Friday, December 7, 2012

IUD Fails Woman, But D & C at Planned Parenthood Doesn't

Last month I highlighted the story of a young girl in Florida who got pregnant at age 14, delivered the child in her bathroom at home, and snuffed out the baby boy's life with a towel. She even explained this step by step to police days later, after her mother found the baby's decomposing body wrapped up in rags in her bedroom. In that blog post I said:
What is astonishing to me is not what happened to this baby or what the teen mother did. It is the fact that no one is acknowledging the real crime in all of this. It is the abortion-supporting American public who should be charged with murder in this case.
One reader commented that I was drawing conclusions from the facts of the article, which I do not deny. Indeed, this article on the Life Site News website this morning offers support for my assertion that we live in a society where women have been inculturated to believe that if a pregnancy or the prospect of bearing a child is unappealing, then they should just end their child's life. Just so they do it before the child's head enters the world.

The Life Site article is about  a woman who wrote to a pro-abortion website to express her shock over having gotten pregnant while her IUD, which she calls her "faithful friend," was implanted in her uterus. She says she told her boyfriend she was pregnant, and then she called Planned Parenthood to schedule an abortion. She writes:
When I put down the phone I'm hit with a wave of relief. This all seems much more manageable now. Something went wrong, but now there are steps to fix it. Yes, I’m pregnant, but it’s a temporary state. I can see the day on the calendar when it won’t be true anymore. I just have to make it through the week. We’ve got a solution, it’s the solution we want, and now we just have to wait until we can act. Wednesday, then Saturday, then freedom.

But that still leaves a week of being pregnant.

How inconvenient for her.

Such lovely choices of IUDs to fit her mood.
That one week of being pregnant had a slight effect on the woman's conscience. On the way to the PP clinic for the abortion, she questioned herself and wondered about the life growing inside her. She wondered if she should be unselfish and keep the child, which she calls "embryonic cells." Then "reason" took over and she said, “I want us to be sure without a faulty copper wire forcing our hand.”  Naturally, she had the abortion since she and her BF are just "not there yet."

How inconvenient for the child.

This excerpt from the Life Site article is spot on:
According to Brian Clowes, a researcher with Human Life International, [this woman's] experience is all too common. “This story is about only one of the nearly two and a half million contraceptive failures that occur in the United States each year,” said Clowes, “and nearly half of these end in abortion.  
 “Women (and men) have been conditioned to use devices that just do not do what they are billed to do - prevent pregnancy” he said. He pointed out that “when our pills or IUDs or condoms fail, we feel entitled to ‘fix’ the problem with abortion.”

“Contraception has made us spiritually and emotionally lazy,” he said.
Can I get an "Amen"? What is there to contest in that conclusion? That's Lazy with a capital L.

There are a lot of things in our society, lifestyle, culture, educational system, political system, entertainment industry, and, yes, even our Church, that have made us spiritually and emotionally Lazy. I struggle with Laziness in my own life. None of us is perfect. That is what makes us human.

I just don't see murdering babies as a solution to anyone's problems. And I feel certain (WARNING: Conclusion being drawn ahead!) that the woman in the article did not solve her and her BF's only problem with that D & C at Planned Parenthood.

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