~Jewels~of~ the~Jungle~ Interview

Jewels showed up at the Blogs4Life.com conference in Washington D.C. and also participated in the annual March for Life. Though I didn't really get to talk with her at the conference, I soon after learned that she is a great photographer who took some fantastic pictures at the March. Click here to check them out.

Jewels has since joined ProLifeNews.tv and is also helping MarchTogether.com and ProLifeUnity.com as a Pro-Life photographer.

The power of God is working through all of us in our cause to save His children / our children. I know that legally ending abortion alone is not the final answer, and I know there are many other pieces to the Pro-Life puzzle. Fortunately we are diverse in our efforts and through our different missions we help put together the puzzle one piece at a time.

Pro-Life Interviews is pleased to bring you ~Jewels~of~the~Jungle~

Q - What is your Pro-Life project/blog to help end abortion? (brief bio)

I'm the photography nut behind JewelsJungle.com. I post about whatever tickles my fancy, for the most part. Often that includes life related sues such as abortion, euthanasia, rights for the disabled, etc.

Q - Do you believe all abortions are wrong? (Explain)

The only exception I have for abortion is for saving the life of the mother. As far as I know, the only time abortion is necessary for that is when the pregnancy s ectopic. I'm holding out hope that some time in the future, advances in technology and medicine will make abortion for that reason unnecessary.

Q - How does God fit in your project?

I was pro-life before I became a Christ follower. As I learn more and more about God, I am increasingly amazed at how much the Bible confirms my original hunch that abortion isn't such a great idea after all.

Q - Where do you see the Pro-Life movement headed?

More of the same. I know that might shock some people, and I do apologize for my blunt opinion; unfortunately I'm not as optimistic as many. Unless the movement as a whole is willing to work together and speak with love about life issues, I'm afraid we're going to continue to be perceived by the world as an extremist fringe group.

What needs to happen in order for the movement to move in a more positive direction? Honestly I don't think it will take much. Just a few nudges here and there. I think groups like Rock for Life, Stand True Ministries, Silent No More and Bound for Life are doing some wonderfully positive things for us and I'd like to encourage them to continue with their hard work.

Q - Do you believe we will end abortion, and if so when? (Explain)

I think that much needs to happen before abortion will end completely. While I think that the recent Supreme Court appointments are encouraging, I don't think that they will ultimately lead to a pro-life victory. Certainly, it does help, but I don't think that Roe V Wade will be overturned until the whole country wants it overturned. And the only way that is going to happen is if we are able to more effectively educate the world about the realities behind abortion. The media black-out on this issue has made us too desperate, and unfortunately desperation can give us blinders to the way people outside of this issue perceive us, and the way they perceive abortion. If we want to change their hearts, we need to understand how we have been defined, and how we- intentionally or not-have defined ourselves. Then we must adapt. Unless we do, we will continue to see years and years of a bitter and slow battle.

Q - Do you agree with embryonic stem cell research? What about birth-control?

Embryonic Stem Cell research = Bad. ADULT Stem Cell Research is yummy and full of life saving goodness!

Some people define "birth control" as to mean "anything that prevents conception" others define it to mean "anything that prevents a birth". For the sake of this interview, I'm going to define it as the former- in which case I am for it. By the way, I hear that abstinence is the most effective form of BC there is! I highly recommend it for those who aren't married yet. If you are married, but are putting off having children until later, I'd like to remind you that God has a delightful sense of humor and your "later" is sometimes His "in five minutes", condom or no. So long as you are receptive to that, then you have nothing to worry about.

I do not support BCs that are abortifacients, such as most forms of the Pill.

Q - What Blogs do you read?

Oh lots. Everything from David Frum to Dave Barry. For Life issues, two sites I visit most often (ok, daily) are The S.I.C.L.E. Cell and The After Abortion Blog.


Q - What advice would you give to other bloggers who would like to expand their audience and influence of their weblog?

I'm a terrible person to ask as I've never written anything on my blog or done anything with it for the sole purpose of expanding my audience. As a matter of fact, I'd say I'm pretty good at chasing my audience away with a broom stick most of the time. Shoo! SHOO! Nasty readers. Always getting into things and never cleaning up their roller skates...


Q - What is the focus of your pro-life blogging activities?

Focus? I'm supposed to focus on... hey look! A bunny!

Q - Do you believe blogging is making a difference in the battle for the pre-born?

Definitely. Blogging has unified and informed people more effectively than any other grass-roots activity I can think of. I firmly believe that any organization or individual who wants to fight abortion, and stand up for the rights of all individuals (pre and post birth), and are willing and able to do so in a positive, articulate way, they should absolutely have a blog. (and YEA for run-on sentences!)

Q - What do you think about MarchTogether.com, a program which calls Pro-Life people to speak up for the unborn once a month on the first Friday?

MarchTogether has potential to do some really great things. It's
wonderful to see people aware and doing something about abortion more
than just once a year. I think that the monthly calls to government
officials really help to keep up our stamina up, in addition to
heightening their awareness about the issue.

End of Interview

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