Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Get rid of it unless…"

"Unless you never want to see me again"
"Unless you want me to kill you"
"Unless you want to ruin my life"
"Unless you want to ruin your life"
"Unless you want us to kick you out of the house"

From my latest Elliot Institute newsletter:

64% of abortions involve coercion
Up to 83% are unwanted
84% were not given enough information to make an informed choice

From the book 'Making Abortion Rare', by David C. Reardon:

"In describing the despair which leads women to abort, Frederica Mathewes-Green of Feminists for Life of America, gives us this compelling word-picture: "No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg."

This quote is so powerfully accurate that it has even been reprinted by Planned Parenthood. Why? Because pro-abortionists have long wanted to diffuse the notion that women abort for selfish or casual reasons. They want the public to sympathize with the desperation of women seeking abortions because they want to convert sympathy for women into support for abortion."

But what sort of twisted sympathy makes us believe a woman can actually be better off with her own child killed? What sort of crazy society separates the interests of mother and child, saying one's life depends on another's death? Why are so many people deceived? Isn't it obvious that all around the world, millions and millions of women are hurting, their pain dismissed and unacknowledged, their bodies and souls perhaps forever mutilated by the horrors of abortion?

How I wish I could reach out to each and every one of them. How much it is needed for each and every woman in a difficult situation to be held, loved, helped, listened to, supported, accepted and cherished.

Life is precious. Life is hope. Don't give up on life.

And if you haven't been around 'Making Home' lately, don't miss this sobering post by Jess, in which she gives a thorough overview of the horrors of abortion, and introduces several eye-opening articles.


Gothelittle Rose said...

This new position has got to weaken them more than strengthen them. I mean, c'mon! "We should make it legal for women to do something that they don't want to do because their husbands are going to beat them up if they don't." Who could possibly call this freedom or equality?

Anonymous said...

I did read Jess's post, Anna, & I'm still feeling agitated because of it. I read it to my husband...he didn't have any idea, either, about the marketing that goes on after the abortion. It's almost too much for the mind to accept.


Anna S said...

Brenda, that comparison with human skin lampshades and soap Nazis used to make is just sickening isn't it?... But I really can't think of a more accurate way to describe it.

College Gal said...

It's so sad how this world is turning. But I also have such hope, in that, these things happening only means, that Jesus is coming soon! I can't wait.

Terry said...

As you continue to draw attention to this urgent issue, I pray that some young person faced with an unplanned pregnancy will come across your writings and choose life for their unborn baby.

Rebekah S. said...

So true, College Gal!

Anna, yet another wonderful post! I can't even begin to comprehend what these women go through. I came across this quote by a leading feminist and the founder of Planned Parenthood, and it just broke my heart and left me speechless: "The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it." ~Margaret Sanger

AnneK said...

I read Jess's post and it was very sobering. I could not look at the pictures though. It was too much.

Anna S said...

Rebekah, Margaret Sanger is well known for her twisted and radical views!

Annie, I didn't even *try* looking at the pictures. I know it's horrible... I don't need to be convinced.

Rebekah S. said...

Yes she is!!

Jordin said...

"But what sort of twisted sympathy makes us believe a woman can actually be better off with her own child killed?"

So true. This is such a sad subject.

Kelly said...

"She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg."
Well this is just messed up. If feminists themselves say this then shouldn't they be helping women out of the trap instead of making it easier to "gnaw" their own leg off?????


Anna S said...

Kelly, that would make more sense wouldn't it? Only, if they offered this poor woman real help, it would mean actually being there for her, supporting her, encouraging her mothering, sacrificing and nurturing nature... and that just doesn't fit into the agenda, right? So they offer a brutally quick solution instead.

Mrs. Brigham said...

EXCELLENT post! Abortion is cruelty to everyone involved. We have set up a society that is obsessed with "freedom" and "liberation", yet in doing so, have made countless people feel forced to make terrible decisions and live with the consequences.

I personally think one of the cruelest consequences of abortion is the fact that women are not 'allowed' to talk about their abortions after the fact, nor can single mothers or birth mothers find a safe place to discuss what they might be going through. They had opportunity to make their "choice" and must live with it, so it is says. Both women who have made the horrible sinful mistake of abortion or made the "right choice" of not aborting have almost nowhere to turn to find help, compassion, and support through the devastating world they are living in. All too often these women are not treated with any dignity whatsoever and this will only send them spiraling down further than helping them turn their lives around.

Gina said...

Hi, I wanted to introduce myself, as I saw your comment on "Making Home" about Titus Two. I am an "older woman", and have started a blog based on Titus Two. Feel free to visit!
God Bless!

Anna S said...

Mrs. Brigham,

You are absolutely right. Sadly, more than once I heard the opinion that women who regret their abortions are 'weaklings who gave in to peer pressure' and should 'stop whining'. Same goes for single mothers.


Thanks for coming over! I will certainly visit your blog soon.

Stam House said...

wow what a powerful post! thanks!

Karen said...

Listen to this (these stories are both TRUE). A good friend of mine lost her best friend to forced abortion. Her mother and boyfriend forced her to have an abortion when she was 8 months pregnant. They literally beat her senseless and dragged her into the abortion clinic under threat of death, where she was then given drugs to "calm her down" from the abortionist. She went into a coma and died from the (legal!) abortion!

Another good friend of mine admitted to me that she drove a friend of hers to an abortion clinic. The girl had wanted the baby, but her dad was abusive and she knew he'd beat her up if he found out she was pregnant. This makes so much sense huh...she dropped her off at the clinic, then dropped her back off with her abusive father afterwards...just waiting for something else to set him off!

Why can't people see that abortion solves NOTHING in these situations! How about taking the girl out of the bad situation instead of putting her right back in it, pregnant or not!!

Anna S said...


How horrible!!! And the most horrible part: cases such as these aren't unique.

We MUST speak up.

Anonymous said...

BUT, if my friend or I lived in one of six states in the U.S., our daughters could have an abortion without our knowledge or notification. How does this make sense? How can anyone justify that an underage child shouldn't need her parent's consent before having a surgical procedure that is oftentimes extremely traumatizing and emotionally damaging?

Still, if you're a parent in one of those 6 states, you're being told that you don't have the right to parent or protect your child.

Equal but Different


She appears to be an anti-feminist woman.

Helen of Troy said...

I consider myself a feminist. Not the radical type- but the type that occured 150 years ago, with the suffragete movement, that grew out of the abolitionist movement, that wasn't about abortion and birth control, that was about civil rights for all.

Did you know that the original suffragists were pro-life? I can't remember which of them said this, but it was something along the lines of "it's a tragedy that women are considered as property, and then we treat our own children as property" (referring to women who have abortions)

My problem with abortion is as you've mentioned above. Many of them are not, as radical feminists insist 'a woman's choice' They are simply because many abusive people in the woman's life insist that it happens! It's very sad.