When I started this blog, I didn't intend it to be a sounding board for "political" ideas, but as a Christian mom, abortion really bothers me.
I found out yesterday that the #1 killer in Canada is...Abortion! In fact, when you factor in abortion, the infant mortality rate in Canada is 215/1000! That's 1 out of 5 babies. Get this...in the US, heart disease is listed as the official #1 cause of death, with about 600,000 deaths per year. But the actual #1 cause of death is, in fact, abortion--killing about 1.6 MILLION babies a year. That means that close to 25% of all pregnancies end in abortion in the US.
And today, I found out that a company called Senomyx is using the cells of aborted babies to create "natural flavorings" for food. The cells are not actually IN your food--they are used to test the flavors, but still--isn't this a little disturbing? http://www.catholicdadsonline.org/posts/7303/2415-senomyx-green/
Where does it end? We are encouraged to inject our babies with vaccines made from aborted babies, and now we are told it is perfectly safe to feed our babies foods made with the help of aborted babies. I just wrote a letter to Campbells thanking them for severing their relationship with Senomyx, and I will be writing to Nestle, Kraft, and Pepsi asking them to do the same. If you want to take action on this issue, visit this site: http://www.cogforlife.org/senomyxalert.htm
Here is the text of the e-mail I sent to Nestle, Pepsi, and Kraft (be sure to change the company name):
As a mom with small children, I want only the best, most natural foods to enter their bodies. While I find the use of high fructose corn syrup and other unnatural ingredients appalling, it is unbelievable that a company like Nestle would use artificial flavorings made with the help of aborted babies. You can be assured that I will NOT be purchasing any foods created by Nestle, and I will be sharing this information with everyone in my network.