Today I happened to be reading up on Gosnell and came across a very upsetting picture. If you are unfamiliar with the Gosnell case, you should read up on it!
Anyways….Someone in my facebook feed had posted this:
I have several problems with the message behind this picture.
- This picture is subconsciously justifying Gosnell’s actions by blaming it on the “unaffordable access to abortion and contraception”. (Last I checked, tax payers are paying for Planned Parenthood to provide abortions and contraception. And yes, Planned Parenthood does charge for their services because they are a business…and businesses try to make money, so sorry this stuff isn’t free).
- This picture implies that if people were on birth control, this wouldn’t happen. (hello….the majority of people experiencing unplanned pregnancies were using birth control…and it failed!)
- This picture is implying that if we don’t want something “bad” on a large scale…we need to allow “bad” on a smaller scale so that way it will never escalate like this. It’s essentially the same argument as: “If we don’t legalize abortion, women are going to turn to back alley abortions anyways, so if we don’t want that, we need to let people get abortions before it get’s that bad”
The problem with that phrase, is that it is not solving the problem…it is settling. Just like, “if we don’t legalize murder/theft…people are going to do it anyway”. Saying “people are going to do it anyways” is the saddest excuse…it is giving up, throwing in the towel, it is saying the issue DOESN’T MATTER, and that phrase is probably the biggest disservice to humanity.
What if policeman stopped protecting society because…criminals are going to rob and kill anyways.
What if Priests stopped holding mass, or confession because people are just going to sin anyways.
What if doctors stopped treating patients because everyone is just going to die anyways.
How sad…to just give up.
The notion that “people are going to do it anyways” does not justify anything….if anything it brings an ever bigger and more urgent need to change the culture, and more importantly, to NOT GIVE UP.
Changing the culture to a culture of life.
- Creating a culture that doesn’t condemn women who experience an unplanned pregnancy…so they don’t feel so ashamed and afraid (as an advisor at a crisis pregnancy center, my experience has shown me that this is the leading factor in women choosing abortion).
- Creating a culture of adoption, having more families willing to adopt and giving birth mothers the true facts about adoption. And definitely squashing the myth that adoption and foster care are the same thing…they are not!
- Creating more pregnancy resourcer centers that actually help the women in need without any discrimination.
- Creating a culture that doesn’t glorify irresponsibility and selfishness.
- Creating a culture that actually glorifies sex….glorifying it in the way sex is designed (sex=to create life, and to emulate the Trinity, to be a complete gift of self).
- Creating a culture of dignity and respect.
- Creating a culture of parents who aren’t afraid to take to their kids about the things that matter.
- Creating a culture that doesn’t depend on a little pill to solve things, but depends on a REAL savior, forgiveness, and accountability.
- Creating a culture that actually cares about truth! (enough of this moral relativism business…it gets us no where).
- Finally…creating a culture of real, genuine, authentic love. Not the hooked-up, non-commital, just-for-fun “love” that the devil forces on us.
I refuse to say that abortion is a “good” for people…too many women that I have personally met have been deeply wounded by it.
And in no way is supporting early abortion going to prevent tragedies like this. As far as I can tell, we live in a world that DOES support early abortion, and this STILL happened.
Abortion is the biggest perversion of women’s rights…and quite frankly, women deserve better.
All in all…I pray for Gosnell’s conversion, what a story that would be! And I pray for the dignity of women and their children to be restored. Don’t give up!