Kathy Petersen’s Blog

Abortion

Posted in abortion by Kathy on January 28, 2008

This past week marked the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision in the Supreme Court. I’ve recently read several blogs hailing that decision, saying that they were encouraged by other abortion proponents to blog about it; and they in turn encouraged their readers to write further posts, as well as to support pro-abortion politicians, and other things to support the abortion agenda. So here is my small counter-post.

First, abortion is not about choice. If it were, they would promote women in their choice to have a child–but this so-called “choice” is not a two-way street–the only valid “choice” in their vocabulary is to choose abortion. If they were only promoting a woman’s right to choose, they would not deter people who attempt to persuade a woman to choose to carry her baby to term. If it were freedom of choice, then it should not make a difference if the woman sees an ultrasound of the baby, or sees pictures of how developed her baby is, or hears the baby’s heart beat. They hate that there are now laws designed to stem the flow of abortion, that require a waiting period and an ultrasound, because they know that most women who really know what is inside them and have to take the time to think about their decision will choose life.

Abortion is about money and power. There are a few women who gain a lot of power by other women’s abortions. By feeding into the “pro-choice” movement, and harnessing that power, a few top feminists hold an awful lot of sway nationally. Planned Parenthood is a powerful organization and makes a lot of money. It is estimated that over 1,000,000 abortions are performed annually in the United States. The average price is probably between $500-1000, which means that somebody is making between $500,000,000 and $1,000,000,000 every year by providing abortions. (That’s between 500 million and 1 billion dollars annually into the pockets of abortionists.) That’s a lot of money. No wonder abortionists champion the “woman’s right to choose” abortion. If nobody chose abortions, they’d be out of a job.

The latest blog I read that was pro-abortion decried the laws I mentioned above, and sneered at the paternalistic legislators who enacted the laws. She portrayed all women seeking abortions as being smart, confident people who know exactly what they want and don’t need any time to think–almost as if choosing an abortion is as easy as penciling in an appointment at a beauty shop. First off, that is horribly inaccurate. Many “women” seeking abortions are really just teenage girls who are scared out of their minds. Even if they’re adults, many women are terrified. (Here is a blog I stumbled across that illustrates what I am talking about–caution, this young woman uses profanity quite liberally, but it really touched me to hear this struggle. If you want to know the story without reading the many F-words….she’s a college student, unmarried, and has medical problems [unnamed, but potentially deadly if she continues her pregnancy]; likely can’t carry the baby to term anyway [possibly on medications that are contraindicated for pregnant women]; really wants children–just not now; is pro-choice, but feels like if she has an abortion she will be a murderer; and is near-suicidal with guilt over her choice of the abortion that she has not even had.)

The other pro-abortion blog I mentioned above further said that pro-life people must think women are too dumb to know what they want, if they think that enacting laws that require a woman to have a waiting period and/or an ultrasound prior to having an abortion. In all honesty, I say that pro-abortion people must think that women are too dumb to know that sex causes pregnancy. They portray abortion as the way to keep an unwanted child from being born, but they never talk about abstinence as the way to keep an unwanted child from being conceived.

Then they phrase it in terms of “reproductive rights” and say it’s not fair that men can have sex without pregnancy, but women can’t. I could very easily counter that it’s not fair that some women are infertile and can’t have children, while other women are fertile and choose to kill their babies. As my mother (and probably your mother, and grandmother, and great-grandmother) said, “Life is not fair.” The fact is, men can’t get pregnant; women can. Deal with it. If you’re mad that a man can have sex with you, make a baby, and then leave without consequences (which is less likely, now that child-support laws are stricter), the remedy for that is not to try to avoid the consequences yourself; the remedy is to keep your legs crossed so you don’t make a baby to start with. You want sex? Prepare to have an unintended pregnancy. No method of birth control is 100% effective (except abstinence). As Jeff Goldblum’s character said in Jurassic Park, “Life…..finds a way.” Don’t want to get pregnant? Don’t have sex. Period. End of story. You’re smart enough to figure that out.

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  1. dayzofrain said, on January 28, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Wonderful Post that is wonderfully worded!

  2. Akira said, on January 28, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Re: “pro-abortion people must think that women are too dumb to know that sex causes pregnancy”

    Sex causes pregnancy? I thought that when two people love each other then…

    Ahhh … now I know why men who have sex with women they don’t love always seem to be in favour of killing her baby if she gets pregnant.

  3. maranatha777p said, on January 29, 2008 at 12:07 am

    This was VERY good! Amen and Amen!!! It took my husband and I 11 years to have our first child. It just absolutely brieves me to know that so many babies are killed every year and we tried so hard to have just one! My heart aches. Can you just imagine all those precious babies in the arms of our Lord?

    Kate


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