I don’t know if I agree with her, but this woman makes a lot of sense. We have to change hearts, not laws.
Not many people I know like abortion. Those who support it as a “choice” or “right” claim they want to make abortion “safe, legal, and rare.” Seems to me they’ve failed with two of their three goals.
They’ve failed to make abortion “safe.” Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leroy Carhart and other abortion providers have certainly not made abortion any safer than it was when so-called “back-alley” abortions were performed. Abortion is, after all, either a surgery or chemical. The littlest person involved is always sacrificed by way of death. I fear women are sacrificed as well, some dying and many others placed at risk emotionally and/or spiritually.
They’ve failed to make abortion “rare.” Planned Parenthood and other so-called “health clinics” that promote sexual intimacy among teens are certainly not making abortion rare. Doubt me? Visit TeenWire, Planned Parenthood’s site for teens, and come to your own conclusion. Do you think the message of “do whatever feels right” would decrease or increase not only abortion but sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and AIDS? Set young people up for a fall? Create a self-perpetuating business… for certain federally-funded “women’s health clinics”?
Ahhh… but Planned Parenthood and their associates in business have certainly been successful in making abortion legal. But, who stands to gain? Who loses?
I don’t subscribe to the belief that women need abortion to bring some “control” to their lives. The highest percentage of women who become pregnant choose to engage in the procreational act of sex. Nor do I subscribe to the mantra that “teens are going to do ‘it’ anyway, so let’s make it safe.” This is foolishness! What school principal would inform students how to steal without getting caught? Binge eat and purge? Drink, do drugs, or smoke responsibly?
I believe each person is of great value in God’s sight; therefore, deserving of my protection and honest words of warning. Contrary to what Margaret Sanger and Alfred Kinsey believed, human beings are capable of self-restraint. We don’t have to be ruled by emotions and desires. We aren’t, after all, made in the image of animals. We are capable of thinking. Reasoning. Dreaming. Building relationships. Serving others. Bearing burdens. Preparing for the future. Being patient. And making choices that lead away from despair and, instead, toward hope.
I choose life over death. Therefore, I choose not to send boys and girls out into the street to play or herd them toward the edge of a cliff, but instead, stand in their way saying “No!” “Stop!” “Turn around!” I choose not to help them find holes in protective fences, but instead, repair the broken gate.
I choose not to squelch the natural rebelliousness of youth, but to use it to resist everything that is wrong in this world. Including Planned Parenthood.