Tag archives: Internet

New Survey Shows Interesting Trends in Online Activities

by Krystle Gabele

December 21, 2010

A recent Pew Internet Project Survey focused on the online activities which each generation participates in and the changes that have occurred over time. This survey is particularly interesting, especially in the areas of using the internet to obtain religious information and donating to charity.

According to the survey, the G.I. Generation, those ages 74 and older are more than 50% likely to go online to look up religious information among other things, like email or social networking. Compared to the G.I. Generation, the other groups surveyed were less than 50% likely to go online for the same information. This demographic did not change over time either.

On the other hand, donations to charity remain at less than 50% likelihood across the generations. The statistics on giving were constant without any noticeable increases, and this can be attributed to the current economic climate.

Overall, the results from this survey are not surprising, since there is a generational shift towards social networking.

Abortion: One killed and one wounded

by Family Research Council

February 24, 2010

I am currently following the blog of a young woman who has chosen to abort her second child via medical abortion, or, RU-486. My heart aches for this woman (and for her unborn baby), who, by her own account is the victim of abuse and has suffered depression and suicidal thoughts.

Angie, a single mother of a four-year-old son, is documenting her second childs termination via Twitter and blog. She also appeared on YouTube to discuss her decision and experience. Angie is getting cheered on for her brave decision by fellow bloggers posting on her site.

Anyone following this story or watching her on youtube will feel sorry for Angie and want to do whatever they can to help her. Those responding on her blog think the helpful response is to support her choice and encourage Angies termination of her baby.

I, however, disagree with Angies cheerleaders. Supporting her decision to abort her baby unintentionally does a grave injustice to Angie, her unborn child, her son and even her boyfriend.

Abortion kills one person and wounds at least one additional person.

For any woman who might think that abortion could ever be the best option, I would encourage visiting this site, which includes testimony from women who underwent abortions.

I would also encourage reading the pamphlet on the psychological effects of abortion, co-authored by a formerly pro-choice psychiatrist who continually counseled women struggling emotionally and psychologically after having an abortion.

The following link shows studies with the physical consequences of abortion.

For boyfriends, husbands and men who are struggling with the decision or aftermath of abortion, see this link.

And for any woman who has chosen abortion and is struggling with her choice, please visit the following link.

To Angie, or anyone who has been in her position —- may you find the necessary peace and healing that can only come by accepting that abortion is never the best choice for a mother or baby.

Internet Abortion Shows No Respect for Life

by Krystle Gabele

February 24, 2010

Yesterday, as I was digesting my second cup of coffee, my friend sent me a link to something she deemed really off the charts. I clicked on the link only to be disturbed by the accounts on a blog, in addition to watching a YouTube video that brought tears to my eyes listening to the accounts of a woman describing her abortion. The woman had no guilt or remorse for the harm she was placing on the baby she conceived, and this was hard to contemplate.

I said a prayer for this woman, but I began to ponder whether this is the first of many videos covering senseless acts of tragedy against an unborn life. Abortion is the loss of a life with much potential, and the fact that this was broadcast online for the world to see only provides the opportunity for bringing an alternative to abortion into the limelight.

With the help of a Pregnancy Resource Center, this woman could have received assistance and sound medical advice to bring her child into the world. Even if she did not want the child, there is the option of adoption. Adoption would allow this child to be loved and cared for by a family, in addition to allowing that child to pursue dreams and opportunities.

FRC recently published a report about the difference Pregnancy Resource Centers are making in the lives of women contemplating abortion. Take for example, Megan, who was considering using RU-486 (the same drug the woman in the video used) to abort her baby. However, after a change of heart and receiving support from her local Pregnancy Resource Center, she gave birth to her daughter, Ava.

Megans decision saved a beautiful life with much potential. The tragedy is that the woman in the video will never know her terminated childs potential.