…to make someone strong.”
This is fair to cite when lauding Olympic moms. Can we also say this is true of any mother who keeps her baby through an unplanned pregnancy? I think so. Except we don’t applaud those moms quite so much, because if we did, we would necessarily be condemning the choice of other moms to abort. Which somehow, oddly, some folks would like to likewise portray as courageous and strong. Since doing both is impossible, we simply don’t recognize mothers as much as we ought to today. If it takes the Olympics and a corporation to make this point about moms being strong, I’ll still take it. What this highlights also is the fact that we all need encouragement to be strong, and so encouraging or allowing abortion isn’t a step in that direction. Friends don’t drive friends to the clinic.