In March we celebrate International Women’s Day.
Their theme for this year stated, “A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”
We celebrate the value of all life. But we are also aware of a major bias in our culture that claims that abortion is more empowering to women than life-affirming options. Planned Parenthood stated in their 2018 year-end report that their “fight (is) to build a world of equality and opportunity for all.” This statement sounds great until one looks deeper into their meaning of opportunity, which ultimately means total freedom and access to abortion, no matter what.
Pro life is pro women
There are an estimated 200 million less women in the world today due to gender selective abortions. Baby girls are targeted for termination simply because certain cultures deem them less desirable than baby boys. So, as we think of the respect and value of women, we need to discuss the very real injustice of abortion. We need to recognize the heartache and pain of the estimated half billion women who had abortions in the last 10 years world-wide.
Some cultures pressure women to abort as soon as the gender is finally revealed. This means that some women are forced to abort their baby girls during the third trimester. Sometimes the families will abandon their baby girls after birth. Infanticide is a real byproduct of cultural pressure and gender discrimination.
Abortion was dubbed the leading cause of death in 2018 according to Worldometers’ count on December 31, 2018. Breitbart analysed the stats and explained, “There were more deaths from abortion in 2018 than all deaths from cancer, malaria, HIV/AIDS, smoking, alcohol, and traffic accidents combined.”
The tragedy of abortion lies in its deceitfully positive marketing. Planned Parenthood claims to promote freedom for women. They cleverly indoctrinate girls into thinking that a pregnancy will hinder future success. They insinuate that if women want to be truly free to excel in life, they should not become mothers. In a world with limitless intimate relational experiences, women should disregard the consequences and focus on the pleasures of the moment. Sexual “freedom” gives Planned Parenthood their business.
Planned Parenthood is making money from our culture’s promiscuity. They create their own demand by sponsoring events like “sex week” on college campuses. As soon as a student realizes she’s pregnant, she immediately knows where to go to take care of her problem. In fact, now women do not even need to go to a clinic at all.
In their 2018 annual report, Planned Parenthood stated, “We find a way to get care and information to the people who need it most — going over, under, and through barriers to get there. Now more than ever, we’re innovating to put tools for a healthy life directly into people’s hands. No matter who they are, what they need, or where they live.”
One way they reach young women and teens is through a chatbot technology. Roo is an app where girls can learn about sex, relationships and their own bodies without anyone else knowing. They’re isolated from any kind of parental guidance as they begin to think about their sexual choices. Planned Parenthood makes this sound inviting as they say how this app “can lower users’ fears and increase their willingness to disclose personal information.” How is this actually caring? A robot does not love that young woman. Young people are indoctrinated to believe that everything Planned Parenthood puts forth is accurate and normal. This should be highly concerning to those who truly care about women.
When a woman has an abortion, she rarely, if ever, receives additional support or care from Planned Parenthood. Most often abortions take place during the first trimester. The abortion pill (RU486) is available through Planned Parenthood’s telemedicine in 13 states. Women are able to do a short video chat with a nurse who ships the chemical abortion pill directly to her home.
She is told, “It’s kind of like having a really heavy, crampy period, and the process is very similar to an early miscarriage.” They encourage her to go somewhere she feels comfortable and get ready for a lot of bleeding. She’s often left to suffer the pain alone and encouraged not to call 911 but call a special number provided by the abortion facility if she starts to worry.
A depiction of what an RU486 induced abortion is like can be witnessed in the movie UNPLANNED scheduled for release in 1,000 theaters on March 29, 2019. This is the true story of Abby Johnson who had two abortions, one chemical and the other surgical. She later became an executive director of a Planned Parenthood in Texas where she believed she was helping women every day. After witnessing an ultrasound guided abortion, however, she walked away from her job, never to return.
What she saw changed everything.
The UNPLANNED movie exposes what happens within the walls of abortion clinics across the country. With a front of women’s empowerment and equality, Planned Parenthood is one of the largest contributors to women’s oppression by making abortion seem like the best and most logical option. The abortion industry in America is a multibillion-dollar business prioritizing increase in cash flow rather than what truly is best for the women they council.
In contrast to abortion clinics, pregnancy care centers across the nation offer completely free services to any woman who needs them. Nurses and social workers listen to the woman’s concerns and work to connect the client to local resources that will meet their needs. From housing, transportation, job opportunities, parenting classes and more, pregnancy centers will walk alongside a woman through her pregnancy and up to two years after the birth of her child to ensure she knows she’s not alone.
Save the Storks attended the red carpet premiere of UNPLANNED in Hollywood. We met the actresses who immediately asked about how they could help us and volunteer with our organization. We are offering real solutions by supporting pregnancy centers across the nation. Additionally, we are changing the narrative about pro life through the power of testimonies and the support of social media influencers.
Every “share” on Facebook and Instagram has the power to reach an abortion-vulnerable woman with hope.
We are honored to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Join us on March 29th at theaters cross the country to learn more about how the abortion industry is completely going against what we celebrated on International Women’s Day. Stand with us to fight the injustice of abortion and love the women who feel like it’s their only option.