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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Op Ed:Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift: Changing the Conversation about Reproductive Rights.

Valerie Tarico,  self described psychologist and former evangelical,  wrote an article entitled Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift: Changing the Conversation about Reproductive Rights

I guess this is the latest round in the propaganda machine for the abortion industry who are searching for a way to re brand themselves acknowledging  that they are losing ground.

This writer wants to support abortion without resorting to the safe, legal and rare mantra or that women make this "unfortunate" decision with regret. Quite the contrary Ms. T says we need to celebrate abortion and refers to it in sacred terminology.

"If life is precious and helping our children to flourish is one of the most precious obligations we take on in life, then being able to stop an ill-conceived gestation is a sacred gift. Whether or not we are religious, deciding whether to keep or terminate a pregnancy is a process steeped in spiritual values : responsibility, stewardship, love, honesty, compassion, freedom, balance, discernment."
She then reverts to that very mantra with this descriptive picture.

"My friend Patricia offers a single reason for her passionate defense of reproductive care that includes abortion: Every baby should have its toes kissed."

 I do agree with her chiding of the privacy argument as a reason which is almost laughable today.

"In the age of Facebook and Twitter, is there a female under twenty-five in who gives a rat’s patooey about privacy, let alone thinks of it as a core value?"
Now back to the good mother who chooses abortion for her fetus (Latin for offspring)...
"Choosing abortion can be wise and brave. It can be loving and generous. It can be responsible and self-sacrificing."
Self sacrificing??? Really???? Ms. T then goes on to talk about her own abortion of her  planned pregnancy which she and her husband had nicknamed Gecko after viewing their first ultra sound. Then a test indicated that she suffered from a condition that could cause blindness and brain lesions. So they choose abortion and "wallah" they conceive a girl to replace Gecko and refer to their daughter as the "chosen" child as she is perfect. Hope she never gets sick or has an accident.....

Back to the article of the new ways to discuss abortion and gives us 10 pointers. My personal favorite is to honor women who choose abortion the same way we honor mothers. I wonder how we do that...toe kissing .....really???



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