Wednesday, August 12, 2009

When abortion is not the desired solution

Through her tears, she told me so much she had been holding back -- the controlling boyfriend who routinely beats her and her daughter, how much she misses her mom who died a few years ago, that she stopped going to church after her mom died because her boyfriend gets jealous everytime she leaves the apartment.

Trapped. That's the word she used. She didn't want to get an abortion. She couldn't see any other way out.

There's a pro-life billboard that goes: Abortion stops a beating heart.

Sometimes, some yahoo will cross out the word "heart" with spray paint.

But the truth is, abortion DOESN'T stop a beating.

And even if it did, should a woman have to kill her baby to stop a beating?

Sometimes I suspect that supporters of legal abortion don't think things through.

This is what crisis pregnancy centres do. They get the help that women really want.