Jakubczyk on Common Sense

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John J. Jakubczyk has been active in the Pro-Life Movement since 1975.  He served as President of Arizona Right to Life, Arizona's largest, oldest and strongest pro-life organization.  He was on the board of AzRTL for many years and now acts as the Arizona delegate to the National Right to Life Committee.  As the founder and president of Southwest Life & Law Center, he continues to use his legal skills to assist in advising, counseling and defending women, children, pro-life activists, organizations, as well as victims of abortion. A national speaker, motivator and adviser since the 1980s, he is very familiar with the history of the movement at the national level.   A founder and past president of Ville de Marie Academy, he served as a trustee for 15 years.  He has been an attorney in private practice for 35 years, is active in his church, married, the father of 11 children, and a proud grandfather.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Life Happens

It is simply amazing to read from the different corners all of the comments and criticism of Sarah Palin over the unplanned pregnancy of her daughter Bristol. First the media led the charge, hoping to knock the governor off of the mountain top which she had ascended to the joyous shouts of conservative Republicans.

Now we read the various "conservative" articles complaining that we all have not condemned the "sin" that resulted in the pregnancy.

Well, duh. Would not one expect that Mom and Dad Palin have had the conversation with the young fellow as well as with their daughter. And don't you think she feels pretty upset at being the center of all this unwanted attention? Everyone knows that it was out of wedlock.

It reminds me of the scene in the scripture when the crowd brings the woman caught in adultery to Jesus.

I think we all - media and public would be best served by letting this story go. As for "Christians" who think we all have not been judgmental enough, just let it go and pray for all involved.

I think we all know what is wrong in this situation. But there is a time and a place for discussing it. In the mean time, let us all focus on our own shortcomings.