Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day Two: Seven Posts in Seven Days

Thanks to Jen at Conversion Diary!

A post I read at NFP and Me yesterday spurred this small reflection on all that happened in Austin, Texas last week.

Katie did an outstanding job rounding up all the things Pro life folks SHOULD NEVER SAY. Unfortunately, it came straight from the horses mouth. How can we be so upset over things like this...

Courtesy of New Wave Feminists



...when we say things like this?

One of Katie's examples

Ladies and gentlemen. Why don't we focus on taking the crisis out of a so called crisis pregnancy? Why don't we do more praying for and supporting women and their children? Work on getting your alma mater to provide campus housing for families, or childcare for single parents. Teach your sons how to respect women, and how to squash rape culture.

We MUST be able to provide a place of hope for those working in the abortion industry and for those that are hurting because of abortion. Exchanging nasty protest signs or typing things on the Internet that we would never say in real life (At least I never want to meet the person that would say those things out loud...) is not going to get us ANY credibility. Rise above it, for the love.

That is all.



2 comments:

  1. Amen! "The solution to a crisis pregnancy is to eliminate the crisis, not the child." Every. Time. there has been a pro-life victory, such as the closing of an abortion facility, it's because the pro-lifers kept that in mind and charity foremost in their actions.

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  2. I agree. Crisis needs to be taken out of crisis pregnancy. Women need support. And being a misogynist in support of rape culture isn't going to help.

    The group Feminists for Life does a great job. I an proud to be a member.

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