Monday, April 28, 2003

"Our life-enhancing cause"

Back in January, Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt spoke at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, where she spoke to "people who proudly call themselves progressive pro-choice Christians." In her speech, she spoke about our culture, a culture which she claimed "is hostile to our life-enhancing cause."

Did you read that? The president of Planned Parenthood said that American culture is hostile to her life-enhancing cause. Life-enhancing??? What is this woman smoking? Is abortion life-enhancing? If so, should there be more of it, to more greatly enhance life???

You know what else is sad? Ms. Feldt's speech is chock-full of stories of women who had an abortion because they had no where else to turn. While that may have been true at one point (although that seems doubtful), it certainly isn't true today: there are all sorts of crisis pregnancy centers available for women with unplanned pregnancies which offer real support. It's not a choice between killing a child and starvation or homelessness... there are people who will help!

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