I Want to Live

Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will be attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

The two-time Super Bowl champion (one as a player, one as a coach) said he will attend “to support those unborn babies who don’t have a voice.” It will be his first time at the rally, and it has sparked criticism in the media.

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, said he is “done with Tony Dungy and the way the NFL and NBC coddle his right-wing extremism.”

Zirin says Dungy is “someone venerated throughout the NFL world as a man of character” but “has spent years as an anti-gay bigot.” – FOXNEWS

Until otherwise so altered by Congress, Dungy and Zirin each have a right to speak their mind and live their lives under the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. We as Americans live in a Free country, though most recently it is evident that some powers that be fancy America a police state where one’s conscience must be guarded and therefore compromised along with freedom.

There are two views on the unborn in the womb; one is that the fetus has potential to be a baby, the other is that the fetus IS a baby with potential.

From conception until birth the process is one of nature. It is the natural process governed by the law of inertia. And in that, the term of the unborn will come to completion unless some force beyond the process stops it. That force can be of a natural act or of an unnatural act.

Coach Dungy’s faith and belief impels him, as he said, “to support those unborn who don’t have a voice.”

Yet, the unborn do have a voice, but that voice has been ignored.

Sarah Cleveland is a board certification Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Fifteen years ago, she assisted in an amniocentesis that was done under ultrasound guidance. In an amniocentesis, a needle is inserted into a woman’s uterus to withdraw amniotic fluid, which is then tested to detect fetal abnormalities. It is not an abortion procedure, and the target of the needle is not the baby. Sarah describes what she witnessed happening in the mother’s uterus when the procedure began:

… I placed the transducer over the uterus and saw a baby approximately 18 weeks gestation on the screen. He was kicking, playful, and happy. Then the doc inserted the needle.

Immediately, the baby knew something was in his space. That something was different. As I held the transducer to guide the needle to a safe area away from the placenta and away from Baby, I saw Baby dart away from where we were in the uterus and move as far away as possible to the other side of the womb. He stopped kicking and playing… Then the heart rate. His little heart rate skyrocketed. He was scared. In fact, I am convinced he was terrified.

After only about 20 seconds of withdrawing fluid, the needle was out. … I watched Baby for a few minutes longer, while the parents conversed with one another. The Baby slowly, eventually, came out of the corner and the heart rate slowly decelerated.

“Actions speak louder than words.” This phrase in its earliest known appearance (with the exact wording it has today) is in a work called Melancholy State of Province, 1736.

In consideration of this phrase joined with the above eyewitness account it is confirmed that an action can and does exhibit an emotion, attitude or expression by reaction to what is perceived to be a threat by the baby. By the reaction to this foreign stimulus the observer must conclude that the baby, if unmuted, would be heard to say:



About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of Goliathjobs.com.
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1 Response to I Want to Live

  1. Perpetua says:

    To Life! There are many of us that are pro-life. Good for him. I March For Life.

    Liked by 1 person

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