I wrote a vacation post last night, and published it, while I wasn't watching the returns - I was too nervous to do so, and for good reason. (I am putting it in suspension for today). I went to bed with a heavy heart, because I learned the news even though I wanted to delay it until morning.
As others have written, even though there are many things I do not like about the promises and policies of this new president, the most significant is his apparent disregard for the sanctity of human life. He plans to undo every bit of progress that has been made in the last 8 years in this regard - and do it as his FIRST order of business. I have no doubt that this is a promise he will keep. I have many other things I could say, but will refrain. But as I watched and listened to the video Tammy posted, I thought of those little twins and how they were "doomed" before they were born because of potential horrendous problems, Katie with chromosomal abnormalities and Emma because she was so incredibly tiny. How Kristen was asked over and over if she wanted to terminate the pregnancy. How you all rallied around and prayed. How much we would have lost if she had bowed to the pressure to eliminate two someones who MIGHT not be perfect. She has written a wonderful piece - please go over and read it and weep with joy and sadness. She's here, if you are one of her subscibers.
I just hope that Obama and Michelle don't face the decision someday of saving or killing a grandchild who was conceived in a way they didn't approve, or might not be perfect. I pray that he sees the light, and soon.