Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Choice"? Whose Choice Exactly?

The woman mentioned in the story obviously didn't want to choose abortion. But her "boyfriend" apparently made the "choice" for her:
Columbus, OH ( — An Ohio man was arrested this morning after police say he allegedly tried to force his pregnant girlfriend at gunpoint to have an abortion.
They said the couple were in a vehicle dropping their child off at school when Holt-Reid became angry after the girlfriend refused to keep the abortion appointment slated for this morning. Holt-Reid reportedly obtained a gun from the glove compartment and pointed it at his pregnant girlfriend — forcing her to drive to the abortion center. The Dispatch indicates she passed a note to center staff, who called the police after receiving it.
But maybe this was just an isolated incident? Not really:
A report released earlier this year finds women who have abortions frequently report they feel pressured or coerced into having one — and they say they don’t get the counseling they need from abortion centers for abortions they may not otherwise want. The report from the Elliot Institute, Forced Abortion in America, calls the problem a “widespread epidemic.”

The report notes how research suggests most abortions are likely unwanted or coerced, with one survey of women who had abortions finding that 64 percent said they felt pressured by others to abort.
Babies don't choose abortion. And as we've seen, in 2 out of 3 cases - neither do women. Someone else makes the "choice" to destroy the "unwanted" baby for them - irresponsible partners or family members who see abortion as "lesser evil" compared to having an "unplanned" or out of wedlock baby... And yet, those who call themselves feminists, those who pretend to campaign for "women's rights" still fiercely oppose the bill that would make it a crime to coerce women into aborting their babies...

And here's another story - also about "choice". Not the baby's choice of course and again, not the woman's choice...
Albuquerque, NM, October 8, 2010 ( – The seventeen-year-old teen sat nervously in the waiting room of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday, October 7, 2010. She was six weeks pregnant and did not want to have an abortion, but her mother had insisted.

Suddenly, her phone alerted her to an incoming text message.

“Jane, [not her real name] you are a mom! Please choose life for your baby, we want to help you! Tara”

That began a texting conversation that ultimately led to the young mother leaving the abortion clinic with the firm decision to keep her baby.
“Can i see an ultrasound an still tell them i dont want it done?” texted Jane.

“Yes you dont have to do anything you dont want … you can leave now and go next door they will help you just leave now,” replied Tara.

“my parents wont let me,” responded Jane.

Tara assured Jane that she did not have to do anything she did not want to do. She encouraged her by telling her that her grandparents and boyfriend did not want her to have the abortion and that they would be supportive of her and the new baby. Jane asked her if Tara could help with an adoption, and Tara assured her that she could. Tara encouraged Jane to come outside and talk to her.

“I am coming over there to meet u! Lets talk before u make your final decision, theres no hurry,” texted Tara.
So who is really "pro choice" here? Those who usher women into abortion "clinics" - often against their will or those who are there to help women in crisis, those ready to provide women with psychological help and information, to help them make an informed choice - and choose life.

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