Fonticulus Fides

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Legalized Abortion and Parental Influence

Every single day, teenage women who are unmarried and pregnant are forced into abortions by their parents. This is a true fact, and if you were just to take yourself to an abortion clinic and sit in the waiting room all day, you would see what I am talking about.

A lot of parents simply don't give their daughters the choice. They say, "You're fourteen (or sixteen or seventeen or whatever). You can't have this baby. You are getting an abortion." And the girl, already in trouble up to her eyeballs, fearful her parents will never forgive her no matter what, meekly follows them into the clinic and lays her body down to have her child -- her parent's grandchild -- brutally removed from her body and killed believing she has absolutely no choice in the matter.

The parents might not go as far as this couple, who actually chased down their 19-year-old daughter, tied her up and apparently were prepared to threaten her with a gun if she didn't follow through, but there is coercion and the absence of free choice in every one of these situations.

If they can get their daughters to go along peacefully, where is the crime? I mean, abortion is legal, right? They are taking her to a legally operating clinic to get a legal procedure, so where's the crime?

The crime is in removing the daughter's free will. What if she wants to have the baby? What if she wants to have the baby and give the child up for adoption? What if she wants to have the baby simply because she loves the child already?

What if she wants to have the baby in the hopes that her dad or step-dad will stop raping her every time he gets drunk or smokes pot or simply has a bad day at work? Yeah, that happens, too. Legalized abortion is a great way to keep an incest victim a ready target for her attacker. You just remove the evidence, threaten the girl a little bit more than you already have and get right back to it.

So where, pray, are the feminists? Don't these girls matter? Shouldn't these girls, whose choices are being taken away from them, who are being abused and oppressed -- shouldn't THESE girls enjoy the support and protection of the women in our culture who stand up for the right to choose, the right to escape abuse, the right to be free?

Oh, that's right. Feminists are only concerned about protecting choice if that choice is abortion. If you want to have the baby, then you don't get any help from them at all. Especially if you're 14 or 16 or 17 or whatever. If you're a teen, the best you'll get from a feminist is a lecture about how you can't have this baby and a ride to the abortion clinic.



  • Amen,sister! Well said!

    By Anonymous yes8children, at 9:58 PM  

  • Margaret Sanger, in the throes of her eternal torment, must have managed a brief smile, as this woman's parents were using the root justification for Abortion. Here's hoping that this child lives a fruitful life, full of promise and light.

    By Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse, at 11:11 PM  

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