As a woman, I understand completely the complexities of the female world. As young women, we are raised to be independent, hard-working, and confident. These qualities are essential for life. Unfortunately, they also get misconstrued. As our roles have evolved over the last century, we have fought for and won serious battles for rights that we should have had long ago. The freedom for women to vote, for example, has not even celebrated its centennial. Nonetheless, the past hundred years have produced great advancements for our gender.
Along the way, however, it appears that freedom and logic have split into perverse belief systems that condone and actually inspire evil. The values that once held great respect in our country are now merely laughable quotes that people lacking in faith joke about around the water cooler at work.
On Facebook, comments from pro-choice advocates portray the detachment our society has toward human life. One comment I read in regards to a pro-life post trying to teach about the beauty of abstinence, and how it protects women from the possible hard-wrenching thought of abortion, read; “Pro-lifers sex lives must suck.” It is sad that someone’s sex life takes precedent over someone’s actual LIFE – being able to draw air and walk the Earth.
Other reasons that are given in defense of abortion are incest, rape, and lack of family support. While these are all causes for great concern and should never be taken lightly, it is nonetheless NEVER the child’s fault that he or she was conceived. Many, many people are alive, and dearly loved today that are products of these atrocities. They are contributing members of society. As humans, we do not have the right to determine who lives and when they should die. All people have the right to be born, no matter how they are conceived. The only thing that comes from abortion is pain. Pain for the mother, for she has made an irreversible decision that will haunt her for the rest of her life, no matter what she tells you; and pain for the child that we now understand to be butchered, then sold for its parts like any other commodity in our country.
There are organizations to help people in these situations. Catholic Charities alone has many programs to help women in a pregnancy crisis. The Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, for example, offers services for pregnant women and women who have been affected by abortion. Rachel’s House is a ministry geared toward women who need counseling after abortion. To reach out to this outstanding organization, contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abortion is never the answer. It never is and never will be. Now that we know the truth about the where the abortionists’ real interests lie, we have an obligation to these children: to help them be born and loved. Take a stand today against Planned Parenthood. All good causes are long and hard fought, and if there is ever a cause deemed worthy enough to fight for, its the right to life.