My awkward attempt at sharing some pro-life ideas…. enjoy?:)
This is completely adorable. (I mean that the best way possible.) Also, I’m having total hair envy. Your hair is gorgeous.
Frederica Mathewes-Green’s article, from the National Review, December 31, 1997. Good read for pro-lifers who can’t see any view beyond “It’s a baby!” So important is that last bolded statement. Making an amendment won’t affect the issues that cause women to feel the need for an abortion. How can we help these women?
“Most people feel uncomfortably that abortion is wrong, but simply can’t imagine how pregnant women’s problems could be solved. That is the point pro-lifers must address; instead of cruelly labeling women “frivolous” or charging that they’re motivated by convenience, we must keep mother and child together. Nature put them together in a union that takes some violence to disrupt; when we disrupt it with facile rhetoric, we’re damaging our own cause. Not to mention wounding the very women we should be seeking to help…
Crisis pregnancy services don’t demonstrate anything about injustice or the sanctity of fetal life. They just demonstrate a commitment to help women love their own children to life.
The problem is that women’s sexuality is deeply tied to commitment and emotional stability, and in this bad bargain women lose. Abortion severs two relationships at once, the woman from her lover and from her child. No wonder pro-choice slogans ring with first-person-singulars: my right, my decision, my body, my choice. The flip side of autonomy is loneliness. Abortion promises to make a woman unfettered, empowered and free; instead she finds herself isolated, endangered and sad….
Tomorrow morning, 4100 women will wake up and think, “My abortion is today.” An amendment to the Constitution is not going to suddenly appear and halt them; in fact, if we miraculously padlocked all the abortion clinics tomorrow, without making any changes in our support system, all we’d have is women banging on the locked doors and crying. We wouldn’t have done anything to alleviate the problems that drove them to the clinic in the first place. What can we do to help them?”
Being truly pro-life is about making it possible for quality lives to be led, so that no woman—no one—ever has to feel that murder is ever, ever the only let option, let alone an option.
Correction: 140,000 people die every year from unsafe abortions. You only counted the mothers. 70,000+ babies also die.
In the first three decades of legal abortion, ~1,428,571 babies were “safely” murdered each year, totaling 50 million. Millions of babies continue to be murdered every…
STATEMENT FOR RESPECT LIFE MONTH
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
Chairman, Committee on Pro-Life Activities
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
September 26, 2011
This October the Catholic Church throughout the United States will observe…
Here’s a rebloggable version of this Q&A, as requested.
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever actually gotten that question before. So thanks for asking!
Congrats on joining the FSA! We need more active, Pro-life Catholic Feminists out there in order to away with the…
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