I heard Judy Graves speak this morning. She works with the homeless in Vancouver. Goes out at night and meets homeless people “in their home”—under bridges and in alleys. She then works to find rooms for them, get them to doctors, provides them with the necessities to live. Her talk was entirely inspirational.
She told her story: As a young woman, single and without support, she made a call from a phone booth to find out the results of a pregnancy test. The person at the other end said—you’re pregnant. But if you don’t want to be, I can get you an abortion.
Different time, different place: A friend recounted recently how she was told in person that she was pregnant. Her response, in shock: “Wow, this is difficult.” Nurse’s response was to tell her she can help her get an abortion. My friend retorted, “It’s not that difficult!”
Finally, I just got an email to the site. Girl, this time in first year university, gets pregnant. Health care worker tells her first thing—here’s where you go for the abortion.
Is this what passes for compassion, for help? What kind of choice is this? Have these health care workers lost any semblance of compassion or empathy? Do they not care? Do they think providing an abortion constitutes care? Such a response is incredible. How can they so completely fail to register the real issues at hand—to send women packing with nothing more than the words “I can get you an abortion” ringing in their ears?
These three women I spoke of kept their babies. And lived to tell the tale, imagine that. Not everyone gets the same happy ending. Health care workers, clinic workers, those who give this kind of lame excuse for advice—our pro-abortion culture is at least in part, courtesy of them.
I’ve said for a while that women don’t really get choices. It just dawned on me how very painfully true this actually is.
It’s a special kind of country for young women to live in where killing our unborn children is the first choice presented. The very first one. Do you have to call yourself pro-life to think this is wrong?