I began this blog to educate women and men about the dangers of polypropylene mesh implant.
I began this blog to educate the community at-large about a dangerous medical device that causes preventable suffering, injury and pain.
I began this blog because transvaginal polypropylene mesh injured my mother and changed her life forever.
I began this blog to provide a sense of hope, a deep knowing that, “You are not alone.”
I began this blog to build a community of injured women and men.
I BEGAN THIS BLOG TO DEFEND THE VULNERABLE.
The more I have researched and written about mesh, the more I have discovered shockingly common truths. As I continue to unravel this proverbial ball of yarn, I have come to believe that the manufacture and implant of mesh is a tragic “symptom” of a much larger problem – a symptom of a much more widespread “disease.”
Suspending, for now, the discussion of failed policies, corporate greed, and complicit doctors; I have come to believe that there is an underlying “disease” which manifests in the profound, life-altering “symptoms” of mesh injury.
This disease is not of the mesh-injured victims. It is the disease of their oppressors.
The Disease is DECEPTION.
The Mechanism of Action is OPPORTUNISTIC THEFT.
The Motive is PERSONAL PROFIT.
The Outcome is PREVENTABLE HARM TO THE VULNERABLE among us.
WE, without the Chronic Disease of DECEPTION, find ourselves outnumbered by individuals and groups of individuals who work together to DECEIVE us through OPPORTUNISM in order to STEAL from us:
OUR finite LIFE FORCE
OUR finite LIFE TIME
OUR finite ABILITY to PROVIDE FOR OURSELVES
OUR finite PERSONAL ENERGY
OUR sacred FAMILY LIFE
OUR finite WEALTH
OUR God-Given DIGNITY
OUR God-Given HEALTH
OUR God-Given right to BEAR LIFE and to HAVE LIFE
and OUR God-Given right to pursue happiness and live our life’s purpose without the threat of violence
These DISEASED DECEIVERS
STEAL from us simply because they can; because we are VULNERABLE;
because we have LESS POWER than they do.
Who are the vulnerable persons in our society, in any society? The answer is as old as time:
- The Elderly
- The Disabled
- The Poor
- The Sick
- The Unborn
This list is not debatable, not subject to political rhetoric, not subject to the debate of intellectuals, theologians, lawmakers or any Supreme Court.
IT IS FACT.
Supported by thousands of years of evidence and billions of incidents.
In these relationships, the distribution of power is inherently UNEQUAL.
- Every child is more vulnerable than any adult.
“He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, “Who are these with you?” So he said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”
– Genesis 33:5
“O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.”
– Psalm 10:17-18
- Every woman is more vulnerable than most any man.
Top 10 Countries With Highest Rape Crime for 2014 (America is number 4 of 10!)
UN Study Looks at High Rate of Rape (National Geographic, 2013)
Delhi rapist says victim shouldn’t have fought back (*BBC Online, 2012)
“Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and attack me and the mothers with the children.”
– Genesis 32:11
“But the men would not listen to him. So the man seized his concubine and brought her out to them; and they raped her and abused her all night until morning, then let her go at the approach of dawn. As the day began to dawn, the woman came and fell down at the doorway of the man’s house where her master was, until full daylight.”
– Judges 19:24-26
- Every elder or aging person is vulnerable in the presence of any person, who is more able by youth, health, or a less precarious physical or mental status.
“Elder abuse” can be defined by abuse of someone AS YOUNG AS 50.
“In the U.S. alone, more than half a million reports of abuse against elderly Americans reach authorities every year, and millions more cases go unreported.” (helpguide.org)
Educational Video About Elder Abuse (study.com)
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.”
– Exodus 20:12
- Every physically or mentally disabled person is more vulnerable in the presence of any fully able-bodied person.
“May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.” – Psalm 72:4
“His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
In the hiding places he kills the innocent;
His eyes ]stealthily watch for the unfortunate.
He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair;
He lurks to catch the afflicted;
He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.”
– Psalm 10: 7-9
- Every man, woman and child living in poverty is more vulnerable to any other man, woman or child who is not living in poverty.
- Every day can be violent: Slavery, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence, Police Brutality, Property Grabbing, Citizens Rights Abuse (*International Justice Mission/ijm.org)
Video: Kumar’s Story
(Courtesy of International Justice Mission)
Video: The Locust Effect
(Courtesy of IJM, licensed by Creative Commons)
“For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.”
– Deuteronomy 15:11
“If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.”
– Exodus 22:25
- Every person who is sick is vulnerable towards any person – man, woman, or child – who is not sick.
“You have seen it, O Lord, do not keep silent;
O Lord, do not be far from me.
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right
And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness,
And do not let them rejoice over me.
Do not let them say in their heart, “Aha, our desire!”
Do not let them say, “We have swallowed him up!”
Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress;
Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.”
– Psalm 35:22-26
“In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me,” declares the Lord God.”
– Ezekiel 22:12
- Every person in the womb, who is unborn, is vulnerable to every person outside the womb, who had the blessing of being born.
“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.”
– Psalm 127: 3-5
“The angel of the Lord said to her further, “Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the Lord has given heed to your affliction.”
– Genesis 16:11
If, by the Grace of God, you are not among the vulnerable; then HELP the vulnerable; RESCUE the sick and; REMEMBER the forgotten; GIVE out of your abundance to those who have none.
I don’t know what your purpose is in this life, but I know for certain that NONE OF US IS HERE TO: OBJECTIFY, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, EXPLOIT, OR INJURE.
OUR PURPOSE ON EARTH IS TO LOVE, SERVE, AND HONOR OUR
Children, Women, Elderly, Disabled, Poor, Sick, and Unborn.
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’”
– Matthew 25:45