Victims of abortion are also often victims of poverty or loneliness. These women are desperate—many do not have money, a job, a spouse, or even a family to rely upon.
I’ve witnessed this in my work at a crisis pregnancy center in our nation’s capital.
When a “human right” really means the ability to destroy a life out of hopelessness, can we possibly justify the neutral position of “pro-choice”? Doesn’t that simply mean preferring a vile immorality because we don’t know what else to do?
The other issue, of course, involves those who create revenue from abortions. Where there is money, there is an incentive to preserve immorality at any cost.
Many women work in abortion clinics because they believe that women should be able to have abortions; after all, each individual body is autonomous, and thus shouldn’t have to support the “parasite” of a baby. But when these workers and nurses realize the business mission of such places, some leave in disgust.
Tragically, what many pro-choice activists describe as a liberty is also a method of profiteering. Planned Parenthood is an ominous example.
The status quo has become so intolerable that a ministry of former abortion workers, And There Were None, has committed itself to helping those who want to exit the abortion industry. Their mantra is that if there are no workers left, abortion will stop.
One such ex-worker, former PP nurse Marianne Anderson, recently spoke to the Indianapolis Archdiocese’s newspaper The Criterion. She left an Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic in 2012 because of the abortion quotas.
Indeed, the office was
a money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work.
We would get yelled at if we didn’t answer the phone by the third ring. They would tell us we’d be fired [if we didn’t] because they needed the money.
They would remind us in our weekly staff meeting that we need to tell everyone [who called to schedule an appointment] to avoid ‘those people’ [the sidewalk counselors] because we need the money. We were to tell them, ‘Don’t make eye contact with them, and don’t stop in the driveway. If you make eye contact with them or if you stop and roll down your window, they’re going to try their darnedest to talk you out of it.’
Money. In our capitalist society, entrepreneurs will monetize everything and anything as long as it is legal. Abortion counts.
So, should we allow hospitals and clinics to kill babies for money? Roe v. Wade ushered in this era. The collateral damage can be seen in the nurses, the mothers, and the memories of the millions of deceased children.
No human being should be a “choice.”
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