[guest post by Dana]
Via Kathryn J. Lopez, a look at this year’s Mother’s Day card from the National Organization for Women:
You Marched …
You Rallied …
You Spoke up …
So I could be me!
Happy Mother’s Day!
This reminds me, young Emily Letts who had her abortion filmed, was interviewed about the experience. In response to a question about her responsibilities at the clinic where she works, she stated,
I’m a patient advocate, and I speak with all the women who come to our clinic, I talk to them about the decision. I give them all of the facts about abortion, adoption and birth — their reproductive choices. I’ve told women that they need more time. I’ve said, “Honey, you are not ready to make this decision. You can’t just make it out of convenience.”
If making the decision to have an abortion is not for the sake of convenience, then what is it for? (Preemptive strike: This does not refer to women who face a very real life and death situation if they carry to term).
Emily Letts is a young, impressionable woman who has been sold a bill of goods by groups like NOW, which have successfully packaged the abortion industry as a necessity to help ensure the quality of a woman’s life. It has always been crucial to move the industry away from the seedy fringes and not only mainstream it, but normalize it as well.
It is good to consider that we are all right here, right now because our mother’s chose to have us. And no matter what inconvenient circumstances they faced and no matter the possible complications our arrivals may have brought to an already overwhelmed life, these women were noble enough to see their pregnancies through and afford us the opportunity to take our first breaths. And live.