According to a recent article, “Since 1977, there have been 8 murders, 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings and 186 arsons and thousands of other incidents.”[1] And just this past week, someone targeted a Planned Parenthood, killing three people, and wounding nine more. How is this pro-life?

You’re trying to save an unborn life? At what point is a fetus a life? Science can’t agree on when life starts, so what makes you think you’re qualified to make that decision? It’s my thinking, and this is just my opinion, that life doesn’t start until it is self-sustaining. Meaning, that unless the fetus can survive outside of the womb, without any medical intervention, it’s not a life. A child born at 21 weeks of gestation or less, with neonatal intensive care, has a 0% survival rate[2]. Explain to me how you’re saving a life that can’t be saved? You are not God.

Speaking of God, let’s talk about the people who like to throw religion into the mix. If God has a problem with a person having or performing an abortion, isn’t that between that person and God? Isn’t that the purpose of Judgement Day? If that person burns in hell for all eternity, how is that any of your business? Why would you even care? I’d also like to point out that not everyone shares your religious beliefs.

“Ninety percent of single-parent families are headed by females. Not surprisingly, single mothers with dependent children have the highest rate of poverty across all demographic groups (Olson & Banyard, 1993). Approximately 60 percent of U.S. children living in mother-only families are impoverished, compared with only 11 percent of two-parent families. The rate of poverty is even higher in African-American single-parent families, in which two out of every three children are poor.”[3] Why would you want to contribute to this? In forcing a woman to have a child, or more children, you are. You’re putting a woman, and her child/children, into this situation. Or making it worse.

And for those who want to act all holier than thou, I don’t want to hear about premarital sex and that she shouldn’t be having sex and now she has to live with the consequences. Really?! One, people make mistakes. You’re not perfect, so don’t act like you are. Two, birth control fails. Three, not everyone believes you have to wait until marriage to have sex. And the ones that do, a lot of them are having premarital sex too. How about we practice what we preach.

Abstinence you say?  “Contrary to popular belief, sex is a biological need.” [4] It also fulfills physical and mental needs that contribute to overall good health.

I could keep going, but I’m not trying to write a book. I just think too many people get tunnel vision in their thinking and don’t bother trying to see anything else.  I stand with Planned Parenthood because I believe in what they do and why they do it.

 

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[1] http://news.yahoo.com/planned-parenthood-under-fire-literally-063653976.html

[2] http://www.spensershope.org/chances_for_survival.htm

[3] http://www3.uakron.edu/schulze/401/readings/singleparfam.htm

[4] https://www.smartlivingnetwork.com/living-healthy/b/the-male-biological-need-for-sex/

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