Sunday, January 22, 2012

What do you mean by 'choice'?

Today - Sunday, January 22, 2012 - is the 39th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision. Many in the pro-abortion movement find this to be a day of victory and celebrate it as something that is good for women. The many articles I have read about the topic and the many people to whom I have spoken seem to indicate that those who support Roe vs. Wade are 'pro-choice'. The word 'choice', however, implies that there are several avenues of action being offered. Yet when you read the Planned Parenthood (PP) stories and talk to those who claim the label you come away with the sense that there's only one approved choice - abortion. To a pro-life advocate like me that is a bit confusing. How would you explain the following?

  • The face of the pro-choice movement, (PP), kills 91 out of every 100 babies whose pregnant mothers walk through their doors.
  • In 2010 their abortion vs. adoption ratio was 329,445 abortions to 841 adoption referrals. 
  • Poor women are turned away from PP clinics because they opt to keep their baby.
  • Women have been left bleeding (and their babies dying) because they have given birth (their abortion was 'unsuccessful').
  • Cover-ups of statutory rape and incest at the hand of PP.
  • Aborting 165,000 female babies each and every year.