Today, May 28, pro abortion activists took Twitter by storm to promote abortion as health care for women. Needless to say, I objected, and not just for religious reasons. As a woman, a person, a thinker and an American, I had serious objections to what was said here and about. For example (I removed names):
Religion values #life and women should not die from #unsafeabortion. #Safeabortion is a right and saves lives. #May28 #WomensHealth
@ArtfulCatholic ...You're lying. Bad Catholic.
And so on. Seriously, most of these arguments I saw resorted to name-calling, emotional outbursts and a cold-hearted approach to unborn life. It still astonishes me to think that so many people would deny personhood to an unborn child, all in the name of human rights. All I can say is that at some point, I had to draw back and just pray because people like these are so far into it and so injured that it's only God's grace that can penetrate their souls. I truly hope that one day, these individuals will recover from this anti-life stance and see the beauty and preciousness of all life.
This isn't to say that an unplanned pregnancy, including those caused by violence, aren't difficult, especially for women in really tough situations. That's why I'm so glad for the existence of pregnancy counseling centers who help these women so that their bodies don't become places of violent death. I thank God every day for these places because I know of so many who are helped by this important work.
Small minds and hard hearts only injure and don't bring relief. When women are really suffering, they need support, not death or chemicals or anything else that slaughterhouses like Planned Parenthood have to offer. God have mercy on all of us.
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