of those diapers, they give you at the hospital.
We’ve mapped out the many reasons women seek out late term abortions – they don’t need to be explained or defended. This procedure is legal under certain circumstances, and yet doctors are forced to live under armed guard, defend their clinics as if they were fortresses, and worry about their family 24/7 because someone has put the pictures of them, their spouses and their children on some sort of sick and twisted hit list.
First, we have Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Leader who said that someone told him that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years. He knows it for a fact because someone gave him the scoop and he reported it as gospel. Duh! Who told him? How does that person know? Reid refuses to reveal his source. Harry, please, you should know better than that, and people on both sides of the aisle do, as they have leveled criticism at Reid for the accusation.
After watching the film, I couldn’t resist the urge to search the internet for more details. There is some speculation about exactly what happened because Katie has never been found. One of the extras on the Blu-ray is interviews with the victim’s family and their insight into the events. It is kind of interesting, but it is a shorter synopsis of what happens in the film. The movie is a little slow in the beginning, but once Katie disappears it just becomes a rollercoaster of insanity and dementedness. I was left feeling dumbstruck and astounded even with the speculation aside. It is a little creepy to think that this guy is still out there, living what I suppose is a “normal” life. You’ve got to watch All Good Things.